The possibilities here are almost limitless and all the sweeter for being so unexpected. These are just some of my favourites, but frankly if you’ve actually shut your own front door in order to leave your house, anything could happen! And if you actually enjoy any of these activities, rather than simply using them as man—meeting opportunities, then so much the better.
The train. If you’re a regular commuter, then the chances are high that you’re going to see the same people going in and out of work or on the platform. If you see a cute guy on a regular basis, simply smile or say ‘Hi’. You have nothing to lose by being friendly.
The airport. Meeting people at an airport couldn’t be easier. Maybe you’re both in holiday mode, which always makes it easier to chat. Or you are in the departure lounge or gate waiting for an announcement for a delayed flight. Sure, it can be frustrating, but it gives you something in common to talk about. Or you could be in the bar, the restaurant or shopping for duty free.
On holiday. Footloose and fancy-free. The days are warm; the nights could get even hotter.
At a concert. Packed together in the bar or the auditorium, it’s clear that you already have a similar music taste in common.
In a supermarket. Guys have to shop too. Check out the contents of their trolley. Microwave meals for one and catering packs of beer are clearly more promising than packs of nappies and a dozen red roses!
At a book/record store. Men love to be asked questions. Could they recommend the best book/album by a particular author/artist’?
At a wedding. The romance factor is already high and the groom is bound to have plenty of single mates.
At the launderette. While a lot of guys own state-of-the-art music and computer equipment, buying a washing machine tends to be pretty low on their list of priorities.
The local sandwich bar. Men are creatures of habit. While tending to go for the same sandwich filling each day, they tend to go out for that sandwich at pretty much the same time of day too.
At a football match. Men galore and some of them are even quite fit. Best to avoid any chatting-up tactics during the game though. Wait until halftime …
At the gym. Mmmm, and all those fit bodies too. Hang out by the water cooler, the pool or the juice bar. Like watching football, most men prefer to do their workout uninterrupted.
Horse racing. A great day out in itself and there’s lots of guys on corporate days out or tearing up losing betting slips while drowning their sorrows in the bar.
At the local tennis club. So much potential for a mixed doubles match, plus you’ll get fit into the bargain.
Dog walking. Again, men tend to take their dogs for a walk at much the same time every day, as well as along much the same route. Borrow a neighbour’s dog if you don’t own one of your own.
At an evening class. OK, so the car maintenance class is a bit of a cliché, but how about learning a foreign language, taking a wlne tasting course or brushing up on your computer skills?
At the local DIY store. Chock full of men, most of whom are only too keen to share their intimate knowledge of the finer details of paint primer and grouting techniques.
Art galleries. Where better to get into conversation as you both ponder a piece of modern art that neither of you have a clue about?
At an auction house. Some of the more upmarket ones definitely have a few eligible men lurking amongst the furniture and objets d’art.
On the golf course. Yes, I know that you’d rather watch paint dry, but it holds a special place in the hearts of many men. And the nineteenth hole is always somewhere good to unwind afterwards.