6 Strategic Tips To Help You Meet Someone
Number 1: The Market is Up! Diversify your dating portfolio
Just like one does in the stock market, you don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket when it comes to dating either. Try a few different apps/dating sites (pro tip: change up your bio and photo on each), go speed dating, accept invitations from friends or colleagues. Once you start making an effort to switch up your daily routine, the more new people you’ll encounter which, in turn, will lead to more opportunities to spark with someone special.
Number 2: Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are
Don’t hide behind the screen. Dating apps strip away the most valuable elements of communication; the tone of voice, body language, human-touch, eye-contact, smiling and the list continues. While apps may not be conducive to forming relationships, they are great at facilitating introductions, so use them for what they do best and then aim to meet in person sooner rather than later.
Number 3: Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall
Seek advice! Ask people that you trust what you could be doing differently to meet someone. Give them the green light to be totally honest and prepare yourself to be open and listen to what they have to say. Being at the centre of it all on a daily basis, it can be hard to zoom out and see your situation for how it truly is. If you are looking for an objective or fresh perspective, speak to a dating coach.
Number 4: What If You Did The Opposite?
When was the last time you tried a new approach to meeting someone? Something out of habit, out of the norm and out of your comfort zone. Since changing your patterns and habits can be hard, you can instead try to ask yourself the right types of questions to help lead the way. For example, what if you asked yourself: What if I did the opposite?
This doesn’t actually mean you have to do the exact opposite of what you’re used to. But, letting your mind wander and consider some unusual ideas may just bring you to what it is you need to do.
Number 5: Delegate, Delegate, Delegate
You don’t have to do it all. Imagine having an extra set of eyes and ears, someone on your side, who is always on the lookout for new people to introduce you to. Consider working with a professional matchmaker or put your friends to work as mini-cupids.
Number 6: Action!
Now that you’ve read this, it’s time to set a plan. Take some time to think over which of these tips resonate with you and about how you can implement them into your life. If you want to meet someone, it’s these small changes and little steps in the right direction will pave the way.