Where to meet singles in New York City

Friends enrich our lives, but everyone needs that special someone. We have a few ideas for where to meet singles and hopefully find your perfect match.
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By Allison Merzel |
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You could try striking up conversation with a cute mixologist at one of the best NYC bars, or you could offer to spot the hottie at one of the city's cool yoga classes, but we have some better ideas for where to meet singles. If these fun events don’t pique your interest, you can always revisit our latest New York singles crew.

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92YTribeca
92Y Tribeca
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92YTribeca

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Whether you’re looking for your other half or simply in need of a fun night out with other unattached New Yorkers, the nonprofit community center offers monthly events through its singles program. Hit up the downtown location to see Dave and Ethan: Dating Coaches (Dec 20 at 8pm; $10), a comic duo imparting valuable courting lessons through song and dance. The two bachelors provide a chance to interact with fellow audience participants via onstage demonstrations. • 212-601-1000, 92ytribeca.org.

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Single and the City
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Single and the City

Founded with the intent of separating singles from their computers, this NYC company brings local guys and gals together through well-attended trivia nights, boat cruises and career-based mixers. Upcoming gatherings include a New Year’s Eve soiree (Dec 31 6pm–3am, $50), a fireman party (Jan TBA $30) and a hot-or-not bash (Jan TBA, $40).Visit singleandthecity.com for more information.

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New York Easy Dates

New York Easy Dates

This website takes much of the guesswork out of speed dating by detailing each event’s type of crowd (which ranges from the general “young professionals” to the more specific “women dating younger guys”). Nights follow one of three formats: a small two-hour shindig for 10 to 20 people, who chat with a new potential mate for three to eight minutes; an extended event where 60 to 100 people chat for however long they like; or a series of quick minidates, each lasting between two and three minutes. • Locations, times and prices vary; visit nyeasydates.com for more information.

Silly Date
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Silly Date

If you’re not one to hide your wacky side from a new significant other until it’s “safe,” join this fun-loving group that embraces all things goofy and twee. Events have included movie outings to see The Muppets, sing-alongs in the West Village and “geek days” at the American Museum of Natural History. With any luck, you’ll find the Statler to your Waldorf in no time. • Locations, times and prices vary; visit sillydate.com for more information.

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Grubwithus
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Grubwithus

Find a gastronomic soulmate at a group dinner date organized through this online community. Once you’ve signed up, you can browse online discussions, which lead to themed meals with at least three other like-minded diners. For instance, sign up for dim sum at Nom Wah Tea Parlor (Thu 6 at 7pm; $29) to chat about discovering “awesome new eats in NYC.” Trending topics for possible future dinners include hilarious pickup lines, dancing Gangnam style and nonfiction books. • Locations, times and prices vary; visit grubwithus.com for more information.

NY Minute Dating, Webster Hall New Year's Eve Party
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NY Minute Dating

he sister website of Singles Boat Party NYC, which hosts boat cruises on the Hudson from spring through fall, offers a range of indoor speed-dating events and parties.  Attend the group’s annual New Year’s Eve party at Stitch Lounge (247 W 37th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves; $100, advance $50) to join 500 unattached New Yorkers for booze, bites and dancing. • Locations, times and prices vary; visit nyminutedating.com for more information.

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300 New York

300 New York

If you’re tired of typical dinner-and-a-movie dates, head over to Chelsea Piers for a fresher take on a night out. Hit up this bar-meets-alley on Tuesdays for weekly bowling bashes (8pm–2am, $28 per person), which include unlimited games, those slick shoes and a deejayed soundtrack. Get to know your fellow spinsters over naked wings ($15) or a Lemon-Berry Swagger martini ($10–$13). • 212-835-2695, threehundred.com/newyork.

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