Meeting Singles in Las Vegas

Singles in Vegas face challenges other American urban dwellers do not. Due to the tourism aspect, a single guy has to put up the good fight in order to meet women who are residents and not just here for a brief time and looking for a meaningless tryst. I have become somewhat of an expert on both sides of the equation: where to find locals looking to date and where to meet singles in Vegas while on vacation. While the latter does not apply to me, I will share my slant on both so that no matter where your interests lie, I will have you covered. With determination, no body has to be alone in Vegas no matter how little or long you are in town.

The Strip

Locals, if you have ventured out to find any type of long-lasting relationship on the Strip, you are well aware that this is not the place to find Mr. or Mrs. Right. Tourists flood Las Vegas Boulevard, meaning vacationers seeking a fling might be in luck striking up a conversation with a fellow traveler who is looking for a one-off encounter or, at the very least, an afternoon drinking buddy. Attached and unattached people looking for the quintessential Sin City hookup are not elusive in the touristy sections of the city, including Fremont Street.

The ideal way to meet others is to strike up a conversation while listening to a band playing just off the Strip or while you are in line for a drink. An open, carefree approach is best. The carefree vibe that swathes the streets here makes kindly approaching a stranger volumes easier. Do not be pushy, be confident! I’ve met many travelers during my time here, and I’ve experienced amazing conversations as a result. As a Vegas single myself, I have low expectations for meeting a lovely local lady when I carouse on the Strip, but I never have a poor time.

Vegas Meetup

As a single man, I have had the most luck unearthing fascinating Sin City inhabitants on meetup.com. Organizers plan events centered on common interests, meaning this is an ideal channel for meeting area residents who share commonalities. If you have browsed the many Meetup groups and found nothing of interest, which is highly unlikely, think about organizing your own Meetup group! It requires time, but it is a surefire way to meet others with similar tastes. There are currently groups dedicated to the single scene in Vegas, as well as those for professionals and myriad other personal pursuits and hobbies.

Volunteering

What could be better than affording yourself the opportunity to meet locals while also pandering to your altruistic side? Volunteering is an excellent avenue for adding to one’s social circle while also doing something meaningful. There are numerous social organizations who are perpetually eager to have new faces on board. Several weeks ago, I attended the wedding of a co-worker who met his bride while working with Habitat for Humanity. If true love can be found on a construction site, there is hope for the rest of us!

Las Vegas Message Boards

Believe it or not, there are travel forums for Las Vegas that offer more than worthwhile sightseeing advice. Travelers sometimes arrange meet ups for frequent visitors to get together at the same time they are in town. This provides an awesome opportunity for those traveling alone or couples hoping to meet other couples. If this is something you would be up for hosting during a jaunt to our city, becoming a regular contributor to the message board before planning is recommended, as it will create a sense of trust, and turnout for your meet up will be improved.

In general, Vegas message boards are a good way to interact with locals, wether you live here or not. Many residents contribute to such forums, and it is not unheard of for locals ultimately meeting in person after talking online. The same rules of propriety apply to online messaging as with talking to someone in person. In order to be liked and trusted, one must always have their best foot forward when making online connections. Unsure where to hold such a meet up? One of the sizzling Vegas party pools would not be a bad idea if you are hoping to attract a young party crowd.

Gaming Tables

Despite feeling as though I’m becoming acclimated to life here, I still have not developed a heightened fondness for casino gambling. While I enjoy the people watching in and vibrancy of the megastructures in this town, I do not gamble often. However, many have said that gaming tables are a great way to meet singles in Vegas who are traveling and looking for an abridged connection. It makes sense, as the setting is laid back, yet can become intense. Single travelers hoping to meet sidekick for the night have proven to have luck chatting up a fellow gambler at the tables, so it is worth a shot if you are a gambler seeking a rendezvous.

Bars and Nightclubs

Finally, the old standby is worth a mention, as there are ample locales where imbibing and flirting go hand-in-hand. There are dive bars here that are awesome venues for cheap drinks and great conversation. My favorite of these is The Griffin. Nightclubs in Vegas range from semi-casual to fancy, and there are plenty here from which to choose. Some are harder to gain entry to than others, but not all come with high standards or cover charges. VIP entrance is going to cost more, and bottle service can easily cost more than your round-trip flight. If you are unsure what club fits your character, your hotel staff should be able to direct you to a place that complements your personality and budget.

