You don't really want someone hanging out behind your yoga pantsy squat routine and asking you if you'd like to have a little sippy sip off their protein shake.
If you catch them instagramming photos of them giving out food packets or "the soulful eyes" of old people, you may want to abort mission. It makes sense on some level - black is slimming and being confronted with the crushing reality of mortality can make you want to seek comfort immediately. The street is a public place, and it is every single person's right to walk it in safety and without intrusion. As a general rule, the bus is used to get from point A to point B. If you see someone reading a book you like, striking up a polite and non-intrusive conversation is nice.
However, it's also rude as hell to be making googly eyes at a cutie over the bowed head of a weeping widow. Standing next to them and "accidentally" poking them with your penile situation is not not nice. Personally, I think the gym is a place where being smelly, sweaty, and generally unappealing is acceptable.
What you should do instead, is volunteer simply because you want to, and if your hands brush over a soup bowl..knows?
Chances are you'll meet someone who's nice, cares about other people, and potentially will make you soup too. We actually know a couple of people who have found their better halves at funerals.
It's simple really : Old is gold, my lonely langurs.
What beats the newspapers classifieds, original refuge of the lonely hearts club?
Here are some of the guidelines for Sri Lankans who try to find their partners online.
Never rely on the profile pictures and descriptions - those who try to scam people most of the time use some attractive image which is not theirs.
Just be warned though, there's a 97% chance any girl you approach will be accompanied by either her sinister minister boyfriend, her gang of disapproving female friends, or her male "best friend" who joins you two on the dancefloor. This is a solid source of potential significant others.
Class, whether kindergarten or university, is a prime location as you are forced to spend lots of time together, bond over shared problems (other classmates, mean teachers, algebra), and are of a compatible age/ location.
Advertising in marriage proposal classifieds section in Sunday news peppers has long been a popular method of finding a partner in Sri Lanka.