Singles Clubs in Columbus, Ohio
Columbus is the home of Ohio State University and is the state capitol, so it’s naturally full of single people, many of whom are also busy students and professionals.
Whether you are looking for a way to interact with singles online or face-to-face, the area has plenty of opportunities to network and meet your match. Some singles clubs even offer coaching if you’re recently divorced or need tips to improve your success in your romantic life.
The Columbus Area Singles Networking Meetup group was established in the summer of 2008 and has over 500 members. Group networking events, typically Friday night happy hours, are organized by volunteer members on an average of two times per month.
The group also offers educational seminars on dating techniques, like how to have success in online dating, how to talk and flirt with a member of the oppisite sex and a dating ‘boot camp.’ The free club is sponsored by Dating Directions and the Matchmaking Circle.
Parents Without Partners
Parents Without Partners is a volunteer-run group for single parents and grandparents. Regardless of their custody status, unmarried persons from all walks of life, aged 18 to 80, are welcome. According to the group’s site, “membership can transform a difficult time of adjustment into an exciting turning point in your life.”
Besides coordinating opportunities for single parents to socialize, the group has a balanced offering of educational activities on single parenting and family activities where single parents can bring their kids.
Activities include community service, pot luck dinners, sporting and recreational events and holiday events. A membership application must be submitted with a donation of at least $5 up to $100 (as of April 2010). Single status is verified in the application process.
YAP, short for Young Active Professionals, is a nationwide network of social clubs founded in Dallas, Texas, in 2003. The Columbus chapter welcomes members in their 20s through 40s to join the free online social group.
Though the club does not exclude couples, the primary membership consists of singles aged 21-45. On the site, members can create a profile, interact with other members, view events and weekend trips, and review area events and attractions.
Membership in the group is free. Outings, like dinners, dancing, festivals and sporting events, are planned by volunteer member organizers who coordinate a meeting point, and many times there is a group discount.