I find it peculiar that in a city like New York, with it’s plethora of social activities, single people still have so much trouble meeting other single people.
I say, get the hell out of your “cozy” shoebox of an apartment and get your ass out there! One of the goals of this site will be to share great ideas for meeting new people and having fun in the process. You know, like out in the real world? Here’s one for the men and the women. (Rob will work on this series for the other team.)
Ladies, how about joining a sports team? There are two popular NYC Social Sports Leagues. The good thing about these leagues is that you do not have to be a gifted athlete to play. Most of the games are very laid back, non-competitive, and center more along the social side than the sports side. Just look at the list of available sports: dodgeball, kickball, broomball, ultimate frisbee, Wiffleball! It’s about fun and getting out of the goddammed house! There are plenty of men, many of which are single, and a scarcity of women. Think about that! Picture yourself being like one of, say, four girls on a squad with nine dudes vying for your attention during and after the games at the bar when everyone goes to have a drink after the game. Sound good? Uh, yea. It is. That’s why I’m writing this. The atmosphere is a positive one where people want to win and have fun and you’ll find people being supportive of each other and how great is that for getting to know new people? There are two major social sports leagues in the city and I have participated in them both. Check out their links: New York Social Sports Club and Zog Sports.
For the single guys trying to meet ladies, take an acting class. You’re wondering, “that’s it?”. Yes. That’s it. I’ve taken about a dozen acting classes since I moved to New York City five years ago and the women regularly outnumber the men 2 to 1 in just about any acting class you can take. You’re probably wondering, “well don’t I have to be an actor to take acting classes?” Nope, that’s the point of the class! By taking class, you’re already letting the world know, “Hey man, I’m learning”, and in a class environment, sucking is perfectly okay. Needing a little extra practice time is a great reason to meet up with your female scene partner to work on those skills. But seriously, it’s a very disarming environment where expectations are low and the shared experience means people are less guarded and more friendly with each other. Are you getting me now?? Here’s a link to list of acting schools in the city: THESPIANS.
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First, some background: CNN Money published an article last week entitled, Best Places for the Rich and Single. Really? I say if you want to be happy, the best places to live are where the women love sports as much as the men. THAT’s where you’ll find your soulmate!
Let’s face it, when looking for a soulmate it’s extremely important to find qualities in them that are timeless and impervious to economic forces. Money can go just as easily as it came (as we all learned the past year and a half) but no one can take away the love of sports! And a girl that will curl up on the couch with me on a Sunday in the Fall, with our two mugs of herbal tea, crackers and humus… We each have our laptops out as we set our fantasy football lineups? I tell her, “Don’t start Clinton portis! Redskins are playing Pittsburg – that defense is too tough against the run. Go with Lendale White today!” And she’s all like, “What are you gonna do about your quarterback situation? I told you not to draft old man Kurt Warner. Too susceptible to injury, baby!” Well there’s someone I can totally grow old with…
So with no further ado, cue the horns: “duh duh duh duuhhhhh! Presenting the Top Five Cities to Find Chicks that Love Sports!”