According to the most recent census, there is now a record amount of Americans who are single.
However, if you’re single, it doesn’t always feel this way. Sometimes, it feels like everyone you know is either married or getting married.
As a single person, this feeling can be incredibly isolating.
But, there is something you can do about it. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, get out there and meet more singles!
Whether you’re looking for a lifelong partner or just looking to add more single friends to your crew, read on to learn the top 4 tips for meeting more single people.
1. Pick Up a New Hobby
Picking up a new hobby can be one of the best ways to meet other singles.
What’s so great about it?
First of all, it’s a low-pressure situation. Unlike singles events and apps, it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing a big red sign that says “Single and Looking.”
If you do meet someone you’re interested in, you’ll know already have something in common – your new hobby.
And, even if you don’t meet the man or woman of your dreams, you now have a new hobby, and likely a new group of friends. There is literally nothing to lose by doing this.
2. Don’t Say No to Dating Apps Just Yet
Let’s face it – a lot of dating apps have become more frustrating than fun.
You’ve probably gone into an app with a positive attitude, only to feel jaded after a few months once you realize you’re not meeting anyone you like, and that a lot of the people on these apps aren’t there for anything serious.
While this frustration is totally warranted, don’t rule out dating apps just yet.
Instead of using the most popular apps and websites, do some research and find one that aligns with your interest.
There are all kinds of niche dating sites out there – from an Indian dating site to a farmers dating site. Surely, there is an app or a website out there that is the perfect fit for you.
3. Ask Your Friends to Set You Up
Many people shoot down the idea of asking their friends to set them up, simply because they think, “I know all of my friend’s friends, and I’m not interested in any of them.”
However, this usually isn’t true.
But, there’s a good chance that out of all of your friends, someone knows someone they could set you up with. You probably just don’t think this is the case because you’ve never asked to be set up before.
And, it’s not like your friend has to set you up with their best friend. Ask your friends if they have any co-workers that might be single and a good match as well.
4. Just Say Something
Sometimes, the answer to meeting new singles is as simple as just going up to a cute person and saying something.
We know this is definitely easier said than done, but, it’s not like you have to ask the person out right away.
If you see someone you think is cute, whether it’s when you’re standing at an elevator or at your local bar, just go up to them and say something that’s low pressure.
For example, you could say something like, “Can you believe this weather we’re having?” Or, you could start by giving a compliment that’s as simple as, “I really like your shirt.”
If they feel the sparks you’re feeling, the convo will take off from there. If not, then at least you didn’t embarrass yourself!
With these 4 tips, you should be well on your way to meeting more singles!