Long gone are the days that we only meet our long-life partner in bars and clubs on a night out, sometimes the most surprising destinations can leave you staring into the eyes of your one true love. It’s time to look at every event, day out or excursion as the perfect chance for a relationship to blossom.

Relationships on Female First

Relationships on Female First

In order to help you find the one, My Friend Charlie, an online dating experience website, have put together a list of unexpected places that you may find your special someone.

The gym

Believe it or not, the gym in many ways is the perfect way to meet someone and get talking. First things first, you already have a common interest and if you’re a newbie to the gym a conversation can be sparked out of nowhere with someone who hopefully shares these interests too. Make the effort to step out of your comfort zone and approach someone new- if you’re with a friend get them to accompany you, this can help your confidence no end.

A wedding

Not to take the attention away from the bride and groom, but finding that special someone at a wedding could be the real love story. Dressed to impress and surrounded by couples, weddings are filled with enjoyment. Ask a friend or family member to introduce you to some unfamiliar faces as this is a great place to start when it comes to getting to know a wider pool of people- talking about the bride and groom is always a good conversation starter!

Taking a class

Whether it’s something you’re doing for the first time or a project you’re hugely passionate about, taking a class can be a fun way to meet new people. As well as drawing people together who have similar interests, it can help eliminate the awkwardness of starting a conversation from scratch.


It goes without saying that festivals are incredibly popular and draw lots of people together, but what makes them a great place to meet a potential suitor are the acts performing. With exciting bands and singers, festival-goers are likely to be in high spirits- a great opportunity to meet someone new. Using the acts to your advantage, initiate a conversation based on the performer as you’re likely to find someone with similar music taste. It’s a great place for a relaxed date, so suggesting you grab a drink or some food can be the first step in kick-starting the first steps to a future relationship.


If you’re passionate about helping others, offering up the time to volunteer for a charity or at an event will result in meeting like-minded people. Spending time with people who share your interests can spark romantic feelings and gives you a chance to get to know someone before jumping straight into a date.


As many of us commute to work via public transport at the same times every day, it’s inevitable that you’ll see a number of the same faces as time goes on. If your commute is a long one it gives you a great opportunity to have a longer conversation with someone. Should you work within the same area, it offers a chance to meet for drinks after work.

Fine dining with a difference

One of London’s quirkiest new dining experiences is a restaurant suspended above the Thames. The team behind My Friend Charlie have taken the dating scene to new heights with their event held at the dining table in the sky on the 6 July! The concept of the dating site is for users to choose the event they want to attend, rather than a daters’ profile. The combination of fine dining and dating, means you’re sure to enjoy the evening and potentially meet a future partner.

For more information on dating with a difference visit https://myfriendcharlie.co.uk

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