by Carly Spindel
Meeting the opposite sex isn’t the easiest feat, especially when you work in a femme-heavy industry.
So, here are 10 tips to help you cross paths with Mr. Right.
1. Eat out
Busy, single men don’t have time to cook. This is why they need a girlfriend! Just kidding. However, when they’re tired and hungry after work, they dine out at restaurants, and usually at the bar. If you want to meet a man, try a new restaurant at least once a week.
2. Join a gym
Gyms are places where all body-conscious men go to let off steam. If you meet a man at the gym, you can see what he really looks like when he’s all sweaty. If he looks good in gym clothes, he’ll look great in real clothes.
People who work out are also much happier and more enjoyable to be around. (Translation: they’re a better partner to be with).
3. Pay attention to your pet
The sun is out (for now!) and love is in the air. Take advantage of the warm weather we’ve been experiencing. Give your dog some extra attention and go to the park. If you don’t have a dog, ask a friend if you can borrow theirs, or join them and their furry friend at the park.
Many men think of dogs as soul mates (who else better understands their zest for the simple things in life?) and will often frequent dog runs. If a man sees a cute woman walking a dog, he will most likely start a conversation with her.
4. Fix things
To me, a home improvement store is the worst place in the world. I would rather sit in an icebox and freeze than go to an oversized tool shed. But, guys consider it their inner handyman Mecca.
Men love fixing and building things, so a Builders Warehouse type store is always filled with an array of manly men.
5. Start to love toys
Men love toys. The bigger the boat and the stronger the engine, the more powerful the guy may be. The same way women love fashion shows, guys love vehicle shows. Car and boat shows are places where single men are like a flock to a shepherd. If you attend a car or boat show, pick up on the finer things in life (um, Ferraris anyone?), while meeting a man to drive it.
6. Wash your car
Speaking of cars, most men love their four-wheelers and they like them to appear brand new. I’ve spent a significant amount of time at car washes (thanks to always dating men who are car lovers) and I’ve noticed that they were usually filled with men.
Head to a car wash and remember that your car can never be too shiny!
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7. Be tech-friendly
True or false? Men are into electronics. Men love technology and are always looking for new phones and exciting gadgets. If you want to meet a tech-friendly type of guy, just visit an Apple store!
8. Pick up a sport
Do you like tennis or golf? Well, start to love them both! Being active will boost your confidence and help you stay fit. Golf courses and tennis clubs are places that men go to with their friends. If you join one, you can improve your game, stay active, and meet new people.
9. Start reading
Reading is a great way to escape your day-to-day troubles. Go to a bookstore and kill two birds with one stone. You can find a book and a brand new man. Some men love to learn and are always looking for reading material. If you’re browsing the same aisle, you know you have something in common.
10. Get cultured
Go to a museum – depending on what type of art you enjoy, there are various types of exhibit you can view. If you meet a man at a museum, chances are he’s interesting and cultured. You can also brush up on some art history while looking for that prospective boyfriend or husband.