Need a date for New Year's Eve or to start the New Year? Try one of these sure fire suggestions.
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1. Meetup Join a Meetup group to learn something, visit places, or dance. There are many interest specific groups, from drinking and dancing (Raiders of the Lost Bars) to hobbies and learning a language, and seeing the sights of Melbourne (Newbies International), or start your own – it's free! Even if you don't find a date, you will make new friends, and discover some great places!
2. Online Dating SItes
Sites like Tinder, RSVP, Plenty of Fish, and Oasis, all offer a free service for contacting potential suitors. You do need to be thick skinned though. Don't waste time over the many who want to remain "online" daters – get rid of them pronto! Remember to meet at a crowded place, and inform a friend where you are going.
3. Parties Organise a party – whether it's bowling, a murder mystery dinner, singles trivia night or a singles party. Ask everyone on the guest list to bring at least one single person they would date. A great way to expand your social network while having a lot of fun!
4. Volunteer Volunteering is not only a rewarding experience where you can grow and share your knowledge and skills, but it is a great place to meet like-minded people. Group activities that run for several hours, such as conservation, clean up beaches, and helping those in need, are perfect for meeting new friends, and a potential date!
Join a session of indoor rock climbing, martial arts, or bootcamp. Sites such as Groupon and Living Social, offer bootcamp training programs, salsa lessons, yoga, gym membership for 6-8 weeks. A great opportunity to try new activities, get fit, and meet new people.
How did you meet your last date? We'd love to hear your suggestions in the comments section below.
Not been on a 'date' for 40 years. Spent my time working to pay off mortgage alone, and my social life was spent working with as a volunteer with charity groups raising funds & doing the physical work as well. Met many nice people - most married long ago. I'm still single & still volunteer regularly, although they are mostly women as well.
Most Meetups are women overloaded, too.
Good luck in finding a (worthy) partner. It was a great relief when I finally got off the singles bandwagon 20 years ago. While marriage is not easy I appreciate being in a committed RS and it doesn't do my head in the way dating did. Be careful and don't rush in as it can take quite a while to get to know what someone is truly like. Also try not to settle for second best.