Sports (of all kinds) Are Great for Meeting Men
Sports Can Help Women Meet Men
Dear April Masini,
I'm what you might call a serial dater, and I'm starting to run out of options. I'm so tired of dating guys I meet in bars. I've tried online dating and have even dated co-workers (disaster). I'd really like to meet people through a different avenue, but I can't think of any. Got any good dating tips to help me meet men?"
Sincerely, Dating Diva
April Masini's Advice :
Dear Dating Diva,
If your goal is to meet a man – go where the men are. And what do 9.9 out of 10 guys love? Sports!
And while they may be full of men, Sports Bars wouldn’t be my first choice -- instead shoot for basketball games (no pun intended!), tennis matches, football, baseball – or kickball games.
Couples come together because they like the way the other person makes them feel. They stay together because they have common goals and interests --these goals and interests can be family, religion, sex, social life, or sports(among other things). When a couple has health in common, they appreciate and support each other's exercise and sport routines as well as healthy diets. This is why taking up a sport with your honey is good for the relationship -- and yourself at the same time.
Taking tennis lessons, golf lessons or even learning to tango (which can be very energetic and requires discipline and stamina) can be a great Saturday morning date or a Saturday night date. It's also something that a couple can use to expand their social circles, and the support of community -- whether it's family, neighbors, or friends -- is important to a relationship. (For more great date night ideas, pick up Ideas for a Fun Date or Romantic Date Ideas!)
4 Tips for Being a Good Sport
- Take up one or more sports on a casual basis. Some people resist sports because they resist the scheduling that is so inherent in the rest of their lives. If sports are something that can be done at the drop of a hat, it takes the pressure of scheduling tee time, off. Keep a few tennis rackets in the closet, and know your club times or your public court hours. Keep yoga mats in your car trunk. Keep running shoes nearby.
- Make a date night (or day) out of a new sport. If you sign up for a class together, you won't be able to let it slide, the way other things get shelved because you're just "too busy". Some couples need and like the scheduling.
- Gift a sport! Give your honey a gift certificate to a spa, gym, or for six or 12 lessons for a particular sport for their birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter -- or any other day you'd give a gift.
- Any time you'd bring wine or flowers to dinner, start bringing tennis balls, yoga class gift certificates, or kickball game tickets instead. If you get into a health and fitness mindset, you'll realize all the opportunities there are for expanding and including sports, health and other aficionados (which you will become) in your circle.
For more man-meeting tips, check out my book, Think and Date Like a Man.