Saturday, March 17th 2018, is St. Patrick’s Day, so it’s not only a major “holiday,” but also one of the busiest days of the week in most areas. Although it’s a real Catholic holiday, it’s largely a time in the United States when people go out to party.
So, If you’re looking for a chance to get out, have a good time, and potentially meet a lot of new people, St. Patrick’s Day 2018 is a great opportunity since the day is bound to be busy. Even venues in smaller towns are typically packed, especially Irish themed restaurants and bars.
If you are single or just want to meet new friends, you’ll have a good chance to find some success, if you play your cards right. While we give regular tips to meet people, St. Patrick’s Day gives you a few new opportunities.
First, you can use the Irish theme to your advantage. Pretend to be Irish or have a friend who looks Irish and talk about being Irish. This could be a great way to meet new people. Approach a group and say something like “how’d you like to meet a real Irishman tonight?” If you don’t appear Irish, then do it as a joke. Whatever happens, you can use an Irish joke or observation as an opener to get to know someone new.
If you’re extra bold, you can use an opener/joke centered around kissing. Something like “Kiss me I’m Irish” or “How’d you like to kiss a real Irishman?” The key to delivering this and all lines is charm and confidence with no hint of creepiness. You can save the kissing lines for later once you’ve built rapport or if you’re feeling extra bold. There are lots of “Kiss me, I’m Irish” pins you can buy too. Wear one and see what happens.
Second, get yourself Irish related outfits or props. Many stores sell these for cheap. Even if you don’t wear your own, you can comment on someone else’s outfit. It’s a good way to draw attention to yourself or give it to someone else. However, if you wear something or do something slightly outrageous, make sure that it doesn’t make you look stupid. Make sure they’re laughing with you rather than at you.
So, wearing some cool beads or a 3 leaf clover is fun. Pretending to be a leprechaun when you’re extremely short and pudgy usually will get the “laughing at.”
Third, go out with a friend or group of friends. That way, you’re not going out solely as a lone weirdo who looks like he’s trying to pick up women or look for a friend. Just have a good time, then see what happens with meeting new people. But, don’t let that stop you from being bold in approaching.
The best way to “approach” is to sit next to a group with people you think looks friendly. Then, let the conversation be organic and casual. That is better than walking around doing a bunch of cold or “spam” type approaches that would get on the nerves of other people.
Above all, join in the fun of the day and others will want to be around you. Make your night out on St. Patrick’s Day about having fun, get around a bunch of people, and be friendly, funny, and engaging. That will bring you the most success on St. Patrick’s Day.
So, have a good time and try to meet some new people. And, happy St. Patrick’s Day!