In this Jakarta dating guide we tell you how to meet Indonesian girls in Jakarta and where to party best in the vibrant nightlife of this mega city. Travel, enjoy and have fun with hot single girls and you might even meet the love of your life. Read more about where and how to date Indonesian women in Jakarta and which dating apps are the best…
All about Jakarta Girls
Most of the women in the city of Jakarta are devout practicing Muslims. These women are so conservative that they completely abstain from alcohol, they do not smoke either. The women believe in returning back home by their deadline, which is either by late evening or early at nightfall. They seldom are seen indulging in pre-marital sex and rather choose to remain virgins until they are married.
This does not hold true for all the women, there are about 20% women in Jakarta who are not extremely conservative, most of these women are quite open and have a friendly nature, they have no qualms in interacting with strangers or to step out at night and have a few rounds of drinks at a nightclub or a bar. If you are heading to the nightclubs and bars you can be almost sure, that there are only open minded girls as well as freelancers. So it shouldn’t be too hard to get in touch with Indonesian girls there.
Also the women on the online dating platforms are open for dates, love, relationship or just fun. The good thing there is, that you can find it out before you meet each other…
Meeting Indonesian girls in Jakarta online
The best dating apps and websites for meeting Indonesian girls in Jakarta are Tinder, IndonesianCupid, Badoo, Skout and Paktor. We recommend to download and use them all…
Tinder works best with decent looking guys between 18 and 35 who live in Indonesia. If you are white, you will get plenty of matches, but don’t expect it will automatically translate into one-night stands.
IndonesianCupid works best with guys who are not staying in Indonesia. For some reason, this website is full of girls who want to marry foreigners and who don’t mind long-distance relationships. You can use it to make some contacts a few weeks before coming to Jakarta. It’s a paying site but the price is reasonable. The free membership gives you already full access to all registered girls! It also works really well in Bali and other places in Indonesia!
If you are planning a trip to Southeast Asia, it is a good idea to use AsianDating instead (the sister company of Indonesian Cupid). The site has thousands of girls from everywhere (mostly Thai, Filipino and Indonesian).
SeekingArrangement is a sugar baby website that works very well, but there is one catch: Girls expect you to give them money, diners, luxury goods or gifts. However it is a great experience and good option for classy Sugar-Dates!
Badoo has few English-speaking girls in Jakarta and a lot of prostitutes. We can not recommend it anymore for dating in Jakarta.
Jakarta girls nightlife – Clubs and bars
There are so many nightlife areas in Jakarta that it can be confusing even for residents. South Jakarta (the modern part of the city) has a normal and upmarket nightlife, while North Jakarta (the historical center) has a naughty nightlife (shady + hookers).
In detail, the following neighborhoods are the most happening in Jakarta nightlife:
Mega Kuningan: You’ll find chic bars in walking distance from each other. Popular with young expats, westernized Indonesians and girls looking for expats. If it is your first time in Jakarta, start here…
- Basque (#1 expat bar in Jakarta)
- Loewy (it used to be the number 1)
- Flow (quiet lounge)
- Safehouse (trendy expats, electro music)
- McGettigan’s (modern Irish pub with a popular ladies night on Wednesday)
- Jack Sparrows (next to Basque)
- Amigos (Salsa night on Monday)
SCBD: The trendiest area among young Indonesians. The main nightlife complex there is called Fairgrounds and it has a few popular spots:
- Lucy in the Sky (hipster)
- Fable Club (popular with teenagers)
- Swillhouse (Rn’B)
- Pallas Lounge (only busy on weekends)
Senopati: Senopati is the area that consists of streets like Jalan Senopati, Jalan Suryo, and Jalan Gunawarman. It is an affluent residential neighborhood with exclusive bars and restaurants that cater to the elite, particularly Indonesian-Chinese.
- A/A (speakeasy bar)
- Monty’s (live music in the upstairs lounge)
- Holy Wings
- 3rd Avenue
Jalan Jaksa/Menteng/Sarinah: Bars in that area are cheaper than average and they will attract travelers, backpackers and Indonesians on a budget. Best bars there:
- Penny Lane Beer House (ex-Beer Garden)
- Camden Cikini
- Melly’s Garden
Blok M: A tiny red light district in South Jakarta, popular with older Westerners. All the hostess bars are lined up in Jalan Falatehan. It is a dying area unfortunately which is empty on most nights.
Melawai and Grand Wijaya: Two red light districts in South Jakarta targeting Japanese and Koreans (karaokes and massage parlours).
Friday and Saturday are the nights when is the most party. Prices can be higher on those days. Then there are much more foreigners in Jakarta as many come from all over Southeast Asia to party.
Best Nightclubs to meet girls in Jakarta
Going to nightclubs or bars is one of the best ways to meet Indonesian girls. It is a bit more challenging than online dating because you need to know what are the best venues and the best days to be successful. You must also be careful to differentiate between the “normal” girls, the prostitutes, and the professional girlfriends (sugar babies). The latter category are all the ladies who make a living from having one or several boyfriends. Depending on what you are looking for, they can be either a great target or something to avoid.
The best clubs in Jakarta to find local girls, freelancers and sugar babies are:
- Boca Rica
- Eastern Promise
- Beer Hall
In all clubs are about 80% normal girls and up to maximum 20% freelancers and sugar babies. Colosseum, CJs and Bats are the clubs with the highest rate of freelancers ranging from 40-90%.