As a single man I find it difficult to meet people, not only with good values, but who share my faith. I struggle with finding environments in which mingle with eligible people that may actually lead to a lasting relationship. The cliche bar scene is typically no good as an avid Christian shouldn't be drinking to excess, dating sites are often consisting of lustful people looking for the wrong thing. I've tried socializing with people in my church groups, but most of these people I've known since childhood and I don't see the likelihood of breaking out of the "friend zone" after such a long time conceivable.
My question is, what is a good way for a faithful person to present them self in a manner that conveys to an audience they are single and looking for a meaningful relationship, but not in a way that sends the wrong signal of the typical guy looking for the quick hook up. Where would a person gather in hopes of meeting the right kind of people?