Single in Philly: Where Is the Love?

Answer: Not at your neighborhood bar. Here, 30 fresh ideas for places to look, and the sorts of people (partners?!) you’ll find there.

The Foodery
The Northern Liberties location has big tables for brew-lovers to sit at while they sample and discuss their favorite suds, as well as weekly tastings. Click Here For More Details.
You’ll Meet
: Social Butterflies, Creative Class

[sidebar]Club Veg
Interested in meeting a fellow vegetarian or vegan? Club Veg holds monthly dinners at various eateries specifically for singles turned off by beef breath. Most are in their mid-to-late 30s. 215-769-9731, clubveg.org.

You’ll Meet: Creative Class, Intellectuals

Classes at Foster’s
Food and wine demo classes in Foster’s cool back area ­promote chatting and lure a stylish crowd. Learn basic skills or seasonal dishes. Click Here For More Detials.
You’ll Meet: Creative Class, Gays

Ambler Area Running Club
Spend your morning sweating it out on head-clearing runs, family jogs or race trainings. Check the website for events and run locations. Aarclub.com.
You’ll Meet: Suits, Single Parents, Adventure Seekers

Gunnison Beach
Dare to bare it all. Jersey’s only nude beach — located in Monmouth County — attracts some 5,000 tourists every summer weekend. Join the Friends of Gunnison Beach for year-round events. Gunnisonbeach.org.
You’ll Meet: Social Butterflies, Gays, Adventure Seekers

The Bicycle Club of Philadelphia
Whether you’re practically pro or still on training wheels, social events like parties and BBQs as well as group and weekend rides come with membership. Spandex
optional. Phillybikeclub.org.
You’ll Meet: Social Butterflies, Suits, Adventure Seekers

The Wine School of Philadelphia
Full-on academic classes and one-evening wine tastings always overflow with sophisticated — but not stuffy — singles of all ages. Click Here for More Details. You’ll Meet: Suits, Creative Class, Intellectuals

The Mosaic Outdoor Club
This outdoors-oriented club for Jewish adults caters to all age groups in PA and NJ with a variety of events, from bird-watching and miniature golf outings to hiking weekends in the Catskills. Mosaics.org/philly.
You’ll Meet: Social Butterflies, Single Parents, Jews

Philadelphia Museum of Art
On Fridays, live music and cordials encourage mingling. Or sign Junior up for art classes, some of which require parent participation. Click Here For More Details. You’ll Meet: Suits, Creative Class, Single Parents, Jews, Wasps, Intellectuals

Lunch at the Comcast Center
A midweek lunch at the Comcast Center’s new cafeteria means sharing tables with well-dressed professionals. Click Here For More Details.
You’ll Meet: Suits, Jews, Wasps, Intellectuals

McFadden’s at Citizens Bank Park
This packed bar is open for all major sporting events, so come thirsty. Bonus: The morning-after walk o’ shame is a lot less obvious in a sports jersey than a halter top. Click Here for More Details.
You’ll Meet: Social Butterflies, Suits, Adventure Seekers

The Collaborative
A group hosting social and cultural events that are geared toward Jews (and LGBT Jews) in their 20s and 30s — including happy hours, community service days, dinners and sporting events. 401 South Broad Street, 215-446-3031, thecollaborative.org.
You’ll Meet: Social Butterflies, Suits, Jews, Gays

UnWined at the Church of the Holy Trinity
Don’t need booze to get cozy? This Rittenhouse church sponsors social events on the last Friday of each month for 20- and 30-somethings. There’s also an LGBT group with regular events. Click Here For More Details.

You’ll Meet: Social Butterflies, Suits, Wasps, Gays, Intellectuals

The Tower Club of Philadelphia
Feeling lonely up there? Women taller than five-foot-10 and men over six-two can mingle at dances, parties, movies, museums, concerts and kid-friendly events.
Tall.org/clubs/pa/tcop.
You’ll Meet: Social Butterflies, Creative Class, Adventure Seekers

Punk Rock Flea Market
Held twice a year, in summer and December. Tables are piled with local artwork, memorabilia and knickknacks. Score an old concert tee and a date at the same time. Not a bad deal. Starlight Ballroom, 460 North 9th Street, 267-765-5210, r5productions.com.
You’ll Meet: Creative Class, Adventure Seekers

Dog Parks
Let Fido break the ice. The petite park by the Art Museum (26th Street and the Ben Franklin Parkway), Miles Park (Germantown Pike and Joshua Road) in Lafayette Hill and Harford Park (260 Gulph Creek Road) in Wayne are all hot spots for pup — and date — patrolling.
You’ll Meet: Social Butterflies, Suits, Single Parents, Gays, Adventure Seekers

Monday Nights at Ansill
Queen Village’s hip small-plates eatery offers discounts for those in the restaurant biz on Monday nights. Meet your favorite bartender, chef or server here on the one night a week he or she has off. Click Here For More Details.
You’ll Meet
: Social Butterflies, Creative Class, Intellectuals

