Great Places to Meet Other Singles
Each day, singles who are looking for serious relationships login to over-forties dating sites, such as OkCupid, or Elite Singles, hoping to find their best romantic matches. However, sometimes online dating sites aren’t necessarily the best place to meet people to develop lasting relationships. There are other options that can work out better.
For example a matchmaker who is educated in the ways of the heart can be a good independent option because these services are more specific and personalized. Matchmakers rely less on databases and more on their experiences based on special observational and intuitive skills. Not everyone can do it. Matchmaking is a combination of intuition, experience and studied expertise that only a gifted few actually possess.
Other singles prefer to forego dating services and other means of connection to meet their matches on their own. Where are the best places for singles to meet other singles? The answer might surprise you.
Where are the best places for singles to meet other singles?
The answer might surprise you.
The best places for singles to meet other singles is wherever they end up when they each live authentic lives. Read that sentence again and let it soak in.
The reason for this is because the best match for someone is the person that naturally fits into the other’s life with no major adjustments required. Even the best dating apps can’t top this.
Travel is a recipe for romance
A single, adventurous woman is more likely to meet a compatible man if she chooses to book a trip that focuses on the things that she loves to do most. She doesn’t think, “What do guys like to do?” She thinks, “What do I like to do.” and plans her trip around her own interests. This makes her more…well…interesting, and she will attract like-minded men.
Couples have been known to hook up in the midst of long-distance travel on trains, on buses, in airport lounges, or by simply striking up conversations while they wait for their flights to arrive. What do they talk about? Travel! This topic provides unlimited opportunities for conversation.
“Have you visited Belize before? What did you like about it?” “ I see we’re going to be on the same flight. Can you recommend a good restaurant in Mexico City?”
Singles on-the-go meet on guided tours, in museums and in off-the-beaten path cafes while listening to local jazz ensembles. They meet in art galleries and bakeries. They meet at the street skate booth or the lecture hall. They meet at cultural events and they ask one another to photograph themselves posed in front of famous landmarks,
“Hi, would you mind snapping my picture?”
The key is to ask a simple question, which can segue into a more meaningful conversation.
Foodies like food venues
Men who enjoy cooking often peruse gourmet grocery stores where female foodies like to shop as well. Countless matches have been made when one man asks a fellow shopper something along the lines of,
“I see you have an eggplant there. Would you mind telling me how you cook that?”
With that simple question, the two already have something in common.
Learn a new skill
There seems to be a class for virtually everything these days. If you don’t know how to do something, a class will teach you how. Classes ranging from surfing to skydiving are usually full of other like-minded people, many of whom are single.
The best thing is to simply strike up a conversation about whatever the class is about.
“Have you been surfing long?” “Surfing has always been my dream. Can you please give me a few pointers?”
Take me out to the ballpark…but only if I enjoy sports
Women who don’t care for sports can seem silly just showing up at a ballgame to meet men. It can appear to be contrived or predatory. What is there to talk about?
On the other hand, women who love sports can easily engage with a single man at a sporting event by talking about that which they both love… the sport! It is important to bring out your best qualities by engaging in the activities and events that you like to do yourself, rather than doing something simply because it is an opportunity to meet a member of the opposite sex. Just be sure to select the co-ed version of whatever it is.
I’ll be there for you…Friends!
An excellent place for singles to meet other singles is through friends. Friends sometimes have gatherings, such as backyard barbecues, picnics, patio cocktail parties. When RSVP-ing for the event, why not ask your friend to introduce you to any available singles who will be attending? The advantage of meeting a like-minded single through a friend is that the friend knows both of you, and will likely not try to hook you up with someone that your friend doesn’t feel is a good match.
Concerts can be one of the best places for music-loving singles to meet others who love music. It is recommended that this take place at smaller venues and with a musical backdrop that isn’t heavy metal, simply for the sake of being heard, but talking about the band is a great way to begin a conversation.
“Do you like to dance?”
Pet lovers paradise
Pet lovers are their own breed. (Get it?) Men and women who love dogs usually love to take their dogs to common places, such as dog training classes, dog parks, dog washes, walking along dog-safe paths…There are few topics as easy to speak about with someone you’ve just met than with a fellow dog owner. You talk about yours. He talks about his. Fill in the blanks. Pets provide great ways to meet other singles.
Making the world a better place
Virtually every city has volunteer opportunities. If a specific cause is close to your heart, conduct a little research to determine when and where volunteer opportunities are available and put your working cap on. There are bound to be other people who want to volunteer for the same thing, and because you have volunteered to do something that has special meaning to you as an individual, the single that you meet on the job is bound to share your enthusiasm. See how that works?
Rather than spending time trying to figure out which dating sites are completely free or whether an over 45 dating site, such as EHarmony or OkCupid is affordable, try one of these tips by following your own path. If you live in the New Hampshire area and need a little specialized boost, consider the services of seacoastmatchmaker.com. Lori Mendelssohn is a seasoned matchmaker who has successfully helped couples meet their dream partners for years. She can also give you dating tips, through her coaching service, and, if you do plan to go the over forties dating sites route, she can assist you with your profile and help you put your best foot forward.