“I Met Him At The Grocery Store…”
It seems like everyone and their mother has a cute story about how they met their significant other. Everyone but you, of course. There’s nothing wrong with singles dating online, in fact that’s how most relationships have started this decade, but when your grandchildren ask how you met, you want to be able to give them a great story, not one that a majority of your generation will have. Here’s some places that hanging out in are sure to increase your chances of having a meetcute:
Volunteer. Most volunteers are of a certain age, and usually aren’t in a relationship (hence their free time to volunteer). Not to mention you can only assume they’re somewhat of a good person, considering they’re volunteering and all! When you’re a volunteer it often takes great teamwork, and that alone can be enough to spark a connection between two people.
Drink your coffee in the coffee shop. A majority of people order their coffee to go. This isolates you from making any sort of connection with the hundreds of people that enter that shop a day. Not only does it expose you to more people than you would have by getting take out, it also has plenty of easy opens for good conversation. If there’s not enough seats, you can ask someone to share their table. A simple comment on the traffic in the shop is enough to start a convo with your new friend. Taking note of what someone is reading is another good way. You can express that you love the other work that author has done and as if that book is worth a read. This way you don’t have to worry about rejection. If he wants to talk more, he will. If he doesn’t, then i will seem like you really were just asking about the book.
Be open to conversation at the grocery store. It’s very easy to see who is shopping for two and who is shopping for one. If you see someone buying things you don’t usually buy, casually mention that you love that food but you don’t have any recipes that you can make it with and inquire what they’re planning to do with it. It’s an easy icebreaker and gives him the chance to invite you for dinner!
Go to more group gatherings with friends. You never know where you’re going to end up or who you’re going to meet when you go out with friends. A simple movie outing with a friend can result in her seeing an old acquaintance, and that may lead to other plans together. Networking is important in business, but it’s also important in social lives as well.
The internet is still a great place to meet singles, but if you’re looking for something a little more special, you may want to try alternative routes. These things may not always lead to sex, but they will at least be something to remember.