Let's face it ... online dating isn't for everyone. I don't consider myself a one trick pony. I do like to offer up other ideas on where my clients can meet people besides their dating apps. So many of my clients just don't know where to meet people so I wanted to share my TOP 5 HOT SPOTS where you can meet people this summer.
1. THE DOG PARK
Animals lovers love animal lovers. It's like PB&J or cookies and milk. Seriously...if you have a pet and a dog park nearby than you just stumbled upon one of the best places to meet people in 2016. Dog Parks used to be only for the big cities but now they are everywhere. How easy would it be to open a conversation in one of these parks? Nothing in common? Not a chance.
2. THE GROCERY STORE
Now I am not talking about your mom and dad's grocery store from the 80's and 90's. I am talking about the cool, sleek , holy shit is that a wine bar in the middle of the store grocery store. I used to love meeting people at Whole Foods when I lived in Dallas, TX. These are really starting to cater to the after work crowd. Grab a few drinks, conduct some executive flirting and grab the milk on the way out the door. Many of these stores now do wine tasting and speed dating. Get out there and try something different.
3. COOKING CLASSES
This is a no-brainer boys and girls. Cooking classes are not only fulfilling, but also an unpressured way to meet like-minded members of the opposite sex. If cooking is a hobby then bust out that spatula and go make something great with someone new. Check out HIPCOOKS in LA if you are in the neighborhood. Best part is you get to eat everything you cook!
4. ESCAPE ROOMS
A new form of themed entertainment popping up across the country involves players willingly getting trapped in a room. To get out, they must solve a series of puzzles.
Singles all over the country are flocking to these mixers as a new and interesting way to meet people.
It's a social thing to do on a Friday night that isn't going to a bar and getting drunk. And everyone has to put their phones away and everyone has to interact with each other.
Kayden Ressel, escape room entrepreneur
When I went to church as a young man it was all old people. Now they rock out every Sunday at most churches with live bands, fun activities, and lunch mixers. If you always thought about joining a church there is no better time then the present. These bad boys are super organized, friendly, and have a ton of singles.
No matter what you do this summer you must get off the couch and put yourself out there. Seriously I know it sounds cliche but it's the truth. Taking action is more important then the actual venue. Try something new this summer you won't regret it.