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    12-19-2010, 08:06 PM

So, I was wondering if anybody has any ideas on how to meet nice guys? I've always been told that it will happen when you least expect it and I think I've been waiting long enough. I have tried online dating sites but for some reason the few guys I attract are a bit off. Unfortunately I don't get out as much because a.) my hobby of horseback riding is not conducive to meeting guys and b.) I don't go out as much because Dancer tends to eat up my money
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    12-19-2010, 08:09 PM
How old are you?

Things like clubs (not dancing actual clubs) are great if you're in college or highschool. Clubs of the dancing type work but they usually get you guys who are only looking for one thing.
    12-19-2010, 08:30 PM
Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove    
How old are you?

Things like clubs (not dancing actual clubs) are great if you're in college or highschool. Clubs of the dancing type work but they usually get you guys who are only looking for one thing.

Oh, if I were still in high school or college. I turned 30 this year.
    12-19-2010, 08:43 PM
A second clubs ! That's how I've met my current bf and my most recent ex. Or just going to parties with friends.

I agree on the dance club thing too....
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    12-19-2010, 08:56 PM
You could still try the club idea.

For instance I am taking up dance at the advice of my riding instructor to help make me more movable. Swingdance is one of the things I have been trying and there seems to be a fair number of (straight) single men there.

I tried speed dating once but that can be as hit or miss as internet dating.
    12-20-2010, 05:45 PM
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I think just keep your eyes open and be active when you meet some nice person . Set up a discussion when you bump into that nice guy in a cash line at a local mall, at a library, in a dog park, from your neighborhood etc.

Also I was suggesting clubbing even I don't personally prefer it when trying to find a person to date.

Would it be possible to try to try some new hobby, even you said you don't have that much money after Dancer? A gym example?
    12-20-2010, 06:03 PM
My aunt found her husband on eHarmony, but it took her a little while to find him. One of my friends found her fiance on there too.
    12-21-2010, 07:30 AM
Just going out with friends and socialising
    12-21-2010, 08:10 AM
Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove    
I tried speed dating once but that can be as hit or miss as internet dating.
How does that work? I've heard about it - never seen/tried though...

Gypsygirl, what is the "second club"?

Puddintat, you can look into ballroom dance parties/clubs. While you can still run into weird people there many not-someone-you-want-to-meet guys prefer to avoid places like that.
    12-21-2010, 08:47 AM
Let your friends know you are willing to be set up on dates. Then, actually go out on them! Even if they end up being terrible dates, every date gives you more practice/confidence.

You really just have to get yourself out there. Maybe there's a trail riding club you could join. You'll have a lot of fun, and even if the club ends up being nothing but women, those women have brothers, cousins, and friends that are also single. There's also book clubs, knitting clubs, travel clubs, and various other interest groups. Try to look for some.

Basically, get yourself out there and look for new contacts, whether they are potential boyfriends, or just new ladies to hang out with. The more contacts you get, the more times someone will think to themselves "hm... I bet my (brother/uncle/cousin/friend) would get along really great with Puddintat."

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