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Edinburgh Data Sheet 2015
Hey, first post here for a long time lurker. Thought I’d dive straight in and write an up-to-date data sheet for the town where I was an exchange student for a year.

Overview

Known as “The Athens of the North”, Edinburgh is a beautiful, historic and very cultured city. The capital of Scotland, it is also very affluent in comparison to much of Scotland and similar sized cities in the North of England. This comparative affluence is also reflected in prices, although you will still find Edinburgh to be considerably kinder on the wallet than London.

A very international city, the cosmopolitan atmosphere is boosted by four universities, a significant number of EU migrants and large numbers of tourists. For those interested in chatting to a range of lovely ladies, this is all good news!

The Girls

Let’s cut to the chase. As mentioned above, there are three main groups of “non-local” girls, plus the indigenous Edinburghers. The good news is that there attractive girls to be found in each group, although the proportion of honeys varies wildly between these groups.

The Locals: Obesity and "chavvy" fashion are the Achilles heels of this group, particularly during the daytime. They will doll themselves up for a night on the town, but when the lights go up in the nightclub, prepare yourself for a shock. There are outliers; pretty, friendly girls who are a pleasure to be around, but I would estimate those to be about 10% of this group.
These girls can be bitchy, but are more receptive to daygame. They will have plenty options, but often from unambitious, unkempt Average Joes who have been hanging around them since high school. If you have your shit together these girls will dig you.

The Students: a very international and attractive group, but it can be difficult to penetrate (ooh er, missus) if you’re not a student. This is especially true of the (hot) posh English students, as they benefit from the constant attention of the floppy-haired Henry and Ruperts with whom they are familiar from the boarding school circuit. Much more interesting are the international students, many from Spain, France, Poland, the US and a ton from Asia. These girls are more open to approaches both in the day and at night time, and they tend to have fewer beta orbiters clogging up their inboxes. The Spanish and Eastern Europeans are often the most attractive. The Asians tend to be pretty dorky looking, although there are of course some beautiful girls in this group.

EU Migrants: despite the assertions of Nigel Farage, enfettered EU immigration has brought some benefits to the UK. Principally, the steady stream of Spanish and Eastern European dolly birds who come in search of work. There are loads of Spaniards, who tend to be a cut above the local girls. These girls are very open and fun in the day and night-time. Likewise the Eastern Europeans (mostly Poles), who are instantly identifiable by their long legs, swinging hips and flawless turnout. Find these girls going to and from work in the city centre clothing and coffee shops.

Tourists: much like any other tourist city, young ladies in a foreign land seeking some excitement will enjoyed be approached by a cool and confident guy. Look out for girls on The Royal Mile, near the castle or in the museums. Go on a one of the many “free ghost tours” starting on the Royal Mile and you will soon make friends.

Daygame

As mentioned above, there is a good variety of girls who will love being approached during the day. I have never had any harsh blowouts in Edinburgh daygame, as people in Britain tend to be very polite in the daytime. This is not always true in night venues, as I’ll outline later.

For students: hang around the main university campus and the main residential areas for students which are Marchmont and Newington.

For tourists: hang around the Royal Mile, the Grassmarket and Chambers Street area.

For locals: hang around the main CBD shopping streets – Princes Street and George Street.

For Europeans: focus on all of the above. An out of the way bonus location would be Leith Walk and Leith itself, which has a fairly big Polish population.

Nightgame

Again, we have different parts of town where you will find different types of girls, some more receptive than others.

George Street

This is the area for the wealthy and the wannabes, a place to see and be seen. Sadly it is also where you’ll find the highest number of hotties. Consequently competition is high, with well put together young professionals, plus Henry and Rupert flashing daddy’s credit card. Kissing a girl on the dancefloor in the clubs around here is pretty common, but one night stands are more unusual, due to social pressure as these girls are often out in a big group of university friends. Anyway, the clubs and bars of the George Street area:

Lulu – Trendy and pretty expensive. Hot girls but very open plan and not the biggest, so you can burn the venue pretty quickly – a pain in the rectum if you’ve just paid £8 to get in. Best on Tuesdays and weekends. Dress smartly

Opal Lounge – similar to Lulu except the venue is a bit more compartmentalised, with different sections and rooms. Decent music, hot girls. Best on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Garibaldi’s – Smaller, grimier and cheaper than the two listed above, this place has a good atmosphere, decent birds and a pole on the dancefloor. The downside is it can become a bit overcrowded on busy nights.

