From coffee shops to recreational sports leagues, take a look at a list of the best places to find that special someone as complied by Cosmopolitan.com and Askmen.com.
Best places to meet men:
Apple stores. Most men are natural gadget lovers, and with sales of iPods and MacBooks skyrocketing, more men than ever are stopping by Apple boutiques.
Steak houses. Guys are hitting up steak joints a lot these days for dinner (especially after work or a ball game) and bachelor parties.
Coffee Shops: Java joints, especially one frequently visited by grad school students, are a great place to meet men. Certain grad-school programs are heavily male-dominant (82 percent of engineering degrees, 78 percent of computer-science degrees, and 58 percent of business degrees are awarded to men).
Political rallies or campaigns. Many senatorial and gubernatorial campaign teams are male-dominated.
Sports bars. When football season is in full swing, a sports bar on a Sunday or Monday night is a great spot to meet a guy.
Recreational sports leagues, like volleyball. Joining a club sports team like volleyball is a great way to get to know a guy over a period of time.
Weight rooms in gyms. According to many gyms, the majority of people pumping iron are men.
Best places to meet women:
Wine-tasting events. This might sound a little stuffy, but a wine tasting event is actually a great place to meet women. The atmosphere will be classier and more interesting than a bar.
Dance lessons. Where else are you going to find lots of women -- most of them single -- that you are forced to physically interact with?
Dog parks - Many beautiful, single women hang out with their dogs in dog parks. Take advantage of this situation.
Art walks. Nearly every major town has an art district complete with art walks. A lot of women from all over bounce from gallery to gallery, enjoying fine art and wine.
Fitness classes. It’s next to impossible to start talking to women in gyms without coming off like a loser. Instead, think about taking a fitness class like yoga, kickboxing or CrossFit.
Community service or volunteering. Volunteering or doing community service is a great way to meet women while helping those in need.
Social media websites. Of course there's online dating, but you can also use social media sites to find love. Try the restaurant review community on Yelp, for example. These sites can be great ways to meet people who share common interests as opposed to just randomly browsing online dating sites.
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