By Alyssa Fleisher, Copy Cutie
Spring is in the air, meaning love and lust are also in hot pursuit. And if you’re stuck in an online dating rut, there’s no better time than now to head out and find a blossoming relationship. But if you’re looking for the bird to your bee, where should you go? Take advantage of the warmer weather, get outside and use your in-person charm to snag your next date. No matter where you live, here are our top five places to flirt.
1.Your neighborhood park: Green grass, birds chirping, a backdrop of flowers and loveseat benches perfectly built for two. It might sound like something out of a fairytale, but it’s closer to reality than you think. Head to a park and set yourself up for success. A scene like that screams romance, so enjoy the beautiful weather with a beautiful stranger!
2. A coffee shop. You can always find a diverse crowd in a coffee shop. Maybe ordering your venti, half-whole milk/one quarter one percent/one quarter non-fat, extra-hot, no-foam latte with whip and a touch of vanilla syrup will grab the attention of an attractive someone next to you. If he or she slips you a flirtatious smile, see it as your cue to start conversation! Once you both have your coffee, be bold and get the cutie’s number. Better yet, sit together and chat over your steamy drinks.
3. The supermarket. Just as you’re reaching for the last carton of eggs, someone suddenly reaches for the same carton from your left. That’s your moment to act on this flirtatious opportunity. After all, you already have something in common: your need for eggs! Whether you walk down the snack aisle in tandem, exchange recipes, or wait on the checkout line together, not only did you meet someone new, but your day spent grocery shopping just got more interesting!
4. The local bar or pub. You’ve been working hard all week and go to a happy hour with some of your friends. Guess what — you’re not the only one! Have a drink, gain some liquid courage and take a chance on that good looking stranger whose eyeing you from across the bar. However, just be sure that liquid courage doesn't lead to a drink-until-you-can’t-feel-your-face binge. You may end up embarrassing yourself instead of landing a date.
5. An elevator. Believe it or not, it’s not uncommon to have luck in elevators (no, not that kind of luck!). And if you live in a big city, you’re probably in an elevator at least once a day and most likely aren't the only single one in the cart. If you’re riding with someone cute, give him or her a glance and a smile. You have a couple of floors to start something!
Where do you like to flirt? Share a spot in a comment below!