March Madness is finally here, and a good time should be had by all. As a Georgetown alumna this is a particularly fun place to be when the Hoyas are doing well, but seriously all single girls should embrace this season for one main reason: normal, decent guys flock to bars during March Madness to watch the games. The ratios for women are INSANE during tournament season. As men like to say, “it is like shooting fish in a barrel.”
While enjoying the games and meeting new people, there are 3 key things to keep in mind:
1. Be Curious– Ask about where someone grew up, what they are doing now, and their interests/hobbies. This is truly a great opportunity to just meet people from all walks of life and learn from different perspectives.
2. Stay Positive– Talk about fun things like an interesting activity or recent trip, a good movie you just saw or great book you just read. Keep it light– the point here is to see whether you can keep each other engaged and entertained.
3. Respect Boundaries– Don’t pry too much into someone’s past relationships, their family dynamics, or other sensitive subjects in your first encounter. Plenty of time to delve into that after you have built up some trust in one another.
You should feel like a kid in a candy store during March Madness season. Make the most of all the game watching opportunities presented to meet people in a natural setting. While I understand that 20% of all relationships now begin online, many are either leery of dating sites, or they suck at the game. This is why you need to find fun activities that normal, well-adjusted singles are into and go have some fun!
March Madness= good times, so here’s hoping you have a blast.
By Regina A. DeMeo, Esq.