They say that online dating is the way to meet the man you will love and potentially marry. I met Boo on Plenty of Fish, and I’ve been to enough weddings where the couples met online. So, yes, single women should venture online to date.
But some of you are still very resistant. “What I meet him and he’s crazy?” you ask me. “It’s so impersonal!” you comment. “I don’t want to end up with a guy from “The Big Bang Theory”!” you holler. I get it. Online dating isn’t for everyone. And it doesn’t have to be. Here are ways to meet men offline.
Your Exes Mutual Friends
I know. What about the code?! It’s actually not your problem. A gal I know is dating a man that she met through her ex. If her ex has a problem with it, he can take it up with her new guy. Or with himself since he broke her heart. So, if you eye that guy that just so happens to be your exes buddy, go for it. But only if you can handle the potential backlash. Then again isn’t love worth it?
This can be a house party, get together or at an event at a local restaurant. Make sure that you ask friends to invite you to any events. The more active you are the better chances you will meet your guy.
Find Love in the Club
When Usher sang about making love in the club, he meant to go to the club! But not on a Saturday night. Sure, you can meet your future mate while grinding to a reggaeton song. We all know a few women who married a man that they met at LQ’s or the Copa. But they are the exception to the rule. What you should do is go to clubs for the grown and sexy – that’s after work Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can also go to specific club events, like salsa socials. More on that next.
At a Salsa Class
Boo met his ex at a salsa club. Yeah, it didn’t work (thank God!) and now he has me, but it does work for many. Take any class to meet more people. If your future man is not in your class, a friend of his just may be. Let the introductions begin!
A Friend of a Friend Party
My friend coordinates these “friend of a friend” parties. Basically, if you attend, you bring along a single friend of the opposite sex. It’s a great idea, especially since those who attend aren’t necessarily strangers. You can make a love connection right then and there. If you don’t know of any “friend of a friend” parties, do what my friend did – be proactive and throw your own.