Top 10 Singles Meeting Places
Here are the top 10 singles meeting places. Before considering places to meet singles, it can be helpful to get in the proper mind set that meeting singles can happen almost anywhere. The following list may help open your eyes to the potential around you, and provide some tips on where you can go to actively meet singles.
- Church used to be the best place to meet "a nice girl," the kind you could bring home to meet your Mom. While many people still attend church services weekly, or at least on holidays, most are not attending to meet singles. Your church may have a singles meet or similar events, however, or be open to hosting one for members and friends if you discuss it with them.
- School is often the last place you would consider looking for a date, especially for continuing education adult students, but many universities have clubs you can join where you can meet others with similar interests. Taking a class that interests you can also open the doors to meeting people with like minds, and possibly get at least a coffee date. Maybe you always wanted to learn French and have time for a class a couple night a week for a session. Meeting singles in a class can be convenient for many adults who find they don't have time for a "personal life" because of work and continuing education.
- Gyms and fitness clubs are often full of like-minded people, many singles too, at least as far as fitness and health go. Chatting with someone on the next treadmill, or inviting another member to a racquetball match might help in your dating scene.
- Dog parks are a bit of a gray area. If you have a dog, a dog park might be a good place to at least strike up a conversation with a fellow pet lover who may be single and looking.
- Book clubs can be a nice way to get to know people before deciding you want to ask someone for coffee. The discussions can often reveal a lot about the book club members and the types of books covered can help you find someone who has similar interests, and also provides time to learn who is single.
- Coffee shops and bookstores involve a bit more chance, but there is a lot of potential to meet like-minded singles and enjoy a good conversation which could lead to a date. Casually chatting with someone showing an interest in the same books as you, or making conversation in a long coffee shop line can help pass time or break the ice.
- Speed dating sessions are not for everyone, but most major cities have them in some form or other. They also cost money, so if you're looking for free methods of meeting singles this may not be for everyone. It can help you improve your conversation and socialization skills, however, if you're a shy individual or want to give it a try for the experience.
- Internet searches for local meet-up groups can help you find like-minded people who will likely be singles as well. Most couples do not regularly attend meet-ups for socialization and making friends unless they got into the habit prior to their relationship. You can find local meet-us for almost all hobbies and interests, including anime/manga, video games, vegetarians, philosophy discussions, foreign language exchange, or other hobby/interest and some meet-up groups are just for meeting people.
- Online dating networks are still quite popular and can really help you meet people who you might not otherwise run in to. Some sites are still free, or offer free trials, and others are reasonably priced. Remember, though, with just about everything you get what you pay for. One advantage of online dating sites is that you increase your dating potential by being able to include people from outside your general vicinity. Your Mr. or Ms. Right might not be in the same city you are in.
- Consider chatting casually to people in grocery stores, or waiting in line somewhere, even at the Post Office. You never know who you might be talking with, it could turn into something great.