So what are the best places to meet singles in Jacksonville, Florida?
After you have read this masterpiece from the humble as ever Datermeister, you will have new ideas on how to crush your single status.
So, here’s 7 tips for you Jax singles (it’s a combination of nightlife and normal daily life so there’s something for all):
1. Best nightclubs to meet singles in Jacksonville?
So what are the best places to hook up in Jax? ..or maybe find your future partner – you never know. Here’s a couple of options for you:
Myth Nightclub (333 E Bay St): cool nightclub for dancing, hanging out in the outdoor terrace and meeting new people. Also VIP bottle service available if you are balling.
theLOFT (925 King St): nice and tight dance floor, great drinks and in general a good place to meet people. Located on King Street so you are a stone throws away from several good other bars.
2. Best bars to meet people (attention Jax singles over 30)
If you’re not (anymore) into the loud nightclub scene, there are plenty of good bars for singles in Jax where the music volume is in control and you can actually hear the other person talk.
A good idea for singles is to head to King Street in Riverside and pop in to a few bars during your night out. You don’t want to be stuck sitting in the corner table for the whole night if you want to meet new people and possibly end up together in the same residential address by the end of the night.
The Rogue (927 King St): a sophisticated dive bar could be the words to describe The Rogue. A relaxed but friendly atmosphere where it’s easy to bump into new people.
The Volstead (115 W Adams St): a great bar in Downtown Jacksonville for a bit more mature crowd – so attention you 30 something singles in Jax. Great drinks, live music and a friendly crowd where it’s easy to get to know other singles.
3. Live music events, standup comedy shows?
If you’re not a big fan of standing around in bars, but you prefer to go out and see some shows, here’s a couple of ideas for you:
Live music events are great ways to meet the Jax singles who have similar music taste to yours. Think about it – if it’s a band you really like, you’ll have a hall full of your soulmates. Just keep an eye on your favorite artists’ schedules and when they stop by in Jacksonville, go and see them.
Another good way to meet new people (especially the over 30-year-old singles in Jax) is going to standup comedy shows (if that’s your kind of thing). People are slightly tipsy and already been warmed up by some jokes so it’s easy to open conversations!
4. Singles events and other networking events in Jacksonville (expand your social circles)
When you’re single, it’s a good idea to just start meeting any new people aka expanding your social circles. According to one study most couples have met through common friends (39 % of respondents) compared to for example online dating with only 8 %!
One way to get new friends or acquaintances is by attending all kinds of meetings around the things you are interested in. You can find such meet and greets through various Facebook groups or Meetup.com.
There are tons of different groups – either only for singles or just for anyone.
But if you rather get into 1-on-1 contacts with other singles, the next tip is still the easiest way since you can do it straight from the comfort of your own sofa:
5. Best dating sites for Jacksonville singles?
If you want to find a relationship (and not just random hookups) it’s better to do online dating on the “normal” dating sites rather than on the fast paced and photo obsessed dating apps.
For Jax singles we have these two recommendations where you can get started:
- Match.com – the one site fits all solution!
- Elitesingles.com – if you value education and focus on career, try this one (especially good for Jax singles over 30!)
Just join either one, set up your profile (put some effort in it – the more you give the more you get!) and you’ll have dates lining up so fast it’ll make your head spin.
6. Gyms are one of the best places to meet singles in Jacksonville these days
Gym is the new nightclub my friend..
When you’re single, you have at least two good reasons to go to the gym:
- You will get healthier and fitter physically and mentally (you will feel more confident and you will come across as more attractive when dating)
- You will start seeing new faces on a regular basis. Maybe this leads to some nice eye contacts, small talks and maybe eventually scoring a date with that hot fellow gym goer
And it doesn’t have to be the gym. It could be yoga (also more and more of men do yoga these days), boxing classes or maybe meditation?
7. Start a new hobby (attend courses)
Are you a curious personality? Do you enjoy learning new things and developing yourself? If yes, there are many singles in Jacksonville who do these kinds of things so you also could look for some courses on topics that interest you. It could be anything such as:
- painting or sculpting
- learning a new language
Just make sure that it’s a social event (and not some friggin’ online course where everyone is once again rotting away at home in front of their smartphone). You are surrounded with people who have same interests as you so it’s a great way of getting new friends.
If you’ve been single for a while and you really want to change that, you should live by this quote:
“If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.”
So.. stop watching Netflix, stop the endless swiping on FB and Instagram and start going outside your comfort zone. Get active in new or old hobbies, start networking and you will soon start meeting interesting new people – and maybe the love of your life?
Any tips to share to other Jax singles? What are the best places to meet singles in Jacksonville? Leave a comment below!