Flint's problems are no secret. Love him or hate him, filmmaker Michael Moore brought the town of Flint into the national spotlight in his movie Farenheit 9/11. Flint has an unemployment rate of nearly thirteen percent, which is about three times the national average. Crime is a huge problem in Flint, although recent years have seen a great improvement in the safety of the city, crime in Flint occurs at just under twice the rate of the national average. Nearly eleven percent of the city's residents never graduated from high school and the city has lost about twelve percent of its population to the rough economic times. Although Flint has had some tough times in the past, there are still plenty of opportunities for residents of Flint, single or partnered, to have a good time. Flint single people have a wide variety of things to do and places to go where they can meet and mingle and find potential mates. The Flint female population is slightly higher than the population of males which may favor straight men a little bit. Furthermore, only about 35% of the residents of Flint over the age of 15 are currently married, which may bode well for people looking to find a mate.
The first thing most people thing of when they are looking to meet a new partner is where are the bars? Flint single people have no shortage of bars and restaurants that can provide meeting and dating places. Steak and Brew on Fenton Road is popular. Other bars include Ambassador Bar on Chevrolet Avenue, Bank Bar on Saginaw Street, Fireplace on Long Lake Road and Shenanigans Tavern on Richfield Road. Many of these clubs have music at least periodically for those of you who enjoy music. For those of you Flint single people who are looking for a more sober night out on the town, there is a movie theater on Lennon Road that plays first-run movies. Flint also has many coffee houses if that is more your scene. Beans and Leaves on Knottingham Drive, Coffee Beanery on Lennon Road, and East Village Java on Pierce Street are interesting places to go.For those Flint single people who like a little culture, check the schedule at the Flint Cultural Center. The Flint International Institue on Stevens St. hosts ethnic festivals, classes and demonstrations and could be a great place to meet someone who shares your interests.
For those of you who are more health and fitness oriented, there are several gyms in the area. Gyms are great places not just for Flint single people, but for everyone to make friends and fid people who share your interests. You can get in shape and look for a mate all at the same time. Perhaps one of the easiest ways to meet people at a gym is in specific classes. One great place to go is the The Athletic Club on Pierson Road, another is Fitness USA on Miller in Flint. Female people looking to get fit might also like the several Curves franchises that Flint has, but that option is not very good for women who want to meet men. Believe it or not, Flint is also the home of the For-Mar Nature Preserve. Flint single people can hike, bike, or cross-country ski at various times throughout the year. This urban oasis is both a great way to meet people and a great way to spend a date.