Put this posting on the Craig’s List personals section for your city: Title: “Tinder Blows. I’ve Got A Better Idea For Tonight. Bring Friends!”
Body: “I’m getting a fun group of single peeps together tonight at 8pm at my favorite bar for some no-pressure mingling. I’m gonna pick the 5 coolest men and 5 coolest women who respond quickly. You can each bring a friend if you want! Send me back a recent photo and tell me what your greatest passion in life is. I will respond with mine and the address where we are all meeting. I look forward to meeting you guys tonight!”
Being a Craig’s List Curator is much more fun than being a Tedious Tinderer. I do this all the time when I’m traveling to a new city and it is always successful. Make sure you pick a lively bar in a central location, make sure you post in both categories- “Women-Seeking-Men” and “Men-Seeking-Women” If you’re a gay man, “Men- seeking Men” etc. I don’t recommend posting it under “Casual Encounters” because those are usually people looking for sex. You can also post it under “Misc Romance” “Strictly Platonic”, “Rants and Raves” and “Missed Connections.”
This is an amazing way to meet lots of single people in a safe, no-pressure environment, and it’s a great excuse to start a conversation with other strangers. If you see someone at the bar that you find attractive, you can fearlessly approach them and ask if they are part of your Craig’s List party. They will be intrigued and want to know you better. If you have specific questions on how to navigate the wonderful world of Craig’s List, write me. Have fun and don’t go home with anyone unless you follow the safety procedures in this post.