If you don’t already know this, volunteering is sexy. In fact, I’ll take it further and say that single people who actively contribute time and efforts to their communities and charities make the best dates ever. Guys, if you can manage to enlighten your date about your volunteer work, I can’t tell you how impressive this is to a smart woman. It shows a lot about your character and ideals. It also sends the message that you possess traits that would be desirable in a husband and/or father.
I’m not even talking about saving the world or some superman heroics here. Heck, just seeing a good looking man at the recycling center makes me swoon. I’m all “aww he cares about the environment, I bet he has a big heart” - I’m a softie that way.
One of the wonderful things about Atlanta is that there are so many great charities and organizations that provide countless of opportunities to get involved. If you are going to get all dressed up to go out anyway, why not mix and mingle for a cause! Why not check out the local charities who have annual fundraisers? Are you currently involved with a volunteer project or organization?
Of course, you shouldn’t go overboard and attempt to treat charity/volunteering events like some speed-dating function. Please, don’t be that guy/girl. I just believe that when you are already participating in something that is important to you then you will feel good about yourself. Which, in turn, can make your confidence go up. It’s win-win. I’m not saying you will definitely meet someone wonderful but chances are you will at least connect with like-minded people who care!
Have you ever taken a date to a volunteer event or community service project? What would you do if your first date was at a food bank or a shelter? Personally.. I would be impressed. I know a lot of guys would think I would pout or whine about it. As much as I love looking cute on a date, I would throw on some comfy clothes and shoes with no problem. Some guys think that is when we look the sexiest (I’m looking at you, Drake).
Check out these great events happening in the city this weekend:
First Fridays (Portion of the proceeds will go to the Sisters of Faith Cancer Foundation)