Suva – Trendy, expensive, hot girls and bigger club than Lulu and Opal. Better sized dancefloor which is away from the bar. Popular with a younger crowd (18-22)

Shanghai – Probably the poorer relative on George Street. Still fancies itself as an exclusive venue, but attracts a higher proportion of wannabes than the others. Quality of girls is lower than Suva, Lulu and Opal.

Why Not – big with the younger crowd and students. Hot girls and preppy boys. Expensive, but maybe slightly less so than Opal and Lulu.

Lola Lo – Fun atmosphere with a slightly older crowd – mid to late twenties. Nice layout with seating area and separate dancefloor. Girls not as hot as the bigger hitters on George Street

El Barrio – an outlier just off George Street in that it is unpretentious and caters to the less affluent, more down-to-earth international crowd. Plenty of hot Latinas and much cheaper than its swanky competitors on George Street.

Old Town

In the old town you will find a more fun and unpretentious vibe. Think Leo di Caprio on the lower decks of The Titanic. Well, maybe not, but you get the idea. However, the major downside is that the girls are not as attractive in comparison to George Street. On the other hand one night stands are more commen here as this area is a lot closer to the major residential areas of Marchmont and Newington.

Grassmarket: this is an area where you will find a good range of pubs for pre-drinking before heading to a club later on. A friendly mix of locals, tourists, students and the dreaded stag and hen parties. A good place to run some bar game. There are loads of pubs, which are all perfectly acceptable, so I’ll just recommend my favourite two: The Black Bull and Biddy Mulligans.

Bar Salsa: a salsa bar just off the Grassmarket, this place always looks jumping from the street but on closer inspection it tends to be sweaty, overcrowded and a sausage fest. I would avoid.

The Three Sisters: A huge pub with a large outside area. Decent for pre-drinks, a lively atmosphere with lots of hen parties who you can banter with very easily. However, the attractiveness of girls tends to be variable.

Espionage: popular with the international crowd and tourists. Consequently the age range in here fluctuates quite a bit – you will see quite a few older people in here. Quality of girls is not the greatest, especially in comparison to George Street.

The Hive: infamous in Edinburgh. Grimy, with lots of scantily clad 18 year old 6s. Lots of sloppy makeouts on the dancefloor here. Particularly fruitful for a cool guy as the competition is spotty 18 year old boys. On the plus side it’s cheap as chips and busy every night. Open til 5am during August.

Cabaret Voltaire: cool venue with a decent bar upstairs and a good mixed club downstairs. Nice girls but decent competition from the guys. An almost hipstery vibe.

Bongo Club: haven’t been here very often. Quite grungy with decent enough girls. I’m reliably informed it has a great hip hop night during the week.
Liquid Rooms: very open plan, a venue that is used for gigs but doubles as a club. Not been particularly impressed with the layout or the girls when I’ve been. Open plan and uninspiring.

Revolution: Typical chain bar/club. More sleekly presented venue, redolent of the George Street style. Lots of stag/hen parties as well as birthday parties. A few decent girls, but nothing to write home about. Middle of the road stuff.

Cav: another infamous venue. A little bit out of the way and populated by 18-20 year olds who tend to be “working class”. You’ll see fake tan, short skirts an even some “designer sportswear”. A decade ago it was the place to go on a Sunday. My advice would be to avoid it if you are aged over 25.

Silk: never been to this club near the Grassmarket. When I’ve walked past at closing time there have been some decent girls dressed indecently and the familiar spotty 18 year old boys chanting football songs. A well put together dude could crack it, although I’d be prepared for some princess behaviour.

Prices

Decent room in a flat in a decent area - £400-450 (long term). Short term leases on airbnb will be considerably more, especially in summer. During the international festival (for another datasheet), all bets are off.

