I just had a marvelous lunchtime convo where we were talking and flirting and it seems that we both love movie and older, classic Hollywood movies.
However, when you are single and in the Aiming to Meet People stage, and it is the weekend, this is just about the worst time for you to go to the movies. Pretty much you don’t meet and interact with others at the movies. Now if you live in Manhattan and you are going to see an interesting art film, indie film, or something popular enough that it has a LONG line around the block (this is fairly unique to Manhattan because there is no room whatsoever in the movie theater for lines, so they have you cue up outside.) then that could work. Just, it is RARE. DO go ahead and leverage it and lightly chit chat with the person in front and behind of you, but you are devoting 3-4 hours of your precious weekend time when singles are out about and mingling and you? Are talking to 1 person in front of you and 1 person behind you and in a dark movie theater for 2 hours. NOT the best use of your time.
Remember high school or college economics class? The concept of Opportunity cost? Friday night is a soiree evening.
Where should you be?
At an Art Gallery opening sipping warm Gallo Chablis and nibbling on stale crackers meeting other people. (btw Gallo has some LOVELYwines. you just won’t find that level at the Art Gallery openings. *wistful sigh*)
Attending a Singles Event (EVENTS are harder to find these days, but they ARE out there!)
Going to a Ballroom Dance Class like for West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Argentine Tango, Salsa
A Wine Bar – get a flight of white or red wines and learn about them
Attend a Scotch Tasting (98% men, great opportunity for single women to meet men)
Go to the 12th Annual Bachelors of San Francisco On Maiden Lane fundraiser (this is SO fabulous!)
Attend The Guardsmen’s 4th Friday Happy Hour
Go to bed early because you are attending an all day Hunting Skills class tomorrow on Saturday (lots of men)
Guyz – go to an early morning or early evening Yoga class. LOTS of chicks. The questions I receive from young men for how and where to meet girls (ok, in their terms, Hot Chicks) when they are not yet old enough to go to the bars. Yoga Classes. Community College classes (like pottery class) and The Mall. Get your hair cut at a beauty school and not the barber. LOTS of young women there.
Happy Dating and Relationships,