Other Than Online Dating Where Can Single People Meet in 2017?

Finding love is part willingness and part location. Simply put, if you don’t want to meet anyone new and go through the dating process we won’t, but many times location can play a key factor in this decision. Often times I get asked “where are the best places to meet single people”, “what are the best cites to meet single” or “are they even single people in my city because I never meet any unless it’s online?” These are common questions for anyone who is still single in 2017 with the amusing belief we have to meet someone on an app, dating site or some online forum. During my research of love, relationships and dating I discovered there are single people everywhere sometimes we just don’t notice them. Here are some of the best places to meet single men & women in 2017.

 Best Places to Meet Men

  1. Men Clothing Store – Studies show less than 15% of men buy clothes online, therefore, its more than sensible to think that a men’s clothing store would be a great choice. This also a great choice because according to most studies most single men shop alone.
  1. Gym – This a great way to meet men who are most likely in shape or working towards it. Also, it is important emphasize an actual weight room and not just a gym, because in general women workout just as often as men.
  1. Select Supermarkets – Conventionally, supermarkets have always been a great place to meet men. According to research men who shop alone are 45% more likely to be single.  Studies also show that high-end grocery stores increase the chances of finding a good catch i.e. Whole Foods, Wegmans etc.
  1. Volunteer Project – This is one of the under-publicized ways to meet men and women. When we’re focus our time towards our passion and values. This always a great time to meet someone, because they likely share the same passion.

Best Places to Meet Women

  1. Happy Hour – This has always been a great place to meet women, but more importantly it’s an appropriate setting and time of day. One study discovered that if a man approaches a woman between 7 pm – 10 pm on a Friday night she is more likely to give her number out. Rather than being approach 10 pm or later on a Friday night.
  1. Speed dating – Most major cities have speed dating events although the year giving you the opportunity to meet a great deal of single women. Also, it helps cut through some of the women who are in relationships, because if she’s at a speed dating event she is most likely single and ready to mingle.
  1. Bookstore/Coffee shop – For any man who wants to meet a woman who loves to read and is highly intelligent. The bookstore is a great choice it gives you an instant subject to start up a conversation.

Other than online dating where are some good places to meet people? Comment below. 


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About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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33 Responses to Other Than Online Dating Where Can Single People Meet in 2017?

  1. Major Styles says:

    Today’s Western women have an almost laughable level of expectation; they’re been told that they can have it all and deserve it all. In this post-feminist environment, a man frequently needs to be slaying in some specific area to catch her attention: i.e., he’s the lead singer of a rock band, he speaks publicly to thousands to people, etc. Then as if by magic, she suddenly realizes he’s alive.

    In short, it seems better that a man become an Adonis of sorts in a specific area; then, women flock to his success. By contrast, he can be in all of the aforementioned places (coffee shops, bookstores, etc.) by continually fail due to his lower sexual market value.

    But it definitely helps to get out, as you pointed to. The world doesn’t come knocking on our doors, offering us diamonds.

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  2. updownflight says:

    Great suggestions! I’m not in the market for a new beau, but I do meet plenty of people (men and women) at the very places you listed.

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  3. Poetpas says:

    Anywhere. A bar, a restaurant, at the pictures, in a mall, at a choir, in the street, you name it. Chances are slimmer however in places like Greenland or on top of Mt Everest 😉

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  4. larryzb says:

    It really depends on what you are seeking. If you are just hooking up, you can meet any place. But, for those who are interested in a better chance at finding someone more compatible for a meaningful relationship, the places and ways of meeting others are more limited. For some, the church you attend may be a good place. Attend church social events.

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  5. Katelyn Hawkes says:

    ooo Thank you for this! Online dating has never been my thing, so it’s good to hear of some places other than a bar!

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  6. jrusoloward says:

    It depends on your situation and what you’re looking for, doesn’t it? I met my husband at a party I didn’t want to attend back in 1993. If it’s meant to be, you’ll find that special someone whether it’s through a blind date, at church, or at a bar (a nice one, not a sleazy one).

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  7. Online dating sucks! Been there, done that. I’m hoping to meet someone while I’m out adventuring, at church, or a coffee shop! LOL

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  8. Lively Life says:

    I met a guy outside of a 711 late at night- i just ran in to grab a drink. I took his phone number and we hit it off. Really spontaneous decisions can change things! And being open to taking their number or giving it. I don’t find it as scary or slutty as some people may. If you don’t make the connection then you just part ways and block. Take your time giving out information if that will make you more comfortable.


  9. Good advice. I especially like the ‘volunteer project’.
    Other places, could be parties/barbeques at common friend’s.

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  10. Alexa Brooks says:

    I met my husband through a volunteer organization! Having same interests is key.

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  11. robin rue says:

    I think speed dating is a super cool idea! It came out after I met my husband otherwise I would have tried it.

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  12. Karyn Locke says:

    Not gonna lie, I’m so happy that I’m not in the dating scene anymore. These spots, however, are really good choices!

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  13. kaylee marie says:

    I feel like I always here my friends talk about online dating. These are great suggestions for anyone out there looking to meet someone.

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  14. Volunteer projects are a great idea! Why didn’t I think of that! It shows that they have a good heart and good intentions!

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  15. I met my perfect mate and husband in a MySpace group around 11 years ago now. This was after doing eHarmony (both of us). I was a paralegal at the time and was easily able to do a background check on him. I’m so glad I don’t have to date anymore. It’s almost scary! I do think that online dating is a great alternative when it feels like there’s no one in your town. After all, my husband at the time was stationed in the Navy in Hawaii. We are a perfect match. My daughter though is so happy with someone she met through mutual friends though!

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  16. Ana De-Jesus says:

    That is the question I keep asking myself because I have not seem to have found the right person through online dating. Still I like the idea of going to happy hours that sounds like a good idea x

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  17. Amber says:

    This is great to keep in mind! If I were single, I’d like to meet someone at a bookstore–it’s one of my favorite places.

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  18. I left the dating world a year and a half ago after meeting with my current boyfriend. We met at a party. I had used Tinder for a month but got bored. I guess the best way to meet someone is just to get out there, go to parties, do some sports, etc xx corinne

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  19. jd Obedoza says:

    How bout in sports games? Like basketball, football, baseball.. That’s the only place I can think of. Been married for 10 years.

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  20. KYLIE ABREU says:

    These are great suggestions. I personally think you can meet someone anywhere you just need to confidence to go up and strike a conversation.

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  21. Elizabeth O. says:

    Online dating sounds like the “place” to be right now but it’s good to meet people the old school way, by bumping into them and getting to know them better. These are definitely some of the places you can meet people.

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  22. I found this interesting but happen I am out of the dating world. I found it exhausting. Speed dating is so big now.

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  23. Megan says:

    These are good suggestions! It seems so hard to meet people these days!

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  24. imladychi says:

    Hahaha, okay. IF I was single and looking for a guy, I would go to the beach. Becoz it is summer this side and all the single men will be at the beach showing of their fresh bodies. But you mentioned some good places…True places to be if you want to meet someone

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  25. Rosey Everyday says:

    Great list and I think it is important. Because nowadays online dating is so common but still so scary so some like to stick to traditional places to meet not online. Thanks.

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  26. Jennifer L says:

    Now thats a fun list, and def pretty accurate too. I also know online dating is pretty big, especially app dating ones like coffee meets bagel.

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  27. Heather says:

    It seems like dating is so hard these days! I would think community events would be a good place to meet people.

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  28. Great ideas for singles to meet. I am married 26 years so I really am not up on this topic 🙂

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