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How to Meet Singles in the Suburbs

If you want to meet a single someone in the suburbs, here's how to hit the scene.


  • Step 1: Check community paper Check your local community newspaper for classified ads. Many singles understand the lack of suburban singles venues and take out classified ads.
  • Step 2: Look around Be on the lookout at your local library, corner store, and grocery store. You can find singles everywhere if you keep your eyes peeled.
  • Step 3: Socialize with friends Socialize at suburban friends' parties. Try to get introduced to singles through mutual friends.
  • Step 4: Attend events Attend wine tastings or join suburban garden clubs to meet singles who share your interests.
  • Step 5: Go to concerts Go to concerts that are likely to attract suburban types. Many suburban communities feature concerts in local parks throughout the summer months.
  • TIP: Online dating and social networking sites can allow you to meet a fellow suburbanite with whom you can communicate before actually dating.
  • Step 6: Join a church or synagogue Many places of worship have a newsletter or bulletin in which they advertise happenings geared toward single members of the congregation.
  • TIP: Though speed dating doesn't guarantee you a suburban partner, it allows you to meet someone for a couple minutes and then move on.
  • Step 7: Play team sports Play sports on a local team, even if you're not athletic. Bowling counts.
  • Step 8: Go to bars Go to suburban bars and clubs. When people say they're tired of the bar scene, they usually mean they've exhausted the market.
  • FACT: The census bureau says that as of 2007, 97 million American adults were single.

You Will Need

  • A community newspaper
  • A library
  • A corner store
  • A grocery store
  • Suburban friends
  • Suburban clubs
  • Concerts
  • A place of worship
  • Organized sports
  • Suburban bars
  • A computer with internet access (optional)
  • Speed dating events (optional)

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