Dating has certainly changed with all the new websites and apps available,
it can get confusing, to say the least. While there are many tools to help us, nothing can compare to meeting someone to date in real life. So we will start by helping you find the best places and ways to meet new people to date.
Let friends and family know that you are “single and looking.” Don’t assume that people will automatically think of you when they meet someone who may be a good match. You have to tell them that you would appreciate that they think of you when the situation arises.
Try some new activities- Find a Meetup group that shares some of the same interests that you do, whether it is hiking or one of the many groups that offer some fun events such as wine tastings.
Your local chamber of commerce offers many monthly events for both members and non-members, this is a great way to help your career and your social life.
Charity Events & Volunteering- Check your local newspapers and magazines for volunteering opportunities such as pet shelters a food bank or your local arts community. Local magazines usually have ads for many upcoming charity events. This is a great way to mingle while helping others in need.
Sporting Events (women)– It really is no secret that guys love sports so that is the perfect reason to grab some friends and head to a sporting event, either in person or at the local Sports bar or Pub.
Local Festivals– Check out your local festivals, usually there is a festival for many of the holidays plus a variety of food and music festivals throughout the year.
Dating Tips for Women & Men
Pay attention to who is around you while you live your life! – We mentioned some places to meet new people to date, but the best way is to just live your life. You have to pay attention to the people around you, no matter what you are doing. Do you actually realize how often you are “in the moment”? How many times do you look around or are you looking at your phone and ignoring the rest of the world? The reality is that most of us are so wrapped up in our own thoughts that we do not pay attention to much else. There are many opportunities as we go about our day, but we have to be in that world to notice them!
How do I get their attention? Ladies-This is easy, Make Eye Contact! Linger a bit and then look again. Men need to be SURE that you are giving the green light, so make it obvious. Men, you will never look more attractive as when you are giving a genuine compliment. Do not try to “pick her up,” just try to make her smile. Tell her, “I just had to tell you that you have a great smile.” You can follow up with a question, maybe a location of something such as a Starbucks etc.