While all my friends are swiping left on Tinder, I'm sitting here daydreaming of all the real-life places I'd like to meet a man. After several cups of tea and much deliberation, these are my picks, the places I wish I could meet a man, because I just hate Tinder.
1 The Bookstore
First of all, if you meet a man in a bookstore, you know he shares your love of books, so you're already a pretty good match. But then you also have the opportunity to see what he's into: is he buying a big stack of George RR Martin, or Oliver Sacks?
2 Coffee Shop
It's such a cliche, meeting someone in a coffee shop. But again, watching him for a minute will tell you a lot about him. Does he like coffee or tea? Is he being polite to the staff? What's he doing at that table, exactly?
3 Home Improvement Store
Most people don't go to a home improvement store unless they have a home they care about, so this is also an excellent place to meet a guy. You, giggling over what in the world a galvanized nipple could be used for (plumbing); him, picking out the straightest, best 2x4. Swoon!
4 Animal Shelter
If you're in the market for a new furry best friend, keep your eyes peeled at the animal shelter, not just for a dog or cat, but also for your soul mate. Anyone who spends time helping the furry but less fortunate might make a good boyfriend.
This kind of goes hand-in-hand with the bookstore, only on a budget. I do love a man with fiscal responsibility.
6 At a Race
I've met so, so many people at local races! It says a lot about a man's dedication to fitness that he'll run a race, and it can also tell you which charities he cares about, if the race benefits a particular cause. The question is, can he keep up?
7 Where You Volunteer
Wouldn't it be great to meet someone at the place you volunteer? Again, you'd already know you have something in common, and who doesn't love a guy who'd rather spend his time than just write a check for a cause he loves?
If you're tired of Tinder, which of these places will you haunt? Is there somewhere else you'd like to meet a guy?
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