Dating on Second Shift

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    Jun 01, 2012 6:53 PM GMT
    I work 6pm to 3am, most of the people I work with are either married or getting married in the next year or so. The few others are in serious relationships, and then there is me the single guy.

    How do you meet anyone or harder yet form a relationship when everyone around you is dead asleep or just looking for a drunk quickie. I live in a small city, even the "night life" is dead by the time I get off work.

    Any ideas?
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    Jun 02, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    The worst is when you work 9 to 5 and experience the same results......icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 02, 2012 1:21 AM GMT
    Hey there... I work 11:30 pm til 7:30 am. It is rough to get out there with the rest of the world when you aren't on the same schedule. I usually will try to meet up with people on my days off or try and do a nice lunch.
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    Jun 02, 2012 2:49 AM GMT
    I work a lot of 2-11 time slots. Thanks to the brilliance of our current director's "management at all hours" philosophy. I basically wait until Thur and Fri to socialize. Also Saturday if I don't have to work on Sunday. It's really the only option. Most can't meet for coffee at 10am on a Tuesday morning.
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    Jun 02, 2012 6:56 AM GMT
    Ya my problem is I got to be around 6 usually since i have to eat dinner when i get home b.c I'm starving. Hard to meet up for sat activities that start at 10 or so and still be able to be wide awake later that night to continue to hang out. Take it big cities are not any better?
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    Jun 02, 2012 12:20 PM GMT
    Do you work 7 days a week? Prob not.

    You have days off, and you can go on dinner dates?

    I work the night shift too and it doesn't cramp things that much. But I'm also the guy who controls the schedule so I can force people to work for me when I want off icon_razz.gif


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    Jun 02, 2012 1:13 PM GMT
    Meet people through online dating sites and go on lunch dates. If its during their workday, they may already be dressed nicely. Since they only get an hour or so, there's less pressure if the date isn't going well. Anyone can survive an hour date. If things go well, you guys can figure out a time that works well for date number two.
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    Jun 02, 2012 4:59 PM GMT
    date a security guard
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    Jun 02, 2012 6:24 PM GMT
    calibro saiddate a security guard


    Is there a dating site for them?

    As for the lunch and dinner idea, would work if other people ate late lunches, I usually get up around 1:30pm. I can't come home and go to sleep like most of the people I work with, have to cook dinner, shower, do some work, and a lot of my "day" is at night.

    Also where do you guys get these hour lunches from, every job I've had and my friends, lunch was 30mins.
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    Jun 03, 2012 2:13 AM GMT
    It sounds like you're expecting to meet someone with the same unique work and after work schedules as you have. It doesn't seem very likely so you might consider switching things around where you can.

    All the offices I worked in had an hour lunch.