Online dating options

04-Jan-2020 10:20

Your friends know you well enough to know what type of person will click with you.

This is your best case scenario for meeting people IRL, so don't roll your eyes at it.

When you’re with your friends it can be intimidating for someone to come up to you, but when you roll solo it’s easier for someone who might want to get to know you to make their move. If you're shy about going out alone, bring a book or a journal at first, and take small steps to get comfortable with the feeling.

Consider trying not to look at your phone all night, and see what happens.

Back when I used to drink like every day was my last day on earth, I was one of a dozen regulars at a couple bars, and it was a great way to meet people.

There’s something about being a fixture in someplace you’re comfortable (that isn’t your home) that gives you the confidence to talk to people.

Even if you haven’t been in school in years, you can always learn something new.

Sign up for cooking class, a pottery class, or finally learn how to scuba dive.

Whether it was a bar, work (yes, bad idea, I know), or at one of the many media events that I used to frequent back in my social days (I’m exhausted just thinking about it! It's a great way to find out what's going on and to get slightly outside your comfort zone, without having to show up somewhere completely alone. Getting up and going out, especially this time of year, seems like cruel and unusual punishment, but if you’re going to meet someone IRL, you have to venture out into the real world.

Consider handing them a piece of paper with your number before you get off the train. Consider volunteering for a cause you care about, and see who you meet.

At the very least, you'll make friends (with more potentially cute buddies).

That right there is opening you up to meeting new people.

It’s amazing how many times my dog, Hubbell, has been a conversation starter.

Whether it was a bar, work (yes, bad idea, I know), or at one of the many media events that I used to frequent back in my social days (I’m exhausted just thinking about it! It's a great way to find out what's going on and to get slightly outside your comfort zone, without having to show up somewhere completely alone. Getting up and going out, especially this time of year, seems like cruel and unusual punishment, but if you’re going to meet someone IRL, you have to venture out into the real world.

Consider handing them a piece of paper with your number before you get off the train. Consider volunteering for a cause you care about, and see who you meet.

At the very least, you'll make friends (with more potentially cute buddies).

That right there is opening you up to meeting new people.

It’s amazing how many times my dog, Hubbell, has been a conversation starter.

Once you sign up, select as many of your interests as you want as well as those you want your ideal match to have.