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Top Five Places to Meet Decent Men in D.C.

Tonight, after a brutal Bocce loss, my team gathered at the bar and started ordering pitchers. It’s fuzzy how it happened, but the conversation meandered it’s way to where I should go to meet quality, available men in D.C.

To start, a teammate informed me I needed to move to Denver. According to him, Denver has more available men than women, unlike D.C., which has a plethora of attractive, career-driven ladies and not enough men to satisfy them all. Sadly, I have a good job here, and in these economic times, it didn’t seem realistic to move to Colorado just to find a good man.

So he, and the others, including the team drinking next to us, started zeroing in on there version of the Top Five Places to Meet Decent Men in D.C. Keep in mind this was done in thinking about what I was looking for in a “decent man.” Qualifications were nice, smart, sense of humor, has a job, at least semi-attractive and likes sports.

1. RFD, Chinatown (near the Verizon Center) — A sports bar with forty beers on tap and quite a few more than that in bottles. The rule was to wear a low cut shirt OR a team jersey. My instructions were to watch games at the bar and strike up a conversation with whoever strikes my fancy. According to my three male sources, not all guys have the balls to talk first at bars.

2. Public Bar, Farragut North/Dupont Circle — A new sports bar with “fresh meat.” Low cut shirt and standing by bar apply here.

3. Tryst, Adam’s Morgan — My directions were to show up in a low-cut shirt on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon with a crossword puzzle. Find a couch seat next to a cute guy. Ask the guy for help with 15 across.

4. Quarry House Tavern, Silver Spring — This suggestion was amusing because it was prefaced with if I wanted to meet guys on the slightly “punk-ish” side. For those of you reading this who know me, the image of me with a punk rocker should make you giggle softly to yourself . That doesn’t mean I won’t try it. Punk rockers can be nice guys, too. Oh, and they like low cut shirts.

5. Meridian Hill Park — A nice change of pace from the bar scene, both guys and gals confirmed Meridian Hill Park is the place to be on Sundays for meeting people. One guy suggested I attend the free 5 p.m. yoga session wearing a low cut shirt. I’m unsure yoga on Sunday evenings in a park is where I’ll meet my next boyfriend–or even a rebound guy–but free yoga outdoors sounds like fun, so hell, why not try it?

Number one take away from this night: I need to buy more low cut shirts.

Update August 13, 11:30 am: My teammate was right about Denver. It seems I live on the wrong coast!

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Categories: Bars, Bocce, Dating, DC
  1. Michael
    August 17, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    I’ll have to hang out at those places and look for the women with low cut shirts. Men won’t talk first? How’s this: Nice breasts. Are they yours?

  2. August 17, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    The Quarry House Tavern and RFD are two of my favorite beer drinking spots! Good advice ladies…

  3. lady&herboysclub
    August 22, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Michael, I would not recommend using that line.

    [F]oxymoron, I have yet to check either out. But I’m hoping to soon. Thanks for confirming that they are good beer drinking spots.

  4. Jim
    August 30, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    I went to Meridian Hill Park today on a perfect Sunday afternoon and there were hardly any girls…terrible place to pick up women. I recommend Dupont Circle and Lafayette Park during the week, I have picked up women there. Any why don’t you hang out at Dupont Circle during the weekend…for some reason the women disappear then.

  1. August 30, 2009 at 10:59 pm

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