Everyone thinks parties are the go-to spot for meeting guys at college, but you don’t have to attend every frat party to find the man of your dreams (and it’s unclear if it would lead to that, anyway!).
When you first arrive on campus, it seems so easy to meet a future man. They’re everywhere. And cute. But before you can set up Sunday lunch dates, first you have to talk to him.
Last year you scoped out the usual campus guy-hunting spots: the dorm, the library, in classes. You found a few cuties, but nothing to write home about. Plus, after a while, you start to see the same guys in the library or at breakfast in the dining hall each week, and then you wonder where all the cute, single guys you could have sworn existed on your campus went.
Looking for some new boys to meet to start the fall semester on the right track? Here are five often-overlooked places to meet guys on campus, and some tips to initiate conversation.
Instead of: The Dorm Lounge
Try: The Laundry Room
Sure you’ve seen him walking through the dorm halls every day, but he’s always with his group of rowdy bros – not the best time and place for a flirty introduction.
The laundry room is perfect for finally getting to talk to him. It’s usually pretty empty, with a few people coming in to switch their laundry, and you know you’ll be back there a few times over the next two hours. Plus, there’s often dead waiting time while you wait for a machine to finish.
Find an empty washer or dryer within earshot so that it’s easy to start a convo. If there’s no machine next to him, pick one across from him, you’ll be able to catch his eye as you throw your laundry in the washer.
Try “forgetting” your laundry detergent or dryer sheets and ask to borrow his. Tell him you’ll owe him detergent next time and that you’ll be doing laundry on Sunday if he wants to take you up on the offer. There’s no commitment, but if he walks in the laundry room that day, you’ll know he’s interested. And it never hurts to do laundry.