One of my male friends asked me about the best places to meet women recently, so I took a quick poll amongst my single girlfriends to see where they’d met the guys they’ve dated over the last couple of years. Most of my crowd have met a guy at dancing at some time. There used to be more girls than men at every dance class and it can still happen if you’re wanting to improve the odds, but usually it’s fairly even these days so maybe you guys are catching on.
The thing about dance classes, jive, salsa, whatever, is that people move around in the lessons so you meet everyone, a bit like speed dating with contact! Of course not everyone is there to meet single people of the opposite sex, but my single friends go quite often and some of them drop out when they get involved with someone who isn’t a dancer so there is a high proportion of singles. If someone is involved with a male dancer you’ll spot it, so flirt away with the others! Speed dating is another obvious place, but the novelty is wearing off, internet dating has worked better for me because I can find out a few things in advance and spend the entire evening with the guy if it’s going well, or get out quick if it isn’t!
I met my last boyfriend but one at the gym and that was great, red hot sex and all that, but it didn’t last because sex was all we had in common. Some of my friends have got lucky in the supermarket, on the tube, at the airport and on holiday as well as the obvious; we do go out on the pull too you know. If I go out with the girls it will be to a gastro pub and maybe a nightclub afterwards, all pretty obvious and it’s rare frankly to meet a guy with potential at these places. We might think we’re on the pull, but usually we’re so busy catching up with each other and eating in the pub that it’s hard for a guy to break in and nightclubs are too noisy, it’s just fun, let the hair down time we may flirt and you might get a number but we usually leave as a group.
If you’re on your own guys then art galleries offer a great chance to talk and ready made subject matter and I often pop into one alone. There’s no guarantee of finding a single woman there but it’s a possibility. Parties have been good to me, I tend to trust a guy more if he’s a friend of a friend and I may have had just enough to drink to be in a happy, relaxed frame of mind which is always good.
So, if I had to list them the best places to meet women are: one dancing, two the gym, three the internet, four parties, five the right kind of pub and if you want to be creative any kind of class environment where people are thrown together like language classes, and finally art galleries and museums even the sandwich bar at lunchtime. But you know guys, we always feel good getting chatted up by a bloke any time, especially if it’s unexpected, so keep your wits about you and smile because the next best place to meet a woman is her place.