Hit a few festivals, or even better, volunteer at them. Huge crowds = scores of single men and easy chatting opportunities since you’ll already share interests and besides: it’ll be cramped and you’ll practically be sitting on each other’s knees anyway.
Also see: Music Festival Style: Splurge Vs. Save
Looking for younger lads? Groups of single guys hit up amusement parks in the summer like packs of thrill-seeking dogs. Pretend to be scared on the roller coaster and see who leans in to comfort you.
The Apple Store
Allow me to generalize a bit: Guys love gadgets - all of them. Hang around the latest iPads, check out the latest apps, see who wanders into eyeshot, then amaze them with your technical wizardry (or ask for a few tips). Note: If they are buying premium devices, they are likely employed, too. Win!
Also see: 10 No-Fail Pick-Up Lines for Women to Meet Men
The dog needs walking and you need a man friend, right? Take pooch somewhere you know there will be lots of other singles. But take note – the poop and scoop has been known to be a passion killer.
Escape the heat and seek out Mr. Hot in the comfort of air con. A good option for finding someone smart and interesting, and also someone boring if you don’t pick an exhibition that intrigues you.
Also see: No Time for Losers: 10 Questions to Ask to Avoid the Setup from Hell
Political Rally or Protest
Meet a man who’s getting hot under the collar about something he’s passionate about. You might find someone with a shared interest, while showing him you’re more than just a pretty face.
You’re already looking pretty fine in your party dress and make-up, and if your friends/family are thoughtful about seating plans, you might end up sitting next to an eligible sweetie. Dress up, peruse the talent – and get fed and watered for free.
Also see: What to Wear to a Wedding: From Engagement Party to Ceremony
If you’re a grown-up reading this, you may have fond memories of tender summer camp hook-ups. The free time, the pleasantly confined quarters, the tanned skin – all combine to make romantic situations flourish. Grown-ups can still work/volunteer at camps, but for the post-secondary crowd, our versions of camp can include yoga/meditation retreats, group expeditions and other getaways!
Skimpy clothing, beach bars and splashing around go hand-in-hand with summer. Outdoor pools are great places to show off your beach bod and flirt by pushing each other in.
Also see: 10 Cute Cover-Ups for Summer
A Summer Sports League
Join a team and try something new. Summer’s a great time to be near the water so get hot and sweaty at beach volleyball or water polo, and you can guarantee this guy will not be a dull couch potato (in the summer, at least). Looking for a guy with great legs? Try soccer. Great arms? Head on over to basketball (just make sure you are at least somewhat proficient in the sport, too!).
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