I found this cute article on StyleCaster by author Carly Spindel and decided to change it up a bit for Kuwait. Meeting a guy in Kuwait is easy. Meeting Mr. Right isn't! I never ever chase men. In fact, they practically have to hit me over the head for me to notice them. I get hit over the head a lot in Kuwait. Like most of my Expat girlfriends here, meeting a guy in Kuwait is easier than flossing your teeth BUT crossing paths with Mr. Right isn't. Having a GREAT GUY to enjoy your time off with while you're living far from home might take some initiative on your part.
Tip # 1 ~ Drive down the Arabian Gulf road at night wearing sexy clothes, lots of makeup, big hair, blaring hip hop music and don't forget to look inside every guys car with a smile. (JUST KIDDING! Don't do this unless you have a death wish! ;P) Save this technique for the Drag Queens. (Yes, they have many cross-dressers and they frequent Gulf Road according to the local newspapers.)
1. Eat Out
I'm in for anything that revolves around eating out in Kuwait! Who has time for cooking when Expats work 6 to 7 days a week? Kuwait has tons of terrific, new restaurants opening up every day.
Kuwaiti men might want to go home to Mama and eat most of the time but chances are you will see some yummy ones out and about around Kuwait. They love trying the latest, hippest restaurants and of course there are all of those oldies but goodies. Since there aren't any legal bars in Kuwait you will find singles mingling in cafes and restaurants.
Busy, single men don’t have time to cook. This is why they need a girlfriend. ;) However, when they are tired and hungry after work, they dine out at restaurants. So if you want to meet a new man, try a new restaurant at least once a week.
2. Join a Gym
If you work on any of the US Camps here in Kuwait there is a state of the art gym open 24/7 for free. If you're not in to meeting Western (mostly American) men then there are several coed gyms in Kuwait.
Gyms are places where all body conscious men go to let off some steam. If you meet a man at the gym you can see what he really looks like when he’s all sweaty. If he looks good in gym clothes, he’ll look great in real clothes. People who work out are also much happier (translation: a better partner to be with).
The sun is out and love is in the air. People are outside enjoying the weather. Take the opportunity to give your dog some extra attention and go to the seaside. If you don’t have a dog, borrow one. Or volunteer at the local Kuwaiti animal shelters to host a rescued dog. Many men think of dogs as soul mates (who else better understands their zest for the simple things in life?) and will often frequent dog runs. The soul mate part doesn't apply to most Kuwaiti men but if they see a girl walking a cute dog, he will most likely start talking (stalking) to her.
Ace Hardware in Kuwait has more than hardware. Lots of hotties go there so check it out.
For most girls, Home Depot is the worst place in the world. I would rather sit in an icebox and freeze than go to an over-sized tool shed. But, guys consider it their inner handyman source. Men love fixing and building things, so Home Depot, Lowes (Ace Hardware in Kuwait) stores are always filled with an array of manly men.
5. Start To Love Toys
I already love toys (loooooooooooool)! ;P
Men love toys. The bigger the boat and the faster the engine, the more powerful the guy will be. The same way women love fashion shows, guys love toy shows. Car and boat shows are places where single men are like a flock to a shepherd. If you attend a car or boat show, pick up on the finer things in life (um, Ferrari's anyone?), while meeting a man to drive it. There are also racing events held throughout Kuwait.
Kill the cheesy guy and steal his bad ass ride!
6. Wash Your Car
Like anyone would wash their own car in Kuwait! Not likely but going to a professional car wash is a great way to meet men and see their toys. Just remember, those hot wheels might be rented, daddy's or their huge monthly car payment might mean you would be paying for dates.
Speaking of cars, most men love their four-wheelers and they like them to appear brand new. It could be a rut (pun intended, but most of my friends date men who are car freaks and they have been taken to car washes much too often.) But while they are there (bored to death), they noticed that the place is filled with men, and pretty hot ones sometimes. So head to a car wash and remember, your car can never be too shiny.
7. Be Tech-Friendly
True or false? Men are into electronics. All the men I’ve known have proved this statement to be true. Men love technology and are always looking for new phones. If you want to meet a tech-friendly type of guy, frequent a mobile phone, Zain, Wataniya or Viva store.
Beauty and the Geek - Reality at its worst!
8. Pick Up a Sport
Jet-skiing, boating, walking along the Arabian Gulf. Do you like tennis or golf? Well, start to love them both! Being active will boost your confidence and help you stay fit. Golf courses and tennis clubs are places that men go to with their friends. If you join one, you can better your game and meet new people.
9. Coffee Shops
I love me some coffee! ;-) Try to go to a different coffee shop a few times a week (especially coffee shops that just opened) and you just might meet your exotic, Prince charming. Be sure to order extra whip cream on that mocha frappuccino! ;p
10. Get Cultured
Kuwait Top List of Interest
Experience Kuwait by going to a museum, the Scientific Center, Kuwaiti Towers, Green Island, etc. If you meet a man at a museum, chances are he is interesting and cultured. You can also brush up on some art history while looking for that prospective boyfriend.
Well, this all seems like a lot of work! I will just wait for Mr. Right to show up at my front door step and continue dating Mr. Wrong after he knocks me over the head.
For those of you in the USA, check out the original article written by Carly Spindel.