Re: Where do single 25 - 35 year old women hang out?
I was just talking about this last night to a lady I was on a date with, thinking I should write a book about it for both girls and guys.
I have two hobbies as of late where I am sometimes the ONLY guy, and frequently the only SINGLE guy in a room filled with beautiful women of all ages and statuses.
The first is painting. These BYOB painting places are chick magnets. Girls go in with their friends so they are really at ease, they aren't on the defensive. And after a glass or two of wine talk frequently turns to men and here you are the only single guy in the room with all these ladies who are now thinking about sex....
If there's another guy there he's with his wife or girlfriend, so no competition. I've been enough times now that the teachers even help me out if there's a girl they can tell I like. And at the end of the day it's a lot of fun (coming from a dude who always sucked at drawing), so even if nothing materializes it's like cheap therapy.
The second hobby is dancing. Ballroom, Latin, swing, folk, whatever. I don't know why, but single guys haven't figured this out yet. There are a lot of girls that like to dance. There are not a lot of guys that like to dance. That means every time you show up to something involving dancing, you're a valued commodity, even if you suck a$$ at it. And just like in painting, there's no pressure or awkwardness if you show up alone. Most of the classes are geared towards singles, you get in a big line and you switch partners every 30 seconds so it's not weird if you don't have a date. (actually it would be more weird if you did).
The social aspect and environment should be enough of an advantage as it is, but if you needed any more motivation, women are crazy about guys who can dance. Everyone knows what the girls say about good dancers in bed, even if it's not true, the thought is in their mind.
So that's my spiel. I like the dog park idea if you have a dog, that's probably a good non-threatening place with a good ratio of men to women. Gyms and sporting events are a sausage fest, good luck there.