Today in the United States of America the percentage of single men and women to that of married men and women is 48% to 52%. The number of singles is growing as the population does as well. With such a growing population of single people, the issue of where one single person meets another comes to mind. So what are some of the better places for singles to meet?
With so many places to think of how can you possibly narrow it down? You really can’t, but after viewing many websites of others online, I have found the following places the most popular of all the others. These places consist of work, schools, bars, online chat-rooms and messengers, places that sell books where you may get to sit down, a gym, places of worship, and weddings. Two that really aren’t places are meeting through a mutual friend or through a family member. These are more methods than places, but you can still consider them as in the top ten ways to meet singles.
I am not a fan of meeting someone through work simply because it can cause more trouble than what it is worth, and you could find yourself out of a job if it goes against company policy. Sure there are plenty of people you can meet through your work place. You might be handed a personal card by a client or customer, or maybe a business card may be their way of keeping it discreet. If you are body language savvy then maybe you will pick up on their signals.
Employees who fraternize with each other maybe taking a chance on establishing an intimate relationship. Re-read your company rules on this sort of behavior to keep from losing your job. You can meet many nice people as employees no matter where you work. You can meet other people as employees at other places of work, which means that you are not risking your job.
You may find that clerk at that retail store pays close attention to you when you come in to make your purchase. Watch for signs of interests from others as you shop, buy gas, etc., and you may find you have found your soul-mate.
This is a much better way of meeting someone who is single. There are so many people out there who go back to school when they can afford it later on in life. If you are young and just starting up in college, you may want to consider taking that special interest class you always wanted to take. There may be that special someone in there you have not met yet.
The same goes for those who are older who may not be interested in looking for someone at the time, but sparks could fly in that College Algebra class you put off for so long. You never will know unless you try.
Some of the best classes to take for meeting someone single are foreign language, singing, art, poetry, writing, computers, and a sport class of some kind. Cooking classes are good, too. Whatever your interest, you may even find an organized club around that class. Find out when they meet, and if it fits your schedule.
Start a study group. Be creative and find your niche.
Through a Mutual Friend
When meeting someone through a mutual friend, make sure that friend really knows you well. Otherwise that first ‘blind date’ may bomb really bad. This is when you need to take stock of your friends. Maybe even one of your close friends is closer than you thought. Who knows? Maybe that friend is the person you should consider. If you do allow your friends to set you up on a date, let them know how you feel about it.
How well your friends know you will greatly affect them as to knowing the type of person you are really interested in. It may be difficult for you to confide that much in some of your friends, but the more you trust them the more they will trust you. Good friends are hard to come by, and once you do they could lead you to that special someone.
Bar or Club
Bars and Clubs are not my cup of tea either. When I did go to some in my mid twenties, I could not bring myself to become a close friend with anyone I met at any of them. They all seemed to be more interested in themselves rather than wanting to know who I was. Oddly enough, this continues with most people if not all the remainder of their lives.
Maybe bars and clubs are your scene. I like to dance, but not with people next to me so close that I can’t hear the person who I came with talking to me. Maybe you will find that drinking buddy you have always wanted in life. There is the possibility of meeting that dancer you have been looking for. Karaoke? Maybe, maybe not. How would you like to sing with someone who knows the same songs you do?
Check out the various places of interest to you in your area, and you may find that special someone you have been looking for.
I cannot say that most people online have ever chatted online, but those who have know the power of the Internet. Messengers could fall in the same category since they are very similar. It is just with chat-rooms you can choose the topic you want to chat about and meet all sorts of people from around the world at once.
There are Yahoo!, MSN, IMVU (3d), and many others that you can choose from. Singles must be more in tune with the Internet than most other people. Of those singles, you can only imagine the high percentage men compared to women. Once you start establishing a presence on the Internet as a chatter, you will find that you are in great demand. Choose your screen name wisely.
Bookstore or Library
This is another favorite of mine, and you may find it just as fun. The library is more my place since you can find out about the groups that are formed through it. These groups will meet maybe once a week or month depending on what the subject matter is about. Then there is the possibility of meeting a single person between the bookcases.
Bookstores like Barnes & Nobles have places to sit down and read, and sometimes a place to get a snack or meal from. I have met many aspiring artist who end up asking me which book to get to help them start in whatever it is they want to do. A genuine question like that could lead to something if you are willing to make a go of it. Bookstores have such a sea of knowledge, which could lead you to meet anyone in any sort of subject. This is one of the hottest places to meet singles.
Gym / Yoga Class
Why the gym? Why yoga? Anyone who does either of these two will be someone trying to get in shape to feel better about themselves. This may be the place for you. YMCA or YWCA are probably going to be the cheaper of all of them to join, but 24 Hour Fitness is lowering their rates and changing their contracts so that almost anyone can be a member. There are trainers there that can help you. Maybe they know of someone who you might like. Become a trainer’s friend, and you may find a plethora a friends being led to you.
Yoga is not just for women. Hundreds of thousands of men are getting into Yoga everyday. This is even better than the gym. With so many people getting into yoga, your class might get cancelled and you are put into another class. This would be a plus since it means you meet more singles each time.
Places of Worship
Whether you are Christian, Jewish, Catholic, Muslim, etc., you can meet so many people through a place of worship. Through a church you will find so many groups of people that keep subdividing for whatever the reason, which will allow you to single out what you will want to be involved in. I do not recommend that this be the reason that you go to a place of worship. The real reason you should be there is to worship God.
This is why most places of worship have activities outside of their regular program for one to become involved in. Some meet for study classes, while others have some sort of party at someone’s house out of the group. There are events they like to go to such as Rodeos, theme parks, museums, places to dance, etc. The list goes on and on. Single people in places of worship probably have more activities lined up than you could ever imagine. Consider this a gold mine in meeting single men and women.
Through a Family Member
Your family knows you better than anyone else. Who better to set you up with someone? Right! For some of us, we don’t want our family setting us up with someone. Others are okay with this. Make sure your family really understands the kind of person you are looking for before you rely on their judgment of whom you should go out with.
Sit down and talk with your family members when you feel up to it, and discuss with them your desires of that single person you want to meet in your life. Maybe they know someone, who knows someone, who knows someone. Then again, maybe not. You will never know unless you take that chance with them.
We have seen it in movies, read about it, and some of us have actually witnessed this. Weddings are a dime a dozen, but you may be invited to one that you will walk away from with that special someone arm in arm. Most weddings have receptions, and with that reception there is usually a dance. This is a great time to put your dancing shoes on and impress the single people there.
Mingle with others in the crowd of “I don’t know who you are.” Talk to them and really make an effort to get to know them. The more people you meet, the more you will recognize later on in life. This could bring about that chance meeting you were hoping for. Keep on dancing.
No matter what walk of life you are from, or where in the world you are from, the limits you put on yourself are what you will be limited to when it comes to meeting that special someone. Single men and women are all over the world, and there is no telling when you will come across that special someone in your life. Ask questions that are important to you and your future. Where do you want to meet that special someone?
The population of single men and women are growing in the world faster than ever. Limiting yourself to only these ten suggestions of a TOP TEN may not be best for you. We have the Internet. See what others are doing. Educate yourself on where to meet the kind of person you want to meet, and stop being so impatient with your life. Take it each day at a time. Before you know it you may walk right into the very person you spend the rest of your life with.