Wednesday, January 23

Selections from "10 off-beat places to meet men" taken from

1. Your local hardware store - Maybe the painting and re-decorating will pay off in this dimension, too! I've been to get paint twice and nada. Or maybe the cute men are in the tool section and not the paint section.
If Flip This House has taught us anything, it’s this: Cute Homeowning Guys Do Their Own Renovations! (And save a bundle in the process.) Your neighborhood hardware joint is a hangout for not just handy condo-owning types, but all guys—even the ones whose last big project was the pig-shaped cutting board they made for Mom in eighth-grade shop class. "Being surrounded by tools brings out any man’s masculine side," explains Patrick Carone, an editor at Maxim magazine. "Added bonus—if you go alone, you’re pretty much letting him know you don’t have a man in your life." Ask for his advice on a DIY project ("Do I need special hooks to hang a giant mirror?"). Whatever you do, "don’t introduce yourself," advises Santagati. "Just go up and start talking as if you know him." Because now you do.

2. The driving range, early on Saturday afternoon - hmm. . . Maybe I need to ask for clubs for my birthday. Or hope that Patrick gets some. Now HE could get me some attention at a driving range. Especially since I know nothing about golf.
Used to be, you’d only find two types golfing: guys over 50, and guys who dress like they’re over 50. These days, though, it isn’t just your dad’s cardiologist teeing off: Cute non-prepped-out guys are hitting the links en masse. Don’t feel like killing 18 hours at an actual golf course? Luckily, hitting balls at the driving range is a quicker way to sink a Saturday night date. "At a driving range, you’re close to the other golfers, making it easy to fall into conversation," points out Carone. And when you go after lunch you’re more likely to find guys who just want to hit balls for fun (scary serious-golfer dudes show up at the range in the late afternoon, after they’ve finished their regular round of golf). How to spark something? Just ask the cutest golfer in the immediately vicinity if he can show you how to hold the club. "VoilĂ , he’s got his arms around you already," says Carone.

7. In line at the DMV - new last name means I need a new driver's license. I went this morning and I was the only one there. No men, but at least it was a quick errand.
At first thought, this doesn’t seem like the optimal place to meet your soul mate. Almost everyone’s cranky, the lighting is horrible and filling out 70 forms doesn’t leave you much time to flirt. But the DMV is actually a great place to guy hunt. Here’s why: If a man can stay good-natured and polite even though he has 800 people in front of him and just waited half-an-hour in the wrong line, he’s a good guy. Actually, lines in general are underrated: Eva Pereira, 31, met her husband, Ron, 33, buying coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts. He asked her if she was following him (she had parked next to him, then ended up behind him on line). This made her laugh. "We spent the next hour drinking our coffees and chatting," she says. "We’ve been together ever since."

8. The nearest bar to the sports arena after a big game - well this is a no-brainer. I just need to make sure I'm not scoping out a Tech student! Let me be more specific - Tech UNDERGRADUATE student. Grad student, Med student, Law student - perfectly acceptable - except most of them will be at home studying.
"Sometimes, numbers count," says Dr. Magids. "The more men you meet, the better shot you have of finding the one." Where can you be guaranteed to find guys in bulk? At the closest pub to your local sports arena. (It must be the closest one, because guys in search of a post-game beer don’t walk far). "This is a great place to find men in partying mode," says Dr. Magids. If their team won, you know they’ll be in a great mood. And if they lost, you’ll be a welcome distraction—just don’t say, "It’s only a game!"


Kenda said...

Great post...let me which one works out best! ; )

Ann said...

I say go to the Law School Library. Lots of great opportunities there!