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Jewish Top 10s: Places To Meet Your One & Only

This week, we list the best places to meet fellow single guys and gals

By: Daniel Koren
Published: September 27th, 2013 in News » World

Welcome to Jewish Top 10s, where we compile lists that highlight the best and the brightest of everything yehudi, from delicious recipes to funniest actors, to most obnoxious Jewish wedding songs.

This week, we give a shout out to all the single Jewish guys and gals out there looking for venues to meet that one and only. After speaking to dozens of single, and involved, members of our community, we've compiled a list of the best locales for meeting that special someone.

Alone this Saturday night? Why not check out one of the following spots we've picked after much lengthy conversation. Who knows? You may be pleasantly surprised and meet that perfect mate you've been waiting for.

Hunting season is on! Good luck.

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TOP TEN


10.

GROCERY STORE


You never know, you could be in line at Sobeys, and notice the guy beside you is buying your favourite brand of greek yogurt that you happen to be purchasing three containers of. "Hey, that stuff is awesome!" you say. "Naturally," he replies as he notices your buying the same brand. Boom, what an ice breaker! Soon enough you guys are sharing it for breakfast.

And it's high in protein too!

9.

COFFEE SHOP


Coffee shops like Aroma and Starbucks are chock full of young hip professionals doing work, reading books, or socializing with others. Also, as it's one of the few locales where it's acceptable to ride solo, it's an easy way to meet single guys and gals who you may find have similar interests just by glancing at their laptop screens. "I just read that review of Drake," you smile and say to the girl sitting to your right. "I love his album, but personally, I don't think it beats Take Care." [It actually might be just as good, mind you.] Depending on her views of Drake, it could be the perfect way to start a conversation. For book nerds, seeing someone who's reading the same copy of Chaim Potok's My Name Is Asher Lev is an instant conversation starter.

8.

BAR


You can't mess with the classics. There's a reason why the bar/club scene continues to thrive in cities like Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and merely any other city with a pulse. It's more than the fact that alcohol brings people together, though it certainly does make us uninhibited, and let loose. It's part of a community fabric, a nightlife culture that young people take very seriously. Where else would we unwind at the end of a long stressful week at work if not at a bar? (Unless, of course, you like the library/pottery class scene). Due to this thriving culture, bars continue to be one of the best places to meet people, whether you're looking for casual encounters, a serious relationship, or a date. If you're alone tonight, maybe take a walk to your local neighbourhood watering pub. Who knows? The love of your life might already be there drinking a grey goose martini.

7.

HOUSE PARTY


House parties are often the ideal location for picking up, because there's something intimate about meeting people at a house, as opposed to meeting at a bar or coffee shop. Also, when you're invited to a house party, there's always that 6th degree of separation, some sort of connection that you have with everyone else in attendance. Don't know of any house parties happening this Saturday? C'mon now, you can't be that lame. Check Facebook, message some friends you haven't talked to in a while, there's always some sort of jam happening somewhere! And at these jams, chances are there will be someone of the opposite (or same, depending on what team you play for) sex that you might be attracted to or intrigued by. Ice breakers at house parties are always pretty easy, "so how do you know Jacob?" The rest is history.

6.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTRE/THE GYM/YOGA


Jewish Community centres are a great way to meet fellow like-minded people who want to stay in shape, particularly if you take a gender-neutral class. While yoga used to be almost exclusive to women, nowadays, it's become a very unisex endeavour, and a wonderful way to meet other people your age who are spiritually inclined. If your not into taking classes, hit up the gym. You'll be amazed how many of the same people you'll see there if you stick to a routine. After a while of seeing the same pretty, albeit red, sweaty faces, you'd be a fool NOT to say hello.

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