Summer Lovin': 5 Places to Meet a Guy This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to develop a low-key romance. The steamy weather, the carefree attitude, the long days … it is the perfect setup for a little lovin’. All that is missing, of course, is the guy. So where do you meet this tanned, muscular boy toy? Her Campus has the answers! We have listed five places you may find yourself this summer with advice on how to meet guys while you’re there. Based on three types of flirting styles (shy, confident, aggressive,) we also give you easy ways to make the first move. So make sure to add “Meet tons of new guys” to your summer to-do list, collegiettes! And, trust us — you’ll be checking it off in no time! 

Amusement Park

Since there are times during the summer when you are bound to be a little bored, plan a day trip with a few friends to a local amusement park. If there isn’t one in your area, there is bound to be an arcade, water park, etc. Amusement parks (and places similar to them) are great places to meet cute guys since they are filled with them! Plus, everyone is having a fun time and practically guaranteed to be in a good mood.

How to Meet a Guy if You Are…

Shy: While standing in line at the entrance, for a ride, for a game, etc., ask him what his favorite ride is, then continue the conversation by saying what your favorite ride is.

Confident: Start a conversation with him, such as the one above, and then challenge him to a contest. For example, whoever can use ‘no hands’ on the roller coaster the longest, whoever has the highest score, etc. wins. It’ll give you the chance to get to know him and show him your fun side.

Aggressive: Use the shy technique to again start a conversation (or create your own) and involve your friends/his friends. Then, before your groups go your separate ways, ask if they want to go with you to the ____________ .

On a Run

While it may seem as though you already know all of the cute boys in your area, chances are there are still more to meet. With more outdoor jobs available during the summer months, you may jog past a cute working guy you’ve never seen before. If working men in your area do not seem likely, there is a good chance you will see other guys running, too—who doesn’t love to be in shape? So, throw on a cute tank and shorts, and take a jog through your neighborhood. You are bound to meet a hot guy with muscles and a tan. Bonus!

How to Meet a Guy If You Are…

Shy: Cheesy as it is, casually mention how hot it is outside. The shared pain of exercising (or, if he is working) in extreme heat will instantly bond you for an easy conversation.

Confident: While running, stop him and ask if he knows a good jogging area. Explain that you are bored with your regular route.

Aggressive: If he works outside/runs in the same area daily, bring an extra bottle of water one day and offer it to him since ‘you are heading home.’

Allie Duncan is a senior, class of 2013, in the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She is specializing in Strategic Communication within the Journalism department, while also pursuing a Textile and Apparel Management minor. In addition to writing for Her Campus, Allie is a member of Kappa Delta sorority - Epsilon Iota chapter, the Publicity Director for Her Campus Mizzou, a Campus Representative/Intern for Akira Chicago, a Contributing Writer for Chicago-Scene magazine and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. She spent the 2012 summer as an intern at Tory Burch, and the 2011 summer as an intern at Vogue magazine. A Chicago native, Allie enjoys shopping, watching reality television, cupcakes, expensive shoes and reading magazines. She hopes to eventually land a job in fashion public relations while living in New York City, Los Angeles, or Chicago.

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