Going Beyond The Bars To Expand Your Singles Life
Let’s face it. When we’re single and out of our 20s, we need to do things other than go to bars to meet other single people.
While bars are still part of the routine, we have to get creative and expand our potential dating pool by looking at other places single people congregate, and at least give the appearance that we are a more refined individual than being a tequila-slamming beer-consuing 20s person.
So it is with this reasoning that I wound up at an art show in Los Angeles. Well, that plus the fact I was told there would be free wine and art attracts women.
After half an hour, as kids were literally running into the bottom of my legs and I got into a conversation with a man in his upper 60s who reminded me of the suicide scenes in Airplane!, I was ready to bolt. But suddenly, the scene changed.and I came up with these 5 tips on how to meet single people at art shows
1.) Art Tip For Singles #1: Make Sure They Serve Booze
Art events usually lure in people with wine, but make sure they are serving, because no single people are going to go to an art event or certainly hang around for long if there’s no alcohol.. The show I went to not only had wine (decent wine, not great) but also craft beers and eventually, even shots of whiskey!
2.). Art Tipf For Singles #2: Choose An Art Show In An Area Rich With Single People
If you go into a rich area full of retirees, that is likely what you are going to get – rick retired people. What you want to look for are art events in areas rich with single people. This increases your chances of single people showing up and being at the event.
3.)Art Tipf For Singles #3: Go Later, Not Earlier
Find our the hours of the art show and go for the last hour and a half or two hours. If you go earlier, you may have kids running into the bottom of your legs and you’ll get stuck in boring conversations with older people, leaving you to be thinking to yourself “I just want to escape and get back to the bar. Quick!”
But after a while those people leave and are replaced by younger, single people and of course you know where to find the younger, single people: where they are serving the booze!
4.)Art Tipf For Singles #4 Talk To A Few Of The Artists
This is the best way to mingle with other single people. They will see you talking to an artist about a piece of artwork and will want to join in the conversation. Or join a conversation yourself. You actually don’t have to be interested in the artist or the artwork, but it’s easier to meet other singles this way than trying an opening line at a bar. Plus, it gives the appearance that you are at mildly sophisticated in the arts and culture
And you know what – I’ll bet that somewhere along the way you’ll find something you like, even if you’re not much of an art person like myself. This doesn’t mean you have to buy it, of course, but it’s fuel for further conversations.
5.)Art Tipf For Singles #5: Go To Art Shows
You can’t meet people at art shows if you don’t go to them, so expand your singles-looking horizon and start going to a few of these things. You may be surprised in how it enhances your singles life. Very pleasantly surprised, in fact.