Anyway, several people made the comment (on both blogs, actually) that it is difficult to meet people outside of bars. That amazes me. Mostly because I've met dozens of dates, new friends, relationships both short and long term, and business partners - all without ever entering a bar. Not to mention the countless guys who never even made it to "date" status.
Of course, a lot of people aren't willing to meet others online, which is where I've met most of the new people in my life. Not just dating sites, either. I've met dozens of people through twitter and blogs as well.
But even if I didn't meet people online, I know bars wouldn't be my primary place to meet new people. Why?
I don't drink.
Don't get me wrong. I go to bars. I'm usually with a group of friends, and I'm not out to meet new people. I'm not opposed to the idea - it just isn't my purpose.
|It's not going to happen by magic.|
The first trick is to do more alone - you're more approachable when you're solo. No guy likes the idea of being rejected - he likes it even less when it's in front of an audience. Not sure where to go? The possibilities are endless.
- Hit the bookstore - and look at more than just the romance novels
- Take your laptop to the coffee shop and catch up on work
- Join a club
- Join a church group
- Pick up a sport
- Go to the gym
- Go to the park
- Go to the movies
- Go to dinner
.... Basically, live your life, but try to do more of it alone. Pretty soon, you'll probably have more company than you bargained for.