Where to Meet Potential Dates as an Adult

When looking for a date as a teenager or young adult, it really isn’t that difficult. At school or university, there are hundreds (or thousands) of people that you are meeting and interacting with each and every day. There is no easier time in your life to meet potential dates or make some real friendships.

However, once you become an adult and graduate from school, it becomes a lot more difficult and stressful to meet local men or women. Thankfully, it’s not impossible, if you know where to look. In this article, we’re going to look at a few good places to meet dates as an adult.

Take Up a Hobby

If you are having trouble meeting people, one of the best things you could do is take up a hobby that insists you be around others. This could be joining a gym, this could be playing a sport, or really anything else you can think of. This will not only teach you something new, but also help you get out of your shell at little.

If you already have a lot of hobbies, then great, you should find a way to join up with others who also love them. For example, starting a book club or running club, or joining ones that already exist. Simply put, the more people you meet who enjoy the things you enjoy, the higher your chances will be of finding someone you could date.

Always spend a little time online

There are a lot of great ways to meet singles face-to-face but you need to be looking online as well, so be sure to check out the best internet providers in my area if you aren’t already well connected. Nearly half of all couples are meeting online these days and you really will miss out on a lot of great partners if you don’t spend a little time on dating sites and apps.

Before you choose which app to spend your time on it’s worth checking out some expert reviews. You want to go to sources that actually use the sites themselves and aren’t just guessing. A great example of this is the in-depth Doublelist review that Beyond Ages put together. Their team spent months using the site to figure out who will actually want to try it out.

Once you find a few sites that work for people like you give them a shot. Keep an open mind and have fun with it!


Volunteering is something that everyone should do at least a little bit in their lives. Volunteering helps those in need, and introduces you into a community of individuals who like to help one another. Whether you volunteer at a soup kitchen, a senior citizens home or even a bingo hall, you are likely to not only feel good about yourself for doing a good deed, but meeting friends or a potential date should be easy.

Now, getting a date shouldn’t be your main reason for volunteering, but it could potentially be a good way to meet someone who shares similar values to you. At worse, you’ll meet some nice and helpful individuals that would make a great addition to any friend group.

Look For Local Events in the City

Thanks to Facebook and other social media platforms, it is easier than ever to always be in the know when it comes to the types of things that are happening in and around your city. No matter the season, there is likely something happening almost every week that you could be a part of.

While you don’t want to invite yourself to every event and be at every single one, attending some new events that you might never have seen before is a good way to live a little outside of your comfort zone and meet some new people.

Join a Singles or Friendship Club

While this might not exist in some smaller communities, many larger cities and towns will have singles clubs or meetup groups that individual can join. These are great ways to meet other, like minded individuals who are also looking to meet new people. There are platforms like Meetup, that helps millions of people meet other people, whether for friendships or more.

The best thing is, there is no sort of “requirement” that you join these groups romantically, so there should be no pressure for you to meet someone right away. You can attend the events, make a lot of friends and then potentially meet someone you want to date a little bit.

In conclusion, we hope that this article has been able to help you come up with some great places to meet a potential date. Of course, you can try online dating, but many prefer to meet their potential dates in person, which is totally fair as well.


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