What’s up Detroit singles?!
Datermeister has been taking a look around motor city recently and we’ve come to one conclusion: There are FAR too many single people here!
So many of you want new partners, but so few of you seem to be doing the right things. As such, the stats are crazy and we want to help you change that!
If you want someone to accompany you to the next Red Wings game and be the yin to your yang, it’s time to kick singleville in the ass.
We’re here to help with our epic guide for singles in Detroit. Join us as we take a look at the 7 best places to meet singles in Detroit, MI.
1. Best nightclubs for Detroit singles
Detroit is the spiritual home of techno, so it knows a thing or two about nightclubs. If you love to have a boogie until the early hours, it’s time to start using clubs as places to meet people.
How? Take a friend, get drunk enough to dance (not too drunk) and make your way to that dance floor.
Before you know it, you’ll be grooving right next to a hot stranger who’s got you in their sights. Take it easy, dance with them, introduce yourself – and get their number.
Don’t get too deep on the night! Save that for when you text them tomorrow 😉
Here are the top 2 nightclubs in Detroit:
Elektricity (15 S Saginaw St, Pontiac, MI 48342)): If you love EDM, you will love Elektricity, a club that describes itself as a “match to Las Vegas and Miami.” Wow, right?! And take it from us – the singles that shake their asses in here are just as hot as those from Sin City. The best thing about this club, by the way, is that it’s open 4 nights a week.
Luna Royal Oak (1815 N Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48073): Admittedly, this joint sounds more like a restaurant for the middle-classes. However, it’s been christened as the best dance club in Detroit by The Detroit Metro Times. It comes with 2 bars, lots of affordable drinks specials, while throwback Thursdays are especially popular with Detroit singles over 40.
2. Best Bars in Detroit For Singles
Not into clubs and kissing strangers on dance floors (no matter how hot they are?!).
No worries – you might be more comfortable with the bar scene instead.
Indeed, bars are some of the best places to meet singles in Detroit because you can actually have a conversation. However, you do need more confidence to stride over to someone and say hi in a bar than you do in a loud club.
The best approach? Saddle up at the bar with your drink and just wait for a hottie to come stand at the bar. Say hi! It’s honestly not that hard. Or, comment on their attire. Do what it takes to get a conversation started. Ask how their night is going!
Here are the 2 best Detroit singles bars:
The Skip (The Belt, Detroit, MI 48226): Popular with those who love craft cocktails and good beer, The Skip has an outdoor space. This is perfect for when you meet someone and want to go somewhere quieter. The Skip is also located in the best Detroit neighbourhood for singles.
Anchor Bar (450 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48226) : Normally, we think sports and singles don’t mix – but this is Detroit, where everyone is into the NHL. This place is popular with NHL fans, which means it’s always busy when the Red Wings are on TV. It’s lively and full of singles who are looking for a good time. If you love ice hockey, pair off with someone at Anchor Bar. Just try not to fight with a hot single who supports a different team to you!
3. Concerts or Stand-up Comedy Shows Are Especially Some of the Best Places to Meet Singles in Detroit
Singles in Detroit love music, from hip hop to techno. If you’re passionate about music too, start using music as a way to meet new people!
Go to concerts – big or small – and connect with new people. Share a dance, a drink and a conversation.
The best thing is that you have an instant conversation starter. Instead of being obvious about picking someone up, you can just ask if someone is having a good time.
Oh, and what’s their fav album?!
And comedy? Who doesn’t like to laugh?! After a hard day at work, Detroit singles are ready to let their hair down with some major belly laughs. And when a hottie is laughing, they’re super open to chatting to new people. So round some pals up and go to a comedy night!
Here is Detroit’s best comedy club:
Go Comedy! Improv Theatre ( 261 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220): It really doesn’t matter who is performing – amateurs or pros – y’all guaranteed a great time at Go Comedy! It’s fun, cosy and so intimate that it’s so easy to get talking to new people.
4. Best Places To Meet Detroit Singles Online
Bored at night after work? Just waiting for the weekend so you can go out and meet someone new?
While you’re waiting for the clubs to open, maximise your free time by joining a dating site. Then, you can literally chat to people and make new connections on your commute to work, in bed – even when you’re on the toilet!
As a warning, though, we’d recommend avoiding Tinder if you’re looking for a serious romantic partner. Honestly, most people treat Tinder as just a game.
Instead, you should try these two sites:
Match.com: This is a great dating site that’s free to register, and which puts the focus on actual connections – as opposed to vapid conversations.
EliteSingles.com: Lots and LOTS of smart singles in Detroit are on here. It’s aimed at folk with a brain – and who doesn’t want intelligence and hotness?! Perfection.
“But, Datermeister, what about Catholic singles in Detroit? Where can I meet them?”
If your needs are super specific, that’s cool – Match.com and EliteSingles.com allow you to refine your search. Whether you want Jewish singles in Detroit or Christian singles in Detroit, you can easily find them on these sites.
And, hey, don’t just stick to one site. Improve your chances by joining both.
5. Gyms Are Great Places to Meet Detroit Singles
It’s true – gym are among the best places to meet singles in Detroit.
Even if you don’t meet someone straight away, going to a gym on the regular means you’ll improve the way you look. This will improve the way you feel about yourself, and your confidence will rocket.
Naturally, not everyone who hits the gym is single and ready to mingle. But all you’ve gotta do is go to the gym regularly so that you start to recognise faces. Pretty soon, you can rock up to that hottie, impress them with your abs, and ask if they fancy a post-gym drink (or shake).
6. Detroit Singles Events – Or Any Kind of Networking Events
Speed dating – sounds fun, huh?
“No, it sounds scary!!”
We hear you. But speed dating is great because it puts you in front of 10-20 cute singles in one night. If you hit it off with a few of them, you can then set up some proper dates.
It’s so much more efficient than spending 2 weeks chatting to someone on Tinder, only for them to ghost you on the day you’re meant to meet.
And look at it this way: If someone has made the effort to go speed dating, it means they’re taking this dating thing seriously.
And okay, it can be a bit scary. But after you’ve talked to the first 2-3 people, you’ll be well on your way!
And hey, if Detroit singles meetups and events sound like too much pressure, why not just go to any kind of networking even? Perhaps you won’t meet the love of your life, but you’ll meet new people and maybe make new friends. As your social circle gets bigger, there’ll be more people in it who can introduce you to someone they think you’d hit it off with.
7. Learn a new skill (while meeting people with the same interests) or do “hobby dates”
Lastly, if there’s a skill you’ve always wanted to learn but you “never have the time”, we’ve got some motivation for you:
What if we told you that you could learn to paint and meet a hot single?
What if we told you that you could learn to cook and meet a hot single?
And what if we told you that you could learn a new language and meet a hot single?!!?
All you need to do is quit the solitary online courses, quit procrastinating, quit the excuses and join a class dammit! These classes will be full of like-minded people, and there’s a very good chance you’ll meet a new partner who’s on your level.
These are the 7 best places to meet singles in Detroit, MI.
If you don’t want to be single anymore, it’s time to put yourself out there.
People won’t find you if you stay indoors. Go to bars, comedy shows and gyms.
And when you do stay indoors, make sure you’re active on a dating site.
Have we missed something out when it comes to Detroit singles? Leave us a comment below!