50 Places to Meet People (When You’re Over the Bar Scene)

There’s no doubt about it, bars are one of the easiest, most common places at which to meet potential romantic partners. But sometimes, you’re just over that scene. If the last thing you want to do is meet someone over vodka sodas and loud music, there are some pretty good alternatives! The key? Get out and do things.

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The more active you are in your life, the wider your social network is, and, perhaps more importantly, the more interesting (and therefore attractive) you yourself become. So, if you feel like you need to, swap the late nights at bars for early mornings at the dog park; jam pack your days and nights with activities where you’ll be forced to come into contact with new and like-minded people.

OK, ready to go out and meet someone new? Here's where to start...


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At the dog park, where your dog (or your friend’s dog) takes care of the introductions.


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At an intramural sports club.


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Wandering through the galleries of an art museum.


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Attending a reading at a local bookstore or library.


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At an after-work language class.


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Showing off your skills at the boardwalk arcade, like it’s 1997.


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At the Church you uncharacteristically started going to, because you randomly decided you need more spirituality in your life.


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At the screenwriting class you finally decided to take.


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At candle-lit yoga on a Sunday night.


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At the book club you joined, despite swearing that you’d never become one of those people in a book club.


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At the rock-climbing gym you’ve started going to once a month to work your triceps.


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First Published Tue, 2012-06-05 12:06

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