Or you might kick things off by talking about the book or magazine you are reading, or your impending (or just-concluded) vacation.
Even an offer to share your travel snacks makes a great icebreaker. When the plane landed, he asked Leslie if she would have any time for dinner or sightseeing. That led to a long-distance relationship and a move to San Francisco, where Leslie and Paul celebrated their 10-year anniversary this year.
Both were committed to their jobs, so they kept things secret for nearly a year, sitting apart at meetings and commuting to work separately — even after they had moved in together!
Actually, it was his train, but he had the presence of mind to get her number.
One phone call, 25 years and five children later, they are married and still talking — and traveling — together.
And if romance does bloom, it may be hard to do your jobs when you're preoccupied with arranging "alone time." But relationships can take root and thrive in this fertile meeting ground.
My copywriter friend, Suzanne, started dating a fellow team member, Joe, at her advertising agency.
There are thousands of places to meet single women.
You can walk into a bar and try to smooth talk your way into some random woman’s pants.Reading to a very young child in a hospital room may be satisfying, for example, but it's also an activity that tends to isolate the volunteer.By contrast, preparing food in a community kitchen or playing piano at a senior center — both of which I've done with friends — opens broad opportunities to meet other volunteers.My friend Leslie met her future husband, Paul, when they sat next to each other on a plane to San Francisco. On a bench inside Philadelphia's Penn Station, waiting for his train to Washington, an acquaintance named Bob started talking with the woman beside him.A fellow theater buff, he learned, she was headed for New York.If you're in one of those groups, you're probably hoping to find your special someone — and wondering, Where can he or she be?