How to Meet Single Men Without the Internet

How to Meet Single Men Without the Internet

by Ann Johnson

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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