If marriage is on your mind, you'll probably want to skip the casual dating headaches and find access to people who are also seeking a long-term commitment. The best way to meet a potential mate is through someone you know, so start by letting family, friends and work pals know you're officially on the market. If that network is small and sparse, you're going to have to step up your efforts a little. Church and religious groups usually offer a safe haven for marriage-minded people to meet other marriage-minded people. And when all else fails, there's always the Internet.