I subscribe to basically every women’s magazine that exists. I love them all. And I find almost all of the advice offered in these magazines to be extremely wise and helpful. But there’s one thing that ladies’ mags often talk about that I don’t agree with. Magazines often say that if you want to meet a guy you should go out of your way to head to places where guys hang out. Okay, let me rephrase that. I think this statement is partially true. Your pole aerobics class is probably not going to put you and Mr. Right in the same place at the same time. In order to meet a guy you need to a.) leave your house and b.) go somewhere will guys will want to go. But to meet your dream guy, you don’t need to suffer through a torturous activity. For example: If you hate football, you don’t need to force yourself to go to a dive bar with tons of flat screen TVs and chicken wings, strictly in hopes of finding your true love. In fact, it’s probably a better idea if you don’t seek out a guy who frequents the local sports bar if you can’t stand the thought of hanging out there on Sundays. Here’s why: You go to the sports bar. You meet the (football fanatic) guy you had hoped to meet. You start dating. Guess who will be watching football (or waiting for him to finish watching football) every Sunday? Yep, you. Not ideal, right? I know you don’t have to sit there and rot while your new guy watches football. You are a free person and can do other activities while he screams at Mark Sanchez and eats Ruffles. You are an independent person. But instead of seeking out a football lover just because you think he’s hot and easy to meet, why not use a different approach?
Try pursuing an activity that genuinely interests you, but will also interest the other gender. For instance, if you really love hiking then you should join some sort of hiking brigade (Do those exist? I hate hiking). That way you get to do the thing you like to do (and would want to spend your Sunday doing), and you also get to meet guys who like to hike too. If you start dating a guy from your Outdoor Enthusiasts League then you can spend your Sundays hiking together and you’ll both be happy. Get what I mean? So if the thought of sticky bar floors makes you cringe, don’t worry about it. You don’t have to suck it up in order to avoid being a CCL (Crazy Cat Lady). Just find an activity that you’d like to do on your own and chances are that you’ll meet a guy who also likes that activity.
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