In a recent publication of her book “365 Ways to Meet People in Cleveland”, Miriam Carey has compiled a list of interesting events and things to do in the Ohio city. Not just for the single-looking-to-not-be, Carey’s book is useful to anyone traveling in the valley who is looking for an interesting way to spend some “down time”.
With The Coterie, an established organization geared toward providing activities and events of actual interest to singles with a professional career, extended education and those active older singles, memberships consist of both young and mature singles looking to network and otherwise socially integrate themselves back into the single life.
Singles can also find other organizations such as the “Single Solution”, “A New Beginning”, “New Wings”, and the “RAP Pack”. Each offer exciting and interesting adventures to different venues including ballets, hiking trips, hot air ballooning, skiing, biking and rollerblading. Getting back into life was never so safe or easy.
Unlike the Ohio personals that are placed on places that advertise a mere picture, a lazy profile and even a dangerous avenue for “meeting” people (if you call looking at what someone’s fairy tale ideal of themselves is meeting) online with the internet. Ohio personals placed in print ads or verbally sold to you via “a friend of a friend” don’t give you much choice to dispel the traditional nervousness and awkwardness that can sabotage the possibly great relationship. Meeting people in your normal, active, interesting environment gives you the opportunity to “admire from afar” (which is where most of us are comfortable anyway as opposed to being two feet across from someone at a table) and allows YOU to make the first move, introduction, or to initiate an ensuing friendship with someone you might ACTUALLY be interested in spending time with.
Reading through the Ohio personals is tough because the Mid-West is home to people from as far East as West. If you’re looking for someone who typifies the region, it’s a crap shoot. Larger cities like Cincinnati and Columbus attract people from all over the world (as far as Japan) because of the industries in Ohio such as Honda, Ford, Jeep and GM, and as such, establishments range from the low life to the high life. Whether you prefer the typical “bar fly” or a “book worm”, there are Ohio singles that are looking for you, too. Ohio personals aren’t just for the “Desperately Seeking Susan’s out there, they are for anyone who is looking to spend less time alone, have a friend to go to that dreaded wedding with and someone who is open to being called at the last minute to just come over and have a cup of coffee.
If the singles life is new (again) to you and the events mentioned look fun, interesting and look like a more natural way to meet other Ohio singles, internet sites that advertise packages and weekend trips can be found online. Spend some time envisioning what types of people extend themselves in this way and make sure that you are truly ready to meet someone. It could be the best thing you’ve ever done for yourself!