It has already been a few weeks into the new year, and most of us may have set new years resolutions that you want to achieve this year. For some, one of these goals might be to get a new partner that you can share your life and create fond new memories with.
You may have been working on yourself, your career, and your other priorities in the past few months, and now that all of that is stable, you might now be in the market to meet someone new.
Before we delve into some great suggestions on where you could find a new date, do remember to understand what kind of relationship you want. Are you looking for something more casual and fun, or are you looking for something that could potentially lead to marriage? It might help to put these goals out there and write them down so you are clearer on the type of relationship that you want right now.
With all that being said, here are some great ideas on how you can meet someone new, this new year!
Pick Up A New Hobby
Have you been thinking of learning something new this year, such as how to skate or how to cook? If you already have, now is the perfect time to kill two birds with one stone, and look for someone new at the same time. There are classes available that will allow you to learn together a group of people, and you can make new friends there. If someone there is to your liking, you can always use the class as an excuse to hang out with them before or after, and even practice what you’ve learnt together with them. Hobbies such as skating or rollerblading will allow you to meet new people in the parks as well.
Even if your new hobbies are solitary in nature, such as learning how to play the guitar, you can always polish up your skills and then offer to play at parties or if you’re courageous enough, at live music bars that allow amateur musicians to play. There is always a reason for you to go out and use your hobbies to meet new people at the same time!
Join New Communities
There are many communities out there that you can find online, that organize group gatherings for a certain activity. For example, if you’re an active person, you can try joining a group that organizes hiking trips. Hiking trips are great as you’re often walking through terrain with just your group and no other distractions, which allows you to make new friends and learn more about other people while talking along the way. Also, if you’re newly spiritual or religious, you can join new cultural or focus groups to find out more about your new beliefs and meet someone who has the same interests as you, too.
If you go online, it will be very easy for you to find communities that host events that happen locally around your area. If you are in the city and like pub crawls, there are often many events like that happening in your area that will introduce you to new people as well.
Use Dating Apps
If you lack the time to go out and look for someone in the vast jungle of people in your neighborhood, you might want to try using a dating app, which is the most efficient way to meet someone new. You might even be able to find someone who lives a further distance away from you, which expands your options. People on dating apps are generally already looking for a new partner, and if you do find a match on them, you already know that both of you find each other attractive.
Make sure to find some flattering pictures of yourself that show your face, and body if you wish to. Despite it being mask season right now, do try to find some good recent pictures of yourself fully revealed. Also, while it is good to reveal enough about yourself to spark interest for people to want to match with you, do not reveal too much of yourself yet. You want your new date to find out more about you when you meet, and not just through your dating profile.
Above all else, remember that a relationship is one where two whole people come together to make it an even better world to be in. Remember that you are not here to fix any broken people, neither are you here to be fixed yourself! It is okay to feel lonely, but remember that having a relationship will not fix your own personal issues if you have not worked on them yet. With that in mind, happy dating and we hope you find The One you want!