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 julystorm7
Joined: 12/25/2017
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When I was in high school and university I was always around single guys. Now that I'm in my 30s, I'm never around single guys. My work (healthcare) is 98% female and I work with the elderly in their homes. I attend parttime classes which are also 98% female. And I spend a lot of time going to kids events and stuff and never see single dads or anything. I also play coed soccer but every single guy in my age range there is married. At church, the only guys who attend who are in my age range are all married (single guys in their 30s do not attend church). Any other guy I meet in the community I have no idea if he's single or not so I don't try to flirt (I live in a less populated area so flirting with someone who may not be single can have big repercussions). So meeting someone IRL is just not realistic for me I think. Hence online dating.

I am just wondering, when was the last time someone on here met someone IRL? How did it happen? How did you know they were single?
 Cynderella
Joined: 3/8/2007
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When's the last time you met someone in real life to date?
Posted: 3/7/2018 7:43:36 AM
I too live in a small town (less populated area) and work at a Casino. You would think I could meet someone through work....nope.
I attend most of the hockey games of our local Jr league but most men are much older.
I worked at the Auction house and it was mostly men.
Only man I was really interested in was in a relationship of which I only became aware of after the fact.
I have come to the realization that single life is my new way of life.
 julystorm7
Joined: 12/25/2017
Msg: 3
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Posted: 3/7/2018 8:11:15 AM
I think a lot of guys don't even try to pick up girls IRL anymore. At least with online dating, you know that someone is actually available (well, at least making themselves appear available) and rejection is much easier when you aren't face to face. I just think it would be so nice to just meet someone IRL by accident. I'm really wondering if anyone does anymore. Looking at people I know who have met someone longterm in the last 10 years:

1) my brother met his wife at a funeral
2) my mom met her last 3 boyfriends on POF
3) my dad met his girlfriend because he was a caretaker for a building she was living in
4) a friend met her husband online
5) another friend met her husband online
6) another friend met her husband when she was a kid and they got together at a party years later when she was 20 and then they ran into each other again 6 years later and got together.
7) another friend met her husband online
8) another friend met her husband at a small bar when she was out with co-workers
9) my cousin met her now livein-boyfriend online
10) my other cousin met her boyfriend at a friend's birthday supper
11) another friend met her husband at work
12) another friend ended up marrying her son's hockey coach
 spot4username
Joined: 12/15/2015
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Posted: 3/7/2018 8:14:43 AM
Last week (meaning over this past weekend).

The car show is in town right now so there are single, age appropriate men EVERYWHERE.
 Platinum_Blonde_Angel
Joined: 1/23/2018
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Posted: 3/7/2018 8:25:50 AM
^^ Sorry Cydi, that sux about the guy being in a relationship.

OP, I met my 2nd spouse IRL thru our job connection. I was not looking & I had no clue he had an interest. We had spoken on the phone many times, professionally & unbeknownst to me, he spied me on the company's website & then showed me to his adult children (he was widowed a long time) & made a joke "this is your new stepmother"! He had his daughter invite me to spend a week at her house (we lived far apart) & the rest as history.

This was not my plan, but I was at the point in my life where I felt I was in a rut, & gave it a chance.

I had done OLD & IRL dating over a 20 year span.
I met men at meetup, taking long walks, at the gas station, getting coffee, at Walmart/Sam's Club grocery shopping, blind dates, at the Cemetary, at the Mall, at a Twin Peaks Fan Club, on a bus (the bus driver), when out dancing, blind dates. Men are everywhere.
 RoxyMoronic
Joined: 6/7/2016
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Posted: 3/7/2018 9:15:22 AM
A few weeks ago while waiting for a docs app, I got asked out for coffee by a guy (82 yrs old)
This week, same place by another chap (78yrs)
2 more visits and I might get to someone closer my age.
Who knew the doctors surgery is where it’s happening?!

Last fella I met at Sainsbury’s, we got chatting in the fruit n veg aisle......lame I know.



Men are everywhere.

Hallelujah
 MachIMustangII
Joined: 2/16/2018
Msg: 7
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Posted: 3/7/2018 11:27:03 AM
you had me at car show....

