When a reader asked me to do a piece about how to find other singles in Louisville, I cringed when I thought of the usual generic advice given to singles: meet someone at a coffee shop, meet someone at church, meet someone at a bar, or meet someone online. The truth of the matter is that most couples meet at work, at school, or through friends. But if none of these avenues are options for you, what is your next step? Try these three ideas for places where you can meet other singles in Louisville who might share your interests, passions, and life goals.
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Join a Local Club
The great thing about meeting someone at a club is that you immediately know that you have a shared interest, so maybe your conversation on that first date won't be so forced and unnatural. Louisville has a ton of clubs and organizations catered to many different hobbies and interests. So the next time you're feeling lonely, maybe you should go to a meeting hosted by a local club or organization that interests you and see it it's worth joining.
Plus, remember, getting out and getting active in the community doesn't have to break your budget.
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Work can be a great place to meet someone if you work for a huge local corporation like UPS or Humana where there are thousands of employees. But if you work for a small company, meeting someone at work probably isn't an option. A good way to get around this is to do some volunteer work with a local nonprofit. Doing volunteer work is a great way to meet other compassionate singles in Louisville as well as to help out the community.
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Take a Class
A lot of people meet their sweethearts in college. Of course, meeting someone in college doesn't work so well if you're not a college student. However, you can take classes at some of the local colleges and adult education facilities even if you're not interested in earning a degree. It's not only a great place to meet other singles; it's also a great way to expand your knowledge and abilities. If you don't want to sign up for a whole semester, look into classes at cultural attractions.
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The End Result
There are several benefits of trying to meet people through these avenues rather than the traditional ones. First, even if you don't meet the love of your life, you may make a new friend who could introduce you to some of their single friends. Second, if you do meet someone, you can get to know them leisurely without the pressure of trying to impress them on a first date. Finally, you're going to meet people who share your interests, have compassion, and enjoy learning. Good luck in your search!