Single Volunteers of Bucks County

Energetic types unite to help local communities while scoring some digits. Members — mostly over age 30 — mix social events like game nights with packaging meals for local churches and organizing walk-a-thons. Svbucks.org.
You’ll Meet: Social Butterflies, Intellectuals

King of Prussia Ski Club
This large club (more than 500 members) plans ski trips in winter as well as other outings for adrenaline junkies (whitewater rafting, motorcycle rides) and chatty Cathys (book clubs, happy hours). Forty-to-45-year-olds are most represented. Kopsc.com.
You’ll Meet: Social Butterflies, Suits, Adventure Seekers

Pumping Iron
Catch commuters before they hop on the R5 at the Philadelphia Sports Club (1735 Market Street, 215-564-5353, mysportsclubs.com) on weekday nights after 6 p.m. Jersey professionals work it at the ever-popular L.A. Fitness in Cherry Hill (2100 Route 38, Cherry Hill, 856-482-8565, lafitness.com).
You’ll Meet: Suits, Single Parents, Adventure Seekers

Classes at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial
The nation’s oldest tuition-free art school is packed with both the naturally gifted and hopefuls. One Friday a month, beer is sold while burlesque dancers model for sketches. Click Here For More Details.
You’ll Meet: Social Butterflies, Creative Class, Single Parents, Adventure Seekers

Yoga Classes
Yoga studios are packed with men and women. Classes at East Mount Airy’s Blue Banyan Yoga (7153 Sprague Street, 267-974-6527, bluebanyanyoga.com) are usually followed by a post-class hangout at High Point Café, while Bella Vista’s Yoga Child (903 South Street, 215-238-0989, yogachild.net) has plenty of parent-child classes.
You’ll Meet
: Social Butterflies, Single Parents, Intellectuals, Adventure Seekers

Reading Terminal Market at Lunch
Not necessarily looking for something serious? Find beautifully accented foreigners and Convention Center-goers, as well as cooks, locavores and eaters. Click Here for More Detials
You’ll Meet
: Suits, Creative Class

The (Indie) Movies
The Landmark Theatres Film Club provides members with free passes and tickets to events at the various Ritz locations. The Ambler Theater has Saturday kiddie matinees and First Thursday events at which film buffs dine pre-screening. Click Here for More Details on the Ambler Theatre and The Lankmark Theatres Film Club.
You’ll Meet
: Creative Class, Single Parents, Intellectuals

Meet Market Adventures
The Philly chapter of this nationwide site has a great local rep: Entertaining outings (poker nights, martini-making classes, tailgate parties, photography clinics) attract large groups, taking the awkwardness out of first dates.
Meetmarketadventures.com.
You’ll Meet: Social Butterflies, Suits, Creative Class, Intellectuals, Adventure Seekers

Dancing Lessons
Ask a classmate for help with your cha-cha at Ardmore’s DanceSport Academy (1 West Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, 610-642-2525, dancesportpa.com), where students are encouraged to keep switching partners. The Church On the Mall (500 Germantown Pike West, Plymouth Meeting, 610-558-4556, peppermintdanceclub.com) also holds classes that are popular with the 50-to-60-year-old crowd.
You’ll Meet: Social Butterflies, Creative Class, Adventure Seekers

Germantown Cricket Club
With events like wine evenings, jazz-night dinners, lobster fests and squash mixers, this is an ideal club for sporty singles. Plus, the venerable venue offers swimming, bowling, and parent-child tennis and squash events. 411 West Manheim Street, Germantown, 215-438-9900, germantowncricket.org.
You’ll Meet: Social Butterflies, Suits, Single Parents, Jews, Wasps, Intellectuals

MilkBoy Coffee
These arts-themed coffeehouses have open-mike nights, live music and poetry readings. See single parents at the weekend-morning “Milk and Cookies” variety show, or check out the weekly BYOB happy hour for the under-35 crowd. Click Here for More Details.
You’ll Meet
: Social Butterflies, Creative Class, Single Parents, Intellectuals

Grocery Stores
It seems as if all of Center City treks to the South Street Whole Foods, especially on Sundays. South Jersey’s Wegmans (2100 Route 70 West, Cherry Hill, 856-488-2700) gets a varied lunch and shopping crowd with its plentiful aisles of kosher, bulk and organic foods. Click Here for More Details on Whole Foods and Wegmans.
You’ll Meet
: Suits, Creative Class, Single Parents, Jews, Wasps, Gays

Philadelphia Gay Bowling League
Grab some friends (at least three members of each four-person team must be gay or lesbian) and head over to Deptford’s Brunswick Zone on Wednesdays at 8:30 from September through April. Leave time for post-bowl food and drinks at the bar. 1328 Delsea Drive, Deptford, 856-845-4241, philagaybowling.com.
You’ll Meet: Social Butterflies, Suits, Gays