- Join a social group that suits your interests, or learn a new skill. There's groups and organizations for just about all interests in Minneapolis and St. Paul, from caving to gardening to baking bread to cross country skiing and more. Guys love to show off their skills, and love to be asked all about their interests.
- Craigslist. The same pitfalls apply to the dating section as do to other sections of craigslist. There's a lot of unrealistic, desperate men posting for women and one-night stands, and your advert, if it seems to be written by a genuine woman and not a robot employed by a porn site, will be inundated by responses from men looking for one night stands. Real men do use it though - you might be lucky.
- Volunteering at a large non-profit organization is a good way to meet people who also care about helping others. Try Volunteer Match for local opportunities.
Another way is to volunteer at large events like the Basilica Block Party, the US Pond Hockey Championships the Twin Cities Marathon, the Irish Fair, the Aquatennial or the Winter Carnival, where you can meet other volunteers with similar interests, and you may get a volunteer appreciation party, get some freebies, and/or free entry to the event, for helping out too. Here's the largest annual events in the Twin Cities, which all need volunteers.
- Attend male-dominated places, events and activities where it's not unnatural for attendees to interact. The gym, the dog park, sporting events like bowling, roller derby bouts (seriously), the City of Lakes Loppet or US Pond Hockey Championships, or community ed classes in traditional 'male' subjects.
- OK, the bar scene. Which bar? Well, what kind of man do you want to meet? Then you need to go to that kind of bar. Avoid sports bars, and places with loud music. Going somewhere with live music is often good since you can chat between sets and talk about music if you can't think of anything else to talk about. Or try an event at a bar which sparks conversation after, like science discussion evening Science at the Red Stag, or a Books and Bars event, a drinking and reading book club at the Bryant Lake Bowl and the Aster Cafe in Minneapolis.
- Your friend's friends. The more people you know, the more women that they know that you could meet. Are you new in town and don't know many people? Make more guy and girl friends - meeting people in Minneapolis.