How to meet guys without online dating

It’s a no-brainer that co-ed activities are a great way to make new friends and meet potential dates.

Chicago is filled with endless options ranging from co-ed sports like beach volleyball, dodgeball, and kickball to activities like improv classes at Second City or i O.

According to organizers, over 100 couples have gotten married after meeting at the World’s Largest Block Party.

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The resounding result from this survey was that girls need to have some guts to get the guys! We girls choose not to approach a guy because we’re afraid of rejection (maybe he’s married, maybe he thinks I’m not cute enough, maybe he’ll say no, maybe he’ll be a jerk about it, etc.), but as one guy friend* put it: “If the guy takes it negatively, they probably got bigger drama you wouldn’t want to deal with anyways.” * In the similar words of a girl friend: “One thing […] is that if you think you can’t do that, or you don’t do that (like flirting, or whatever), then you won’t.

Making a connection with someone is easy, so long as you put yourself out there and don’t get embarrassed in the process[…].

She’s single (and terrified to mingle on Tinder), so feel free to send her your nice male friends via Twitter: @Chicagoista.

Are you sick of me talking about how I’m back on the market yet? OK, for those of you who didn’t get the memo, I am attempting to start dating again after a long sabbatical.

I totally get where he’s coming from, but if you want a bit more advice on what to say when you’re in the situation where you’re intrigued by a guy, it’s all about the first question.

I recently watched a video below by a (hot AND English) dating coach of sorts named Matthew Hussey.

Many people avoid asking friends to set them up for one simple reason: they’re afraid of coming off as desperate.

While you probably won’t want to make a public plea for help via Facebook, it can’t hurt to reach out to a married friend for help, as their spouse will likely have a handful of single friends they may be willing to set you up with.

Start off small: ask a doorman how his day is going, chat with your waitress, or make polite conversation with someone in the elevator.

Over time, you’ll get more comfortable with talking to strangers, making it easier for you to chat up potential mates.

One caveat: be sure you know their spouse and trust their judgement, otherwise you may find yourself on a blind date with the world’s oldest frat bro or a crazed cat lady in the making.

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