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Single in the City: The Meet Market

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It's a wail, a cry, a plea punctuated sometimes with sobs: "Where do I go to meet someone in LA?" We hear it all the time from friends and co-workers. Heck, we say it ourselves.

LAist's Single in the City cannot masquerade as someone who has all the answers. After all, if we had all the answers to life's burning questions we would be spending our time trying to profit from our wisdom and maybe doing a guest stint on the Dr. Phil show. But this isn't the case. And we don't like Dr. Phil. We've digressed. The fact remains that this is a hard city in which to find yourelf dateless. And it's a hard city in which to find yourself searching for a date. So we'd like to offer you a sampling of ways in which you might encounter Mr. or Ms. Right (or Right Now, since we know how these things go) in this jungle of singlehood called LA.

And it's truly a jungle; from the clubs full of beautiful people to the abundance of dating websites that compete for our profiles, it's hard to discern where it is we might meet someone. A lot of it comes down to chance, the old "right place at the right time" adage exists for a reason. But when you're looking for the right person, where's the right place? Let's explore some options...