How you doin'?
“I’ve lost my phone number. Can I have yours?”
“Did you wash your clothes with Windex, ’cause I can see myself in your pants!”
“I’ll cook you dinner if you’ll cook me breakfast!”
“Are your legs tired? You’ve been running through my mind all night!”
Bad pickup lines are enough to make you want to subscribe to Netflix, pull the shades and spend your evenings alone at home. Searching for a soul mate, or even a good friend, in the singles scene can seem hopeless. There are good people out there, but the pressure of trying to meet someone at a singles mixer can cripple your conversation skills or drive you to drink just to feel at ease. Either way, you’re not at your best.
If you’re on the lookout for dating possibilities, don’t give up on the singles scene before you try Singles in Service. The group gathers together single people ages 18 to 99 to help the community with volunteer projects. You’ll have the benefit of knowing every helpful citizen you’ll meet is available, but the volunteer work will ease potential awkwardness by giving you something to talk about. Even if you don’t meet your soul mate, you can feel good about serving your community.
Why not join Singles in Service this Saturday for an American River cleanup day at Goethe Park in Folsom? Show up at 8:30 a.m. with work gloves, closed-toed shoes, a watch and sunscreen. Bring $5 for pizza (or a sack lunch) plus beverages to share. The cleanup lasts from 9 a.m. until noon, followed by lunch and socializing. For more information or to let them know you’re coming, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, e-mail address, age and gender.