Tap into young professionals groups
With the number of business in Dallas growing at a rapid rate, and with it, the DFW population, joining a young professionals group can be one of the best ways to not only network and grow professionally, but meet new people. There are a ton of YP groups in the area, including CASA Young Professionals and Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professionals, and they normally host happy hour events and galas. That drink (or two) will give you the liquid courage you need to introduce yourself to new faces.
Charity events bring good karma (even though you're not expecting anything in return, right?)
For better or worse, Dallas is now pegged as a place where the “Charity World” matters (major side-eye to you, Bravo). Although it can sound a little ridiculous and pretentious on reality TV, rolling up your sleeves for a good cause is a great way to meet new people, and chances are, they'll have a few good qualities you'd want in a S/O. Whether you're boxing up meals for Hunger Busters, or getting dolled up for the Dallas Autumn Ball, you can easily strike up a conversation with someone new and know you already have a few things in common.