Let's face it, one of the easiest places to meet someone is at a bar. Most of the people who go are there for the same reason so it makes talking to a potential partner a little easier and less intimidating. But do you really want to meet your potential spouse in a crowded bar over a vodka and soda? Likely not. So where do you go? Well, you go OUT! Go anywhere besides a bar. Easier said then done you say? Well, not really. In fact, there are several places you can go in your own neighbourhood that you likely never thought would lead you to a chance meeting with your soul mate. Read below to find out some of the best places to go for the one great opportunity to meet your future husband or wife.
1. Dog Park
If you are a dog lover there is no better place to meet someone with the same admiration for their animal then a dog park. It's the perfect place to go when you think about it, because you don't have to do any work. Your dog will do the introductions for you.
If you value literacy in today's world why not head to some programs offered by your local library. Not only will you get to sit in on a reading class or a poetry reading, you may get the chance to meet someone who values the benefits of reading like you do. Likewise, if you are artistic, consider wandering through the halls at your local museum or art gallery. Don't be afraid to strike up a conversation with someone who is doing the same thing. It could be the perfect opportunity to meet someone who enjoys doing the same thing you do.
Instead of sitting at home with a bowl of popcorn and a movie, feeling depressed over your single life, get up and get moving. Sign up for a soccer or volleyball team. Not only is this a chance for you to get fit and stay healthy, it's a great way to meet athletic people like yourself. Who knows, maybe it will lead to a better sport that takes place off the field.
4. Single Trips
There are lots of cruises or all-inclusive trips you can take that are geared towards the single life. So go for it. There is no reason to be embarrassed because everyone else on the tip will be there for the same reason – to meet someone and have some fun.
5. Blind Date
We've all heard the horror stories about those blind dates that end with the guy or girl being completely crazy, but really, what do you have to lose? Take a chance and say yes to the blind date that your friend has set up for you. Worst case scenario is that it doesn't work out. At least you get out of your house for a night and maybe he or she will turn into a good friend if nothing else.
6. Happy Hour
You may not want to date anyone from work, but skipping your work happy hour could be a mistake. After all, your colleagues are likely to bring friends along that you might be interested in. So the next time a coworker invites you out after work, say yes. You never know who might be tagging along. In fact, you should never say no to any event your friends invite you to. No matter how tired you may be, get up, get dressed and go out. The potential to meet someone is a lot easier outside of your house than on the couch by yourself.
7. Public Transportation
That's right, public transportation is an oyster of people, many who are likely single and feeling just as lonely as you. If you see someone you find attractive sitting alone and reading a book, strike up a conversation about the book. Of give someone a flirtatious look from across the subway that tells them you would be open to a conversation. If you are feeling really brave, slip someone your number before you get off at your stop. That will surely get their attention.
There may be no better place to meet someone who is caring and generous than at a charity that requires volunteers. I mean, if they are volunteering their time to help others you can almost guarantee they have a good, kind heart and are the type of person you may want to date. It's also a great way to help yourself feel better. There really is no gift better than helping others.
9. Take a Class
If you are single and bored, taking a class that interests you will help cure that boredom and expand your hobby. Consider taking a pottery class or a cooking class. It will be like being in school again and we all know how easy it was to meet people there. You will be surrounded by people who share the same hobby and, at the very least, you will make lots of friends that you can hang out with. Who knows, maybe they have cute friends that you will get to meet.
10. Be Alone
There is no shame in going out alone. In fact, it may be the perfect scenario to meet someone. If you go out with friends all the time it may be intimidating for someone to approach you and strike up a conversation. But if you are alone, sitting at a cafe reading a book for example, you may find that someone will approach you a lot easier. Try it. Along with some quality quiet time to yourself, you may just meet the guy or girl of your dreams.