The Bookstore: It wasn’t
long ago when bookstores were small shops with tiny isles and no room for lounging
about - let alone an attached coffee shop. Now big block bookstores are everywhere
and they are perfect hangouts for singles. You can spend hours inside
reading, eating, sipping on java or juices well past the normal hours of other
businesses. Make no mistake about it; bookstores are excellent spots
for romance! Everyone has a book in hand or is looking at a shelf for one. Introductions
are as easy as, “hey, is that any good?” or “you wouldn’t
happen to know where I can find books on managing a small personal fortune,
would you?” Once the chatter starts rolling, ask them if they’d
care for a drink and on you go with your new relationship.
The Grocery Store: Again, this
hangout is better suited for the larger stores where shopping is an activity
and not a chore. Singles eat as much as anyone and bumping carts with an attractive
individual can be the start of something magical. How good are your conversation
skills when it comes to what’s edible? You can end up following your interest
around a store, passing and being passed as you stop and search for food. Mind
you, a little too much goggling over the grapefruit pile could come off as a
bit creepy. It’s better to approach fast, drop an introduction like “Hey,
I guess you wouldn’t know where to find the chocolate syrup, would you?”
and make your connection. With any luck, you might just get a dinner date out
of it or a late-night sundae!
The Video Store: What better
way to kill some free time alone than by renting movies. You know it and most other
singles know it, too. That’s what makes your local video store such a great
hangout for those unlucky in love. “Have you seen this movie?” is
a great intro once you’ve caught the interest of someone browsing the
isles. You should be able to tell right off the bat how interested they are
in you. A yes or no without elaboration is bad. Better to peel off and return
to fight another day. However, if the answer is longer and comes with a smile,
you may want to try for a little more advice. Stranger things have happened
in Hollywood than two people falling in love in a video store!
The Hobby: What is it you like
to do or would you be interested in doing in your spare time? Taking dance lessons,
joining a recreational sports league, a gym, church or a local card or car club
will open up a whole new world for you. If you can’t find someone special
there, you should at least be able to expand your circle of friends and they
just might know someone who’s perfect for you!
The Charity: You will find some
of the best people while volunteering at local charity organizations. These
are good people who are devoted to a cause and share a similar passion. Find
a cause you can get behind and jump in with both feet. Hopefully you’re
doing it for the right reasons, but you never know what giving to a good cause
can do for you!
The Education: The search for
higher learning goes on long past the mandatory age for attendance. Schools
are the ultimate meeting grounds for new connections with so much going on and
so many people interacting. If you’ve ever thought about taking a course,
this might be the time! Take a flip through your local community college book
or public programs listings. Get enlightened and maybe meet someone special
at the same time!
There are many hangouts where singles can find love away from their
computer screen. All you really need to do is open your eyes to the
possibilities. Look around and you might be surprised who and where eligible
singles are looking back.
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