How to meet people without online dating
Every person I’ve ever dated, including the man I married, I met in real life. Even if you know, for a fact, that you will never date any of your coworkers (which is probably a good thing), you never know who they might ask, from outside the office, to tag along. I don’t mean inviting yourself to whatever events aren’t “public,” but if you see that one of your Facebook friends is going to an art exhibit opening or a reading at the local bookstore, RSVP and go.
Whether it was a bar, work (yes, bad idea, I know), or at one of the many media events that I used to frequent back in my social days (I’m exhausted just thinking about it! It's a great way to find out what's going on and to get slightly outside your comfort zone, without having to show up somewhere completely alone. Getting up and going out, especially this time of year, seems like cruel and unusual punishment, but if you’re going to meet someone IRL, you have to venture out into the real world.
Remember how it was so easy to meet people when you were in school? So maybe being set up by your Aunt Edie is going to result in you being bored, because Aunt Edie never really understood you.
But if a friend wants to set you up on a date, DO IT.
That right there is opening you up to meeting new people.
"Most people are polite, and chances are they aren't going to reject you outright." But this fear of rejection can also manifest in a completely different way: expecting other people to approach you. "Utilize the people around you, even your friends," Dr. "Don't think that you're a charity case if you ask your friends' partners, 'Hey, do you know anyone to set me up with?
She previously served as the editor of a community magazine in Southern California and was also an active real-estate agent, specializing in commercial and residential properties.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University, Fullerton.
Consider handing them a piece of paper with your number before you get off the train. Consider volunteering for a cause you care about, and see who you meet.
At the very least, you'll make friends (with more potentially cute buddies).
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