Half of the battle of spontaneously meeting a man as you go about your day is to be open to the possibility of it happening. Don't think of all the reasons why meeting someone won't happen - focus on the opportunities all around for it to happen for you! Museum tours/talks If you enjoy art, or you're interested in a particular exhibit, this is a great opportunity for you to meet someone likeminded in a small group setting. Gallery openings Many gallery openings are more about socializing than art, so it's a good place to meet someone even if you don't love the art. "Friends and family" previews If you're invited to a preview of a new restaurant or bar in your community, go! For theater fans, this a great way to meet other fans who are interested in seeing the newest upcoming plays.
While there was a decent amount of overlap (everybody likes exercise, swimming and walking), a few activities stood out as unique for each sex.
Halloweeen/costume parties Pretty much any costume is an excellent conversation starter. Beaches/poolside You've already seen each other in a bathing suit. Make them feel welcome by starting up a conversation!
Community service days Who doesn't love a man committed to helping his community? Alumni events Talking about your alma mater is an easy icebreaker. Bike tours If you like cycling, this is an excellent, relaxing way to meet someone who does as well. Walking tours See a bit of the city and chat about what you come across! Group vacations If the idea of doing a trek up Machu Picchu appeals to both of you, you're off to a great start. Holiday parties Mistletoe and eggnog - this is a recipe for romance! Bar crawls Unlike regular bar drinking, this is a group activity, and everyone is getting friendlier as the crawl progresses. Libraries This is a great opportunity to practice eye contact! Nail salons More and more men are getting manicures and pedicures.
They are literally all around us, and yet most single women are at a loss as to where to meet them. Improvisation classes Any group activity with the potential for discomfort/embarrassment/laughter will bond you. Driving ranges, on the other hand, are much easier, cheaper and tend to be more social. Specialty retail stores Hardware stores are famous for being pickup spots, but they're not the only stores where men shop! Find out if those pretzels he's buying are any good. The mechanic You're both sitting there waiting for your oil change anyway - you might as well chat. Commuter trains/buses At the very least you have some geography (and work schedule) in common.
The key to maximizing your chances of meeting someone special wherever you find yourself is to keep your eyes open and your head up (smartphones down! Be prepared to make eye contact, smile and say hello! Take a break from your smartphone, laptop or book and strike up a conversation with a fellow traveler. The DMV Everyone (who has a driver's license) ends up in line at the DMV at some point and everyone is bored. Keep an eye out next time you're picking up that new cell phone or shopping for glasses. Crossfit and other high intensity classes If you like each other after getting super sweaty and lifting heavy things, you just might have a future together.