Where to Meet New People: Mingle in Your Community
Venture outside of your normal pickup zone (bars and clubs) and learn where to meet new people you may have something in common with (other than boozing, that is).
By Jonathan Hackman
Finding new people you enjoy spending time with, whether for friendship or dating, can be challenging for those who are busy with work and family obligations. However, an active social life is one of the best ways a person can put themselves in the path of their peers. If you are tired of trying to navigate through the same old scenes and are wondering where to meet new people, then here are a few of the best places to get started on your search.
One of the best ways to ensure you meet new people is to get out of your house and involved in your community. Whether you like building houses or reading books, there are many volunteer opportunities available in every community. While volunteering, you will be put in touch with other people who share your interests, and you’ll enhance your chances of making a connection, while taking part in an activity you enjoy.
Sometimes, knowing where to meet new people is as easy as turning on your phone or computer. Now, those who prefer virtual interaction can take their social games to a whole new level by using apps to find others nearby who are open to meeting. While these apps should always be used with a high level of caution, they can be a great way to know if that hot girl at the table across the room is just waiting for someone to say hi.
ALSO: How to Date on Facebook
Parks, lakes and other outdoor areas are an excellent place to meet others who enjoy an active lifestyle. There is just something about the outdoors that draws out the active extrovert in anyone. So, next time you are wondering where to meet new people, just choose your favorite activity and get out there. By making the effort to be friendly, you won’t be solo for long.