While it is difficult to know how many New Yorkers are keeping their search offline, a 2013 Pew Research Center study found that only 38 percent of single and searching Americans have used an online service.
In New York, more than 1 million people are listed in census data as single and between 20 to 34 years of age (the age bracket most likely to be dating).
The biggest difference is that if you're going to a meet up arranged through a forum you frequent you may already be familiar with some of the attendees through your online interactions, rather than going in not knowing anyone.
As a note, this article is currently focuses on because it's the biggest site of its kind and will be the most useful for anyone who wants to try to socialize through meet ups.
All you have to do is enter your zip code or city and the topic you want to discuss with others.
The topic can be anything such as books, beauty, games, politics, health, business, jobs, pets, shopping, technology etc.
the time and venue of your meeting will be arranged by the organizers of the group.
In case you are not sure about your topic of discussion you can also choose from the topic listing after entering your location.
Want to hav fun n b happy again Life is too short so live for every day I'm a fun n easy going person n a funny sense of humour once u get to no me ! Age 53 From Bridgnorth, United Kingdom Online - 3 days ago Woman Seeking Man (492 Kilometers Away) I'm fun loving Witty very bubbly enjoys to watch football, rugby and the golf... Age 50 From Washington, United Kingdom Online - Yesterday Woman Seeking Man (504 Kilometers Away) Very shy and quite at first but when you get to know me I'm very caring, lovable and easy to get on with.
And finally a third."I put my hands up as if to say ' OK, now what?
A few dates followed and the two are friends to this day.
Some of the groups are based purely around having people meet and mingle, while others are centered around hobbies, careers, or business networking.
Web forums or sites like may also hold meet ups for members located in the same city.