I'm guessing its not this one?

https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

Even I am too cheap for $120 at the gate. I'll wait for it to come out in my car magazines or online someplace :) We used to get Hot Import Nights up in Boston, that was $13 to park and $25 to taste air conditioning. But the show was a giant night club and car show. Never thought i'd see so many women modeling that one stops bothering to look anymore, but...

this past summer, I tried to pick up a bank cashier, but found out before hand (whew!) she was married. I wouldn't mind asking women out IRL, except I have a lifetime of trying it and am sick of hearing no. But if I didn't have that experience, then I would be ask people in real life, even tho i'm retired and I meet fewer people that way.
 ThePigOfYourDreams
Joined: 6/30/2017
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Posted: 3/7/2018 11:27:45 AM
Last night. Met in a dumpster behind Wal-Mart.
 spot4username
Joined: 12/15/2015
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Posted: 3/7/2018 11:48:32 AM
quote -gto (on mobile and quote not working)
I'm guessing its not this one?

https://www.ameliaconcours.org/ end quote

Actually yes, it is that one. It is always lots of fun!
 Nestaron
Joined: 10/11/2017
Msg: 10
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Posted: 3/7/2018 1:57:07 PM
Yesterday out for a walk and she told me.
 Cynderella
Joined: 3/8/2007
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Posted: 3/7/2018 4:03:23 PM

Last night. Met in a dumpster behind Wal-Mart.


Damn that Wal-Mart is rocking inside and out.
 purplerider1200
Joined: 9/10/2011
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Posted: 3/7/2018 5:23:59 PM
Since I rarely see a woman alone, (Short of the grocery store) It's a given in my neck of the woods that finding one IRL, is almost impossible for me.

If I let it get to me, I'd be in some sorry predicament. Meeting on at work won't happen, I'm self employed. It's a rare time I ever get to see one. There was one that might have had some possibilities. But she was so far off from sane, that I wouldn't even consider her as a friend. (Unless I wanted to confront her invisible intruders)

It's best to not worry about it.
 dragonbytes
Joined: 9/15/2015
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Posted: 3/7/2018 6:35:26 PM

Last night. Met in a dumpster behind Wal-Mart.


You give a whole new meaning to dumpster diving.
 LetitiaLeGrande
Joined: 3/22/2015
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Posted: 3/7/2018 9:36:07 PM
are you going to pump and dump, though!!
 mahwahgirl339114
Joined: 10/31/2017
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Posted: 3/7/2018 10:05:38 PM
I used to go to bars so all in-person acquaintances were there. Now I'm a gym rat... but at least at the one where I go, it's so weird. Girls walking around in outfits I wouldn't wear outside my bedroom. Hunky guys on their machines. Everyone except me has earplugs in their ears and absent looks on their faces. Check this, in the jacuzzi and in the sauna, where you're meant to be in your zen zone, I hear rap music coming out of someone's earplugs lol. There is some looking and zero conversation unless people came together. I have mental conversations with my machine.
 PollyR107
Joined: 4/8/2016
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Posted: 3/7/2018 10:16:21 PM
I've been with my BF whom I met on here therefore, no more dating with anyone either IRL or OLD.

When I wa single, I used to meet guys through work or at work related meetings/conferences/training. Or through friends. Never met anyone in a pub/bar, probably because I always go there with a bunch of friends, now with my BF.

Re: OP's last question about the potential love interest being single, I don't think there's any diffrence IRL or OLD, one has to keep an eye peeled for any signs that your date(s) may not be single. It's not always possible to tell but their behaviour will give a tell tale sign at some point, IMO.
 Arlo_Troutman
Joined: 6/16/2017
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Posted: 3/8/2018 4:33:37 AM

(julystorm7) When I was in high school and university I was always around single guys. Now that I'm in my 30s, I'm never around single guys. My work (healthcare) is 98% female and I work with the elderly in their homes. I attend parttime classes which are also 98% female. And I spend a lot of time going to kids events and stuff and never see single dads or anything. I also play coed soccer but every single guy in my age range there is married. At church, the only guys who attend who are in my age range are all married (single guys in their 30s do not attend church). Any other guy I meet in the community I have no idea if he's single or not so I don't try to flirt (I live in a less populated area so flirting with someone who may not be single can have big repercussions). So meeting someone IRL is just not realistic for me I think. Hence online dating.


