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Five Great Places to Meet Quality Singles
Most people can recall a time when they were walking by themselves, perhaps in a mall or down a crowded sidewalk, and saw a happy couple hand in hand, happily in love.
If you've been an unattached person at a wedding, you have probably asked yourself when it will be your turn to find love and happiness.
Finding a person to love, who loves you back, can be difficult in a time when people are on edge, distrusting, and unwilling to put themselves in a vulnerable position.
Each and every one of us is looking for something different, which is why even if your happily-married neighbors met online, you may not be interested in a relationship that blooms over the internet.
Listed here are five places you can consider when looking for compatible singles in your area.
There are a variety of options here, and in no particular order, these are the most popular places that you can meet a quality single - meaning, no bars!
Many people are looking to meet singles with the same religious affiliation and beliefs as themselves, and what better place to do this than at church?
Most churches offer ample opportunities to mingle and get to know others, including weekend retreats, weekly Bible study courses, and activities such as choir. Many churches even offer a weekly or monthly singles night.
Not all college students are ready for a serious and steady relationship. However, students of all ages are looking for love too, so it is not unreasonable to think that there are others who have more on their mind then their mid-term finals.
College clubs and organizations are great places to meet others who have the same interests as you, so consider joining a group or two in your spare time.
Many workplaces have policies against dating co-workers, though most only apply to those in a managerial or superior position. Regardless, we can't always choose who we love, and you just may find yourself in the awkward position of falling for someone you spend time with every day.
Dating Services -
These include internet services such as eHarmony.com and Match.com, and newspaper classifieds.
A new trend in dating is Speed Dating, where up to a hundred singles meet at a restaurant and spend about 8 minutes with up to 8 different people.
Opportunities to meet others at the event are possible during the intermission and after the 64 minutes of dating has passed, at which time there is an "open" mingling session.
This format takes pressure of individuals, as no personal information is given out. When participants go home, they enter there favorite "dates" into their online profile, and when two individuals enter each others' information, a "match" is created and at that point their personal contact information is shared with each other.
Groups and Organizations -
Other popular places to meet individuals include at your local Bingo night, community fairs and carnivals, professional groups such as Rotary, and clubs that focus on hobbies and even heritage backgrounds.
There are many singles out there looking for love, just like you! I know it is hard to believe that there is a person out there just for you, but there is.
You just have to know where to look and remember always to keep your eyes open, because often love is standing right in front of us.