Unconventional Places To Meet Your Next Boyfriend That You’ve Never Thought Of

Unconventional Places To Meet Your Next Boyfriend That You’ve Never Thought Of ¬©iStock/martin-dm

The dating world is both expanding and getting oh-so smaller these days. Yes, you can meet anyone in the world online, but the Internet dating scene¬†is super limiting. You’re at the mercy of whatever tricky algorithm the website uses to match people up. And what if a few poor choices in an online questionnaire meant that your dream guy never showed up in your search list?

Here’s the thing: You don’t have to stick with online dating to find someone. For that matter, you don’t have to go for the cliche ways to meet a guy in real life either. After all, meeting a guy in a bar or nightclub is a recipe for disaster. So where should you go to meet your next boyfriend? Don’t worry! We have some fun and unconventional suggestions.

  1. Kickboxing class. You mean you can meet a buff guy while getting stronger and more badass yourself? Sold!
  2. On the side of a mountain. Live in a hilly or mountainous area where people love to hike? You might end up one of many people who have met their spouse while mountain-bound.
  3. On public transportation. As you take the bus or subway to work, look up from your phone every once in a while. You might just spot your next date.
  4. Sporting events. Hang out at a football game and you’ll notice that you’re surrounded by some hot–and often available–guys. If you actually know something about the sport and aren’t afraid to cheer and yell, they’ll flock to you in droves.
  5. At Bed Bath and Beyond. If a guy is at the famous furniture-and-everything-else store buying a comforter or coffee maker by himself, you can bet he’s single. Talk to him.
  6. The library. Yep, libraries still exist. If you like to read or think it would be hot to find a guy who likes to snuggle up with a good book, you might as well go to the source.
  7. At Whole Foods. Sure, it’s not exactly a secret that you can meet guys at the grocery store, but specialty grocery stores are even better. Talk to him about the bag of quinoa he’s holding and you’ve got your “in”.
  8. Language classes. Any class will do, but a language class has added benefits. You could always talk to your future boyfriend on the pretense of “practicing Spanish.”
  9. At a kid’s birthday party. You’re at the age when your friends are starting to have kids. The next time you go to one of their birthday parties, pay attention to the single guys. There’s no way one of these guys would come alone if they were in a relationship.
  10. Alternative dating websites. So you’re still more inclined to meet people online? You could always ditch Tinder and OK Cupid and go for an alternative dating site instead. There’s DateMyPet.com if you’re an animal-lover, TripTogether.com if you’re all about travel or VeggieRomance.com if you want to stick with a vegetarian. The sky’s the limit, y’all.
Trisha is a full time writer living in Montana. In her free time, she paints mountainscapes on her skin with body paint and reads a ton of YA lit.