If you think singles have it rough, try being a couple moving to a new city. There is no Lavalife, speed dating or even a good pickup joint for couples seeking other couples. (Well, unless certain parties are your thing. Wink-wink.) So how can you find that perfect couple who shares your love of foosball and fine wine?
Checking out familiar territory is a start, as my partner and I found out when we moved to a new city. Latch onto relatives and friends of friends in a similar age bracket and don't let go until you've had a chance to meet all of their coupled friends. (Forget workplace acquaintances--there's nothing more irritating for spouses than listening to work gossip.)
If there are no ties in your new city to people back home, start fresh by joining groups like Conversation Café. They're a great way to scope out potential friends in a pressure-free environment.
And since getting enough people to play in sports leagues is always a challenge, couples are a hotly sought-after commodity. For instant popularity, sign up!
You could end up with a rewarding friendship (read: support group) where you can chat endlessly about your recent home purchase, the new baby or the last Broken Social Scene disc.
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