11 Great Places to Meet Singles

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In the mood to mix and mingle with some fun and local singles? Well you’re not alone. But sometimes it’s hard to figure out where to meet new people, especially if you’re not living in an especially bustling city. But here are 11 ideas of fun places to meet singles in your area!  

1.  The Library

Get yourself a library card and make use of this awesome resource! There are often big community tables to hang out at too, which is the perfect place to make (quiet) conversation with the people around you.

Conversation Starter: “Hey, do you know the wifi password?”

2.  A Meetup Event

First of all Meetup is not a dating site. It’s a platform for building strictly platonic friendships. However, that’s why it’s actually one of the better places to meet singles in your area. There is no pretext of something romantic happening, which allows for the natural development of relationships.

Conversation Starter: “So what other Meetup groups are you in?”

3.  A Theme Park

This is a great place to meet singles, especially if you go in a group of 2-3 of your besties. There is a high chance that you’ll end up next to someone fun in line, which is the easiest way to spark conversation.

Conversation Starter: “Have you guys already been on this one?”

4.  A Social Dancing Lesson

If you’re worried about breaking the ice, this is a great way to go. You’ll be able to skip all of the awkward small talk and get right into physical contact. Just be friendly and don’t be creepy. I wouldn’t suggest doing this one unless you have an actual desire to learn how to dance.

Conversation Starter: “How long have you been dancing?”

5.  A Concert

Nightlife is always a safe bet for meeting other singles. And a concert is an especially great choice, because you’ll know that you at least have the same taste in music!

Conversation Starter: “Hey, do you know what time {band name} is supposed to go on?”

6.  Friend Groups

You know all of those random friend events that you keep getting invited to? Well it might be time to start saying yes to some of them! Meeting someone via mutual friends is such a solid way to start off a relationship. Especially since you’ll already know that you like the people in their life.

Conversation Starter: “So how do you know {so and so}?”

7.  Karaoke Bars

This is a great way to meet new people because it’s such a light-hearted environment. Plus, you’ll most likely have a smile on the whole night, which is always an attractive quality.

Conversation Starter: “Should we sing a duet?”

8.  The Subway

This one is a bit risky. But let’s face it, meeting a sexy stranger on the subway is everyone’s secret dream. And this doesn’t have to be done in an obvious flirting type of way. Just ask a super genuine question.

Conversation Starter: “This train is going to {place} right?”

9.  Starbucks

A lot of people are in their happy place while in Starbucks, so you might as well use that to your advantage! But don’t start a big conversation. Chances are high that the people there might be in a hurry (depending on the time of day).

Conversation Starter: “Did they spell your name right?”

10.  A Bowling League

Don’t just go bowling. Sign up for a bowling league with a few friends! You’ll meet new people every week while improving your bowling skills. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Conversation Starter (to entire team): “So how do you all know each other?”

11.  Food Tours

Try signing up for a food tour with a couple of friends! This is not only a great way to effortlessly meet new people. It’s also a way to get to know a bit more about your city.

Conversation Starter: “Are you from around here?”

Know of any other great places to meet singles?

Or did you meet your partner in an interesting place/environment? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below! And if you need some suggestions on what to do for a first date, check this out for some fun ideas!

Until next time,

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