Almost all couples have faced the inevitable question, “Where did you two meet?” at some point in their relationship. Which brings me to, where would be an ideal place to meet a good man?
To answer the question I have listed a few places that can be quite telling of a guys character.
Here are my top 10 recommendations:
1. Coffee Shop
He enjoys coffee, like you do. Great! Plus, if you move in together he will totally understand why you spent $200 on the new coffee-espresso machine.
2. Library or Bookstore
After all, there has to be more to a relationship than good sex. And reading is sexy. You have to keep each other stimulated, in more ways than one. Like you, he enjoys reading. And not only does he enjoy reading but he also occasionally buys books. Knowing that he is well-read, you can have in depth, stimulating conversations for hours into the night.
3. Farmer’s Market
This is a great place to meet people, in general. The scene at a farmers market is relaxed and customers are carefully making their selections. Meeting a guy here can not only tell you that he slows down to smell the roses but also that he is health conscious and has high standards when it comes to food. He may be a fine cook at home or even a Sous Chef. Who knows! Regardless, he shows appreciation for not only the best fruits and vegetables but also knows the importance of supporting local farmers.
This is another great neutral place. Take advantage and scan his shopping cart. The choices he made can cue you in into his diet. If he is in the produce section and has added quite a bit into his cart, he is likely to have a clean diet and limits his processed food intake. Or again, it can be a sign that he may be a good cook. This means, when and if the day comes, you will not be expected to cook all the time. (Things are looking up already.) Plus, you’ll save money and skip ordering Chinese take-out as much. And if you make it all the way to the checkout ine, behind hind, be sure to pay attention when he pays. Does he use coupons? If yes, it shows he is budget conscious and financially responsible.
5. At A Friends’ Get-Together
This a great one given that he already knows your friend. Even if he is a friend of a friend, you automatically have a few credible sources who can provide you with insight. Plus, knowing you already have a few friends in common, makes for the perfect ice breaker.
6. Museum or Art Festival
He is refined and has an appreciation for art. He likes to get out and do things, meet new people and is cultured. Attending local art festivals, especially, shows he appreciates local and upcoming artists.
7. Thrift Store
He is not into trendy clothes. He he has his own style and is careful to spend, not waste, his money. Instead, he chooses to create his own outfits and skip superfluous consumerism. Perhaps he would rather splurge on a good steak or a grilled sea bass. Or he may just be shopping for cool coffee mugs or books to add to his collection.
He is independent. He does not rely on his mother or sister (thankfully) to do his weekly laundry. Another thing: The number of loads he is washing may also be a sign that he is on top of it or if he is a procrastinator.
9. At A Park or Dog Park
This guy is an animal lover. He takes the time out to not only walk his dog but also to take his dog to a dog park. Awwww…sweet!
10. Charity Event (or through volunteer work)
He knows humility, has empathy and is caring toward others. Enough said.
What’s great about these places is that they are all a part of our everyday life. It’s by chance that you may meet a really great guy. At some point we need to buy food, have the urge to splurge on a cup of coffee, have to walk the dog, do our laundry, etc. Also, when you meet a guy in a place like this, you are in your most natural form. You’re most likely dressed casual with barely any, if any at all, makeup. You are not trying too hard as you would if you went to a club, bar or a lounge. Going to a club, bar or lounge and having a few drinks is perfectly fine. But let’s face it, when the question comes up, “Where did you two meet?” Do you really want to answer, “At the bar.”