That’s what a recently divorced man named David Bakke wanted to know. So, as an experiment, he approached women he was interested in dating in a variety of places and here’s what he discovered:
The coffee shop. Because cafés are almost always crowded, and the words “Wanna grab a coffee?” put less pressure on people than asking for their phone number! Plus, if they say “yes,” then you’re already on your first date.
The grocery store. Bakke says grocery shopping tends to be a boring experience, so most people won’t mind if you approach them to make small talk. In fact, he recently spent 10 minutes talking to a woman about the benefits of organic food before he got up the nerve to ask her out - and it worked! The key is to shop during peak hours, around 6pm, when stores are most likely to be filled with after-work shoppers.
Music festivals. After all, if you see someone checking out the same band as you, then you’ll already know you share a common interest.
Church. Bakke says churches have a few things going for them, starting with the fact that you’ll be meeting people who share your religious beliefs. And they’re generally a comfortable place to mingle and talk to people. Plus, he says women in relationships rarely go to church alone. Meaning: If you see someone you’re attracted to sitting alone in church, there’s a very good chance she’s single!