A Single’s Guide to Cuffing Season in the Scruffy City

Let's face it! It's getting cold outside and if you're single, you're more than likely approaching cuffing territory! Cuffing season happens every Fall to Winter period, where normally single people suddenly get lonely and find themselves in a relationship for the colder months! If you're looking to cozy up with someone, you may want to check out some of these spots in the Scruffy City!

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Seeking an athlete

Find a boo while getting some exercise in! Bearden Beer Market and Central Flats n’ Taps are great beer runs for young professionals! Run/walk 3 miles around our beautiful city while meeting others and grabbing a discounted brew after! If sports are more your thing, sign up for a co-ed intramural sport! Kickball and ultimate Frisbee have winter leagues!

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Seeking someone kind

Lend a hand and volunteer! You never know who you’ll cross path with! Find an organization with the Volunteer East Tennessee Holiday Guide to Volunteering. We recommend building homes with Habitat for Humanity, giving your time to the Humane Society or providing meals for the homeless at Knox Areas Rescue Ministry! If you don’t meet someone new… oh well! You’re doing good for our community!

Seeking someone with a cute dog

Have a furry wing-man? Or maybe you’re not responsible enough to own a pet but, want to date some that is? Your best bet is pet-friendly hang outs in Knoxville! Head to Market Square or a few of these patios on The Strip! Want a cute friend to take out on a walk? Young-Williams has a doggy day trip program that allows you to take a pet out for the day!

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Seeking someone who's the life of the party

Looking for a S.O. at the center of it all? Friday nights at Pour Taproom are a great way to meet someone fun! There’s usually live music, plenty of fun games like Cards Against Humanity, and any beer you could ever want on tap! Even though it’s cold outside, The Hyatt Rooftop is a hot weekend spot! Curl up by the fire and meet someone new over craft cocktails and an amazing view of downtown!

Seeking someone who knows good music

Want to find someone who knew a song before it was cool…or maybe you’re that someone! Catch a show at The Mill & Mine, Pres Pub  or the new Outpost pop-up music venue. There are plenty of live acts every week! Don’t forget to check out our show picks every Music Monday.

Seeking someone who's all about the crafties

Knoxville is a beer town! Find your next bae at one of our favorite breweries in town! There’s plenty to choose from in each part of town, all with their own vibe and type of people! Crafty Bastard is a great hang with tons of seating and a fun vibe just outside of downtown. Pretentious Beer Co. in the Old City has an awesome back patio, with outdoor concerts from time to time. Abridged is a cool spot in West to get to know someone over beers. Alliance is an awesome go-to in South Knox full of outdoor enthusiasts!

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Seeking a foodie

Love good food and good company? Try rolling at the Sushi Academy in West Knoxville! Not great at cooking? Head to Central Filling Station‘s food truck park or try out the Food Truck Park every third Thursday at the Historic Southern Railway Station. You know what they stay…the stomach is the way to the heart!

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Seeking a muse

Want someone in the art scene? Head to Knoxville’s monthly PechaKucha Night event! Listen to speakers share a story using 20 pictures in just a few minutes! You could make a love connection in that same amount of time! Maybe you’re looking to make something?? Head to Mighty Mud where you can build pottery and who knows…you could re-create the “Ghost” scene! LOL

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