Ahh New York City. With millions of people walking the streets, and many of them single, you’d think it would be easy to meet people. Well, as you are most likely well aware, it can be so difficult at times you question whether it’s even worth making the effort.
So lets try something new. Here are 10 popular places singles are meeting and starting relationships in NYC today:
1. Dance Class
If dance class interests you, you’re not alone—singles all over the city love dancing for its fitness and self expression and outlet to meet other singles. In New York City, you’ll have your pick of just about every type of dancing you can think of: salsa, Latin, jazz, hip hop, swing, modern, ballroom, and so much more. There is sure to be a dance studio somewhere close to you. Sign up for a class and see who you might be paired with.
2. Cooking Class
New York City is overflowing with amazing restaurants, and some of those chefs or other culinary artists offer classes for the masses. If you’re single and trying to learn some cooking techniques on your own, why not try a cooking class? It’s a great way to meet other singles who have appreciation for great food. The huge plus is sampling what’s cooking! Find a culinary school or even a Groupon for class ideas.
3. Language Class
Italian, Spanish, French, Sign Language and more—New York City is known as a place of immigrants, so there are plenty of language classes to try. If you’ve been itching to learn another language, you’ll be pleased to find that it’s a place to meet other singles, too. Whether they are wanting to learn the mother tongue of their ancestors, or they plan to travel to a foreign land soon, this class setting means you will see them often and get to know them. For a little extra practice, you could also converse after class. Check out this article on different places in NYC that teach language courses.
4. Yoga Studio
Men and women alike love to go to yoga class. It’s a way to unwind and stretch after a busy day at work. It’s also a place to get up close and personal with other like-minded singles. Once you’re done with your practice, you can chat as you roll up your mat. It’s pretty easy to talk to other yogis; just ask if they’ve ever tried other types of yoga, such as hot yoga or aerial yoga. If not, perhaps you could try them together?
5. Sporting Event
Head on over to Yankee Stadium, or any other local sporting events arena, to take in a game. While you’re there, you’re sure to bump into a few new people and get a few phone numbers. Sporting events are crawling with people, especially singles. Typically the arrive together in big groups, so it doesn’t hurt to get your own big group together. Keep your eyes peeled for other singles looking for a good time.
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7. Volunteer Event
If you are a little shy or just like things a little slower paced, you might try meeting other singles at a NYC volunteer event. There are tons of opportunities to choose from! Find something that you like, and you’ll find other singles that you have something in common with. The great thing about volunteering is that you’re working side by side with other people on a project that is organized for you. There will be ample opportunity to talk and interact with others you find interesting.
8. Improv/Acting Class
With stars of Saturday Night Live and other NYC-based shows getting their start in the big apple, it sure is tempting to test the waters yourself! Many singles are attracted to the fun of an improv/acting class. The great thing is, when you take this type of class, you’ll be learning, receiving direction, and interacting with everyone as part of the class. Getting to know other singles in this setting will be as easy as pie.
9. Museums & Galleries
Sure, there are plenty of tourists who visit the NYC landmarks such as museums and galleries, but there are plenty of local singles who go there, too. Museums and galleries are a hot spot for those looking for a little inspiration about life or love. There are several different kinds of museums in the city, especially for those who appreciate fine art. Get a pass and tour through; go for the art but see who you can bump into.
10. Speed Dating
New York City is known for doing everything fast, including dating! There are many speed dating companies offering a variety of events, from specific ages to “mega” events with loads of singles ready for the picking. You gotta try it at least once!