The cyber world can be a daunting place and isn’t necessarily everyone’s cup of tea, either because it’s too complicated, full of too many weridos or perhaps you have just had too many of the same bad experiences.
So what did we use to do when we wanted to meet someone before the internet came along?! I was actually too young to know at that time, but instead have come up with 6 ideas to bridge that gap and get you on your way to meeting your dream date .
1: It’s time to join a community group
Believe it or not joining a community group doesn’t mean you have to also own a senior citizens card and be ready to sit around and discuss book reviews or knit scarves (unless of course this is your thing)
In fact the opportunities are endless of what you can do , all you have to do is simple pick what you are interested in and then make the contact.
Whether it’s learning a language, doing a cooking class or even a sporting group, these social events are a great way to meet new people and broaden your network.
Choose something you are interested in (as this will put you around like minded men), but also set yourself a challenge because discovering new territory could help you find a new date!
2: Ask your friends
It makes things a whole lot easier when someone can recommend someone to you ( and afterwards you can Facebook stalk them to find out more – joking!) organise a dinner party where everyone brings along a single friend, or perhaps see if some of your couple friends can do a blind-set-up- double-date .
Just make sure you make it clear to them first what your type is , to avoid any #awkward first date meetings!
3: Speed dating is a thing now
Don’t be shy, it’s time to try something new and speed dating has come a long way since when it first began. In fact you can now choose what group you want to be connected to for your dating event eg: corporate men, tall men, sporty men etc.
In other words you can up your chances of meeting the right guy by choosing the right event to attend.
Better yet they give your food and champagne, so grab a bunch of single gal pals and make a night of it!
If you don’t find the man at least you will have fun in the process.
4: Get active and creative
It’s time to put your thinking cap on, because he’s not just going to manifest himself in your lounge room. Make sure you are staying social and keep those invites coming so that you get more opportunities to meet new people.
Check out your local city notice board on line and see what events and gatherings are on that you can attend for a fun night out but also for another way to meet someone special.
5: Join an online forum or community
So you may not like online dating, but joining an online blogging community or forum means that you can meet people of like-minded interests without having the pressure of the dating scene (or the weirdos).
6: Try a new café or bar
OK now you have to mix up your routine and discover new territories in order to meet new people. Ask around for recommendations, or perhaps travel to a new suburb to find a great new hang out.
Unfortunately we can’t just sit around and wait for things to happen, we need to do our part and be proactive and practical as well.