A friend of mine even met his girlfriend while competing in a triathlon and they fell head over handlebars in love. The queue for the ladies had been so long they'd taken their chances next door.Later in the night, Ollie and his friends saw the girls at the bar, bought them a drink and laughed off the incident.Given the unwritten British rule that forbids anyone to utter a word on public transport, you have to play this one right.
But beware – I know women who have been turned off by persistent library philanderers, including a chap who offered chocolates with the ominous line, "I've written a poem about you". Unless you've signed up for a haberdashery workshop without any real desire to knit your mum a nice scarf, then already you know that you have a hobby in common.
It’s a bonus if you're into dance as there'll be loads more women than men, and most males there will be trying to learn some last-ditch moves ahead of their wedding.
Striking up conversations will be easily, especially with a strategically placed book on your table to draw her in (make sure you've read it, mind).
It's not just the fellow customers who could catch your eye.
Seeing that all of Hugo's previous girlfriends have known how to handle a racket, I'm sure he had another motive too.