Find an "after five" romance via one of dozens of business networking groups and events offered weekly throughout Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce offers monthly mixers in various parts of town, plus a quarterly Business After Hours event. Its ImpactJax division focuses on young professionals, though all ages are welcome. , a division of the City of Jacksonville's Special Events department offers networking events at various Downtown venues almost weekly. The group's Downtown On Tap parties, involving numerous Downtown bars offering live entertainment and drink specials, are a favorite. Downtown Vision, Inc. produces and promotes all sorts of downtown events including the , one of the area's most well-attended regular events. And if you want to do a little good while looking for love, several regular networking events, like the Thursday Night Drinking Club benefit local charities.
Speaking of good causes, pick your favorite and lend a hand. You're bound to bump into a cutie who shares your philanthropic passion. And there are literally hundreds of volunteer opportunities going on at any given time - just ask the folks at HandsOn Jacksonville (formerly called Volunteer Jacksonville). Environmental cleanups, tutoring at-risk children, counseling victims of health or circumstantial crises, disaster relief, neighborhood rehab projects - if there's a good cause, there's an opportunity for you help and, in the process, find a special someone who shares your generous spirit.