Opportunities are infinite for those who develop their ability to anticipate. You never know when the next person you meet might be "The One."
The following simple ideas are designed to help you get out of your dating ruts quickly and maximize your social opportunities:
o ASSEMBLE A GOOD TEAM.
You can make this search for eligible men a lot more fun by putting together a group of like-minded friends to socialize with. Good candidates for your team would include those who: (1) keep your spirits up, (2) take you to new places, (3) share the attention, (4) say good things about you in your absence, (5) protect you from unflattering remarks, and (6) help to keep your dating standards up.
o CULTIVATE THE WORKPLACE.
According to an article that appeared in U.S. News & World Report, about one-third of all romances start on the job. The magazine estimated that between 6 million and 8 million Americans get involved in a romance with a fellow employee each year. And it states that about 50% of all office romances turn into lasting relationships or marriage. Some helpful activities that are related to work include: (1) meeting people in nearby offices, (2) going to company social events, (3) taking career-advancement classes, and (4) going out to lunch in popular places near your workplace. Your chances also increase if lots of men are employed at your place of work and in your type of business.
o INVOLVE YOURSELF IN SPORTS AND THE OUTDOORS.
Active men typically enjoy participating in sports and being outdoors when the weather permits. You can find men at play in lots of different activities --- golf, tennis, skiing, softball, volleyball, biking, jogging, bowling, fly-fishing, billiards, auto racing, touch football, and basketball, to name a few. A woman doesn't necessarily have to partake in these sports. She can just as easily be a spectator and be close to men while they're playing their favorite sport.
o EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY.
One of the most convenient ways to meet men is while they're having a good time drinking, eating, or celebrating. Some options to consider include happy hours, sushi bars, oyster bars, sports bars, karaoke bars, coffee houses, your town's best delicatessen, the place that serves the best buffalo wings, an Irish pub, or any place with a popular bartender and a lively crowd.
o CIRCULATE AROUND THE TRAVEL SCENE.
It's easy to run into people while on vacation at such locations as tropical destinations, cruise ships, ski resorts, and luxury hotels. You wm can also strike up a conversation while traveling on a train, bus, airplane, ferry, subway, or airport shuttle. In addition, consider visiting tourist attractions in your area such as wineries, aquariums, museums, galleries, cultural events, and historical sites. Keep in mind that while men may be easier to meet and interact with on the travel scene, that doesn't mean that these men are good love candidates for you to consider seriously.
o GET A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS.
Friends and family may be your best resource for finding and meeting new dating prospects. They can often make an easy connection for you with someone who is prequalified as a good possibility. It helps to have more than one group of friends to associate with so you can meet a variety of people. Otherwise, you will quickly exhaust your supply of possible men for dating.
o EXPLORE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
Make sure that you don't overlook the importance of proximity when it comes to meeting people. If you live in an area that has an abundance of single men, be on the lookout for chance encounters at coffee houses, grocery stores, dry cleaning establishments, banks, breakfast hangouts, postal/shipping centers, laundromats, health foods stores, hair salons that cater to both men and women, gourmet delicatessens, school events, car washes, dog-walking trails, and movie rental stores. If you don't live an area that has a good number of single men, then you should consider spending more time in sections of your town that do.
o LOOK FOR POTENTIAL SHOPPING ENCOUNTERS.
I believe it's true that most men don't enjoy the adventure of shopping as much as women do. However, it would be a mistake for women to think that men don't like to spend money on things that interest them. A smart women will often find men with their guard down in places that sell sporting goods, computers, home-improvement items, automobiles, electronic gadgets, books, magazines, music, men's clothes, and business-travel items.
o EXPAND YOUR LEISURE ACTIVITIES.
Successful men are known to work hard, play hard, think hard, and contribute to worthy causes. When a man has free time, don't expect him to sit around his apartment and watch television (except football!) or curl up to a good book. Instead, be on the lookout for men doing a wide variety of leisure activities. You might find men with their guard down at antique car shows, performance driving schools, outdoor music festivals, racetracks and casinos, computer classes, investment seminars, charity pancake breakfasts, college events, political fund-raisers, radio-station promotional events, swap meets, and various church activities.
o GO ONLINE FOR DATING PROSPECTS.
If you have a positive attitude about online dating, then there's no denying that this medium offers a good chance for success. Online dating is particularly suited for people who tend to be shy or who live in small communities and want to branch out. If you're going to try online dating, be sure to do it in a smart way by designing an effective personal profile, being patient with your prospects, maintaining a safe approach, and finding the right online service that suits your style.
Do a variety of worthwhile activities in order to have an abundant flow of diverse new dating prospects. The more you get out there, the more possibilities you will have. Do this while remembering that you only have to find one good man in order to make your love life complete.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Dating sucks when you're stuck in a rut and can't find any new love prospects. But dating rocks when you do a variety of interesting activities that allow you to meet lots of men with their guard down in low-pressure social situations. Read more