With these recommendations, hopefully you feel pointed in the right direction for whatever you are looking for. There is too much joy and debauchery to be discovered here for you to fly solo. Consider the fact that the member of the opposite sex you are afraid to talk to is likely as apprehensive as you, and just make the move. The worst that can happen is you receive a no, and when that happens, and it might, you just keep pushing forward to find root out a simple love affair or someone to charge hard on the back nine of life with!

Topping the Barometer at the Hottest Las Vegas Topless Pool

Becoming acclimated to the Vegas heat is a chore for this midwesterner, and I have been craving some pool action. What better method of meeting Vegas singles and cooling off at the same time than finding a topless pool in Vegas? A plethora of Vegas party pools exists, with select pools being topless, or European-style. I safely assume the topless party pools in Vegas are the most fun and the ideal place to meet fellow locals seeking solace from the heat in a celebrated setting.

In an effort to select the hottest topless pool in Vegas, I conducted some research. There are not as many as I’d assumed, and I have been making the determination on which would be my ideal inaugural inception into the Vegas party pool scene.

What I have learned about entry to topless pools in Vegas is that cover charges and amenity costs vary greatly depending on location, day of the week and even gender. Those wanting to book a hotel with a topless pool in Las Vegas should verify fees, if any, for guests.

The Skinny on Vegas’ Topless Pool

Topless pools in Vegas were introduced in the late 90s when Caesar’s Palace launched the Venus Pool Club. Initially, it was not widely publicized. The adults-only venue was an intimate hideaway for those in-the-know. Today, Vegas’ topless pools remain somewhat elusive and entirely exclusive with cabanas-for-rent costing in the hundreds. Luxe lounging fees can be avoided by not renting a posh cabana or shaded daybed. Most establishments offer drink and food credits in conjunction with rental fees, so depending on the number of guests in one’s party, a cabana may not be a huge expenditure.

Topless Las Vegas Pool Misconception

Topless is not synonymous with perversion. Guests are expected to act with propriety and leave their salacious impulses and cameras at the door. While locations vary as far as how rowdy revelers become, all are to act in accordance with regulations.

All seem to operate professionally, and everyone I spoke to had favorable remarks for all topless pools in Vegas with the exception of Sapphire. This pool is operated by the same entity that runs the Sapphire gentlemen’s club. What friends have described about the venue is that strippers are on-site to entertain and entice, but for exorbitant fees. The only positive note about Sapphire is that they do offer free limo service from one’s hotel to the pool. Of course, they are offsetting that free limo ride with costly drinks and amenities.

For those who don’t mind dropping some cash in conjunction with having a poolside playmate, I’d recommend requesting the company of an independent escort. A bikini-clad companion focusing all her attentions on the man she’s accompanying is quite honestly a better value and a lot more fun. While I’m hardly a courtesan connoisseur, you can read here about my sole Vegas escort experience, as these ladies come highly recommended.

Naked at Artisan

Naked offers up generous hours from 8 am to 10 pm daily. Decorated in an exotic decor of red, black and tan, the chill atmosphere is enhanced by a changing lineup of weekend DJs, great drinks and a free cover for Vegas locals unless there is a special event happening. I respect them giving some love to locals since paying for pricey poolside drinks is easier to justify when a cover charge is not imposed.

Bare Pool at The Mirage

Bare does not grant locals free entry on Saturdays but does on Mondays. I have learned this is a great place to meet Vegas locals and boasts an intimate setting for those seeking to dabble in daytime debauchery. A co-worker insists they have the best bloody marys in Las Vegas and a hot waitstaff serving them. The palm tree-enclosed space allows topless guests to cavort in two luxury dipping pools while sipping summertime libations in lush cabanas or while shaded in poolside daybeds.

Moorea Beach Club at Mandalay Bay

Moorea offers the ideal setting for a single man in Las Vegas given the always free entry for ladies at this hot spot. Women outnumbering men is the ideal setting in my opinion! This *toptional* pool in Vegas is the premier place to party, but it will set you back a bit as the price of cabanas and daybeds do not include drink and food offerings.

Venus Pool Club at Caesar’s Palace

Given Venus Pool Club’s distinction of having been the first semi-nude pool in Las Vegas, it seems befitting that it is more laid-back than its uproarious descendants. Single guys are not welcome on Saturdays from noon until six, when only couples and single females are free to frolic. This is a disappointment as many have bragged up Venus’ relaxed atmosphere, air conditioned bar and talented resident DJs, and my day to play is always Saturday. Venus Pool Club is an excellent alternative to those wild Vegas pool parties where the majority of the crowd is under 30 and quite clamorous.

