Where does a lonely girl go to dance, safely?
April 4, 2010 1:48 AM   Subscribe

I want to go out dancing/clubbing in Los Angeles, but none of my friends are interested. Where can a 24 year old girl go dancing at night, and walk back alone to her car without much worry? Also, other than randomly walking up to people and awkwardly trying to nudge my way into their circle, how on earth do I expand my horizons and meet/make friends with similarly minded people?
posted by Xere to Grab Bag (6 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
When I first moved to a new city in the UK, I went wherever I felt like. I only ever allowed myself one drink, so minimised my vulnerability, and said hello to anyone who sat down next to me between dancing sessions.

I found, which I did not expect, that once people (male or female) find out you're alone, they'll often invite you to join their party or dance with them. A good way to meet people, as long as you don't mind potentially dancing alone if you don't chance upon anyone. I didn't :)
posted by greenish at 2:47 AM on April 4, 2010 [2 favorites]

Try meetup.com. At least here in Washington DC there are many social groups on there with people who meet and then go to clubs and lounges.
posted by massysett at 4:58 AM on April 4, 2010

Check out meetup.com to see if there's a group near you, and if not, start one! I've met lots of people through meetup.com, who are also actively looking for friends, so it makes for a friendly and welcoming environment.
posted by meringue at 7:07 AM on April 4, 2010

Definitely Meetup.com. This way you can get to know people beforehand and you're already a part of the group that's going out.
posted by cmgonzalez at 7:36 AM on April 4, 2010

For your latter question, try sporting (or whatever) clubs.
posted by polyglot at 10:34 PM on April 4, 2010

If you just like to dance you can always Dance Dance Party Party. I sent my loves-to-dance friend to the Chicago chapter and she had a blast.
posted by Bunglegirl at 10:18 AM on April 5, 2010

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