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singles bar

Social medicine A tavern that is a meat/meet market for unattached or allegedly unattached adults, usually understood to be heterosexually oriented. Cf Gay bar.
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Much of the previous research on how people meet each other in a singles bar setting has centred on such topics as pickup lines (e.g., Cunningham, 1989; Kleinke et al., 1986), ratings of physical attractiveness (e.g., Glenwick, Jason, & Elman, 1978; Nida & Koon, 1983; Pennebaker et al., 1979), and gazing (e.g., Walsh & Hewitt, 1985).
For a networking event, you practice your elevator pitch; and for a singles bar? That's right; you practice your pick-up line.
Yet writer Judith Rossner based her 1975 bestseller, Looking for Mr Goodbar, on the murder, two years earlier, of a Catholic teacher of deaf children, who habitually visited New York singles bars looking for anonymous sex.
The chat rooms aren't much more than a sprawling singles bar with sections for every sexual fetish known to humanity--and, it often seems, a few others that must have just been dreamed up.
For a man, four gals for every guy sounds like a dream night at a singles bar. For the parasites that cause malaria in people and other vertebrates, such sex ratios were thought standard.
The thought of having to get on the glad-rags and go down to the pub or singles bar and look for a likely unattached male fills me with dread.
"If you walk into a typical S/M party, you are going to see a lot more communication about people's desires and limits, negotiation about exactly what will take place, care in the performance of sexual activity, and nurturing care afterwards than you would ever see at the typical singles bar or suburban cocktail party.
It takes a little more imagination and work than dropping into a singles bar in search of a date, but it could be worth the effort.
She currently runs Singles Bar, a hotel bar located at Remington Hotel near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
It is very expensive to get in, even by UK standards, and evenings and weekends resemble a giant singles bar with some racing nearby.
So one evening he went to a singles bar where he spotted the most beautiful woman he had ever seen.
It was a special night for Costello, and you could still hear his scouse accent as he told the audience how his band has started off playing in a singles bar where they were ignored.