Pint of beer in most places - £3 pound odd

Entry to most clubs - £5-ish

Pint of beer on George Street £4-5

Entry to most George Street club (weekends) - £8

Overall

Edinburgh can’t compete with many of its European counterparts for volume of stunning girls, but there are plenty of cuties to go around for the guys who have got their act together. I find daygame to be the more profitable method around here but I have seen others do well in the clubs as well.

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RE: Edinburgh Data Sheet 2015
Right, I’m loathe to do this, but in the spirit of community, I’m going to let the cat out the bag.

In my opinion, for the month of August each year, Edinburgh is the number one place to find honeys in all of Europe. Quite a claim, which comes with a few caveats, but I honestly can’t think of anywhere quite like it in late summer.
The reason: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the biggest arts festival in the world, bar none. From the official website:

“Every year thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children's shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.

In 2014 there were 49,497 performances of 3,193 shows in 299 venues, making it the largest ever arts festival in the world.”


That’s a lot of arty young things away from home and looking for a good time, descending on a perfectly-sized and beautiful city. Consequently, throughout the month there is a great atmosphere of fun and adventure which plays into the player’s hands

So, how to meet these girls?

Daygame

Without question, The Royal Mile is the place to go during the daytime. The street is teeming with tourists, street performers and people flyering their shows. This is means performers trying to convince you to come and see their show. These performers are often hot university students trying to get you to come and see their improv/interpretive dance show later on in the day. Everybody is very open – I can’t emphasise enough how easy it is to meet people here:

Hot girls open you, invite you to come and see their shitty free show. Make them qualify, tease, banter…Then you can either get their number or actually go to the show – usually there will only be 10 people there…then work your magic. Nowhere have I had more success than on this street in August.

All of the daygame venues mentioned in the post above are much improved during the Festival, but the Royal Mile is an absolute playground.

Nightgame

This remains much the same as mentioned above, only the atmosphere of transience and looseness makes things that bit easier. Girls are usually here for 3 weeks of a good time after working the rest of their summer to pay for it. In the last week many of them seem to be particularly searching for a good time.

The only real addition is the special pop-up venues for the festival, notably around the Teviot university buildings. Underbelly, Udderbelly and the Pleasance are all great places for some bar game. Remember, people are very open to approaches, there’s a bit of a carnival atmosphere.

The Festival

The festival itself is great and shouldn’t be forgotten in the relentless pursuit of dolly birds. In my eyes it has predominantly become a comedy festival, with many of the big names from the UK and beyond doing 3 week sell-out runs. Likewise there are shedloads of aspiring comedians doing free shows. Rock up, get a pint and experiment. Some will be class, some will be murder. All part of the fun!
I would actually say it’s very useful to go and see some shows – one of the first things girls ask you is “Who have you been to see??” They might be taken aback if you’ve not seen any shows.

The Bad News

Where do you sign up for this utopia? Ah, well you’re gonna need a sack load of cash. Rents are typically about 4 times the usual rates. So you’re often looking at a month’s rent for a week. £2000 will probably get you a nice room for the month. Supply and demand can be a right bitch!

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RE: Edinburgh Data Sheet 2015
The UK generelly (except London) is said to be easy for finding sluts. Can the same be said about Edinburgh?

I thought maybe it's a little like Bristol that I think isn't an easy town even though it's in the UK and outside of London.
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Completely agree with potential1 above: I went there about ten years ago and got laid when I was a complete idiot and didn't understand women at all.

Its a fun atmosphere and great time for weather in Scotland.
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RE: Edinburgh Data Sheet 2015
Anyone who has been on this forum for a year plus, will get laid in Edinburgh, especially in August.

It's an eclectic and amazing city.

It's structure, and I mean how it is on the ground to get around etc., is like many European cities that have Medieval history. That means that everything worth going to is within walking distance. Anyone with experience of "historical" European locations will appreciate what I'm saying, sorry if I articulate it poorly.

The 'downtown', or city centre will have everything you need within a small radius.

The Scottish(most inhabitants of the British Isles in fact) people are prone to easy gratification, and thus you will find our older cities very conducive to activities that satisfy an RVF fellow.

Post reports of your experiences so we can vicariously enjoy, thanks in advance!

