Out and About

Getting some good answers about your time lines for dating->relationship definitions via the various places these posts show up. Next week, I’ll aggregate all the answers… so keep ’em coming.

Today, since I’m still far from my normal stomping grounds and just subjected myself to a couple of hours in a more or less typical bar for a distinctly atypical networking/shindig full of web developers and designers, I’ve got another question for you:

Where do you go to meet people? Do you have a favorite type of place to prowl for romantic encounters? Is there somewhere, real or virtual, that has yielded more friends than you can shake a stick at?

And, in a very related vein: Where do you feel most comfortable meeting new people (regardless of intent)?

  • Janis

    Y’know, people always ask me how I get to know so many people, especially given my inclinations to be a homebody who never goes out. Honestly? I don’t know. I don’t go to bars, and I rarely meet people online whom I don’t have something in common with. I guess it’s all the fife & drum corps and pipe band activities of the past, and things like dog agility and roller derby of the present. (Although those are hardly prowling grounds unless I were open to a homosexual relationship…)

    As for college… even there, I only met a few people, although those have spawned more “You need to meet so-and-so” relationships. But that’s all RIT. At MCC, U Mass Lowell and Boston U… I don’t have a single friend made. (Maybe that’s because by the time I got to those I was more focused on going to classes and getting my degree than I was shopping for a husband).

    Current long-term relationship picked me up in a class at work… although that’s probably not the best place to prowl for romantic encounters… even in a company with 7000+ employees…

    The music thing (in general) I’d say has yielded more friends than I can shake a stick at. “And this one time, in band camp…”

  • Janis

    Y’know, people always ask me how I get to know so many people, especially given my inclinations to be a homebody who never goes out. Honestly? I don’t know. I don’t go to bars, and I rarely meet people online whom I don’t have something in common with. I guess it’s all the fife & drum corps and pipe band activities of the past, and things like dog agility and roller derby of the present. (Although those are hardly prowling grounds unless I were open to a homosexual relationship…)

    As for college… even there, I only met a few people, although those have spawned more “You need to meet so-and-so” relationships. But that’s all RIT. At MCC, U Mass Lowell and Boston U… I don’t have a single friend made. (Maybe that’s because by the time I got to those I was more focused on going to classes and getting my degree than I was shopping for a husband).

    Current long-term relationship picked me up in a class at work… although that’s probably not the best place to prowl for romantic encounters… even in a company with 7000+ employees…

    The music thing (in general) I’d say has yielded more friends than I can shake a stick at. “And this one time, in band camp…”

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