Hey Philadelphia! Single and ready to gosh darn mingle?
We know what it’s like – you really want to meet someone new, but you’re finding it hard.
Bet you wanna know the best places to meet singles in Philadelphia?!
In this article we’ve got you covered with 7 of the best tips and tricks to meet fellow Philly singles who – just like you – are on a mission: To crush their single status as soon as possible.
Let’s take a look at what you need to do, and where you need to go:
1. Best nightclubs for Philadelphia Singles
When the clock strikes 10PM, singles in Philadelphia begin to lose their inhibitions a tad. After a few drinks, they’re ready to hit the clubs in search of a new romantic partner!
Is it going to be you this time?
Make the most of the weekend and hit the Philadelphia singles scene on both Friday and Saturday night. After all, if you’re not in it – you won’t win it.
If you want to dance, grind and kiss the night away, grab a pal and here is where you need to go:
The Fillmoore (29 E Allen St, Philadelphia, PA 19123) : If you’re into sixties bands like The Doors and the Grateful Dead, you’ll know all about The Fillmoore. It was an iconic San Francisco rock club back in the day. In 2018, Philly has resurrected it so that you can get jamming with your fellow rock fans. Perfect for Philadelphia singles over 50 who remember the good times.
Ruba Club (416 Green St, Philadelphia, PA 19123) : Ruba Club is the one to go to when your friends want to head home to their partners. It’s open till late, reasonably priced and sells ice cream (IKR) as well as drinks! It’s a cool place to meet someone new when alcohol has loosened you both up.
2. Best Single Bars in Philadelphia?
If it’s easier for you to strike up a conversation with someone new in a quiet place (as opposed to grinding them on the dance floor), you’ll want to hit the Philly bar scene instead.
All you need to do is take a friend or two with you and get ready to meet new people.
Meeting people in bars isn’t as daunting as it sounds. If you’re stood at the bar and a hottie comes and stands next to you, break the ice with a light comment about their outfit, the weather – or their gorgeous eyes.
Once you’re in rapport with someone, you can then ask for their number.
Remember, keep ALL your conversation light and humorous.
Here are the 2 best bars for Philadelphia singles:
Palizzi Social Club (1408 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147) : What we love about this place is that folk get up and entertain you with heartwarming cover songs. When the old man grabs his guitar and starts plucking, you’ve got an ace conversation starter with that hottie you had your eye on.
El Bar (1356 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122) : The drinks are cheap, there’s a huge outdoor patio – and a pool table. Why not meet someone new and challenge them to a game of 8-ball? Careful, though – this is a cash-only bar.
Wherever you go, you can either go alone or take a wingman or wing-woman with you. Choosing the latter option might make this easier for you!
3. Concerts or Stand-up Comedy Shows Are Especially Awesome For Philadelphia Singles Over 40
All Philadelphia singles can go to a concert or a comedy night and meet someone new. For the 40+ singles, however, they’re a particularly great way to meet someone. All you need to do is go see that band you’ve been into since forever, and you’ll find that the crowd is just like you.
Concerts are also awesome places to meet people because you’ve already got something in common!
The Boot and Saddle (1131 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19147) : It holds just 200 people, which means the audience is going to be pretty specific. There’s always something going on, from live hip hop to singer/songwriter stuff. Hang at the bar and strike up a conversation about the music with someone you fancy.
Comedy shows, meanwhile, work wonders as one of the best places to meet singles in Philadelphia because everyone is in such a good mood. The drinks and jokes are flowing and you’re all loosened up!
4. Best Ways to Meet Philly Singles Online?
If you’ve heard the word, the word is that Tinder sucks these days. Too many people use it for validation, and hardly anyone actually wants to go out on a real date.
All you’ve gotta say is, “shall we go for a drink then?” and the conversation will officially be over!
The problem is that Tinder is a free dating app. If you want to improve your odds of meeting someone you really like online, try one of these two paid sites instead:
Match.com – Match is free and easy to register. t’s crammed with serious Philly singles who have had enough with games, and who actually do want to meet you. Once you’ve been talking to someone for a week and there’s a clear connection, ask them if they fancy meeting up.
Elitesingles.com – Hands down, this is one of the best dating sites in Philadelphia. It’s aimed at singles who want someone educated and/or career-focused. In other words, these guys and girls know what they want – and they want someone gorgeous who also has brains. If that sounds like you, go ahead and register for free.
“But what if I wanna meet Christian singles in Philadelphia?”
If you’re a bit more selective and want to find Jewish singles in Philadelphia or Catholic singles in Philadelphia, the fantastic news is that both Match.com and EliteSingles.com allow you to refine your search.
5. Gyms Are Great Places to Meet Singles In Philadelphia
Not into working out? From now on, you probably should be. Here are 3 reasons why:
1) Working out will improve the way you look, making you more attractive to those hot Philadelphia singles
2) Working out will boost your confidence and self-esteem – essential to succeeding on the Philly dating scene
3) Gyms are one of the best places to meet cute singles in Philadelphia.
Of course, not everyone who goes to a gym will be single, and we’re not saying all you need to do is visit a gym once and you’ll meet your soul mate. It doesn’t work like a bar. But the more you visit a gym, the more you’ll get to know the regular gym goers. Over time, you can introduce yourself, grab a post-gym snack – and setup a date with someone you like.
6. Single Events – Or Any Kind of Networking Events
Wanna know what the best and most fun Philadelphia singles event is?
We know, we know – speed dating sounds scary, right?
But it actually isn’t. Instead, it’s one of the best and most efficient ways to meet someone new.
Essentially, you get 3 minutes to chat to several different people in one night. The next day, you visit the website and rate each person you chatted to. If they liked you back and agreed that there was chemistry and fireworks, you message each other and arrange a date!
As well as speed dating, we highly recommend that you check apps like meetup.com for all kinds of events – single or otherwise – in your area. Download the app, find events related to your hobbies and get out there.
In fact, you don’t need to use these events for the sole purpose of meeting your one true love there and then. It’s all about expanding your social circle. When you meet lots of new people and make more friends, they can eventually introduce you to someone they think you’ll like.
7. Learn a new skill (while meeting people with same interests) or do “hobby dates”
Instead of learning a new skill all by yourself in the comfort of your own home, leave your home and take up a class.
Want to learn how to paint? Join an art class.
Want to learn how to cook? Join a cooking class!
Loads of classes are available online (check Facebook groups) and they allow you to learn a new skill while meeting new people.
The best thing? Already, you and someone you meet while in class have something in common.
These are our 7 top tips on the best places to meet singles in Philadelphia. The good news is that there are tons of Philly singles out there – and tons of places to meet them. So work out, smile, put your best outfit on, grab a wing man or woman and get out there.
And put the Tinder app away 😉
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