Single In The City? Here's Where You Can Meet Interesting People

Debarati posted on 30 November

Ten-Second Takeaway

Has looking for love in the City of Joy left you with zilch? Perhaps you need a different approach to meeting people. Whether you want to meet singles, or find someone like-minded to join to take a cool class, you’ll find something on this list. Netflix can wait.

Have You Tried Speed Dating Yet?

Step away from the apps and find love IRL with speed dating. When you’re open to finding a deeper connection but don’t want all the pressure of a blind date or setup, these can be a boon. Kolkata has seen a surge in these events in the last six months. And there are so many different kinds at so many different paces. Camac Street’s Bodega Cantina Y Bar hosts quite a few {like the Speed Meet 38.0 for singles between 24-32 years}; the Speed Meets organised by Bakstage then there is Park Street’s iconic Oxford Bookstore which had held an event for book lovers!

There’s one coming up in December, so pull up your socks and get ready! Speed date veterans Life Of Line will be hosting the biggest event in the city on December 23 at The Park. You will be given some time to have a conversation with eight singles. Women have to shell out INR 1,499, and men — INR 2,999 {don’t ask why}. Check out their Facebook page for more info. You can also sign up for the LoL SocialClub membership {INR 9,999} which give you a free pass for four speed dating events and to a party in Goa!


17, Park Street, Taltala, Kolkata

For Fitness Freaks

If you like being active, you should sign up a session of Happy Bootcamps. They meet every Sunday at 7 am on the vast green stretches of the Maidan. You may get to meet someone and share some fitness tips with each other! They organise fun activities which are attended by a lot of young people. The bootcamps take place at Dalhousie Athletic Club and are free of cost. Check out their Facebook page here. This is so much better than sitting at home and swiping on Tinder.

Sports Venues

Mayo Road, Maidan, Kolkata

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Take A Walk

Love exploring the city and finding out about places? Now that winter’s here, there’s a lot you can sign up for with city walk outfits. Midnight strolls, ghost walks, heritage sites, food trails — rediscover your city from a new perspective and meet some interesting people on these walks. We’ve got a list of them right here.

Travel Services

265, 1st Floor, Bow Barracks, Bepin Behari Ganguly Street, Kolkata

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Discover On Wheels

Want to be a part of the cycling community in Kolkata and meet some exciting people? Then Discover On Wheels would be the perfect group to join. A lot of young enthusiasts are associated with DoW who are doing their best to promote cycling.

And interacting with them could turn out to be a great idea if you are utterly bored with everything right now. They organize group rides on every Sunday. Find out more about them here. And we have more such cycling groups in this LBB recommendation here.

Bond Over Films And Social Issues

People’s Film Collective organises movie screenings every month where many young people come together to watch films, documentaries and organise discussions and addas about social issues. Keep a tap on their Facebook page to know more. And read our recommendation on a PFC event here.

Booze While You Create A Work Of Art

The city has been hosting several drink n’ draw events which let your artistic side and inhibitions go free. Exchange artistic tips with your fellow participants and after you’re done showing yours if they show theirs, maybe plan a follow-up friend-date in any of Kolkata’s art galleries?


Fort Knox, 9th Floor, 901-A, 6, Camac Street Area, Elgin, Kolkata

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