I don’t have as many single guy friends as I do single women; however of the few I do, there definitely seems to be a general consensus that approaching women in a nightclub or bar is extremely terrifying.
I’ve heard a lot of excuses such as Canberra women are stuck up or want to know your annual salary before a conversation etc.
Firstly – I believe those excuses are poor form. Just because you may not hit it off with a woman doesn’t mean it has anything to do with the above. Funnily enough, not all women are out looking to meet someone and have every right to not be interested. This is no one’s fault, theirs or yours.
If you happen to be a bloke that isn’t shy and happy to strike up a conversation without immediately branding women as stuck up or money hungry then you may find the following places helpful!
After its much needed face lift Hippo Co is the place you’ll find women finishing up their studies at ANU or working in retail or the creative industry. You probably won’t find anyone over the age of 35 either, but depending what you’re looking for that could be a good thing.
I personally haven’t frequented Muddle bar for several years, however did the quick ask around of male friends and the majority reported this was another good spot to meet single women.
You’ll find the public service crowd here enjoying a few cocktails before ending a rather boozy night elsewhere. It was also commonly frequented for WONK drinks.
Parlour Wine Room
This probably doesn’t count as a bar or nightclub, but it’s definitely another great little spot to meet women. You’re going to find a whole mix of ages and career types, with usually the younger crowd seated outside and the mature crowd enjoying the warmth of the indoors.
While inside doesn’t really lend to socialising if you’re seated outside there’s definitely more of a chance of striking up a conversation with a neighbouring table of women.
Tongue and Groove
Tongue and Groove has two settings, the after work crowd which sees a lot of public servants (aged 25-45) enjoying a bevvy before catching the bus home, majority being women.
Then at about 9pm it changes to the under 30’s crowd with a healthy split of men and women. Depending what age you’re looking for would definitely depend on what time you stop by!
Samara is the Editor of Big Ink Magazine and spends her time writing and perusing the latest fashion. She doesn’t believe in true love or Prince Charming, but finding someone to enhance your life rather than hinder it.