by Jackie Potts
My weekend excursions to the local golf courses have become a bit of a running joke among my friends. But hey, I’m crazy like a fox – a digit-collecting fox!
Sure, I like to smack a golfball and make a birdie as much as the next newbie golfer, but, ladies, that’s not all that keeps me going back. The secret? Golf courses are like a man buffet without a ladyfinger in sight. Not only do the men outnumber the women, but most male golfers are polite, welcoming and literally bend over backwards to help a golfette with her clubs or just make small talk before the next hole.
These outings have resulted in lots of dates, friendships and just pleasant afternoons. Which got me thinking: When it comes to meeting members of the opposite sex, are you working the odds? Forget crowded bars and restaurants, here are under-utilized places to meet guys and girls and make new MeetMoi intros:
Places to Meet Men:
Golf Courses — Ladies, think of the driving range alley like your own personal runway and Work It.
Cigar Shops – Choose your flavor of stogie – caramel, cherry, even Amaretto – and your flavor of homme.
Dog Parks – Man’s best friend is who? That’s right, Grumpus Maximus.
Rock Shows/Concerts – Hit the concession stands and concourses – a great way to meet new people.
Places to Meet Women:
Nail Salons – Guys, you’d be more irresistible than Brad Pitt dipped in chocolate if you got a pedicure on a Saturday morning.
Yoga Classes – A dude performing the Warrior II pose? Namaste!
Yogurt Shops – Invite your new yoga groupies to a yogurt shop after class. (There’s always one nearby.)
Farmer’s Markets – Sure, you might have to get up before 10 a.m., but think of the selection.
Jackie Potts is a blogger at MarketSmiths.com.