Nah…Church is out too…have you seen what women wear to Church nowadays? :rolleyes:
In all seriousness…I agree with the above poster. Don’t go looking for dates in a bar. You won’t find what you’re looking for there unless it’s a specific Church sponsored event. While you might find a nice Catholic girl at a bar…it’s not ideal and intentions tend to be muddled when alcohol is directly involved.
Could you ask your priest if there are any Catholic singles events in the area you live? Online dating isn’t too scary either…especially if you focus directly on Catholic-only websites like AveMaria. Online dating is sort of like a virtual bar without the alcohol involved. My husband and I met online.
I would recommend finding some buddies and going someplace smaller and bit more intimate that may or may not have a bar. My husband and I like going to our local American Legion. It’s walking distance from our house (so we can have some drinks and not drive) and it’s small enough where we aren’t yelling over each other or trying to squeeze through people to get a drink.
Looking around town for happy hours…afternoon times…aren’t that bad of an idea. The crowds are sparser, less rowdy and there aren’t bands playing so you can actually have a discussion and meet new people without yelling.
Going to a big club or a huge bar isn’t exactly the best idea…for me at least. Music is too loud, crowds are way too big and I don’t feel comfortable with the atmosphere. My drinking limit is one, maybe two beers and I don’t like being surrounded by people who drink excessively.
I had girlfriends who were very outgoing and either knew tons of people I didn’t know or had no issues meeting new people where ever we went. We’d go to coffee shops together, pool halls, local concerts and new restaurants that had kareoke nights or other activities and make new friends that way. Sometimes you just have to be creative.