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Places to Meet Eligible Men

If you're not in a relationship, and you're looking to meet someone, I'm sure you've asked yourself "where are all the good guys?" It can feel really frustrating when you're on the dating scene and meeting a bunch of duds. Here's a list of places good men may be lurking:

  • At a bar - This may not be the most romantic way to meet a guy, but it's a great place to meet single men, who are also looking to meet single women. Drinking alcohol makes it easier for shy guys to approach you, and you can make dinner plans for another day if a guy sparks your interest.
  • At the gym - You can get a good look at a guy while he's working out (through the mirror without him knowing), and you'll know in advance that he cares about his health, which is a must.
  • At the grocery store - Hey you never know where cute guys will be! Keep your eyes open and you might find someone who has a knack for picking out avocados.

Want to see where else? Then

  • At church or temple - If religion is important to you, this is a great place to find a guy you know has the same morals and family values as you.
  • Coffee shops or cafes - If you're a quiet person, chances are quiet guys will be hanging out at coffee shops too, reading, writing or drinking a cup of Joe. You could make eye contact and spark up some great conversation with an intellectual guy.
  • Dinner parties - Meeting people through friends is a great, safe and easy way to meet eligible bachelors. There will be other people around so you won't feel nervous or on the spot, and it's quiet enough so you can really talk and get to know each other.
  • At work - You can get a good sense of what a guy is like if you work with him and see him everyday. You can have lunch together and have at least one thing in common to chat about.

These are just a few ideas. If you have any others, please share them below.


aklatina aklatina 8 years
I met my husband Playing Counter strike Source online, He shot me in the face i knifed him in the back... found out he lived a block away and we both worked at the same store.... never met him before it was AWESOME... and where perfect for eachother, Grumpy Nerdy, irritable.. loving Geeks!!! he proposed to me a year later. and where married! soon to be working on a family! woot!
patrice888 patrice888 8 years
school? uni? work functions? classes - when u take further certs for your job? thru friends? thru colleagues? ...
rellicDragon rellicDragon 8 years
lol been to all of the above mentioned places and not spotted a guy yet ... but I am not giving up hope ... goin to the gym again to pretend a workout ... and keep my eyes open otherwise ... lets see ...
Vaadsfweytes Vaadsfweytes 8 years
I've met most of my exes through friends. However, I met guys in bars, cafes, grocery stores, park, and literally everywhere. If I ever go to those places only looking for guys, I can stereotype and say guys at gyms or grocery stores are gays, guys at cafes are posers, and bars are sleazy. lol I think it all depends on how you meet him than where you meet him. Lovely_1, Pacman story is just too cute!
VicVicVictooriaa VicVicVictooriaa 9 years
my parents met at penn station (in nyc) and my mom said, and i quote, "that is the man im going to marry" when she saw my dad...25 years later...they are still together so definitely transportation works
Brooklynbee Brooklynbee 9 years
My parents met in a bar... and I met my husband in a bar! It's a family tradition. And we're not even big drinkers, go figure.
cloubnme cloubnme 9 years
Which Albertson's is this?!? I never see any sexy firemen unless they're zooming down the street with sirens blazing.
Asia84 Asia84 9 years
There are some H.O.T firemen who shop at the ALbertson's i shop at. but all they do is stare at me. . . . should i throw frozen burritos to get them to approach me??? you can run into a burning building, but you can't do more than smile and grin at me???
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
if you want to meet men; join a dating service. they do the work for you. they locate the guy (he's hetro!), do a back ground check (make sure he's single), compare interests. they are experts at setting people up. don't reinvent the wheel. i'm married now, but in retrospect a dating service would have made sense. my dh and i met through our married friends. she sort of did a mini dating service for me w/ interests, background, etc. and of course knew their dating histories.
plasticapple plasticapple 9 years
My man and I met at a bar. He approached me and we hung out together until last call. I gave him my number and he called me before my friends and I even got home. It was a few weeks before we went on a date, but we talked every day until then. We've been together for over a year and plan to spend the rest of our lives together. :D
angelbaby2 angelbaby2 9 years
i never met anyone in those places! LOL!! I always looked too! Perhaps I looked too hard. Then I looked online! SUCCESS! We married! go figure. whatever works
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
A bar is not a great place but many people DO meet there. People always say the grocery store but hello has anyone EVER met there? I've never ever even seen anybody remotely cute at the grocery store! Work is also a horrble place thats just asking for trouble unless you work in completely different departments and floors. I think school, the mall, and the library are semi good possible places.
Papaya Papaya 9 years
I definitely agree with online. Online is a less embarrassing way to meet people. No stuttering or blushing through text :P
labridgette labridgette 9 years
i am going to say that work is a bad idea. unless it's only a temp job. i've had some bad experiences where it becomes super awkward. i always vow never to do it again, but it's hard not to get close to people when you see them every day.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 9 years
Online It seems to be more and more of a trend, online dating and such, at least, you know straight away they're initially at least attracted to your profile :D to ask you out on an off-line date.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
Omg since my bf is moving away pretty soon I've been saying I need to find a replacement bf.... since I met my guy online I promised myself I won't do that, but I have to "meet guys the old fashion way... in a bar or at church...." And last night I worked out at the gym with my friend and that location seemed like prime territory too.
em1282 em1282 9 years
Haha, it might be a bit awkward, but meeting someone on a train/bus is kind of a good way to go. You can gauge what they do by how they're dressed and it's easy to spot a ring...
miss-britt miss-britt 9 years
i need to pay more attention when i go to the grocery store! :)
kia kia 9 years
volunteer work whether you volunteer with an organization on a regular schedule or for special events you generally find like-minded folks and aren't drunk when you meet you also have something in common
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
I think work is a good place, just as long as if you break up it's not a bad thing. I dated a guy at my office for 2 years and then we broke up. Work wasn't fun for awhile, but he soon got fired and I still work here 3 1/2 years later. Ha! I have a crush on a guy at work right now--it makes work a lot more fun and I put more effort into getting ready in the morning. :)! I always check guys out at the grocery, too...
chakra_healer chakra_healer 9 years
Also, taking a class. There are sooo many single guys in my class - all nice, educated, sexy, and single.
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 9 years
I heard someone say that an Ace/Lowe's/Home Depot type store is a good place. Easy to spot the rings of the married ones, too. You could bond over flooring selections and crown molding!
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
awe a bar... how romantic! haha.. but actaully i know alot of people who have met at a bar!.. you just cant hook up that night.. well i wouldn't i like to keep a little mistery!.. and then when you go on a date.... you know you like the guy for him!.. :) not cuz of how wonderful the bang waS
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Haha my parents met at a bar! My mom asked my dad if she could play pacman with him! And 22 years later they are still in love :)
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