Complete List of How to Meet People in Chicago

Chicago is a busy city and there is always something going on somewhere. With this list we hope to give you an idea of where to start looking for new friends. Whether you are into volunteering, comedy classes, sports leagues or fitness, there is something for everyone in this great city!

Human connection is vitally important for our health and sharing a commonality is a way to bring people together! The best way to develop new friendships is to find commonalities with others. The below organizations are great places to find people with similar tastes and interests.

Faith Based Organizations

When people get together and center around a shared faith, friendships form. We meet other people who have been in the same situation as us, who understand our struggles, and who share our faith. Below we put together a brief list of some spiritual organizations for young professionals in Chicago.

Park Community Church

Catholic Charities Young Associate Board

Jewish United Fund (JUF), multiple groups for young professionals

Muslim Urban Professionals

Muslim Women's Alliance

Chicago Tabernacle

Young Catholic Professionals

Catholic Charities of Chicago

Young Life Junior Board

Try a Workout

Our second recommendation is to find a fitness club or gym to become a local at. Pick your favorite activity or sport, and check online for a club in your neighborhood!

Chicago Runner's Association

Chicago Cycling Club

Climbing Gym

Title Boxing Club

Crossfit Gym

Yoga Studio


Lincoln Square Fencing Club

Fencing Center of Chicago

Red Star Fencing