This is a question for those of you who are single and dating (or looking to) but not in a serious relationship. Also, if you're in college that doesn't count (see below for why). I'm wondering how you all find people to go out with. Do you go to places like bars or clubs? Do you look for people at work? Do your friends set you up? Do you use online dating services or personals? Do you just hope you'll randomly stumble upon that special someone? Do you ask out strangers? Or does it depend on what you're looking for (casual dating vs. casual sex vs. serious long term relationship vs. whatever else you're looking for)? I ask because this is the first time I've been single since being in the "real world" (i.e. not in school). In high school and college 90% of people seemed to be either in a relationship (of one type or another) or looking for one, and of course the population density made it very easy to find people. The real world is a whole new ballgame, for better or worse. I'm sure different things "work" (and don't) for everyone but I'm curious how you all go about it and what your reasoning is for whatever you do (or don't do). If you think your age and/or gender is relevant (maybe 20-somethings see this differently than 30 or 40-somethings, as do men and women?) feel free to share that too.