Monday, September 28, 2009

Secret meet markets

You've heard about bars. Restaurants. Even the local bowling alley.

But when it comes to local meet markets, what's Columbus' best kept secret?

The question hit me after reading this YourTango piece, which lists six secret places to meet men. Among the offerings: conventions, weddings and -- brace yourself -- recovery programs.

I always get e-mails from local singletons who expect me to know about some hidden grotto where all the eligible bachelors/bachelorettes hide.

Sorry, you're out of luck.

But if you're single and ready to mingle, you're hardly restricted to the bar scene.

Has anyone else noticed the meet market potential of Barnes & Noble in Columbus Park Crossing? It's remarkable.

Also, adult sports -- from kickball to soccer -- have grown in popularity recently. Most offer coed leagues.

Other recommendations?