A new single client called me and explaned she was newly singles and would like to find alternative ways to meet singles rather then the bar scene. We briefly went over 7 in Heaven’s Current Calendar of Events and when she realized this particular weekend, was not either too far from her home, or not in her age group…
She went on to say….
“I know it may not be in your best interest to suggest other things to do, as I know you run this great singles organization with a ton of things to do, but could you possibility suggest of any other ways to meet singles?
I said “SURE!
There are many ways to meet new single friends not just at single events or online dating! And no…I am not afraid or concerned about you knowing where or what else to do beside my singles events!”
Yes…we do have a jammed packed calendar of events, but sometimes it still won’t fit every single persons agenda or location for every weekend.
I have always told my clients never to put all your eggs in one basket.
Single events, online dating, let your friends try to setting you up on blind dates, join clubs, talk to strangers in the store (I know your momma told your otherwise, but trust me, its ok now and will open new doors! )
So where can you find these clubs to join?
Well a really good place to start online is http://www/MEETUP.com
There you will find just about everything that interests you! Like to learn how to fly a stunt kite? There is a club for you! How about hiking? Or Bike riding? Dance Lessons? There are hundreds of “meetup” groups to join and to check out. Now … not everyone in many of the groups will be single, BUT don’t let that stop you from going alone! Many couples are very happy to suggest their single neighbor to introduce you to, or maybe it will just be a fun day out for you not alone. With no pressure of having expectations of meeting someone!
Another great way to get out there and make some great new friends is doing Volunteer or attending Charity events!
During the Holiday season everyone thinks of doing charity work, but what about now? People need help all year round and for those singles that are dealing with a recent death or breakup / separation the transition of making these life changing experiences can be challenging.
Best simple suggestion to help you feel a little better during this adjustment period is Volunteer / Donate to help those less fortunate.
There you will find a good start to find places and activities to volunteer while making some new friends that will stimulate and amuse you. And if you think about it, those that are caring and willing to give without expecting in return are exactly the kind of people you would like to date! Not everyone you meet will be single but so what? It’s all about “networking” that may open new doors, leading you to new single people!
And speaking of networking…
Networking itself is another great way to meet people.
What is networking?
(Some organizations do have membership fees)
Maybe you have a hobby or talent you would like to promote? Promoting that talent or hobby works at networking too!
I belong to 2 groups in particular that I found to be welcoming and friendly making it easy to be comfortable with everyone.
Long Island Entrepreneurs run by Yvonne
516 / 631 Ads and Networking run by David
Doing many different things to expand your world while seeking a new partner will make any search shorter because time flies while you are having a good time.
All the best on your quest!