By Mike Lauterborn
What do you do if you are single or newly single? Sure, you could join a dating site, but then what? Where do you go and what do you do on your date? Maybe you don’t think a site devoted strictly to dating is for you. Fortunately, the Internet has some great resources including social networking groups which offer lots of ideas for activities you can enjoy in Westchester and the New York Metro area. Below is a small sampling…
Meetup promotes itself as “the world’s largest network of local groups.” The online service makes it very simple for anyone to organize a local group around his or her personal interest/s or to join one of the thousands of groups already meeting. According to the site, more than 2,000 groups get together in local communities each day. It’s a great way for single and newly single people to narrow their search for a mate to those with common interests, while widening one’s social circle at the same time. The service boasts 7.2 million members and claims 250,000 monthly meetups. For info, go to: www.meetup.com Wine &
Local Wine Events is a free online service which notifies subscribers of local food and wine events which are great opportunities to meet friends and potential love interests with a discerning palate and a passion for good taste. It was founded and developed by Eric V. Orange who has distinguished himself in the wine industry for the past 20 years. Site users can plug in their specific region of interest by name or zip code and see a list of wine events by date, with event details, cost and location included. For info, visit www.localwineevents.com
“Singles On The Go” is a tremendous online resource that allows singles to find groups and activities by state, city or even territory. Links are provided to a very broad range of “to-do’s” including speed dating, mixers, social networking, dining groups, wine tasting, dance groups, religious groups, volunteer teams, civic organizations and clubs–all dedicated to singles. For more information, go to: www. singlesonthego.com
Make A Date!
Single America is billed as “the most complete and up-to-date American singles and dating guide” online. Featured on its site are complete listings of singles’ parties, events, clubs and speed dating. There’s more: reviews of online dating sites, dating tips, advice, safe dating, gay and lesbian dating, religious and ethnic dating and more. This resource is essentially a portal to meeting new people, making friends and finding that certain special someone. Go to: www.Single-America.com
Be A Gourmand!
The Single Gourmet is one of the most established singles groups, known for its integrity and elegance. It was founded 25+ years ago and has chapters nationwide. It offers sophisticated single men and women a relaxed, easy way to meet other successful singles. The group hosts fine culinary events in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Fairfield Counties, as well as NYC and Long Island. To learn more and see lists of events, photos and travel plans, go to: www. singlegourmet-metrony.com
Now that you know where to go online, you’ll know where to go!
Mike Lauterborn is a freelance writer, author, marketing consultant and entrepreneur that loves to travel, experience new things and meet people.