For Washington D.C. singles, the best places to meet men will also let you enjoy some culture, exercise, and helping others. These are 5 top choices for singles in D.C. that women may find more comfortable than bars.
Best Places to Meet Men in D.C.: Smithsonian Resident Associates
Take a class with the Smithsonian Resident Associates offering more than 100 educational and cultural programs each month. Many courses are scheduled for one day each week for about 4 to 8 weeks so you’ll have time to get to know each other, and you’ll have at least one interest in common to discuss. The immense diversity of topics ranges from medieval cathedrals to Tai Chi. Most courses cost less than $150 with discounts for members and seniors.
Best Places to Meet Men in D.C.: Softball on the Mall
Playing softball on the Mall will give you some exercise and lots of chances to meet men on the field and during the happy hours that often follow. To get started, try Congressional Softball. It’s not just for Hill staffers. This league accepts teams from almost any organization. If you can’t round up a full team, they’ll even try to match individuals with any available openings. There are incentives for teams to have women players so you’ll be popular no matter your skill level.
Best Places to Meet Men in D.C.: Other Sports
The Neighborhood Athletic Association has been working since 1985 to provide all kinds of recreational and socializing opportunities throughout D.C, Maryland and Virginia. Choose from golf, basketball, deck hockey, softball, stickball, or flag or arena football. They welcome both teams and individual players, and provide all the equipment and related support.
Best Places to Meet Men in D.C.: Bookstores
Many local bookstores make it easy for Washington D.C. singles to meet. Try Busboys and Poets. It’s a combination restaurant, bookstore, fair trade market, entertainment venue and gathering place that is usually packed. The original location is 2021 Fourteenth Street NW, and they opened additional spots at 1025 Fifth Street NW in D.C. and at 4251 South Campbell Avenue in Arlington, Virginia.
Best Places to Meet Men in D.C.: Volunteering
Volunteering is always a great way for singles in D.C. to meet and to help others. D.C. Cares can help you get started. Many people sign up for monthly projects so you can spend lots of time together and support the community services that are important to you.
Guide to meeting women in Washington, D.C.