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Non-Traditional Places to Meet People in Toronto

Potential matches?
Potential matches?
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There are plenty of places where you can go in order to meet people, with bars and pubs sitting near the top of the list. You can pretty much guarantee that there will be people that are looking to meet other people at bars and pubs, but if you are looking for something a bit more meaningful, you might want to expand your horizons. Luckily Toronto is a city with plenty of options when it comes to non-traditional places for meeting people.

If you want to meet someone that will more than likely have the same interests as you, it is probably a good idea to frequent places that are geared towards your interests. For example, if you are interested in comic books or literature in general, going down to your local comic shop or used book store once or twice a week would be a good idea. It is the kind of non-traditional location that you would probably find yourself in on a regular basis anyway, you just have to take some of the advice from here and use it on potential matches.

Another place you could potentially meet your match is among the strangely numerous video stores that exist around the GTA. Being a movie buff can make it hard to meet other movie buffs as striking up conversations while watching a movie at a theatre is not exactly considered good form. With a video store you can have conversations with potential matches about a large variety of movies, while also having the opportunity to meet someone that enjoys nostalgia as much as you do.
If you really want to meet someone that fits in to your very specific niche, you can always make your way down to a record store. Records have been making their way back in to pop culture in recent years and meeting someone based on their taste in music and love of classic vinyl is a sure fire way to meet someone with common interests. Toronto has a good supply of vinyl stores, so a place like Sonic Boom is probably a good place to start.

Toronto is a big city, and these are just a couple of niche types of places that can be effective for meeting new people. No matter what your interests are, Toronto probably has a place you can visit where you can potentially meet other people who are interested in the same things you are.