Lonely Guide: Where to Mingle If You’re Single in Vancouver
Vancouver has sometimes been called a lonely city, with some saying it’s a hard place to make friends. The situation is even worse when you are single.
The city has unfortunately gained a reputation for being somewhat unfriendly or snobbish, but even if that’s the general view of Vancouver, that doesn’t mean there aren’t places you can go that are friendly and welcoming.
There are tons of thriving communities in Vancouver hosting events and gatherings open to the public that are great places to mingle if you’re single.
This is just a small selection of the best places to go if you’re single in Vancouver, whether you want to mingle or be alone.
And no, one of the options is not the barge from Vancouver.
Watch an improv show or take a class
You may not know it, but Vancouver has a thriving comedy community. With tons of local indie comedy and improv shows, you can literally catch a show every night and laugh to yourself.
If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous and want to join a class, there are tons of options for that as well. Blind Tiger Comedy is one such option, offering a range of different classes at different skill levels.
Participate in a meeting
Have you heard of meetup.com? It’s a website where you can create or join an existing event on literally any topic.
As an example, some of the meetups currently available in Vancouver include a video game development meetup, an air pollution meetup, a meetup for people with Crohn’s disease, and even a chess meetup. and beer.
You are likely to find something that interests you, even excites you.
Host a quiz night
Moose’s Down Under offers a weekly trivia game. While the pub is Australian themed, the trivia is not.
But that’s just one of countless options.
A quick Google search will show you that there is no shortage of quiz nights around Vancouver, with varying themes.
If you’re looking for something that offers plant-based food options, check out Bad Apple.
Karaoke at Funky Winker Beans
There’s never a dull moment during a Funky’s Karaoke experience.
Whether you’re brave enough to take the stage or just watch the talent, it’s a great place to meet people or just soak it all up.
They have a wide variety of songs to choose from, so if you’re planning on hitting the stage, you’ll likely find something to suit your tastes.
It’s also a great vibe and friendly community at Funky’s, and no one will judge you if you disagree.
Join a sports league
Although just one option for finding a team, Urban Rec Vancouver is a great resource if you want to get active with other people.
With a variety of different sports, including mixed leagues, it’s a great way to meet people and keep fit.
Do you have a puppy? Go to a dog park
Whether you just want occasional companionship or are just coming back to the Vancouver dating market on your own, your dog might actually be your best friend.
There’s a lot more going on in Vancouver than is on this list, so consider this the first edition of the solitaire guide.
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