How To Find Other Singles To Meet In Real Life

Dating isn’t always easy. When you’re trying to find love, it’s ok to get frustrated or feel a little hopeless. What matters is that you stay positive!

There are plenty of singles to meet out there! You just have to know where to look for them.

If you’re feeling unlucky in love lately, maybe it’s time to mix up your game-plan! Instead of trying to meet someone online, why not try logging off. 

Making a change to your dating routine can freshen up your outlook on romance. So if you’re ready for a break from the apps, follow our advice below. You never know who you’ll find IRL…

How do I Find Other Singles to Meet? 4 Practical Hacks

Meet through mutual friends

Meeting your significant other through friends or family is a tale as old as time—and with good reason. 

When a friend introduces you to someone, it can often eliminate the vetting process.

There’s likely a built-in level of trust that you may not get from online dating. Why? Because you already have a common pal, a high probability that you’ll get along.

Keep an eye out for your friends’ cute coworkers, siblings, and neighbors.

Whether you meet them through a casual hang-out or specifically ask for an introduction, it’s probably a match you can have a good feeling about from the start.

Join an activity group

We’ve all been there. You connect with someone online and have high hopes for your date. But once you meet IRL, you’ve got nothing to talk about. 

Eliminate the awkward silences by meeting someone with shared hobbies. Join a kickball league, take an improv class or volunteer with an organization. 

Group activities like these are excellent ways for interesting singles to meet without the pressure of hitting it off right away. You can take your time getting to know people and let love blossom naturally. 

Even better? You’ll probably have fun doing it.

Strike up a conversation with a stranger

It might sound corny, but you can find love anywhere. Every place you go is another opportunity to find other singles to meet. 

So ask the cute guy at the farmers’ market if he has a good lasagna recipe. Make small talk with your new male colleague you think has a crush on you. Tell the hot guy on the subway you like the book he’s reading. What have you got to lose?

As long as you’re polite and not overly intrusive, a rom-com-level meet-cute is possible. Someday, everyone could be jealous of your how-we-met story.

Go out more

Be honest. Are you struggling to find singles to meet out in the world… or from your couch? If you want to meet people in real life, it helps if you exist in real life too. 

Become a yes person! Attend socially distanced events or meet friends in a local park. Click attending to more backyard barbecues and Zoom hangouts. And yes, flirting and dating is still possible in the age of social distancing

Finding love is a whole lot easier when you decide to put yourself out there. You’ll be surprised by how much of a difference adding one social event to your calendar will make. Trust us. 

In the same way that there are plenty of fish in the sea, there are plenty of ways to meet singles! If you’re tired of searching for “the one” online, try taking a break. It may even reinvigorate your search for love. 

So, open your eyes a little more to life and not just apps. You never know what (or who) you’ll find!

Elizabeth Entenman

Freelance Writer

Elizabeth is a freelance writer, editor, and advertising copywriter in Brooklyn. Right now, she’s probably somewhere Instagramming her dogs.

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