Try the battered haggis if you get too drunk.
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Edinburgh isn't a pretentious city like London where everyone is suited up and comptition is stiff? So you are not hyping the place up all year round just because it's good in August?

Do Scottish girls appreciate a southern England accent or they hate everything English?
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Bumping this thread because of conflicting information. I don't want to end up in Edinburgh long term only to find out that I won't experience the renowned UK sluts.

All data show that in the UK you should choose a grim city outside of London. The grimmer the better.

Problem is that consensus is that Edinburgh is a very beautiful town. That should make it bad for gaming. Unfortunately August is too far ahead

If anyone could compare the ease of gaming in Edinburgh compared to any other city in the UK (NOT London though), that would be appreciated.
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Hi mate, it depends on what you're looking for, really.

If you want to be shooting for high end British 8s and 9s then you can forget about it being "easy", unless you've got lots going for you. These types of girls are not promiscuous per se and are very aware of their social value. This is particularly important in a smallish city like Edinburgh. Social circle is a big thing for the natives here, school friendship groups run into people's twenties and university friendship groups also bring the same pressures. Basically - the top end British girls are not prudes, but they're not giving it up very weekend for any old schmuck. As an outsider you have a job on your hands to compete with the club promoters, university rugby team etc.

However, there are British girls in Edinburgh who are "loose". They just tend to be outside the top tiers of attractiveness. To find these girls on a night out you need to steer clear of the George Street area which has more well-to-do clubs and bars. The "working class" girls tend to be out for a good time in the Old Town - they are less classy, but more promiscuous.

With regards to a comparison with other UK cities, Edinburgh is one of the more affluent cities, meaning you will find fewer of the more down-to-earth yet promiscuous girls. As I said, you need to go to the right areas here if that's what you're after.

The real place to look for girls who won't act like they're God's gift is The North. Girls there brave chilly temperatures in very skimpy outfits. Their look comes complete with fake tan and plenty of make-up, but if you like the trashy look, then this is the place to come. If I were you, I'd be looking at (in this order):

1. Glasgow
2. Newcastle
3. Liverpool
4. Leeds
5. Manchester

I wouldn't call any of these places grim. I'm very confident they'd be cool places to live, that wouldn't break the bank. All have at least one large university, bringing with them the assortment of international students that pleases the eye. 100 per cent I would choose all of these places over London. If money was no object, I'd also choose Edinburgh over all of these places, but I'm biased.

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Great information potential1, +1.

Quote:As an outsider you have a job on your hands to compete with the club promoters

There are no annoying club promotors who approach girls outside of clubs and try to drag the girls into the club while you try to drag them home instead? I've found that in party resorts in the Mediterranean.

Interesting that you comment the brummie accent but not the Glasgow accent. Smile
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Glasgow isn't grim?
It's been awhile (15yrs) since my last visit, but my brother was there maybe 6yrs ago, and besides getting his ass truly kicked because he took the wrong train wearing a Celtics jersey (and he never knew when to shut up), he pretty much affirmed my first glance impressions that it was a welfare state rust belt city that had seen it's better days come & go.

Apparently we both missed something.
Edinburgh we both liked, but I wouldn't want to stay there long term.
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Hi guys! I will be in Edinburgh next week from 30.6 to 3.7 (Thursday-Sunday). Will be great to meet guys from the forum, locals or travelers. Any updates and tips? Thanks in advance.Smile
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Is the average Scottish girl just as ugly and fat as English girls?

From my experience traveling they seem slightly more bangable but that's with a very small sample size since I haven't met many Scottish girls.
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My first impressions of Edinburgh are not bad at all. Eye contact from 8's and 9's I rarely see in London! Spent all my afternoon working, but will hit some of the recommended bars/clubs tonight!
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"No there's lots of guys on here looking to line up someone in a few days time it's so weird" Tinder Edinburgh girl wtf.
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Thursday night was dead and rainy! Been to Hive, which was fairly busy, but wouldn't recommend it if you are over 22 and foreigner. The drinks were cheap, so I had 3 Jack D for £10 and returned to my hotel. Tonight, I'm meeting a Glaswegian black girl from Tinder that seems cool and easy going. TBC
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