If you’re single in Nashville, you’re actually in Singleville.
But here’s the thing: Nashville singles are everywhere …
… And they want your number!
If you’re wondering why you haven’t met someone yet, Datermeister’s got the answers with our guide to the 7 best places to meet singles in Nashville.
However, Datermeister can’t do this alone. We need you to be proactive, positive and determined to burn Singleville to the ground. Ready?! Let’s do this …
1. Best online dating sites in Nashville? It’s time to forget Tinder:
If you seriously want to meet someone for a date, it’s time to forget apps like Tinder.
We can almost guarantee you’ll have much better success on the good old dating sites.
Here’s a couple of sites to get started (or check out our 10 best dating sites list):
EliteSingles.com – tons of successful Nashville singles (typical user is around 30 or over and career oriented)
Match.com – a popular mainstream site with singles of all ages and backgrounds.
You see, on dating sites people actually want to meet new people and it’s not a narcissistic game where you boost your ego while you collect matches (as many people do on Tinder).
2. Best nightclubs for Nashville singles
“NashVegas” – as it’s lovingly referred to by people of the night – has one of the best nightlife’s in the South. Once the sun goes down, the cats and mice come out to play.
All you’ve gotta do is dress to impress and hit the club scene with one goal – to find a red hot single.
Pro tip: Get tipsy but not smashed. To show that you’ve got game, you need to stay in control. Rock up to someone on the dance floor, dance with them, introduce yourself and get their number!
Here are the top 2 nightclubs for singles in Nashville:
Mai (125 12th Ave, Nashville, TN 37203): This is an upscale club located in downtown – the best Nashville neighbourhood for singles. It’s a bit expensive, but the women and men who come here are high-class and suited and booted. It opens at 10pm, closes at 3am, which gives you 5 hours to meet someone new.
The Lipstick Lounge (1400 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206): It’s only 16 years old, but already this nightclub has got a reputation as being one of Nashville’s most iconic clubs. Originally exclusive to just lesbians, it now opens its doors to everyone. On Friday nights it gets packed, which means one thing – lots of singles to choose from!
3. Best Bars in Nashville For Singles
Find it hard to meet someone new in clubs? Sceptical that you could ever find your soulmate on a sticky dance floor?
No problem – try the bar scene instead.
Lots of singles in Nashville hit the bars every night of the week. Go alone or with a wingman (or woman), catch someones eye and don’t be afraid to ask if they’d like a drink.
Shoot your shot! As long as you’re not creepy, there’s every chance they’ll accept. Then, you can move the conversation along.
Pro tip: Keep the conversation light, funny and positive.
Here are the 2 best Nashville singles bars:
The Red Door Saloon (1816 Division St, Nashville, TN 37203): How do steamed sandwiches and hot dogs sound?! The Red Door Saloon also has a cool little outdoor section, which is perfect for when you want to take the conversation outside. This place is also ideal for Nashville singles over 40.
Greenhouse Bar ( 2211 Bandywood Dr, Nashville, TN 37215): The way this lounge is setup makes it super easy to get talking to someone new. Grab a friend and go join some cute folk sat at a table. They won’t mind – Greenhouse invites people to share tables with others!
4. Concerts or Stand-up Comedy Shows = great places to meet singles in Nashville
Come on, you’re in Music City, which means it’s pretty much the LAW to go see live music!
It’s virtually unheard of to meet singles in Nashville who don’t like live music. If there’s a concert going on somewhere, you can bet your bottom dollar there’ll be lots of hot singles in attendance.
All you’ve gotta do is join ‘em and bring your best music chatter. And because Nashville folk are bred on music, it won’t be long before you’re in rapport with someone new.
So check the local listings to see who’s playing and where!
And when there’s no live music that catches your eye, you can hit a comedy club instead.
Comedy clubs are surprisingly good places to meet someone new. The idea is that, because live comedy puts us in such a good mood, we’ll be more open to chatting to friendly new people.
Round some friends up, pick a comedy night and get out there! And even if you don’t meet a new romantic partner, you’re still guaranteed a fab night.
Here are the best 2 comedy clubs in Nashville:
Zanies Comedy Club (2025 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204): This place gives a platform to local acts, and it also invites more established, even famous comedians to its stage. There’s also an open-mike showcase, and belly laughs are guaranteed.
Nashville Improv (2007 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212): Cosy is the name of the game here, and its intimate setting makes it easy for you to catch someones eye. But, hey, if you do start with a joke, make sure it’s a good one!
5. Nashville singles at gyms and other fitness related hobbies?
Want a place to meet new people during the day, too?
Because clubs don’t open until 10PM, and because it’s probably not a good idea to ask “Can buy you a drink?” at 10AM, it’s a good idea to join a gym.
A gym gives you a chance to tone up and get in shape, and these are also among the best places to meet singles in Nashville.
Think about it: Anyone who goes to a gym often will have a smoking body. And once you start to go often too, you’ll be able to say “hi!” to folk, introduce yourself – and casually invite someone out for a drink.
6. Nashville Singles Events (or any kind of networking events)
How’s your speed dating game?
Bet you’re sweating now, aren’t you?!
“What? … you … you want me to go … speed dating? I’M OK WITH BEING SINGLE, THANKS.”
Speed dating scares people, but it’s such a great way to meet your next romantic partner. It also saves you time, and it’s one of the busiest singles activities in Nashville there is. If you haven’t been, you’re missing out.
Speed dating puts you in front of several people in one night, and you’ve got 3 minutes to chat and find out if you’re a match. Nope, you won’t be a fit for everyone but you might get lucky.
And, hey, you’ll have so much fun AND it will build up your confidence.
There are other Nashville singles events to keep a look out for. Join meetup.com and see what’s happening on the Nashville singles meetup scene, too.
And why not try your hand at general networking? There’s no pressure to meet your soul mate, but you might just make a great new friend who eventually introduces you to someone they think you’d like.
7. Learn a new skill (while meeting people with the same interests) or do “hobby dates”
Finally, quit trying to learn a new skill all by yourself and join a class.
Art classes, cooking classes, language classes … all these places are full of likeminded people!
The chances of you meeting a hot single you hit it off with are higher than you might think. But you’ll never know unless you try.
Datermeister has done our bit with the 7 best places to meet singles in Nashville.
It’s now over to you.
Are you gonna finesse the Nashville singles scene?
If you want to meet someone online, just stop teasing yourself only on Tinder. Give a try at the more serious dating platforms. Right now, in 2020, Datermeister recommends EliteSingles.com – especially if you’re around 30 or over.
Have we missed something out when it comes to Nashville singles? Leave us a comment below!