Where Can I Meet Good Guys?

Nick Slade

Written by: Nick Slade

Nick Slade

Nick spent 20 years in the dating scene before marriage. He has always been the guy friends would come to for advice on relationships, and he developed a knack for giving helpful insights. After college, Nick was a disc jockey for a few years, when the love generation was still alive, so Nick has a lot of relevant experience to draw from when it comes to every aspect of dating, falling in love and screwing things up. He holds Bachelor's degree in humanities and a slew of master’s credits in journalism. Nick is a news junkie and tries to keep up on the latest non-fiction when he has time. He has published two books on how to win at dating and relationships.

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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You can meet good guys at church and at family reunions — and even then it’s a crapshoot. Actually, there are great guys online and at bars, but they’re hard to pick out among the other grains of sand. The real bottom line is that you have to use your instincts (the higher ones, not the lower ones) to guide you in your selections.

You can probably improve your odds of finding good guys if you go to the same places frequently and observe the little things about the guys who come there often. It might be the dog park, the coffee shop, the corner pub, the gym, school, work, or the donut shop.

A guy’s behavior at his regular haunts can be very telling. If he is alone, you can get a sense of his general mood. If he’s intense, brooding and scowling when he’s in his own little world, he might be hard to get along with. If he is relaxed and pleasant with himself, he is more likely to be the same way with you.

Just remember to keep your eyes open all the time. If you only pay attention to guys when you’re out looking for a good one, you’ll miss all of the little opportunities life throws your way. The really good guys are often just “there” when you least expect it.

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