Coffee shops are one of my personal favorites when it comes to places to meet singles.It may seem obvious to some or completely alien to others - yet it works.
For those in smaller communities where the resources may not be as comprehensive, try talking to the owners of local shops you frequent to buy hobby-related materials and ask if they know of others to speak with regarding starting a group, or if you can post notices looking for other interested participants.
Another idea would be to contact national organizations overseeing smaller local chapters to see if they are planning any speaking engagements or are looking to start a chapter in your area.
By opening yourself up and making eye contact with all of the other patrons, you are also making yourself available to anything that comes your way, which could be a recommendation for a new book to read, a compliment about something you're wearing, or maybe even a date. Someone doesn't say hi back, and another person walks through the door ten seconds later.
You've lost nothing in the process, and potentially get to socialize in a lighthearted manner.
These are both valid points, but neither are reasons to not try out some of these places to meet singles on your own.
Perhaps a change of venue or attitude will make all the difference, but without trying you'll never know.Someone offhandly mentioned a murder mystery party I'd thrown in another city and how much fun it was - so I went on Meetup and asked a few local groups if they were willing to host something like this.I hosted a party every month for over a year at a local pub that donated the space to us, and made a lot of friends, as well as met someone to date in the process For those truly passionate about a particular hobby (i.e.Then, make a point of 'greeting' each person who comes in the door, whether with a smile, comment or friendly hello.There is no need to make your introduction rote or sound like you're working at Walmart though, just try and be yourself doing something that may not come naturally.Cheering on your favorite team or sweating it out to win a game, sports build camaraderie and companionship between people that sometimes have nothing else in common and would never meet otherwise.