It’s always tempting to stay in during the fall and winter months, especially when the temperature drops below zero and all you want is for spring to arrive. Trust me, I’ve been there. You’re already in sweats and curling up on the couch with Netflix and a glass of wine is sounding better by the minute; the downside is, you’re not going to meet Mr. Right at home on your couch. So you have two options: you can either embrace the cold weather and do a fun winter activity like skiing or ice skating or ignore the cold and do something fun inside!
Ice skating is a great way to embrace the cold winter months. If you really hate the cold. look for indoor ice skating. Have your friends invite some of their friends, preferably single ones, and see what happens. If you’re all having fun, grab drinks or appetizers after!
Go skiing or snowboarding with a group of friends and get everyone to bring along some single friends. Chat with them on the way up the hill and show off your skills on the way down!
Bowling with a group of your friends can be really fun; give it a chance! Trendy bowling alleys are popping up all over, find one that looks fun and get a group together. Meeting groups of singles guys is really easy when you’re bowling in the lane next to them. Make a comment on his form or bond over how horrible your bowling skills are.
Especially after the New Year begins, the gym is overflowing with single and fit guys. Try taking a group fitness class; it’s a good way to get to know more people at your gym on a smaller scale.
Check out microbreweries, there are always a ton of single guys there and it’s a fun way to explore new neighborhoods and taste new beverages!
Go to a basketball or hockey game. Even if you don’t meet any single guys, it’s always a ton of fun to go to a game with your friends.
Bar or Restaurant with a fireplace
Cozy restaurants and bars are always more popular in the winter. Order a hot toddy and make eye contact with local patrons who are also trying to warm up.
Keep up to date on winter events like your local winter carnival. There are always fun things going on in your city. Check out Facebook events or your local Meetup site and see what your friends are doing.
Staying inside and socially hibernating during the winter may seem like alternative to braving the cold, but make the most of it and get out and have some fun! Stop asking yourself where the single men are; they’re out enjoying life and you should be too!