Top 5 Ways to Meet Awesome Guys in the New Year
Loved our last post on finding singles during the holidays? Wondering how to meet awesome guys in the new year? Try out these new ideas.
5. Sign up for Improv. I tell people this one a lot but with a caveat–you might not actually meet a single dude in your improv class. In fact, I’ve been in all-women improv classes. BUT THAT’S OK! Improv will teach you vital skills, such as how to stay in the moment, how to relax in uncertainty and, yes, even how to be brave and funny. And these are all skills that help you handle meeting people out in the real world. You absent-mindedly bonk into a cute guy at the airport while looking at your phone? Yes, and?
4. Visit the Dog Park. If you don’t have a dog, nevertheless make it a point to visit the dog park near your house at least once a week. You’ll never meet a more accepting group of people who have nothing more in common with each other than picking up dog poop. Ask about how your benchmate picked their breed of dog. You’ll sharpen your conversational skills, broaden your social circle, and likely meet some nice guys in the process.
3. Find a Good Produce Store. Yes, a store that sells nothing but produce. Try different hours, but specifically weekend afternoons. Produce requires a lot more concerted effort to buy than processed food, so chances are good you’re way more likely to meet relaxed shoppers who know they’re going to linger for a spell than you are at a grocery store where people are all business. Bonus: you know from the start they make healthy eating a priority.
2. Form a Bar Trivia Team. Tell your friends you want to make this happen this year. Find a bar in a good neighborhood and make it happen. Make an email list to remind your friends to come each week. If more than 5 of your friends show up? Split into two teams. Trivia night attracts a much different kind of crowd than we usually associate with bars, so give it a shot.
1. Hack your City. Code for America is a different kind of public service, one aimed at linking up the skills many young adults have with making their communities better. While a majority of the people you’ll meet are, in fact, coders, you need not be to volunteer. Check them out and learn more about what you can do.
And obviously, you should give Coffee Meets Bagel a go.