Essence suggested a lot of places to meet menfolk in their latest issue, but the strip club is one doozy that threw Lola for a loop.
By Lola Gets
There was a piece in the June edition of Essence Magazine titled, “10 Places to Find Black Men. Of course,” the usual tired suggestions came out: children’s sporting activities, volunteering, hanging out at a bookstore, etc. But there was one very intriguing suggestion that Id like to get you readers’ opinion of: strip clubs.
Yes, Essence Magazine suggested that single women everywhere head to their local strip club to try to meet men.
More after the jump.
Hm. Interesting, no?
Now, I’ve been to several strip clubs in my day, mostly in the DC metro area, and I gotta tell ya, I’ve never really wanted to meet any of the other attendees. And, to be honest, I never thought they wanted to meet me either. To me, a man – or men – at a strip club are there for their own special reasons: to get fodder for their fantasies so they can get themselves off later; to get themselves revved up for sexual activities with their female partner waiting at home; hanging out with the fellas in celebration of any number of things (bachelor party, graduations, birthdays, passing finals, etc).
In other words, they’re not even thinking of meeting my ass.
But maybe that’s just at the clubs I’ve attended before. Maybe there are nicer, more upscale joints where there is more mingling amongst the attendees. Just maybe.
So what do you readers think? Are strip clubs good places for meeting that “special someone?” Women: would you approach a man at a strip club? Men: how would you feel if a woman approached you at a strip club?