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The Best Places to Meet Women

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Vote up the places and ways you can meet and flirt with girls you don't already know.

Here it is: the definitive list of the best places to meet women, ranked by ladies and dudes alike. Where do you go to meet women and girls that you would want to date? Single life is tough. If you're flying solo, you have probably already tried to go to the typical spots where you can meet girls: bars and clubs. Though it's possible to meet women in these places, it's kind of a crapshoot, no? And you never really want to say you met your girlfriend at a bar. It comes off as sleazy, desperate, even creepy... So what are the best places to meet women you don't already know?

The best way to meet a girl is through activities, doing what you are interested in, and through mutual friends. Putting yourself in a situation where you are doing activities with groups allows you to establish common ground with women and get to know them over a period of time, rather than try to best them with your one-liners. Tips on how to meet women: try to get out as much as possible, stay active and get your single friends together for group activities. Vote on this list of ideas for how to meet a girlfriend and add any places that have worked for you. 

For more dating tips see: How To Get a Girl to Like You and 31 Ways to Repel a Potential Girlfriend

  

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  • A Friend of a Friend
    1

    A Friend of a Friend

  • College
    2

    College

  • An Organized Group Activity
    3

    An Organized Group Activity

    Camping, rafting, fishing... Have your friends bring THEIR friends.
  • A Volunteer Group
    4

    A Volunteer Group

    Build shared experiences... and women think altruism is sexy. 
  • Dog Parks
    6

    Dog Parks

    Women may find your dog much more approachable than you are. 
  • Your Friend's Wedding
    7

    Your Friend's Wedding

    Love is in the air. 
  • Music Festivals
    8

    Music Festivals

    People have their guard down, are more likely to talk with strangers... and be drunk.
  • A Bookstore
    9

    A Bookstore

    Talk to a woman who is browsing in your favorite sections.
  • In Your Apartment Building
    11

    In Your Apartment Building

    Especially common areas like the laundry room.
  • Beach or a Pool
    12

    Beach or a Pool

  • Work
    13

    Work

    You already know a lot about each other and have some common ground. 
  • The Farmers' Market
    14

    The Farmers' Market

    The mix of sunshine and free fruit samples tends to make people chatty. 
  • Grocery Store
    15

    Grocery Store

    Especially the bigger ones!
  • Church
    17

    Church

    If you are a churchgoer, this is a relaxing, low-pressure place to talk to women. 

  • Your Local Artwalk
    18

    Your Local Artwalk

    Neighborhood cultural events are a great place to connect with new people. 
  • Dance Class
    19

    Dance Class

    The teacher will pair you up.

  • Online Dating
    20

    Online Dating

    Tinder, OKCupid, Match.com, eHarmony... it's worked for many, and could work for you. 
  • Cooking Classes
    21

    Cooking Classes

  • Fitness Class
    22

    Fitness Class

    Make small talk between squats and lunges. 
  • Watching Your Favorite Team Play
    24

    Watching Your Favorite Team Play

    Find a partner who shares your passion for both football and beer. 
  • The Bar
    25

    The Bar

    Bars are a great place to meet women while they are relaxed and out socializing.