Tips For Meeting a New Romantic Partner the Old Fashioned Way
It seems like everyone who is dating someone new these days met that person through an online dating site. After all, there are online dating platforms catering to just about every interest and age demographic. There are even online dating sites for college students and those looking to meet someone with their own religious or ethnic background.
Some people, though, feel uncomfortable with modern online dating trends and want to go out and meet potential new partners in person. There are many reasons for this. Because being dishonest online is so easy, some people prefer to see for themselves how a potential dating partner really looks and behaves. Some people don’t want to share their personal information online, while others prefer to have a real in-person conversation with a potential partner, rather than depending on texting or email for communication.
But where do you go to meet potential dates in person when everyone else seems to be looking for partners online? Whether you are into stoic dating or over the top romance, if you are one of those people who wants to meet your next romantic partner face to face there are still places where you can do so. Continue reading below for four ideas for places you can meet your next date the old fashioned way, in person.
Join a Club or Organization
The best dating partners are usually those you can share your hobbies and interests with. One of the best ways to meet someone who likes the same things that you like is to join a club or organization. If you are into reading and literature, join a book club at your local library, church, synagogue or school. Those who enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and camping can look into joining an organization like the Appalachian Mountain Club or American Hiking Society.
Once you have joined an organization, it is important that you show up to meetings and participate in the events and activities the organization offers to its members. Introduce yourself to people and start conversations by talking about your shared interests. Before long, you will have met several new people as well as enjoyed yourself and learned a few things in the process.
Go to Events for Single People
Events for single people are offered by many organizations including charities and nonprofits, professional organizations, religious groups, colleges and social clubs. These events vary widely, so you can often find something for people with different types of interests. Dinners, dances, movie nights, cooking classes, art classes, wine tastings and foreign language conversation nights are just a few of the available options. To find singles events near where you live try doing a quick Google search or visit an event registration site like Eventbrite or Eventvilla.
Take a Singles Vacation
Many tour companies, travel agencies and cruise lines offer vacation packages for single people. These can be a great way to relax and enjoy yourself while seeing new and exiting places and meeting new friends and potential dating partners. Be sure to choose a singles vacation package that offers an itinerary you are interested in and activities that you enjoy. This is not only the best way to meet people you will be compatible with, it will help you avoid meeting people who might not share your interests. Don’t book a Caribbean cruise, for example, if you don’t like sailing or sitting on the beach. The last thing you want is to start dating someone who loves doing something that you don’t.
Join Your College or University Alumni Organization
Most colleges and universities have alumni associations that offer their alumni access to social and business networking events as well as access to fun group activities like beer and wine tastings, professional sports games, holiday parties, museum openings, and cultural events. Some college alumni associations even offer group weekend trips and group vacations at discounted rates. Joining your alumni organization and participating in some of the events that it sponsors will increase your chances of meeting potential dating partners in person. And most likely, since you went to the same university, you will have a few things in common with the people you meet.
Getting Out of the House is the Most Important Thing
No matter what path, or paths, you decide to take to help you meet more potential dating partners in person, the most important thing to keep in mind is to make sure you are getting out of the house and being social. If you make a habit of saying hello and being friendly to the people you meet while you are out and about, it won’t be long before you have a few new dates lined up.