One of the best part of being single is meeting other singles. You have no one to tie you down, so you can have fun doing whatever (and whoever) you choose.
While this sounds wonderful, it normally doesn't work this way for the average person.
Being single becomes spending Saturday night in your pj's with Ben and Jerry's because you don't have anyone to go out with. So, you turn to online dating only to get even more frustrated.
Where is that amazing single life you were supposed to be living? Does it exist? Can you find people to have fun with without having to settle for someone just to have a date night partner?
Yes. You can. One of the best ways to meet singles is by joining a single's activity club. You'll find them in virtually every city, large and small, and catering to different lifestyles as well.
What Are Singles Activity Clubs?
In the simplest form, they are clubs or planned meetups where all the participants are single and looking to meet other singles.
The meetings usually occur centered around a specific activity, which may stay the same or vary based on member preferences.
This allows singles to get to know each other in a fun group setting, without the pressure of a one on one date.
Having an activity to enjoy generally puts people at ease, and conversation is allowed to occur naturally instead of being forced.
Advantages of Activity Clubs
There are a few huge benefits to meeting singles through activity clubs.
Focus is On Having Fun
First, it's low pressure. You can enjoy yourself and connect with people at your speed and comfort level.
If you don't meet anyone that you want to pursue a relationship with, you still had a good time. The mission was not a failure, because you had fun.
Activity Club Benefits:
- The focus is on having fun
- You meet many people
- It's cost effective
- You gain new experiences
Oftentimes with the bar scene and online dating, it's easy to feel like a failure if you don't successfully meet someone. Successfully having a good time isn't enough.
You Meet Lots of People
Why waste time going on one on one dates when you can meet lots of people at once, before you spend lots of time with someone that you might realize you aren't interested in.
Activity clubs allow you to meet lots of people at one time, and interact with them in a real life setting.
It's Cost Effective
Most activity clubs require a membership fee and an activity fee for any events that you attend, so it may seem like an expensive option.
However, many times the activity fee will be significantly lower than if you were to do it solo, because most places offer group rates.
When you consider the costs of going on dates, it becomes very cost effective. Each activity allows you to meet several different singles, likely for the price you'd pay for a dinner date or less.
Activity clubs give you new experiences. You'll do things that you probably wouldn't have considered doing on your own. It's a great way to get out of your comfort zone and routine and try something new.
You may find your new passion or hobby as well as your next relationship.
Having new experiences is a great way to bond with people as well. If everyone is having a good time, this will transfer to positive feelings about you as a person.
Women particularly can be very guarded. Activities allow them to relax, enjoy themselves, and let down their guard a bit.
They will feel much more comfortable and familiar with someone they are doing something with, be it rock climbing or bowling, and be more likely to give them a shot to get to know them.
Finding Singles Activity Clubs
The first step to joining an activity club so you can meet singles in your area is to find one. There are a few ways to find them.
The internet makes it easy to find these clubs in your area. You can even learn about and apply or join many of them online.
Finding Activity Clubs:
- Amazing Singles
- Events and Adventures
- Match Mixxers
- Google Search
Amazing Singles will display links to events in your area based on a wide variety of interests. When you find one you are interested in, click the link to go to the event or clubs website.
In addition you'll find recommendations for dating sites, links to travel agencies that specialize in singles travel, and blog posts to help you make the most of being single.
Events and Adventures
Events and Adventures is an activity club with branches in many different cities.
You will have to be approved to join. To begin the process, you will need to fill out the online form and wait for them to contact you.
Events and Adventures has between 30-50 activities each month in different categories, including:
- Night out
- Active adventure
- Casual hangout
To become a member, you must be single (you may join if you have filed for divorce), over 21, and meet with someone from Events and Adventures in person.
Events and Adventures is well known for quality events that help you to meet singles.
Match events are another way to meet singles, especially if you are already on Match. Match is one of the most popular online dating sites. Now they offer many singles events as well.
Select Events from the Match website or app, and you will be shown an overview of events in your area. You will see a title, photo, where the event will be held, a short description, and the cost of the event.
When you find one that interests you, click it for more detailed information. You'll see an in depth description of what you can expect at the event, how many people are going divided by gender, and more information about who is hosting the event.
You can sign up and pay for the event then, and even use Google Maps to get specific directions to the event.
Meetup is a social site where you can post and search for meet ups in your area. Meetup groups can be based on anything, but there are lots of them designed for singles to meet each other.
Signing up just requires the basics like your email and a password. Once you've signed up, you can view the groups in your area.
You can view all the groups in your area, or search by a keyword (like singles). You can also adjust the distance from you.
When you find a group you want to join, just hit the join button. Some groups require approval before you are actually added to the group. Others allow you to be added instantly.
Once you are in the group, you can read more about it. You'll see any upcoming events and be able to chat about them in the comments section.
If you are still having a hard time finding a singles activity club in your area, conduct a google search. You should be shown clubs and events that are local to you.
Activity clubs and events are a great way to meet singles without the pressure of a first date. What's your favorite activity or event for meeting singles near you?