7 places that don’t get talked about a lot that are actually good for meeting women

By Patrick Banks

Posted 3 weeks agoDATING

Are you stuck for ideas when it comes to places to meet single women? Perhaps the most common ways of meeting a partner aren’t working for you? Well, this doesn’t mean that all hope is lost for you.


There are plenty of places that don’t get talked about a lot that are actually good for meeting women even if you’ve mastered the art of getting laid on Tinder

There are 7 of these places listed below. 

Where to meet women offline

1. Groups and clubs 

Have you considered joining a group or club to do with your hobbies and passions? Not only is this a great way to make friends, it can also provide you with a great chance to meet a girlfriend who has the same interests as you. 

Mutual interests are one of the key factors that keep a couple together for a long time. So it’s surprising groups and clubs aren’t mentioned among the best places to find a girlfriend. There are plenty of useful listings websites that will help you find groups, clubs and events in your area. Eventbrite, MeetUp and Facebook Events are among the best ones. 

All you have to do is navigate these websites and write your hobby into the search bar. Then the website will generate a list of events in your local area. 

2. Niche online dating websites

A lot of guys have convinced themselves that online dating “isn’t for them.” In most cases, they’re frustrated about the lacklustre women they’re matching with on these apps. That’s if they’re matching with any women at all. But most of these guys never stray from the mainstream online dating apps. 

That could be a mistake. 

There’s more to online dating than the apps who try and cater to everyone. If you’re after a specific type of woman, you may find more success on a niche dating website instead. There are niche online dating websites to help you find cougars, curvy women, women who like a certain type of music, women with certain jobs and more.

Check out Beyond Age’s recommendations if you’re struggling to figure out what the best option for you is, even if you’re not looking for something long-term. It’s worth checking out these niche websites. There’s no better way to find your “type” of woman online. 

3. Hostels

If you’re visiting a city that attracts a lot of tourists, there are probably loads of hostels dotted around it that are packed with fun-seeking single women. 

Most hostels have large communal areas for their guests to congregate and socialize. There are plenty that offer private rooms too. So, if you’re looking to meet an adventurous single woman on holiday, your best bet is to book a room in one of these hostels. 

Some hostels will even let non-guests in to enjoy a drink at the bar. If there’s one in your home city, why not pay it a visit? You could end up hooking up with a tourist in your home town. 

4. Sliding in the DMs

Ok, the art of “sliding in the DMs” is widely discussed these days. So much so that there’s no need to explain what this term means. Most guys have probably given it a shot at some point.  

However, the majority of average guys aren’t successfully sliding in the DMs. Not on a regular basis anyway. And that’s why it has been included on this list. 

The truth is: it is possible to enjoy an abundant dating life from nothing but DM slides, once you know what you’re doing. The strategy explained in this guide is particularly effective. 

5. The gym 

A lot of guys are worried about making a move at the gym because they don’t want to be that creepy guy who disturbs a woman’s exercise routine to hit on her. Indeed, doing that would soon gain you a reputation as the local pervert. 

However, most gyms do have a social atmosphere and you can take advantage of that, provided you do in a non-creepy, socially savvy way. 

Instead of flirting with her from the offset, build a friendly relationship first. Exchange contact details. Invite her out somewhere. Then, put the moves on. If you gain a reputation as the cool extroverted guy at the gym, you’ll often find that plenty of women are excited to go out with you.

Yoga classes also tend to be packed with friendly athletic women. So it’s worth checking these out too, provided you enjoy this form of exercise.

6. Couchsurfing 

Couchsurfing is a worldwide community created for tourists looking to save money by sleeping on someone’s sofa and the homeowners who are happy to host them. It’s an extremely well-known website with millions of members across the globe. However, what’s less well-known is just how many members are using this app to hook up.

It’s not at all recommended to invite women to sleep on your couch, then make a move on them. That is predatory behavior that will surely get you a negative review and potentially booted off the app. 

But there’s nothing wrong with using the app’s “Hangouts” feature to meet a nice woman in a public place. Sure, some of the women using this feature may only be looking for friends, but there is likely to be a few singletons using it too. 

7. Out and about

Nowadays, most men don’t have the courage to strike up a flirty conversation with a woman as he goes about his day. But that’s more of a reason for you to do it. 

As long as you’re respectful and empathetic, women remain open to meeting men in this way. In fact, just by showing the confidence to flirt with a woman in a cafe or a mall, you’ll stand out as different from the hundreds of dudes on her Tinder. If she’s not too busy, you could even invite her to join you for a quick coffee then and there. 

About the author Patrick Banks

Patrick is a Berlin-based dating advisor, motivational speaker, a huge fitness and vegan diet enthusiast and the main editor at Wingman Magazine, specialised in men's health. His ultimate goal is to share with men around the world his passion for self-development and to help them to become the greatest version of themselves. He believes a healthy body and successful social interactions are two main keys to happiness.