Dating Advice For Men
Top 7 places to meet single women
by Margot Carmichael Lester
It's not always easy to meet women outside of the usual lesbian haunts. "After
a while, you feel like you're seeing the same old people," laments Sandra, 33,
of Seattle. "You start feeling the need to try something new."
So we asked women to give us their top picks for places to meet other women.
Here are the top seven results:
1. Out and about "I met my girlfriend while standing in
line at the bank," laughs Edna, 40, from Queens. "You just never know, so it's
worth it to pay attention no matter where you are."
Look around next time you're in the coffee house; you might be surprised who's
there with you.
2. Film and book festivals "I've met several people at
small film festivals," says Nancy, 27, of Los Angeles. "I find someone who
appeals to me and try to get behind them in line or sit next to them. After
that, there's plenty to talk about."
These events are great places to meet someone whose interests are similar to
yours. Tip: Many bookstores have book groups devoted to lesbian literature,
and film festivals have gay and lesbian-themed nights — making it even easier
to find your match.
3. Online "I've got a busy job and don't really enjoy the bar
scene," says Cynthia, 34, of Chicago. "I've found it's faster and easier to
meet women online. There are some good chat rooms and, of course, online
dating communities. It's much better for me with my crazy schedule."
4. Classes Why not improve yourself while looking for your
ideal mate? Janna, 29, of San Francisco, let her search for higher learning
lead her to love. "I was taking a French class and kept seeing Sue waiting for
her Spanish class," she says. "After a couple of times, we started talking in
English, and the rest is history."
5. Volunteer work "I'd just about given up meeting anybody,"
recalls Dale, 36, from Tallahassee. "So I decided to put my energy into other
people and started volunteering as a peer counselor at the Gay & Lesbian
Center, where I ended up meeting my girlfriend."
You don't have to limit yourself to gay and lesbian organizations. You could
easily meet your match volunteering at a state park or working a booth at a
6. Cruising "I was skeptical when my friends suggested a lesbian
cruise," says Anne, 47, of Rochester. "It sounded so cheesy. But it was
actually a lot of fun, and I met several promising women whom I've kept up
7. Social groups Some women are willing to take a more proactive
approach. "Here in Portland," says Rochelle, 30, "someone proposed a 'Dyke
Night Out' at local clubs to propagate a meet-and-greet. Now that I'm out of a
relationship, I kind of wish I'd looked into it."
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What are some other ways to meet Singles
in Arkansas? Go to as many singles events as you can. Variety
is the key. Don't focus on any one type of group.
First: Meet young single professionals
at fundraisers, singles charity and civic organizations.
Second: Join sports leagues, singles
hiking, biking, outdoors, or adventures clubs.
Third: Join a church or religious
group for Jewish, Catholic, or Singles. Also check out singles cruises and
Newly divorced or single parent? Get
help at a singles support or divorce recovery group.
What about online dating? Check out
the information on Singlesonthego.com to learn how to place personal ads to
meet single men and women online. You'll also find great dating advice for
online personals and meeting singles by using various dating services,
dating agencies, matchmakers, introductions services. Go ahead, you can do
it!.....check out the singles scene in your area to find a new relationship
today! Check out the list of online dating services above categorized by
general, foreign/ethnic, religious, alternative, senior and single parents.
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