There’s something in the summer air that makes us want to crawl out of our shells and surround ourselves with happy people who are also basking in warm weather and longer days. If you’re single and ready to mingle, here are some instances where you may be lucky enough to bump into your potential mate.
At your friend’s barbecue
We know the weather is in full swing when there’s word of a cookout a-brewin’. These types of parties usually involve a large gathering of people – the more the merrier – where you’re bound to run into someone you’ll hit it off with. Having a mutual friend who can make the introduction also helps vouch for their character.
On the F train
Sure, the subway sucks at times – but don’t we all secretly wish our eyes would lock with those of a beautiful man to make our commutes a little less painful? Chances are, you’d be quite the welcome distraction to their mundane routine.
At a music festival
Open-air concerts are the best part of summer, and with festivals – the number of performing acts are plentiful, attracting a wide range of music-lovers. You never know who you’ll end up bonding with while belting out lyrics of your favorite band in unison.
While jogging in the park
Even if running is not in your repertoire, getting some fresh air in the warm temperatures while performing some kind of exercise kicks up your feel-good hormones even higher. Your elevated mood and dedication to your health are sure to attract some onlookers.
While cooling off in the city pool
If you are fortunate enough to belong to a community that has a private pool or live in a city that has their own public pool, take advantage. You may meet some great prospects in the comfort of your own neighborhood.
Collecting seashells on the beach
Who doesn’t like warming your toes in the sand, listening to the waves crash while letting the water wash away your worries of the moment? The beach is the perfect mini-getaway for men and women alike. So throw on your best swimsuit and come what may.
While devouring an ice cream cone at a local creamery
Ah, the staple treat of the summer. Chocolate, vanilla, pistachio … the flavor he chooses may speak to his personality. Observe carefully.
While searching for the most adrenaline-pumping rollercoaster ride
I know what you’re thinking, and no – you’re never too old for amusement parks. Grab a group of your closest girlfriends and relive your days of heart-racing rides and indulgent finger foods. You’ll be reminded of painstakingly long lines but this could be a chance to make something of one of them – spark up a conversation with the anxious guy in front of you.