The saddest thing you will ever see in a bar is the lights on at closing time. Perhaps it's the nasty stigma of nightlife: A survey of 1,034 women by Strategy One, a market research agency, reveals that nearly one in four women would be embarrassed to admit that she met a mate in a bar.It's the moment you realize that although you've been bankrolling her martinis since midnight, she won't be going home with you. (But just incase you take home the girl of your dreams this weekend, make sure you know how to blow her mind in bed.)So why does the alcohol-soaked pick-up scene still exist?Try this: Split the cost of an extra package with your friends, and then take turns inviting someone new.It'll expand your weak ties, and the presence of friends creates a "celebrity effect" that can be as desirable as attractiveness or wealth.Rooting for team sports can boost testosterone levels—yours as well as hers.And T is the libido hormone, so if your team wins, you both win.
Rule 2: Let Chaos Be Your Wingman Less than 1 percent of women say they met their current partner because they were neighbors, compared with 22 percent of women who say their man is from a different part of town.
And the competition is brutal for men in their 20s and 30s: For every 100 unmarried women there's an average of 113 unmarried men, according to the U. Compare that with the 61 percent of men who say money worries are causing stress in their love lives.
Look at it this way: More women are on the market, and they're primed to connect.
The secret isn't blind dates and setups; it's party invites and casual introductions.
The beauty of forging weak ties is that while others hunt, you gather.