Linger in a promising bar
If nightclubs aren’t your scene, going out to the bar is the next best thing. Check out the laidback watering hole that is the Broken Shaker at the Freehand Hotel. A hostel with a tropical lounge and pool in the back serves cocktails from its tiny tiki bar and lures in young creatives from all over the world. Similarly, the Lagniappe House in Wynwood has a casual feel, a long list of incredible wine and cheeses, and a romantically lit patio that makes it easy to mingle. If you’re looking for a banker or generally successful professionals, head to Brickell’s Segafredo, Area 31 or Sugar.
Join a group
Meet like-minded people that share your interests while you enjoy your hobby. There are scores of groups to join on the internet, but if you want something less committed, go to an event. If you’re into painting or poetry, drop by Tea & Poets to stay for a class in the evening. Into yoga? There’s free yoga sessions every other Saturday at Brickell’s East Miami. Love to bike? Show up for Critical Mass every last Friday of the month to bond with other cyclists along the trails.
Join the gym
If you’re strictly into chiseled looks, you’re likely to find your next model-made persona while doing squats at the gym. Join L.A. Fitness or Youfit, or if you want to snag real eye candy join Equinox (they even have an indoor pool and a long list of classes which ups the chances of meeting someone)!
Hang out at Starbucks
Plenty of creatives hang out at the local coffee shop nowadays. It’s the unofficial office of the digital nomad. Take your laptop and sit at any Starbucks, or try Panther Coffee, Vice City Bean or Mister Block Café in Wynwood. Head to Le Marché Café or Pasion del Cielo in Brickell or Aroma Espresso Bar in Miami Beach.
When all else fails download an app
Sometimes it’s just easier to flip through potential love interests from the comfort of your bed, and hey, there’s no shame in that. Any of these dating apps might get you lucky or find you the love of your life (it does happen!) – Tinder, Bumble, Grindr, OKCupid, and The League.