Oh,so you think it is easy to met men? Yes and yet, no - it isn't as easy as all that. Women have several barriers to overcome before they can confidently face up to meeting men.
1. Presentation Issues: what to wear combined with poor body image and self-esteem issues AND the whole 'will he think I'm a slut' thing.
2. Protection Issues: will I end up dead in a ditch come morning? Hurt feelings may happen.
3. Selection Issues: how and when to say yes and how and when to say no and is it ever okay to say OMG HELL NO!??
First things first, How you present yourself will determine which men you draw to your side. Dress poorly in cheap, ill-fitting, tawdry clothing and you will draw a lower order of man. Get drunk and those lower order of men will flock to you. Is that what you want? If so, fine. If not, then listen up.
Wear the appropriate clothing for the event and the venue. If it fits well, coordinates and is of decent quality, it is good enough. Do not show more than a moderate amount of skin. Never ever ever get drunk.
Slacks, a sweater (jumper for you UK people) and a pair of kitten-heeled ankle boots (all matching in color usually black) along with interesting earrings is my usual "hunting outfit". In the heat of a DC summer evening however, a black sleeveless sheath dress just above the knee, with black stockings and black stiletto pumps with 3 inch heels - all black, of course, with those interesting earrings works just fine. I can't tell you how many speeding tickets I've gotten out of wearing that outfit - I just open the door of my big SUV and stretch that leg down - he's toast. A little proper conversation and then I'm told to drive more carefully and am on my way again.
Such an outfit does double duty. The quality sets the tone. No low life's need apply. The confidence displayed scares off those men of weak egos. Sitting there laughing and smiling and chatting with my wingwoman says HAPPY. A few discreet flirts and the thing is done.
Discreet flirts: Scan the target population provisionally selecting a few possibles. If you catch his eye, hold it for 20 seconds smile and then look to his left or right and then look away completely. For a stronger "come hither" signal wink at him before you look away. Smile, lady, smile. If he's not at your table introducing himself within 30 minutes, move on to the next.
Use your Radar. Trust your instincts! If something's not right, then he's NOT the one for you. Do NOT be desperate. Say "No, thank you." and keep on saying it until he hears it. No need to get upset or to yell. An exchange of phone numbers is enough for those men to whom you wish to say yes. "It was very nice meeting you. I'd like to see you again." should be enough to get the phone number exchange going.
You can meet men everywhere. Most men enjoy the random compliment from a fetching lady so do not fear to insert a bit flirt. You're just being social and friendly. It will chuff him up to no end and do you no harm.
Moving on to how to escape from disaster with grace.
You have a phone - USE it. It is on vibrate, you say excuse me and answer it (pretend if you haven't set up a 'save me' call in advance) become agitated and stand up, gather your things, pay your bill in a rush and repeating excuses as you head to the door get in your car and drive away. There is no need to explain further and it would be rude for him to ask. You MUST leave and leave NOW. That's all anyone needs to know. You should not have to say OMG HELL NO! but if it comes to that - go for it.
Save ME Calls: before the first date, if not using a wingwoman, have a friend call your phone 15 to 30 minutes into the date.
ALWAYS leave behind a note detailing where you are with whom (insert his contact info here) and where you're going to see/do what and when you expect to return.
Despite the dire warnings: MOST men are decent men and deserve a decent chance.