Shame you live in Saskatchewan -- I'd meet you in a heartbeat.


(julystorm7) I am just wondering, when was the last time someone on here met someone IRL? How did it happen? How did you know they were single?


You're asking several questions, here. We meet people every day. The overwhelming majority of people didn't meet through online dating.


(julystorm7) (I live in a less populated area so flirting with someone who may not be single can have big repercussions)


Cop-out.
 from site to sight
Joined: 11/30/2007
Msg: 18
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Posted: 3/8/2018 5:10:01 AM
From the OP's profile:

I'm a mom to three younger kids which comes with its own set of challenges and time commitments. I also work full time. As much as I would really love to be in a relationship, I need to face the fact that I don't have the time to really dedicate myself to one.


So the problem is not just being in some small hick town with a smaller pond to fish in. If you don't have time to date, consider putting off dating until the kids are older and more independent. Most guys won't want to be in a relationship if they're going to be stuck at the bottom of the priority list, and their dating schedule is dictated by the kids' schedule.
 south_city
Joined: 10/12/2013
Msg: 19
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Posted: 3/8/2018 8:40:35 AM
According to this article, here are the most common ways to meet a spouse or significant other.

39% Friends
15% Work
12% Bars
9% Sports, Religion or other common interests/hobbies
8% OLD
7% Family
6% School
1% Speed Dating
3% Other

Maybe the numbers for OLD would be a little bit higher for millennials since many of them grew up with the internet.

https://www.bustle.com/p/where-people-are-actually-meeting-their-partners-today-45616
 hemingway234
Joined: 6/6/2015
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Posted: 3/8/2018 9:30:06 AM
The top ways people meet are setups by friends or family and online dating
 hey_suze
Joined: 8/28/2017
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Posted: 3/8/2018 10:17:33 AM
I don’t care how we meet, I just wish it would happen soon.......🤔
 from site to sight
Joined: 11/30/2007
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Posted: 3/8/2018 10:30:10 AM
In some cultures, you meet someone through arranged marriages. You meet who you're going to marry shortly before the wedding date.
 Belleatrix
Joined: 12/17/2017
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Posted: 3/8/2018 10:59:19 AM
Last time I met someone was last night, but that was our second meeting.

Prior to that:
-Date: Tuesday
-Date: Feb 21
-Meet: Feb 20
-Meet: Feb 12
-Date with same person: Jan 7, Jan 14, Feb 11

That's 2018 right there since I only started dating again late December 2017 and only met one person there, but he had voted for Trump and I couldn't have any respect for him after knowing that fact. I told him to his face that I couldn't even believe I had breathed the same air or shared a meal with a Trump supporter.
 MachIMustangII
Joined: 2/16/2018
Msg: 24
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Posted: 3/8/2018 11:40:29 AM
ah, sorry, I was confused, they changed it to this Saturday. Looks like a gas, i'm jealous. I only get to this one

http://www.greenwichconcours.com/2017-gallery/

(note to NY58, you mentioned Rick Dore, this photo gallery has some of his cars. I went last year, finally got to see 'em in person)

when it isn't rained out...and that seems to happen most years. I'll bet yours has more room, this one is jammed into a little park on the ocean. I envy you, they can be cultured places. And obviously, there are the cars, too :)

"i'm a gym rat, but where I go, its weird"

>>>I tried gyms once, but made the mistake of first trying a "see and be seen" one. it was so meat market, I of all people was turned off. so I went to the opposite end of the spectrum, a hole in the wall serious gym...and found a gym bunny who just loved all the protective attention she got from the muscle heads who otherwise looked like they wouldn't ask out a woman. i'll have to give 'em a go again (during the summer, there's a ton of deals, at least around here), the social dynamics seem interesting to observe, at least.

Suze, I understand your sentiment. and i'm sure plenty were disappointed to find you don't live near them :)
 Arlo_Troutman
Joined: 6/16/2017
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Posted: 3/8/2018 2:12:30 PM

(Wilbur) Last night. Met in a dumpster behind Wal-Mart.


A Sissy Germophobe like you?!? 'shya, right...
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