New Year, New Man
Get rid of all the toxic men and relationships in your life and make a fresh start for 2011. If you are looking for unique ways to meet quality men, we have the answers for you. We consulted three dating experts for their advice and here's what they had to say.
Relationship experts and authors, Donna Sozio and Samantha Brett, provide these ways to meet men.
Borrow a dog
First the dog trots over to another dog. And the owners naturally start talking. The dogs do the work for you! Sleuth out times where the type of men you are interested in would be walking their dogs. For example, if you want to meet a working professional, walk your friends' dog before or after working hours or on the weekends. This will get you out of the house and in the fresh air and keep you in good shape. More benefits!
Hang out where men gather
Pick a team for the season and cheer for them at sporting matches or in sports bars. (It looks a lot better than just going to the games to find men and not caring about the teams!) Try a new sport. Men love to help and to assist. When you show up at the beach with your surfboard, men will flock to you to give you tips. Appreciate their tips and ask for more!
SeniorPeopleMeet.com's relationship expert and therapist Dr Terri Orbuch, author of Five Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great (Random House), offered these methods to meet men.
Sign up for targeted online dating sites
Take an interest or quality that you want in a guy (e.g., pet person, religious affiliation, boomer-aged) and affiliate yourself with that site. You have total control over how many and who you talk with.
Join a cooking class
It is the new thing these days, given the reality TV cooking shows. Everyone is doing it, but especially singles. There are one-day or weekend long classes that are fun and enroll lots of guys who want to learn to cook (how quality is that?!). Pick a class, such as "Italian Cooking," "Baking with Beer," and "Bakin' with Bacon," where guys might be more likely to gravitate. (BTW, these are real class titles!)
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Go to steakhouses during happy hour
In urban areas, quality men can often be found at steakhouses. Wear a fabulous outfit and get a couple of girlfriends to join you. Men tend to congregate in groups with colleagues or friends, so having some other ladies with you will allow you and a cutie to chat without alienating his dinner pals. Expect your flirting to be brief since he probably has dinner plans. Exchanging cards at the end is integral!
What more can you ask for than a man who gives back and supports a cause? Get more involved with something you are passionate about. You'll be doing good in the world and possibly meeting Mr. Right in the process.
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