European Pools at Wynn and Encore

The upscale topless pools at Wynn and Encore are reserved for hotel guests, but are worth mentioning to visitors who are looking for a Vegas hotel with an adults-only pool. Keeping in step with Wynn’s first-class flavor, the pools are equally well-appointed affording guests a sophisticated scene to dare to be bare.

Regardless what pool is selected, it’s going to be a great time because this is Las Vegas! You cannot top off summer at a topless pool at home, so may as well while you’re in Sin City. Locals, look for deals on Las Vegas pool parties as they are out there. I am eager and excited to sample each of these to counteract the scorcher that is the month of August in Las Vegas.

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Single Guy in Las Vegas, Rolling the Dice

What compels a 28-year-old single male to uproot from the Midwest and embark on a life-changing trek to Las Vegas without knowing a soul, but for a handful of future counterparts at a leading Las Vegas advertising agency? In my case, a sense of adventure and a craving for something new is all it took. In June, I accepted a job offer so enticing I left my position at a Chicago advertising firm to try my hand in Vegas. My mother will tell you I employed no logic in this decision, but I’d like to think I did.

Being single and in no hurry to settle down, I figured leaving the state I’d been born, raised and educated in was an adventurous, now-or-never determination. The decision is not one I came to easily as family means the world to me; experiencing another section of the country trumped my inborn affinity for Mom’s home-cooking and appreciation for Dad’s continued habit of slipping me a twenty during every visit, warning to, “Put it to good use.”

Road Tripping One Way for One of Us

The logistics were simple once my decision was made. I reserved a U-Haul and recruited long-time partner-in-crime, Jack, to endure the road trip with me. It was a last hurrah of sorts for him and me as giving up our regularly relished midwestern brand of debauchery was nearly as painful as bidding adieu to being home for every holiday.

We plotted our route, outfitted ourselves with the latest travel apps and set out on the most ballsy adventure I had ever undertaken. For those of you who have not traveled several states in a 14-foot U-Haul, take me at my word that the ride is less-than-smooth, anybody other than my best friend would have asked to be rerouted home via Greyhound after 500 miles and the touted 10 MPG is just a wacky estimate.

With more fuel going on my Amex card that I’d anticipated, we secured lodging in a seedy hotel after a full day on the road. We were worse-for-wear and painfully reminded we are no longer the 20-year-olds who road-tripped to Florida in a minivan packed with 7 guys and four beer coolers. All we wanted was a clean bed and a few hours of shut-eye to erase our road weariness.

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada

A hot Tuesday late afternoon greeted us as we pulled the U-Haul into my apartment complex after more hours on the road than we’d hoped. I’d seen the layout of my place in a display unit on my trip to Vegas to interview. I like it well enough, but will settle on something more permanent when I have a few months residency and can make an ideal selection on location.

By Wednesday afternoon, I had furniture in place with scattered boxes littering my limited square footage. Jack’s early Thursday morning flight left us in short supply of time to kick back on the Strip, but we had to hit it given he has never been to Las Vegas and was anxiously awaiting taking it in, even for a short while. We sampled several libations sold street-side and were safely delivered via cab to my new abode after checking out a string of casinos.

While we didn’t hit up anything too upscale, I was taken by the activity level for a Wednesday night outside select clubs. I am definitely stoked to start checking out the Las Vegas nightlife. Taking in things to do late-night in Las Vegas excites me, and I cannot wait to discover the adventures awaiting me in my untried environment that is fast proving to be hotter than Chicago in more ways than one!

My Mission

Chronicling my transition to life in Las Vegas on this site is my way of having a record of it all and hopefully making friends along the way. Given my current state of trepidation about making my mark in Vegas, I hope this site serves as a Las Vegas travel guide for visitors and new residents. Perhaps a lofty goal, but I also hope to provide long-time residents a fresh look at their remarkable city through the wide eyes of a new resident.

Navigating the city and learning its ways enable me to share the good and the bad with an honest, fresh approach. My goal is to create a worthwhile site helpful to anyone seeking a look at Las Vegas off the beaten path while also having a plethora of in-depth reviews of some of Las Vegas’ major attractions.

Thank you for taking the time to learn my story. My hope is you check back often for weekly reviews and personal anecdotes.