In today’s world of Internet dating, you may think it is easy for a woman to meet a great guy. But that is not always the case as the Internet has made it a lot easier for individuals to lie about who they are and what they do.
Of course, there are trusted sites and ones that vet members before they are allowed to post their profiles, but these are high-end and often expensive.
And the other dating sites, the free ones or more reasonably priced sites, typically attract those people who want a quickie, or a relationship based on attraction and nothing deeper. Maybe you are always wondering does he want a relationship or is this just a fling?
Below are 8 places where you are likely to meet a great guy:
1. A Class
You can meet a great guy at all different types of community adult classes. Taking a class on car maintenance may allow you to meet several different types of great guys. Some men grew up without someone to show them how to maintain and fix their automobiles and they are the most sensitive and kind type.
Other classes to choose from may include art, both the appreciation style and the creating kind. Another good class to meet a guy could be a cooking or a home economics style instruction.
2. A DIY or Home Store
You may not be a DIY goddess, but there are always ways to improve your home with little things gained from the hardware store. This is the perfect place to meet a good guy, either one that is good at handyman stuff, or one that can complete simple tasks around the house.
You don’t have to stalk anyone here, but you will need to be brave enough to walk up to a guy and ask for their advice. He will be able to help you with your project or he won’t, but you won’t know until you ask. And don’t forget the men who work in one of these types of stores. They could be working as a part-time job to fill their time or for discounts on needed supplies.
There are so many opportunities to volunteer in every small and large city, and it is the perfect place to meet a guy who is like you. Volunteering at a local animal shelter, senior center, food bank, homeless shelter, school, church or park is a wonderful way to give back to your community. You will also meet many people with the same civic-mindedness you have.
Giving of your time is good for your emotional state as well as for trying to meet a good guy. There are many studies that prove giving is better than receiving and to give of your time to others is a free and easy way to feel good about yourself.
4. The Dog Park
Of course, you must like dogs to meet a guy at a dog park. And be willing to continue to love a guy who loves his dog, because that is a strong bond that should never be broken by another relationship.
However, you don’t need to have your own dog in order to attend a dog park, but you shouldn’t go to one without a dog. That is a creepy thing to do. You can volunteer at your local humane society or animal shelter to walk dogs at the dog park. This will allow you to get exercise, bond with a dog in need of a day out of the shelter, and possibly meet the man, and dog, of your dreams.
5. Sporting Events
You may not live in a large city with a national sporting team like baseball or football, but that is no excuse not to attend a sporting event to meet the man of your dreams. Every town has their own sports teams, from little league to high school and college level athletic competitions, and they are one of the best places to meet other sports enthusiast.
If you have a relative or friend that has children that play sports, this is the perfect opportunity to go along and mingle with other parents and watchers. If you have children, all the better. Sign them up to play a sport, one that they choose, and start talking to their parents on the sidelines.
6. Co-ed Team Sports
You don’t have to be super athletic to take part in some co-ed team sports. There are leagues that are simply for fun and you will get to know your teammates as friends before anything romantic, which is the best way to go about finding a good mate.
Think about joining a sport that is not too taxing if you are not in the best shape. Something like darts, Bocce ball, horseshoes or Cornhole, which are all basically tossing a ball, beanbag or metal object towards a goal. There is no need to practice, buy expensive equipment or take lessons, just go and have fun.
7. The Gym
You may not be in the best shape of your life but hitting the gym doesn’t have to be a bad experience. There are usually places where the equipment is fun and can be done while watching television. This is a good conversation starter, depending on what is playing on the screen.
You can also find a gym or local recreational center that hosts singles nights that help people meet others that are hesitant to start up a rigorous fitness program simply to meet someone.
8. In Line
It is a fact that we wait in line at one place or another several hours a week. Why not use this time to meet a good man? Especially if you are waiting in line at a store where there are magazines and small items you can start a conversation over.
Waiting rooms are another option to start talking to a man waiting alone. Just remember, be yourself, be open and kind and don’t rush things. Meeting the right man can take time, but it will be worth it.