“So how did you two lovebirds meet?”
There’s nothing worse than having to tell someone you met at a dive bar when you were both hammered. Everyone wants to tell a good “how we met” story, and while these are better when fabricated by fate instead of by our own white lies, sometimes we can influence our fate by actively trying to meet potential partners in unusual ways. In this day and age, we can do this via the Internet or via reality (ie, venturing out into the harsh light of day). Either can naturally hold potential for unusual rendezvous. In order to increase the chances of a killer meeting, be inspired by the following five most unusual ways to meet someone.
Go on a “Blind Date”
Instead of waiting for your friends to set you up with your perfect match, find your own “blind” date. Hang out in a bar, café, or wherever the type of girl you want to be with might hang. Then, sit and wait. Scan the room. Look like you’re actually waiting for someone. And when the girl you want to meet walks in, approach her and ask if her name is ___________(fill in the blank). When she says she is not, in fact, this fictitious blind date you’re supposed to be meeting, introduce yourself anyway and charm her. Then maybe ten years down the road, tell her the truth: that you just fancied her and would say anything to meet her.
Attend an AA Meeting
Are you a recovering alcoholic? Then this will help you kill two birds with one stone. Attend an AA meeting (or some self-help program akin to AA) and listen closely to your fellow attendees. Chat up the desired person after the meeting is over. The closeness and added comfort of knowing you’re not going it alone actually serves as a great place to meet someone with whom you already have something in common.
Facebook is not just a portal for selfies and political views. One unusual way to meet someone is to not only RSVP to a facebook event, but to actually attend it. Most of us are only loosely linked on facebook, and this provides for a network of unknowns. Attend the event a “friend” claims to be attending, then carouse with the other attendees. Later, on facebook, you’ll be able to change your relationship status and have an unusual “how we met” story, to boot.
Soloing offers many unusual opportunities to meet people and maybe even meet your partner in crime. Whether you’re surfing someone’s couch, sharing a hostel bunk with a stranger, or simply site-seeing on your own, be open to strangers and their strangeness, and you’ll be sure to meet many unusual people in unusual ways.
Sniff Out a Date Gone Wrong
If you’ve been playing the dating game for a while, you can smell a “first date” from a mile away. Consider taking note of the chemistry or lack thereof (hopefully the latter) between the awkward first date couple. When the fella looks like he’s striking out, wait until he goes to the bathroom or heads to the bar for another round of drinks, and then walk by, smile, and slip his date your digits. The sly come-on might be just what she needs during a not-so-hot first date. And, hey, when she calls you, your “how we met” story will not only be unusual, but daring on your part.