If you’re getting a little tired of the online dating thing, you’re not alone. There actually is such a thing as “dating fatigue” where singles delete their online dating apps and/or accounts not because they have found someone, but because online dating is just too tiring, frustrating, and disappointing.
Some singles just simply can’t find anyone worth dating, and others go on so many meaningless dates, they begin to second guess if there is any chance at a meaningful relationship sometime in the future.
So if you need to take a break, no worries. You can always go back to it later. Better yet, try to balance the online dating thing with real-life meet ups. It’s always smart to cover all your bases, right?
If you’re on the lookout for women, here are the best places to find them. So step one, just get there. Step two, be friendly and chat. Who knows? Maybe you’ll get a phone number and maybe even a date.
Women love yoga. It’s relaxing and a good workout that makes you feel good. Plus, it requires that you wear cute, comfortable workout clothing. So grab a yoga mat (if you don’t have one, typically the classes have extras) and get ready to start planking. The nice thing about yoga class is that you have time to look around and see who is there. After class as you’re rolling up your mat, talk about the class with the cute girl next to you.
Maybe you’re not aware yet, but women love books (have you heard of Book Clubs?). In general, they love learning and also getting lost in a good romance story, or other genre. Women read a lot and also recommend books to each other a lot. Why not hang out in a bookstore? Try different genres and see who shows up. Maybe you could both meet for coffee as you continue to talk about your favorite books.
THROUGH A MUTUAL FRIEND
Your current network is actually one of the best sources for meeting people. Your cousin or your roommate or whoever you know, most likely knows a beautiful, single woman. They just haven’t realized that you two should be dating. So then the question becomes, how to let your network know that you’re looking without seeming too weird? Post a few funny dating memes on Facebook, for starters. Another good idea? Host a party and ask your friends to invite their single friends.
You can definitely find a lot of women at bars and clubs. Maybe not all of them are those who are looking for more long-term love. So instead of scoping out just the sexiest or most outgoing of the ladies, look to the fringes. The shy-looking women who look like they aren’t sure why they are at this bar/club is a good bet. You’ll be more likely to get past the small talk phase and into a meaningful conversation that hopefully could turn into something more.
Sign up for a fundraiser 5k, or work on a Habitat for Humanity house. There are tons of opportunities out there to give some service. The nice thing about volunteering is that it already is meaningful, so you’ll be getting something out of being there. Another thing is the people you meet. The women are giving and will probably be great to talk to. It may even be easier, as you’ll be working side by side, and you’ll have plenty of things related to the project to discuss.
What do you like to do? If you join a club/group or take a class centered around that thing, then you’ll find other like-minded people. Not only will learning more about that thing be fun, but interacting with others will be, too. Chances are, there is a great woman in the mix. So whether it’s cooking, hiking, photography, or etc., it’ll be a great way to get out there.