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Some Random Love Tips

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Looking for a date, but sick of the bar scene and tired of logging on to your favorite dating site? Wish you’d never tried that night of speed dating? Here are 10 original suggestions on where to meet Mr. or Mrs. Right, straight from the front lines – people in the dating world who have been there, done that.

1. “Go to reunions – high school, college, whatever. I know so many people who have ended up marrying or at least seriously dating somebody they re-met at a reunion. And let me tell you, it’s never the person they dated in high school or even liked in high school. It’s always somebody they never would have thought twice about.”
Susan – Chicago, Illinois
2. “I once saw some cute guys coming out of a building after work and walking down the street. I literally ran around the block so that I could ‘accidentally’ bump into them head-on. Sure enough, they invited me to get some drinks with them, and I ended up going on a couple of dates with one of them. The ‘accidental’ bump is a good one, if you can pull it off naturally.”
Anne B – San Francisco, California
3. “We met at the dog run. He had a golden retriever, I had a shepherd mix. All four of us clicked immediately.”
J. – San Juan, Puerto Rico
4. “Keep your eyes, and mind, open. You may find a great boyfriend in the most unlikely place. I had to drive a co-worker to work for awhile after he broke his leg. We got to talk a lot and to know each other pretty well, and we ended up dating. He’s now my husband.”
M.B. – San Francisco, California
5. “There is no ‘best place’ to meet Mister Right. There’s only Mister Right! I met the man I married when I was on vacation in Israel. At the end of the vacation, he asked for my phone number, then introduced me to his friend as his future wife. Ten months later we moved in together.”
Beatrice – Miami, Florida
6. “The best way to meet people is not to go to bars or clubs: volunteer at a shelter or a park cleanup instead. There you get to see people in a different light (and also in daylight!). Under these circumstances you can see if a person is a hard worker or lazy, and also how he works and plays with others.”
Jenny – Denton, Texas
7. “I met my wife shoeing horses on the Bicentennial wagon train when it came through my town in the Shenandoah Valley.”
Paul Long – New Hope, Virginia
8. “Best place to meet women? It’s coincidentally also the best place to meet men – conventions! These are great places to meet people with similar interests and to spend time mingling. And there won’t be any loud music, so you can talk.”
Doug Lofton – Waikoloa, Hawaii
9. “I met a girl once in the DMV line. It was awesome. We had two hours to get to know each other before I asked her out on a date. I guess traffic school could be a good place to meet someone, too – at least you know you have something in common.”
Bill – Sacramento, California
10. “Don’t focus on dating. Focus on doing things that make you happy. Find things you’re passionate about and do those things and you have a better chance of meeting someone there, when you’re not looking. Don’t do activities to meet a guy. Focus on making yourself happy.”
Peggy – St. Petersburg, Florida

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