Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

How to Meet People in a New City


How to Meet Local People Online

Online dating is more popular than ever, and there are umpteen resources for meeting people in your area. Match.com, Lavalife, eHarmony, Jdate -- there are hundreds of online dating sites that give you options for meeting people. If finding love through your computer isn't for you, Meetups are a great online resource for offline activities. Think of it as a party that someone is throwing for anyone else who shares their particular interest. They pick a topic, plan an event and post it on meetup.com. You plug in your zip code, search the topics and go to the events that interest you. It's a no pressure way to meet other people with similar interests. Now all you have to do is get out there!