People always seem to ask where they can go to meet potential mates. It’s not always easy to find a guy or a girl when you’re out on the town, and if you want to meet someone who could be “the one,” there’s a few things you’ll need to keep in mind.
The first is that not all guys in clubs are looking for a long term relationship. When you meet a guy in a club, you have to consider multiple factors. Is he drunk? Does he have a girlfriend? Would he be at this club dancing with other girls if I was his girlfriend?
And for the fellas, girls want you to make the first move. Even if it’s a head nod or a wink, you should show a girl that you’re in to her without making her do the leg work.
Here are the top ten places to meet someone in Boston.
1. At a Red Sox game.
This is a great place to meet someone because it’s easy to break the ice. You already have a couple of things in common – you like sporting events and (hopefully) the Sox!
2. At the gym
This is another easy place to strike up conversation. Plus, no one looks their best while sweating their brains out, so it’s a great place to find someone who isn’t going to be scared when all the makeup comes off.
3. At work
Sometimes you may have to venture to a different department, but there may be someone interesting a couple of cubicles away!
4. A single’s mixer or speed dating event
There are plenty of these events in Boston, and if you are outgoing they can be a lot of fun.
5. At the grocery store
This is an unassuming place to find a great catch! Check out what’s in their cart before saying “hello.”
6. At the library
This doesn’t mean that you should head out to Boston Public just to meet someone. If you regularly go to the library, you may find some really cool people who are there doing research.
7. At the laundromat
You should always be on the lookout for a potential mate at the laundromat. Make sure they aren’t mixing their darks with their whites before you say hello!
8. On the subway
You need to exercise caution with this one because there is a thin line between handsome and homeless.
9. At school
Preferably in your philiosophy class, but really anywhere on campus pretty much guarantees you someone ambitious.
10. Through a friend
There is nothing wrong with an old-fashioned “set me up,” so ask your friends – and always attend parties you’re invited to. You just never know who you are going to meet at a cookout.
© Effie Orfanides 2011