How to Meet Single Men Without the Internet

How to Meet Single Men Without the Internet

by Ann Johnson

About Ann Johnson

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Ann Johnson has been a freelance writer since 1995. She previously served as the editor of a community magazine in Southern California and was also an active real-estate agent, specializing in commercial and residential properties. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University, Fullerton.

Internet dating is popular with many singles, yet it is not for everyone. For some people the concept is a little scary, similar to the fear of meeting men at a bar. There are other ways to meet single men, but it will take a proactive approach. Even if you don't find a single man immediately, each step will provide a good time. And if you are enjoying yourself, you may forget you are looking to meet a single man, and chances are, that is when you will.

Participate in a speed dating event in your area. Some organizations sponsor nationwide events, while others are locally sponsored. A speed dating event works something like this: you go to the location of the event, and are assigned a seat. A single man joins you, and you have a few minutes to chat. When the time is up, he leaves, and another man joins you. It allows you the opportunity to speak one-on-one, with a dozen or so men in one night. (See "Resources" below.)

Join a mixed softball team. If you enjoy sports, join a mixed league where both men and women are on the same team. While some of the men may not be single, there is a good chance that many will be, as married men tend to drift from participating in team sports over time. Check with your city or local municipality for information.

Take a single's cruise or vacation. Many travel agents organize single's vacation packages and cruises. Call your local travel agency and see what is available.

Join a club or organization. If you are looking for a single man, you might as well find one who shares the same interests as you. If you like to write, join a writer's club, if you like to take pictures, join a local photography club. Chances are, there will be single men who have joined the organization or club, for the same reason as you: find singles who share common interests.

Take a group dance class. Before you enroll in the class, check to see if there will be other singles attending. If you already know how to dance, join a single's dance group.

Join a local single's club. Many communities have local single's clubs. Generally, the organization will sponsor dinners, dances and other events and get-togethers. This might be through a local civics organization, church, or private group.

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