Events held by the gay community are great ways to meet all types of single people. Now all you have to do is get out there! For example, in Chicago we have a summer festival called Market Days where the local gayborhood is filled with booths featuring crafts, not-for-profit organizations, commercial businesses marketing their services and products, and an entertainment stage with singing acts and other performers. And, for some of you out there, this might be an excellent way to meet other single guys who could make good boyfriend material if the spark is there. Being visible, open, and receptive is key when meeting gay men while out and about. These include things like gay pride parades and parties, talks, groups, and other activities that are held at LGBT community centers. Check out your local newspaper or gay publications to learn what events may be popping up in your community in the near future so you can participate.