Living single is something that many people spend a significant amount of time trying to reverse. But instead of dwelling on your single-dom, why not spend that time celebrating life and meeting new people? You just might get to know someone special in the process. There’s no city in the world quite like Miami, and luckily for its single population, there isn’t a better place to be. Check out these spots to converse, meet new people and enjoy the singe life.

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Mokai Lounge
235 23rd St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-5535
www.mokaimiami.comMokai Lounge is one of the Miami area’s hottest singles spots. Open until 5 a.m., this high-end lounge is an exclusive venue unlike all others. The interior is decked out in black and red, which gives the lounge a sexy ambiance, and the bar’s cozy dance floor is always packed. Hollywood A listers such as Paris Hilton and “Girls Next Door’s” Kendra Wilkinson have been known to the party the night away here, so you know this nightclub offers something special. Those who opt for bottle service will love the sophisticated VIP lounge. Or, if you like to shake it on the dance floor, the DJ’s choice of music is always upbeat and modern, providing the perfect setting in which to dance the night away with the girls or the cutie you meet at the bar.

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Strike Miami
11401 NW 12th St.
MIami, FL 33172
(305) 594-0200 a less provocative atmosphere, Strike Miami is a great place to hang with friends and enjoy the occasional flirtatious conversation or two with the cute bowlers in the next lane over. This luxurious sports bar/bowling alley combo is home to 34 lanes, upscale service and, to up the sexy factor a bit, glow in the dark bowling. Enjoy the unique social environment, dine with friends and share some laughs. The cuisine at this alley is delicious, as the food is prepared by renowned Chef David Burke. Single guys who just love the way bowling shoes look on a woman should come by on Wednesdays for ladies night, when the fairer sex drinks for free (8 p.m. to close). Just try not to strike out.

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901 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 695-3100
www.shoreclub.comSkyBar is located in the swanky Shore Club Hotel in Miami Beach. The atmosphere here is an intimate one, and the venue provides plenty of lounging space by the pool in which guests can wine, dine and mingle with other singles. The bar is stocked with a selection of unique choices, including the popular Passionata. Party in the Redroom, where the entire area is centered around a red glow for a romantic feel, hit the Rumbar for an intimate setting in between the pools, or check out the Sandbar, perfect for private parties. The gorgeous atmosphere, modern DJs and upscale clientele make this place one-of-a-kind. Expect one or two celebrity sightings during the night and sore feet the next morning from all the dancing you’re likely to do.

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Bougainvillea’s Old Florida
7221 SW 58th Ave.
Miami, Florida 33157
(305) 699-8577
www.bougiesbar.comIf you’re in to live music and want to enjoy it in a more laid back, relaxed atmosphere, head to Bougainvillea’s Old Florida. Live bands come to this South Miami venue to display their talents daily, and the scheduled is so varied that you’re sure to find something to suit your musical tastes (and with any luck, someone who shares those tastes) on any given night. Stop by on Thursdays for live reggae and $4 Red Stripes for a drink to fit the theme, Fridays to jam out to live cover bands and Saturdays to dance to live bands and DJs. The bar is well stocked, the clientele and staff are friendly and the prices are always reasonable. Enjoy music from the candlelit tables in the front garden or head out to the tropical patio in the backyard to meet other singles.

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Nikki Beach Club Miami
1 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-1111
www.nikkibeachmiami.comNikki Beach is settled in a little secluded corner of Miami Beach, Florida. The scene of the ocean water and the variety of clubs makes it impossible for the single people of Miami to stay away. Throughout the day, Nikki Beach is filled with activities and shopping to match individuals tastes, but when night falls, get ready for romance. This triple threat hosts a huge complex on the ocean complete with an outdoor  beach, popular nightclub and upscale restaurant and lounge. On some nights, music from live bands fills the night air with the melodies of various tunes, providing the perfect ambiance in which to meet that special someone.

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Marilyn Pean is a freelance writer living in Miami, Florida. She does extensive charity work within her community, particularly involving organizations helping children. Her work can be found at