Going to happy hour alone as a female

Hi. I recently moved to NYC. All my friends here are married. As a single woman in NYC (no online dating pls) I want to check out local bars during happy hour, if I get to leave that early that is LoL.

Any thoughts on meeting new people at Happy hour? Is it weird to go alone as a girl? I would love to bring a wingwoman but i got none…

Curious if you guys have any thoughts on this or have any cool tips? Thanks much

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Jul 28, 2021 - 3:55am

Ask for her age first.

Never discuss with idiots, first they drag you at their level, then they beat you with experience.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 7:15am


As a single woman in NYC

Isaiah has entered the chat 

May be and may be not. He is probably lurking until he finds out the age.  If OP is 18-21, he is going to volunteer to be her new friend.  

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Jul 28, 2021 - 12:07am

Going alone is only as weird as you make it out to be. If I were to strike up a conversation with someone who was happily there alone b/c they happen to enjoy the bar/drink or whatever and wanted to just decompress after work, I wouldn't see anything wrong with that. Better yet, if you just like exploring different bars and such regularly, it's even more normal. Now if the person clearly shows they're self-conscious about being there alone, then it manifests itself

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Aug 1, 2021 - 3:16pm

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Jul 29, 2021 - 11:04pm

Make an effort to smile when you make eye contact.  In a city w/ 1mm other good looking girls, I'm taking the one who gives me the RBF look as one who's not gonna be receptive and there are plenty of others I'd be better off shooting a shot w/. 

Jul 28, 2021 - 7:20am

Well, if you do not like dating apps and do not know anyone, you really do not have many options.  Try it and see how it goes.  

Jul 28, 2021 - 10:00am

Stay away from Pizz

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need to meet up one day

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Jul 29, 2021 - 3:23pm

Its definitely not weird to go out alone but as a women you have no reason to go out to happy hours to specifically meet men unless you enjoy happy hours.

Just subtly show interest in the attractive men that you encounter in your every day life and if their worth their salt they'll pick up on it and ask you out.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jul 30, 2021 - 8:39am

Just do it with confidence. I've gone to fine dining restaurants and bars alone and have been fine. But no one talked to me tho lol rip

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Jul 30, 2021 - 8:08pm

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