Are you living in Indianapolis and fed up with your single status?
If so, all you Indy singles listen up: Datermeister knows what it’s like being single – it sucks!
Datermeister also knows the Indy singles scene super well (there are a LOT of hotties out there, waiting for you).
For this reason, we’ve got a treat for you – the 7 best places to meet singles in Indianapolis. In this article, we’re going to take a look at what you need to do, where you need to go and even what dating sites you need to be on
Ready to crush your single status?! Let’s go!
1. Best nightclubs for Indianapolis singles
Nightclubs are a great place to meet singles. After a few drinks, it’s time to hit the dance floor.
Remember that your objective here is to meet someone. Here are 4 tips:
1) Don’t get too drunk
3) Smile and be positive
4) Have a good time!
Then, when someone catches your eye, edge closer towards them before you’re in a position to dance with them. After that, there’s every chance you might kiss, chat and exchange numbers.
Here are the top 2 nightclubs for singles in Indianapolis:
The Red Room (6335 Guilford Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220) : The Red Room is really aimed at Indianapolis singles over 40. However, you can totally be in your 20s or 30s and head here if you love the mature vibe. At the end of the day, people who go to The Red Room just want some fun, and with an open dance floor and 2 gorgeous bars, fun is available on tap.
Plus, The Red Room has lots of – shall we say – cozy tables for when you pair off with someone and want an intimate chat. Smooth.
Blu (240 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225) : Blu gets packed with revellers at the weekend who are all in search of a good time – and that’s exactly what you want. There’s literally no shortage of Indy singles in this trendy hot spot. The crowd is bursting with energy, there are VIP areas if you want to meet a higher-class of single, and the low lights are perfect for getting you in the mood.
2. Best Bars in Indianapolis For Singles
Not comfortable with meeting your soul mate on a sticky dance floor? For those of you who need a bit of quiet and just want one or two drinks to vibe with someone new, bars are your best option.
Indy is stuffed with great pubs, but which are the best bars in Indianapolis for singles?
1933 Lounge (127 Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225) : If the name didn’t give it away, the 1933 Lounge is a speakeasy bar that’s got a Prohibition Era vibe perfectly nailed down. It’s in one of the best Indianapolis neighbourhoods for singles, and it’s essential if you’re in the mood for some late night romance.
Chatterbox (435 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204) : This cooler than cool dive bar is a must for Indy singles. It’s open 7 nights a week and fills all seven nights with live music. If you want to meet someone new, just head out to the small patio and get chatting.
Bakersfield (334 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204) : OK, perhaps you don’t want one or two quiet drinks. Perhaps you want ALL THE SPIRITS instead. At Bakersfield, you get to choose from hundreds of whiskeys and tequila, while tacos are available all night long.
Be warned, though – this is a honky tonk bar ideal for Indianapolis singles over 40.
3. Concerts or Stand-up Comedy Shows Are Especially Some of the Best Places to Meet Singles in Indianapolis
Do you love live music? Do you love to laugh? If so, you need to get out more because these are great places to meet new people.
The great thing about concerts is that you can even go alone. As long as you love the music, there’s nothing stopping you!
The next best thing about a concert is that, once you catch the eye of someone you like, you’ve got an instant conversation starter: “How you enjoying it so far?”
Pretty soon, you can invite them to the bar for a post-concert drink, before chatting about music and more.
And if you can’t seem to catch someone’s eye at a concert, just move places!
If you prefer to have a laugh, round some buddies up and hit the comedy clubs. Here are some options:
Crackers Comedy Club (6281 N College Ave) : Billed as the number #1 place for live comedy in Indianapolis, Datermeister would have to say that he agrees. Not just that, but this is also a great place to meet someone new! Just make sure the two of you don’t get picked on by the comedian!
Morty’s Comedy Joint (Indianapolis, IN 46240) : Morty’s is a great place to go for a night out. Even if you don’t happen to meet someone, you’ll have still had a great time with your friends.
