Each year, hundreds of thousands of people come together for giant music festivals in the summer months. And, guess what single ladies? At least a third of them are men. If you’re single and on the hunt, odds are there’s someone special in the crowd for you. At this year’s 2014 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, for example, there will be plenty of men from all over the country coming into town.
If you want to catch the attention of a potential suitor, you’re going to need to know a few tricks. The first rule of thumb is the most obvious one: Be yourself, always. Now that you’re letting the real you shine, here are a few other tips to consider when looking for love at a music festival. It’s time to brush up!
Wear Something Comfy (And Cute!)
If you put on a pair of jeans you have to jump in and out of or a shirt that keeps rolling up in the back, you’re going to be miserable and tug on them all day. Look cute, but dress comfortably. If you’re not comfortable, you won’t appear confident and he’ll notice you fidgeting.
Go Easy on the Makeup
Most outdoor music festivals place guests under the sun all day or walking back and forth in it to get to the venue. A face filled with liquid makeup won’t react too kindly to the hot humid temperatures. You want to look your best when he walks over to say “hello,” not like a watercolor painting of yourself.
Visit a Nearby Happy Hour
Happy hours are a universal pleasure shared by all, so there has to be at least one where you are. Approaching an attractive man among the crowds at the festival could be a bit intimidating, so try a more enclosed setting like a local bar (or day party!) where you can get to know each other while you’re not standing on your feet in the heat.