According to recent Census Bureau data, the District has the lowest ratio of single men to single women in the nation. (And, who knows, you might meet someone.) I also think it would be a good idea to get out and mingle in person. Kelly Ann Collins: Where are you looking for these women? : This may not be your area of expertise, but where's the best place for a mid-30s gay man to meet new men to date? _______________________ Clarendon: The key to dating as a man in D. is to dress well, lie creatively and cover her tab. because a guy that is not a good boyfriend can still be a good friend. Kelly Ann Collins: I don't think we are less adventuresome. I've also met people at bookstores and coffee shops. If he gives you his card in return, it's probably a green flag. _______________________ Bowie, Md.: I think the male-to-female ratio in D. I am a black man and I moved here thinking there was a surplus of women.
Lots of nice 27-35 gals go to those places after work. _______________________ Bowie, Md.: I am a busy professional woman in her 30s. But, you have to let them know they're not going to totally strike out (men have feelings, too). If you are not into the club scene, try coffee shops, like Tryst in Adams Morgan ... _______________________ NYC to WDC: I moved here from New York and find dating to be so much easier/better/nicer here. who knows, maybe with your coaching, you can help him find dating happiness. C.: I always hear great stories of people meeting at bookstores or coffee shops in other cities. and, I've never gone anywhere *looking* for a date. _______________________ Reality: Is it inappropriate for me to ask what your credentials are for speaking about the DC dating scene? If he says no, delete him from your Outlook, say "next! Where are the 30-ish women who are looking to settle down? But even if that is the case, it seems like everyone wants "friends with benefits" and that's it.
It has been more than eight years since I have been on a date. Guys are more genuine, down-to-earth and relationship-minded. I just go out looking to have fun and I think that is the vibe they get from me. Are we to assume you've actually had some dates recently? Kelly Ann Collins: They are the ones shopping at "Babies R Us" after Sunday brunch with their pregnant, married friends. guys only want model-y types, but that seems to me to be the case when I work and live with some of the nicest, smartest, wittiest, most fun women in the area. Where can a girl go to meet a nerdy, cute, nice guy? Online: Hmm, learn to play "World of Warcraft" and frequent the Dev Shed forums. actually, the guys working the "Genius Bar" at the Pentagon City and Clarendon Apple Stores are pretty hot.
I try to get out as much as possible -- gym, dance classes, adult education classes, etc. Girls look at me like I'm crazy when I say I'm enjoying dating here, but I guess it's all relative! I dunno, I just think I am friendly and they see me as approachable. Make conversation with the guy or gal next to you (who is holding the "How To Flirt" book in the self-help aisle). _______________________ Arlington, VA: Maybe its just me, but I've noticed a severe lack of initiative in dating from both sexes. Get an i Pod, pretend you can't put your songs on it, then make an appointment for some one-on-one support.
But I am very shy to approach men or even make direct eye contact with them. Kelly Ann Collins: I have dated in NYC, too, and I agree that the guys here in D. _______________________ Capitol Hill: The problem here is no one knows how to flirt.
13 at noon ET to offer advice to women fighting the odds. ____________________ WDC: I'm a 39-year-old DWM who would like more success in meeting young attractive women (27-35) for dating. However, whenever we go out to bars or nightclubs in the area on a Friday or Saturday night, the guys clearly outnumber the women, often by by about 2:1. Talking on the phone and emailing are not the same as seeing your date dig his sandwich out of his teeth. then you can check out mutual friends, interests, pics. I prefer to date younger women who are jealous of those older women. This special someone is a person he used to make disparaging remarks about, from everything to her unattractive appearance to her not being his "type." Obviously, I still have a soft spot for this guy. Do you think it is possible to remain friends with someone who is such a "flipflopper", when it comes to relationships? We could drop leaflets about the dating scene in D. I am getting tired of waiting to be approached and it has not happened yet.
Check out Cafe Milano (Georgetown), Science Club (Dupont) or Dragonfly (Dupont) on a Thursday (or Friday) evening. You will find lots on Friday night at 1223/Spank, 18th Street Lounge, Mate (Georgetown). I'm fairly conservative and not at all into the bar/club scene. Stick with him if he *really is* special to you ... But I don't think I am hot like Elle Mc Pherson or anything ... Then, you'll feel more confident when you finally do bump into a hottie at the produce stand. E-mail him a few days later and ask him out for a drink. Most of these women are younger and not marriage-minded.