Finding singles events to meet the right romantic partner can be frustrating and time-consuming. Yet there is one simple way to make your search easier and faster.
One of the best ways to expedite the search for dating partners is to narrow the focus.
Yes, I admit this sounds and feels like the exact opposite of what your gut says to do. But it’s far more effective than casting a wide net.
Allow me to explain.
Marketing professionals do this as a fundamental step to create any marketing campaign. They define their market in a targeted, narrow way. Once they know precisely WHO they want as a client, they know where to go to find them. They also know how to communicate with them in a way that resonates.
The same thing applies to dating. When you know exactly who you want as your ideal partner, it’s much easier to find them and connect with them.
The very act of targeting means that you will have something in common with prospective dating partners you meet at these events.
On the other hand, when you cast a big wide net, you’ll go through lots of first dates with incompatible partners with dissimilar interests.
4 Ways to Search for Singles Events Near You
Here are four ways to fine tune your search for events. Getting specific makes the search more effective, and you’ll have a lot more fun along the way!
1 – Search Singles Events by Age
It’s likely there are events in your area that cater to various age groups, including men and women over sixty.
For example, I did a search for “local events for 60 year olds” and “singles events for over 60’s” and got pages of search results for towns within a half hour drive.
2 – Find Singles Events by Geography
Figure out how far you’re willing to travel to find interesting singles events. Then limit your searches to areas within that radius.
Here are some examples of search terms you might use:
- Singles events [your town or city]
- Singles events [your neighborhood if it has a name]
- Singles events [geographic region or part of the state]
The key is to search using a mix of geographic names. Also, be sure to substitute other search terms such as “senior events” or “events for 60 year olds” plus the geographic locations.
After some initial searches, you’ll find a few search terms that deliver good results for your area.
Also, be sure to check out this list of where to meet singles over sixty.
Local Newspaper Event Directories
Local newspapers almost always have directories of local events. Fair warning: most will not be singles events. But if you look for events that you love, it’s a great way to keep enjoyably busy.
If you happen to meet any singles, you’ll have something in common.
3 – Find Singles Events Related to Activities, Hobbies and Interests
Singles events related to hobbies and interests can be a lot of fun. They’re already something you enjoy doing. Again, the bonus is that if you find an eligible dating partner, you’ll have at least one major thing in common.
Here are a few examples of where you might find singles events that revolve around activities and interests.
Faith Based Groups and Events
Churches have plenty of groups and events catering to a range of interests, not just religious. Check out your own church and others.
If you don’t see a relevant singles group, talk to the pastor about starting one of your own.
Meetup is a popular way to get together and befriend others who share the same passions, hobbies, causes, sports, or any interest you can imagine.
You can find out more about starting a Meetup group here. Or explore meetup.com to see what’s going on in your area.
Every area has plenty of charities, whether local or international. Volunteers are always in demand. Getting involved is a chance to do some good and meet potential partners with the same interests and dedication as you.
Going back to school later in life is fun. There isn’t the stress of having to finish a course because it’s essential to getting a degree and having a career. Learning is its own reward.
Granted, the chance you might meet someone single is small. Nevertheless, living your life to the fullest is attractive to potential partners.
Check out listings of LGBTQ events, groups or associations in your area. There are likely to be singles groups affiliated with them.
4 – Holiday Events for Singles
The major holidays are a good time to search for singles events. For example, search the following at least a few weeks in advance of the holiday:
- New Year’s singles events
- Valentine’s Day Singles Events
- Christmas Singles Events
- Thanksgiving Singles Events
- St. Patrick’s Day Singles Events
In most places you’ll find singles events created for every holiday on the calendar.
Final Thoughts on Over 60 Singles Events
So there you have four easy ways to narrow your focus and help you find great singles events in your area:
- by age
- by geography
- by activities, hobbies and interests and
- by holiday.
Try using them all to find which works best for you and your needs.
Or use the list as inspiration to create your own singles events. Why wait for someone else to do it for you?
Just remember, the pool of eligible singles in local events is likely to be a lot smaller than what you’ll find in online dating sites. So be patient.
Yet the downside is small, because attending these events will be enjoyable in and of itself. And when you do run across a potential dating partner, you’ll have something important in common. Plus, it’s a great way to treat yourself.