I met my partner almost 15 years ago when we were both in high school. It’s where my parents met and feel in love and where my inlaws did as well, so when I was thinking about dating at 16 years old, I was confident it would lead to a long-term relationship. Though I wasn’t focused on that, it is just how it all seemed to pan out for me.
Finding a long-term partner isn’t really on the radar of people in high school or college and once you’re out in the working field as a adult, it can feel like it’s harder and harder to meet a variety of people let alone the person you’re meant to be with (if you believe in that sort of thing). I know for myself that it’s hard to find new people to befriend, and the idea of finding a partner in this big world is a little intimidating – but it’s not impossible or intimidating when you really think about it.
Click through and read 12 places you could find the partner of your dreams, if you’ve not found them yet:
12 Places You Could Find The Partner of Your Dreams 1 of 13
If you're looking for your partner of your dreams, you may want to frequent these fun places:
At the Bar 2 of 13
It's not usually known as the spot to find a long-term thing, but it's possible depending on which bar you go to. Clubs with lots of dancing may not be the best place, but what about a sports bar?
At the Gym 3 of 13
Looking for a long-term relationship at the gym is a good place because you'll have something in common right away. You can get to know someone first through casual talking while working out and see if it develops into something more
Through Friends 4 of 13
Friends are a good place to look for a long-term partner. Ask around to see if they know anyone who may be a good fit for you.
Social Media 5 of 13
Social media is where a lot of conversations start and why not see if you can start a love relationship as well? Maybe find someone totally new or rekindle something from the past.
Community Classes 6 of 13
Art classes or comedy workshops are a fun place to meet someone new. Immediately you'll have something in common to spark the conversation from.
Sports Events 7 of 13
Go to a baseball game, golf match, or even a football-themed party and there's bound to be someone there who will strike up a conversation - you never know where it will go from there.
Business Conferences 8 of 13
If you don't see any potential in anyone at work, don't forget about business conferences. Many places have them and it can bring someone into your life you may not have otherwise met.
Church 9 of 13
Commonalities are frequently found in church and you'll find a good base for a long-term, happy, and healthy relationship.
At Work 10 of 13
Work is the new school for older people. While you may want to look into a different department, work is a good place to spark something new.
On Vacation 11 of 13
There's no need for your vacation love not to grow into something more. Stay in touch and you may just find that person you were looking for.
Local Hot Spot 12 of 13
The local museum, festival, or art gallery are great places to find all sorts of different people. You can strike up conversations based on the art you're both staring at or convince someone to try that new food dish.
Dating Sites 13 of 13
There are so many more dating sites out there and finding love online is no longer taboo. You can go on a large network or find a more specialized one that suits your taste.
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Devan is a freelance writer living in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three kids and expecting baby #4 at the end of this year. Read more from Devan on Babble and “like” Accustomed Chaos on Facebook!