If you’ve been knocked down enough times in the dating scene, it can be hard to get back on your feet. In other cases, it’s tough knowing how to even start in the first place. Even so, there are a number of ways you can meet local singles far more easily than you may have realized.

As long as you’re willing to open your mind a bit and try out some new strategies, you just might land a date with someone you legitimately connect with. Check out the following for the full run-down!

7 (Free) Ways to Meet Local Singles