Take a look below at the many unique and personalized opportunities your dating life will improve from! So we asked some local singles and dating expert Elana Averbach for suggestions on some of the RIGHT places to be on the lookout for love: Cleveland Museum of Art Mix events, clevelandart.org: These monthly Friday-night events attract around 1,000 art and music lovers looking for a sophisticated night out in a lovely and lively local setting.3) The large amount of prepared foods attracts a lot of singles who don't want to cook for one.4) There aren't enough tables for everyone, so sharing with strangers is normal.Other groups, while not singles-only, provide a great way to meet others with very similar interests, such as hikers, vegans, Francophiles and new-to-town.There is no cost to join a Meet Up group; individuals are responsible for paying their own way for activities. Area singles say once you get past college and clubbing age, this family-oriented town can be a difficult place to find a match.
Volunteering: Lending a hand is a great way to meet singles, says Averbach, with a caution: Make sure it's the type of activity both men and women would do. Meet Ups, meetup.com/cities/us/oh/cleveland: The Greater Cleveland area has several Meet Up groups aimed at singles, such as 20- and 30-year old singles, single parents and singles who like to dance.
They have a great salsa night on Thursdays." She also recommends the world music dance nights at La Strada on East Fourth Street and Tropical Cleveland's dance nights at venues around town.
Whole Foods Foodie Fridays, wholefoodsmarket.com/store/event/foodie-Friday, 13998 Cedar Road, University Heights: A good time is practically guaranteed at these weekly 5-7 p.m.
"Loop is never crowded, it has a nice second-floor space with old records and CDs. Cleveland Metroparks, clemetparks.com: Meet fellow nature lovers or exercise enthusiasts at hundreds of monthly events, from group hikes to bird-watching and photography clubs.
You can actually hold a conversation in there, and the chairs are fairly comfortable. Bier Markt, 1948 West 25th St., Cleveland: This West 25th Street bar is a "hub for high-spirited love connections," Averbach says.