It is an undeniable and obvious fact that theoretically, any person can be anywhere at any given time. This means that a great guy that could be a great dating and relationship match for you could be at your local grocery store, bookstore, coffee shop, bar, gas station or any other place. Having said that, if you are looking to meet “quality” single guys - someone who is “not like everyone else,” chances are that that kind of guy also does things and goes to places that most other guys don’t.
The average “dude” will be typically hanging out at a sports bar or a club on a Thursday through Sat night drinking and often excessively. The above-average guy, on the other hand, might mix it up a bit, and go one night to a theater to watch a live play, watch a movie with his friend or attend some kind of workshop/seminar. Thus, if you were to go to one of such events, you are probably not going to see random people there who ended up there because they were bored and had nothing better to do. A guy with character, ambition and drive is likely to be going to a graduate school or hang out at a philosophy/psychology section of a bookstore.
Interesting and intellectually advanced guys have an appreciation for art. You are likely to find them in museums and galleries, as well as book signings and discussions.
Guys who are the exception rather than the rule are often busy and more introverted, resorting to online dating. They can be distinguished from the rest by the better writing style of both, their profile and their messages to you.
In other words, one great way to increase your chances of meeting quality single men is by breaking up the routine you might be possibly caught into, such as going out to the same places with your friends. Consider replacing or adding to your typical destinations, so that you are exposed to a different kind of people and a different atmosphere and energy.
You might be living in a smaller town and thinking that there are no such places to go in your area and that generally there are just not that many social options, but I assure you that if you were to open a local newspaper, you would be surprised how many art and culture related events take place in your area every week. And the smaller the event, the more intimate the atmosphere at that event will be, and the more likely you are to interact and meet others.
And make sure you read about how to meet a quality, single guy when you see one and not make those typical mistakes that many other women make that prevent them from taking advantage of those opportunities.