Meeting people is hard these days, especially when it comes to dating!
I’m quite happy to talk to anyone, whether it be someone I pass on our local walking path or someone in a shop checkout queue. But rocking up to someone and asking someone out on a date is not as easy as it was when I was 18 years old!
Whilst I am quite a gregarious character and love to chat to people, some may shy away from simply striking up a conversation with a complete stranger. So, how can you people whether to make new friends or with the intentions of dating? Let’s check out some ideas on how to meet people in your local area…
Start being social by getting
Facebook is the fount of all knowledge these days! If someone sneezed in your village, chances are you would know about it 5 minutes later on the social media platform! Whether you love or hate Facebook (or any social media) it is a great resource for finding out what is happening in your local area and beyond. With lots of new social groups popping up all the time, it is well worth joining the groups in order to make new friends in the community.
We met in a bar
The likelihood of meeting your soul mate in a bar has decreased immensely over the years. With the rise of online dating sites, you will probably never hear of couples who simply meet in bars these days. The choice of sites to join in quite vast these days, take for example, whether you want to look for sites on Aberdeen dating or you find yourself looking further afield for an Isle of Man dating site, the online dating app choice is limitless!
Just remember that long distance relationships are hard to maintain, so searching for single people in your local area is the best place to start. Setting a local radius limit also helps to save time wasted on getting to know people who live further away than you would have hoped. If you are from Aberdeen, chances are you will love Aberdeen singles and if on the tiny island of Isle Of Man where long distance relationships would prove chaotic, you will love Isle Of Man singles!
Take up a hobby
Not only will taking up a hobby keep your mind active, it will also keep you active too and help you to build friendships and possibly even relationships in your local area. Take the chance to discuss the hobby and debrief after class of possible. This puts you in an instant social setting with a group of people who you already have things in common with.
Of all the gin joints…
If all else fails, grab a friend and head down to your local pub/bar for some downtime and the chance to meet new people. Who knows, you may randomly bump into someone you knew as a child but lost touch with over the years!
Most importantly, just get out there into the great unknown! Whether you do decide to take up a hobby, join a dating site or simply head out on a local walk, you will meet people to speak to. Don’t be afraid to say hello… you may make their day!