If you speak Spanish, French or any other foreign language, find a group of people who are learning it. Awesome list and I dare you NOT to find at least Two ideas that suit your situation perfectly.Wine/Beer Events : Casual-Drinkers clubs, Beer Fans, Wine Tasting. Some people are cool, some are just losers pretending to be cool. Remember, people are bored and no one listens to them.I happen to bump into a lot of people I know that I would like to turn into friends.I meet existing friends and I get to meet THEIR friends.And also, it gives me a chance to introduce my friends to each other which is very important.Book Clubs and Book Stores : Never tried a book club but I met a few female friends in bookstores. She was into self improvement so we hit it off pretty quick. Chances are, you’ll meet their close friends and some family.You can’t afford to waste your time in a class where you can’t meet friends. Facebook : Of course, you have to know how to do it properly, or else, you’ll waste a huge amount of time.Hobbie Class : Yoga, Salsa Dance, Tango Dance, Cooking, Acting… Non-Profit : Join a non-profit or just go to their events, talk to people and get interested in the people.
You can go to a forum around something you love, start sharing your opinions on topics and then send private messages to some people you want to meet. But you can just start talking to someone at the bar, guy or girl.One time, I just said to a girl holding a personal finances book “Hey, that’s what rich people read… Private Parties : Always go to the private parties of people you know. People may act aloof about it, but it means a LOT to them if you show up at their birthday party. And people get very friendly and open in birthday parties.The Dog Park : or any pet-related event (if you have a pet) Cultural Events : Museum events, Concerts, live music and local bands Comedy Club/Comedy Fans Groups Sports Team Fans Clubs (Baseball, Football, Basket-Ball, Hockey) If you like a team, but not a mad-fan, don’t worry, you can still hangout with at the fan get-together’s. You say to people that you don’t necessarily watch all the games but you like the team.Try them for three weeks and see what worked for you the most.After that, dismiss what doesn’t work for you and come back to pick new ideas you’ve never tried.They’re desperate for someone like you to come and ask them questions about themselves.No matter if you’re a man or a woman, having to pick a second date will eventually fall in your lap one day.Contests and Tournaments : Poker, Video-games, Races, Dance contests…Language-Driven Events and Groups : People learning new languages like to meet others who do too.But still, you can always meet at least two to five friends, just through an NLP Group. Singles Clubs and Events and Speed Dating : These are fun, especially if you go with a friend or a female friend. I never did but heard great feedback on how interesting it is.Public Speaking Clubs (like Toastmasters) Do you want to learn public speaking? Just get there and talk to people and make it clear that you don’t only want to meet a girls for dating. What I did try is to contact local couchsurfers and asked them questions about the site and how did they find the experience.