Are you single in Raleigh?
Perhaps you’re tired of being single and just want someone you can go on day trips with, cuddle up to at night and eat ice cream in bed with?
Datermeister loves ice cream too, and we also love helping Raleigh singles meet other Raleigh singles. That’s why we’ve put together this bumper article on the 7 best places to meet singles in Raleigh!
We’ll show you where you need to go and what you need to do to crush your single status!
All we need from you is a willingness to put yourself out there.
Ready? Let’s do this!
1. Best nightclubs for Raleigh singles? Here’s a couple:
Do you love to dance? Do you wish you could meet someone on the dance floor who makes you feel electric?
Hitting the Raleigh club scene is a must if you need to experience fireworks before you start dating someone. In a club, you can get grooving, shaking and grinding with someone and, if you’re lucky, you could be dancing with them all night long.
Just grab a friend, have some drinks and take to the dance floor with confidence and a smile.
Be positive and bust some moves. Then, when someone catches your eye, waste no time introducing yourself and showing them that they’re yours this evening.
Here are the 2 best nightclubs in Raleigh:
TJ’s Night Life (4801 Leigh Dr, Raleigh, NC 27616): This hotspot – located in one of the best Raleigh neighbourhoods for singles – has got a real coastal vibe to it. It’s a dance club that plays all the best tunes and it also hosts guest only events. One thing you can be sure of about guest only events – hot Raleigh singles love them!
Ambis 1 (4000 Atlantic Ave, Raleigh, NC 27604): There are always smoking hot singles having a party at Ambis Q, a happening nightclub that comes complete with neon lights. The dance floor is always busy, the revellers are always in search of a good time – all you’ve gotta do is show up looking your best!
2. Best singles bars in Raleigh?
Prefer a sit down and a chat over a drink as opposed to a wild night under neon lights?
If you don’t dig nightclubs, you won’t want to stray too far from the Raleigh singles scene. This is where bars come in.
Bars are great places to meet people because we all go there for a drink and a chat. And because Raleigh people are so friendly, there’s no reason you and your friend can’t start a convo with hot new people.
It’s all about timing in a bar. If someone is clearly engaged in a conversation with a friend, don’t intrude. But if you’re waiting at the bar next to a cutie, there’s no reason you can’t break the ice with a simple ‘how busy is it here tonight?!’ line.
It’s all about small talk that allows you to move a conversation forward. Keep it light hearted, positive and humorous.
Avoid dad jokes if poss, though!
Here are the top 2 Raleigh singles bars:
C.Grace (407 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606): This joint is a smooth cocktail lounge that’s popular with Raleigh singles over 40. It’s got a Prohibition theme going on, the drinks are handcrafted and there’s often some live jazz playing in the background. If you want to meet a sophisticated single with impeccable taste, it’s a must.
Boxcar Bar (330 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601): If you want a livelier place, try Boxcar Bar. It’s got lots of arcade games that make for great Raleigh singles activities, and anyone who goes here tends to be real open and friendly.
3. Concerts.. stand up comedy shows?
If you love live music, you need to kill two birds with one stone the next time you go to a concert.
Sure, we all go to concerts to see our favourite bands and artists in action. But no single is going to be miffed if they happen to hit it off with a fellow hot single. It’s literally the jackpot!
Meeting singles in Raleigh at concerts is easier than you think. As long as you position yourself well enough and have the confidence to dance with someone you fancy, it’s just like being in a club. And if a sexy song comes on, don’t be afraid to get a bit sexy with them.
Take it easy, introduce yourself but don’t bend their ear all night. Wait until the show is over and then ask if they’d like a drink at the bar.
Comedy clubs are great places to meet singles, too. If you’re with your friends there’s no reason why you guys can’t get chatting to another group of friends.
And among that group could be a hot single who’s quite taken with you!
Just be yourself, be funny (if possible) and get into rapport with someone.
The great thing about meeting someone in a comedy club is you already know they have a sense of humour. So go for it!
Here is the best comedy club in Raleigh:
Goodnights Comedy Club (1613, 861 W Morgan St, Raleigh, NC 27603): This place has been making people laugh since 1983 and it continues to be really popular. It has a bar and grill, the comedians are always top notch and there’s always a packed crowd. The best thing about a packed crowd? More singles to choose from!
4. Best Places To Meet Raleigh Singles Online? Try these:
Want an easy way to meet more singles in Raleigh? Then you need to try online dating.
‘Tried it – didn’t work’ you might protest.
1) Quit Tinder. For most people, Tinder is just a game and they have no intention of meeting up, let alone getting serious with you.
2) Improve your profile and chat. Ask a friend to choose your pics (seriously) and make your bio short but positive. Focus on what you like and what you’re looking for. Make it act as a sort of dog whistle to the right people. And when you talk to people, be conversational, flirty and fun!
Here are the 2 best dating sites in the USA at the moment:
Match.com: Match is probably the most popular dating site in the US and Raleigh right now. Just log in for free and you’ll be met by hundreds of Raleigh singles right away.
EliteSingles.com: If you’ve always wanted to meet someone a bit more high class who has brains and beauty, Elite Singles is the place to go. This is where there doctors and lawyers are at – and they’re waiting for you!
‘But Datermeister, what if I wanna Christian singles in Raleigh? What do I do?’
No problem – both these sites let you refine your search so that can find whoever you want, such as Catholic singles in Raleigh.
5. Gyms or other fitness activities (definitely one of the best ways to meet Raleigh singles these days):
Gyms are among the best places to meet singles in Raleigh. Why?
It’s simple – the same people go to the gym each week. If you become a regular, you’ll soon start to recognise the same faces.
Before long, you’ll be chatting to hotties – and asking people out!
Yoga and meditation classes work in the same way and, like gyms, anyone who goes here are fit and healthy – which is awesome!
6. Raleigh singles events + other networking events:
There are all kinds of Raleigh singles meetups that you can go to. Match.com regularly host singles events and you can download the meetup.com app to see what else is out there.
Speed dating is an option, too. Speed dating is fun and efficient, and it lets you chat to several people in one night.
If you hit it off with someone and they agree, you can then arrange a proper date for sometime in the near future.
Or, if you’re looking for Christian singles in Raleigh you could use the meetup app to see what’s out there for you.
Try regular networking events as well. While you probably won’t meet your soulmate, you could easily make new friends.
And that’s really what it’s all about – expanding your social circle, meeting new people and seeing who can introduce you to who later down the line!
7. Learn a new skill while meeting like minded people in Raleigh:
Learning a new skill that’s taking up all your time?
Perhaps it’s taking up so much of your time that you don’t have much time to date.
So why not do what other Raleigh singles do and join a class?
You’ll be guaranteed to meet new people, and who knows? You might meet someone you really hit it off with!
Being single sucks but now that you’ve read our tips there’s no need to be single for much longer.
It’s ALL about being proactive and putting your face out there.
The more places you go to and the more people you meet, the greater are your chances of connecting with someone who makes you super happy.
Have we missed something out when it comes to Raleigh singles? Leave us a comment below!