Don't get discouraged if there are few fellow volunteers who are in your age group; Millennials actually have the lowest volunteer involvement of any other generation.But, making friends with the old and the young will grow your social circle and increase your opportunities to meet someone through friends.If they don’t have somebody right off the bat, tell them to keep their eyes and ears open in case they think of someone who they think would make a good date (they don't have to have a hunch you are meant to be! Volunteering is a great way to try something that isn’t focused on meeting people and yet still gets you "out there." If there is a particular organization you are passionate about, whether it be an animal shelter or the library or a soup kitchen or the Red Cross, you’re bound to meet people who share your interests.
I'm an introvert, and until a few months ago, I thought, because I'm an introvert, my best match would be a rowdy, exuberant extrovert.Maybe you’re interested in learning a new tech skill or a foreign language.If you're outdoorsy, your local REI has an entire schedule of classes you can take too.A dinner or drinks with a small group of friends is the best setting for more introverted types, which is good news because meeting someone through friends is still the most common way matches get made.According to a survey conducted by Mic using Google Consumer Surveys, out of the 2,373 respondents, more 18- to 34-year-olds met their current significant others through mutual friends than through any other means—close to 39 percent of the respondents said they met "through friends in common." Ask those who know you best to bring someone new along next time you go out or ask them if they know of any good guys they could potentially set you up with.