Istanbul is full of controversies and this is also right for some midnight heat between the sheets. You see, making friends is very easy, especially if you’re a girl. But really getting the girl or boy of your choice might become a bit hard as friends are very protective around here. This is a good thing, just for the record.

If you are a European looking girl, you won’t have any problems, rather too many admirers. It’s a bit harder for the guys, especially if you’re totally into Turkish girls, because they are kind of hard to get (at least they have a very developed skill of ignoring guys). The Turkish people are not really used to dividing the bill (they call it the German style), so just invite your new made friend to a drink and maybe things will work out.

More tips on the nightlife in Istanbul can be found at the budget travel guide Dirt Cheap Istanbul.