4. Best ways to meet Indy singles online?
Do you find it hard to hit the clubs and bars with the sole intention of meeting someone new?
Maybe you prefer to profile people first?
Or perhaps you want to refine your search so that you can meet more Jewish signals in Indianapolis, or perhaps even Catholic singles in Indianapolis?
That’s all totally cool, and dating sites allow you to do this.
Trouble is, all we hear these days is ‘Tinder, Tinder, Tinder.’
Tinder is fine if you just want to play games and see how many matches you can collect. It’s AWESOME for a bit of validation.
However, if you’re serious about crushing your single status and want to meet like-minded Indy singles, you’ll need to step up to the premium sites.
Here are our top 2 tips:
Match.com: Match.com is really cool because you have to answer a series of questions before you even see someone’s full profile. To see their full profile (including their pics), you do need to pay a fee. Is it worth it? Considering there are a ton of serious Indianapolis singles on here, like heck it’s worth it!
Elitesingles.com: Elite Singles is different to all the other dating sites in that it’s aimed at professionals who either have a degree (we’re often talking PhD here), or who are otherwise focused on their careers. For example, it’s used by lawyers, entrepreneurs and managers in Indianapolis who want a partner that shares their values.
What Datermeister loves about both these sites is that, because they require a fee, you can be sure that they won’t be full of time wasters. They want what you want – to meet someone they can start a new life with.
And unlike Tinder, you can refine your search so that you find what you want faster. For example, Match.com is popular with Christian singles in Indianapolis.
Read also: Top 10 dating sites in the USA
5. Gyms Are Great Places to Meet Indianapolis Singles
Not too sure that you’ve got the kind of body that’s attractive to people? Maybe your esteem is a bit low?
Low esteem is a killer when it comes to dating. Thankfully, hitting the gym can sort you right out.
Once you become a gym bunny, your body will look better, and you’ll start to feel better about yourself.
Once you feel better about yourself, you’ll play better.
Gyms are also some of the best places to meet singles in Indianapolis. They’re full of hot, toned people!
Naturally, not everyone who hits the gym will be single, but the point is this: The more you go to the same gym, the more you will get to know the other members. Then, you can weed out those in a relationship from those who aren’t and eventually introduce yourself to someone you like.
All it takes is a simple “Fancy grabbing a shake?” with someone after a bit of banter and you’re on your way.
6. Indianapolis Singles Events – Or Any Kind of Networking Events
What are your thoughts on speed dating?
Most people freeze at the idea.
Admittedly, it does sound a bit intimidating. It’s just you vs a row of different people who you’ve got 3 minutes to get to know.
Honestly though? Speed dating is win-win.
Win 1: Speed dating lets you find out on that same night whether or not you like someone. This means you don’t need to waste a week talking to someone online before meeting them – and finding out they’re not right for you.
Win 2: Speed dating puts you in front of 10+ people IN ONE NIGHT. It increases the chances of you meeting someone who you dig.
Bonus win: Even if you don’t find you soul mate, speed dating is still a crazy fun night that will live long in the memory.
That said, there all kinds of Indianapolis singles meetup’s that don’t involve talking to lots of people real fast. Just use meetup.com or Facebook to find to find cool singles meetup’s.
Try any kind of networking event, too. It doesn’t have to be a singles event. The more people you meet, the bigger the chance that someone might introduce you to a hot friend of theirs.
7. Learn a new skill (while meeting people with the same interests) or do “hobby dates”
Lastly, learn a new skill by joining a class.
Don’t sit at home watching videos on how to paint – join a class and meet other interesting people who also want to paint!
Want to learn a new language? Find a language buddy who wants to learn your language while they teach you theirs. Over time, you might even fall in love!
Being single in Indianapolis sure can suck, but as I’ve just shown, there’s no need to be single for much longer.
From now on, put yourself out there. Go to bars, clubs, comedy shows. Sign up to a paid dating site, join a gym or learn a new skill.
All these smart and hot Indy singles are dying to meet you!
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