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10 Hottest Places to Meet Someone after College
By Top10BestDatingSites Staff
Once you’re out of college, it can be a lot harder to meet new people. At college, there’s a party every night, mixed dorms, tons of new people all your age and interested in the same things as you. Suddenly: You’re in the real world! Don’t despair, we’ve put together a list of the hottest places you can find singles, even without the college scene as your guide.
It may seem obvious, but hit your local bars and clubs! Full of singles looking for a good time, choose between more active clubs if you want to dance the night away, or quieter bars if you’re looking to strike up more intimate conversation. Near any of the 2015 top 100? Start there!
2. Yoga Class
A class is a great place to meet new people. Whether you’re an old hat at finding your inner peace, or looking to start a fun new hobby, look for weekly classes where you can build a relationship with new people in a casual and easy way. Namaste!
3. Book Club
Not into Yoga? Not sporty at all? There’s no use pretending you have similar hobbies when your actual interests are like night and day. Any club or group is a great way to find new singles. Try the local book club as an alternative to an active group. But unless you want your first impression to be you looking struck dumb, make sure to read the book!
4. Friends’ Parties
There’s nothing worse than that guy who never shows up to parties, and yet is constantly complaining about being lonely and there being no eligible singles out there. Stop whining and start accepting invites! You might think you know everyone in your circle, but all it takes is one of your existing friends to bring one new face….
5. Local Gym
Get active! The gym is a fantastic place to find love, and includes the added plus that whoever you meet is interested in an active and healthy lifestyle. Just spot the signs before you offer to spot them. Headphones in, baggy sweat gear, moody expression? Probably more interested in working out their abs than working out how to get your number.
6. Volunteer Program
While we’re on the subject of worthy pursuits, give some charity work a go. Whether it’s handing out flyers for a charity event, volunteering at your local non-profit, or giving up your time to tutor kids or give some companionship to the elderly, volunteering opens up a whole new world. Not only will it make you feel great about yourself, but you know that whoever you meet is kind and unselfish from the outset!
7. Dog Park
They say a dog is a man’s best friend, but perhaps it can also be an effective wing-man! Head outdoors to a new park with your canine companion and see who crosses your path. You never know who is going to stop to give your pal an affectionate cuddle. Hope for the best that your pooches hit it off, and it’s practically a double date!
Did you have to read that twice? We know, it sounds a little out there, but an airport actually has everything you need for a great first meeting. Tons of people with nothing but time to kill, lots of whom are in great moods because they’re off on holiday! Places to grab a quick bite to eat or a cup of coffee are all around you, and hey-if you don’t hit it off, you’ll be thousands of miles apart in a few hours time!
Work can seem like a real drag after the freedom and excitement of college. But give your colleagues a chance. After all, they are likely to have had a similar education to you, and obviously are interested in your field, plus you know tons of the same people which is a great springboard for gossip and chat. Find out where people go after the working day and tag along, or invite someone out on their lunch break to get to know them better.
10. Coffee Shops
Don’t have an office job or one where you are forced to see other people at all? Get out there! Rather than sit at home alone, grab your laptop and head to the local coffee shop. Often familiar faces will begin to smile and wave when they see you, et voila- new friendships are born!
Not sure any of these options are for you? Almost 50 million people in the US have tried online dating, proving the stigma is long gone. For your best chance of finding young cool singles, try websites like Match.com, Zoosk or jDate