10 Great Places to Meet Someone of the Opposite Sex

In Advice and Encouragement, Dating, Single by Debra Fileta

People are always wondering where to meet someone of the opposite sex.  I know that was true for me.  I wondered when I would meet my future spouse, and where.

I decided to take an informal little poll asking where some of my friends and readers have met their spouses, or where some might think would be a good place to meet someone.  Here’s what they came up with (in no particular order):

1.  Coffee shop

2.  Seminary Class/College Class

3.  The Bookstore, particularly in your favorite section 😉  Common interests are always good!

4.  Church small group/bible study

5. Online

6.  A Conference (yep, this is how John and I met!)

7.  Concert or event

8.  At a Wedding

9.  Gathering at someone’s house (mutual friends rock!)

10.  A Mission Trip (how my friend Sarah met her husband)

It’s fun to look and see the different places people are first introduced to the person they end up marrying, but it’s more incredible to know that there is a really trustworthy God behind the scenes- working out all the details.  

No matter where you are in your search for love, it’s okay to find hope in the stories of the people around you- but don’t get caught up looking at other people’s stories without living your own (Tweet it!).

God is after the bigger picture of your life, and has unique and specific plans for your life and relationships.  Trust Him and watch as those plans unfold.  You just never know what will happen next…or where.

For more on finding love and learning about what you should look for in a relationship, check out Chapter 5 of True Love Dates. 

Debra Fileta is a Professional Counselor, national speaker, and author of the book True Love Dates: Your Indispensable Guide to Finding the Love of Your Life. You may also recognize her voice from her 150+ articles at Relevant Magazine or Crosswalk.com! She’s also the creator of this True Love Dates Blog, where she writes candidly about dating, relationships, and how to find true love! Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter