This Friday, March 17th, is St. Patrick’s Day. Although it’s a real Catholic holiday, it’s largely a time in the United States when people go out to party. 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 is a great opportunity. Even venues in smaller towns are typically packed.
So, Friday March 17th, 2017 is a perfect time to get out and meet new people. If you are single or just want to meet new friends, you’ll have a good chance to find some success.
While we give regular tips to meet people and find dates (you can check them out here), 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 opener. Approach a group and say something like “how’d you like to meet a real Irishman tonight?” It’s a good conversation starter. 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.
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 low value or stupid. Make sure they’re laughing with you rather than at you.
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.
Above all, join in the fun and others will want to be around you. Make it about having fun, get around the people, and use your skills. 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!