As the days get shorter and colder, the urge to lock down that special someone to cozy up with during the long winter nights intensifies.
That’s right, we’re right in the thick of cuffing season — that time of the year when singles feel the pressure to couple up with a partner during the holiday months. But once Valentine’s Day is over and the transition back into spring begins, these casual pairings quickly dissolve, leaving the short-lived couples free to live the single life again.
Not exactly the stuff of epic love stories, now is it?
Instead of settling for the short-term, fair-weather flings that define cuffing season, singles would be better off seeking relationships that last beyond a season. By focusing on cultivating quality connections — both friendly and romantic — in your social life, you will find people who will have a significant role in your life for years to come.
Luckily, there are social clubs for singles — like Events & Adventures — that allow like-minded and open-hearted singles to get to know each other by hanging out and going on fun adventures together.
Here’s how Events & Adventures’ engaging activities for singles can help you develop long-term friendships and relationships that go the distance.
EXPLORING THE OUTDOORS
There’s something about taking a walk outside that allows people to form natural bonds with each other. Perhaps it’s the shared experience of being in nature or the endorphins released through exercise — either way, it’s a win-win!
Vancouver has plenty of opportunities for you to explore the outdoors with your new single friends. Singles who thrive best right when the sun rises can get an early start to their day through a morning running or cycling club. Avid hikers can hike Sumas Mountain or the Crooked Falls trail, and those who opt for leisurely walks can stroll along Stanley Park or Whytecliff Park. Luckily, Events & Adventures offers several of these outdoor adventures through their Vancouver chapter!
Group of singles biking in the city. Photo: Getty Images.
CONQUERING A GROUP GAME
Friends who play together, stay together. This is an adage that rings true, as playing games can help people forge fast alliances together that last well beyond the game play.
It’s no wonder that interactive group activities such as laser tag and escape rooms are a popular team-building outing for companies. That extends right to those developing new friendships too, as singles can have tons of laughs and make lots of memories together. Events & Adventures is a big advocate for group hangouts, having hosted adventures at Planet Lazer in New Westminster, Go-Karting in Richmond, and more.
SHARING THE LOVE OF FOOD
Food is a fast way to make fast friends, because who doesn’t love to enjoy food and drink?
From tea time at the tea salon at Neverland to hosting a virtual Taco Tuesday lunch, food brings people together. Having a shared passion for cooking and baking, an interest in learning about new cultures, and a willingness to share your own food traditions (such as your signature apple pie recipe) are all delightful ways to create new connections — while fulfilling your appetite!
Singles hanging out outside. Photo: Getty Images.
VOLUNTEERING FOR A WORTHY CAUSE
You can build close bonds with a person when you are both contributing to a cause that’s close to your hearts. By giving back to your community, you already have an emotional connection and a shared passion for making a difference in the lives of others.
With the holiday season approaching, there are so many ways to volunteer in your local communities. From food banks to toy drives, you can donate your time and skills to organizations in need of support while also meeting new friends along the way.
CONNECTING THROUGH VIRTUAL HANGOUTS
As 2020 has proven, we can still connect and solidify close friendships and relationships from a physical distance.
From the tried-and-true Netflix watch parties and trivia nights, to something more hands-on like crafting sessions and barre classes, there’s no shortage of fun and creative virtual hangouts to set up with old and new friends alike! To support singles in making connections from home, Events & Adventures hosts online events of all varieties all month long for their members.
So what are you waiting for? Get out of your comfort zone, try new things, and meet incredible Vancouver singles today!
To find out more about meeting singles in your area, visit eventsandadventures.com.