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How to Meet and Greet One Direction

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published October 5th 2012
There's one common dream that most Directioners share, they just want the chance to meet and greet the One Direction boys. With millions of fans all over the globe, it can sometimes seem like you've got a better chance of winning the lottery than you do to shake hands with or to hug Harry, Liam, Louis, Niall, or Zayn.

So we've decided to write up a list of ways you could possibly meet the boys.

1. Win a Competition
If you're lucky enough to find one, and then win it, this is your surefire way of meeting the lads. They're not the most common competitions, but they do happen. One lucky Australian, Jacinta, was flown to the UK thanks to Hot30, where she got to meet them all and watch their concert.

Listen to radio shows like Nova, 2DayFM, SAFM, B105, Fox FM and 92.9 - they're the ones most likely to be offering tickets. A competition like this will be fairly well advertised, so it's best to check their websites regularly as well.

Magazines like Dolly and Girlfriend are also good places to check, once again both in the magazines and online. You can also check out the website Win Free Stuff to see if they have anything on their database.

2. Write to One Direction
Okay, okay, you'd have to be pretty lucky to score a meet and greet just by sending them a letter or email. The boys must get bucket loads of fan mail, and we'll never know if they even get a chance to read it all. But desperate times call for desperate measures.

Send them a letter and let them know just how much you'd like to meet them. It won't work for everyone, but stars definitely have visited fans before after receiving a letter that touched their heart. It could happen. The key is to be creative, but be truthful. Make your letter and your story stand out.

If that fails, write to Ellen. That lady has magic powers, maybe if you plead your case well enough you could end up meeting both One Direction and one of the best talk show hosts around.

If you want more tips on writing a letter to one direction, why not check out our article How to Write to One Direction.

3. Write for a Magazine or Newspaper
Given the fact that most Directioners are still in high school, this one could be a bit tricky. It's not likely that you work at Dolly in your spare time. Even if you're not a staff writer (props to you if you are), remember that plenty of mags use outside writers to cover specific topics.

Pick a magazine, newspaper, or TV show who are likely to interview 1D when they're in the county and try and convince them why you should do the interview.

Here's a tip, don't send them a pitch that sounds anything like this:

"OMG I should ttly rite for u coz I luff 1D & I'm a Directioner for lyf"

Put a creative pitch together, and explain to them just why they should let a 14 year old interview one of the biggest bands in the world instead of their star reporter. Plenty of magazine stars have been hired thanks to their ability to show off their skills with flair, and convince someone that they have exactly what it takes.

If you can convince them it will make a great story, they just might run with it.

4. Start a Petition
There are plenty of times that One Direction have held signings, sure it may not be the chance for a long one on one chat, but it's still a chance to meet them. Unfortunately Australia hasn't been as lucky. So why not start a petition?

Whether it's just creating a Facebook group, or using an actual petition website like The Petition Site. If your group starts to gain momentum, contact your local media, they seem to lap up petitions for celebrities. If you can get your petition supported by enough people it might be enough to convince One Direction to do a meet and greet in Australia.

One thing to keep in mind: If someone has already created a Facebook group, join theirs rather than making your own. Sure you might not get all the fame, but 1 group with 5000 members is a lot more impressive than 5 groups with 1000 members each.

5. Stalk in Style
If you're lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, you could always 'bump into' the 1D boys. Why be a member of thousand deep screaming crowd, when you could be the girl who 'accidentally' crashes into Harry Styles?

If you've got the skills to find out where One Direction will be at anyone time, why not try and go for the accidental meet and greet?

The key is to not stand out as an overly enthusiastic Directioner. Screams and squeals while holding up an 'I LOVE ZAYN' sign won't be particularly inconspicuous, and are more likely to get you shielded away by a minder. Act casually and you never know what could happen.

A word of warning: 'accidentally' cutting off a lock of anyone's hair is a little bit creepy. You want a chance to meet them, not a chance to get locked up.

If you're lucky enough you might actually run into one of them by chance, just like these lucky girls did in the US.

It can sometimes be a fine line between serious fan, and serious stalker, but there is no harm in having a dream or two. If you've got a combination of luck, talent, and creativity, there is every chance you could score the meet and greet you've always dreamed of.

If you can think of other creative ways to score a meet and greet with One Direction tell us all about them in the comments. Or if you've had a chance to meet them share your story.
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Your Comment
How in the world do you write a letter to One Direction?
by lewol (score: 0|8) 3284 days ago
I've just read this and I am writing a letter to One Direction with my story because What Makes You Beautiful actually saved my life....
I hope they read it!
by beani (score: 0|5) 3294 days ago
I just wanna meet them for the fun of it. Yea I think there great singer and hot and all but the act so funny and random like just like me I just wanna live while I'm young and have some awesome fun with some awesome teenagers. I just hope I can meet them before they get really old then retire and nobody like them anymore :) who am I kidding any way just wanna meet him for fun!!!! Hardy har har!! But I also have a question, did you guys seriously put you can try to stalk them and 'accidentally' bump into them kinda creepy if you ask me. Anyway (again god I talk a lot) just wanna meet for fun though I think I might kill them from all my talking and weirdness and then ppl will hate me..... Oh well it's for a good cause. They also make me fell... Okay.. About my insecurities, especially with little things love that beautiful song god am I still typing stop it stop it okay I'm done sorry for boring you :/ ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY MONEY MONEY omg am I still writing crap :/
by NinaA (score: 0|5) 3151 days ago
This girl was lucky enough to get her dad on board:

It's always handy when you have a parent with a car willing to help you track them down. ;)

It's a lovely video.
by Natasha Stewart (score: 4|10437) 3346 days ago
Take a look at this great plea a group of girls made for Ellen to help them meet One Direction: Love it!
by Natasha Stewart (score: 4|10437) 3256 days ago
to write a letter to one direction you just go to this website: and click on Contact Us. it tells you the email address and normal address. it says to send a fan letter or email just label the letter with one direction. Good Luck and plead your case good!
by sofie (score: 0|5) 3254 days ago
i really wish that i could meet them and be and go to one of your concerts but i dont know there address...does anyone know it?
by thing (score: 0|5) 3254 days ago
Ive always wanted 2 meet 1D bcuz my parents hav always believed in ed. (not like skool is rong or anything) instead of going 2 those concerts ive nvr been 2 1 b4 and 2 actually c the boy group tht inspires me 2 b me and always live life to the fullest theyre my role models and 2 actualy get 2 talk 2 them i love them so much!! :D
by nkarg (score: 0|5) 3230 days ago
how do you stalk them if you dont know where they will be??? like do they post on twiitter when they are gonna have signings or what?! ive tried stalking them but i can never find them!!!
by 645sm (score: 0|5) 3227 days ago
im kind of poor aswell but you still shouldnt give it up, im not, it makes me sad when ppl give up on big things =<
by leahj (score: 0|5) 3121 days ago
I love you One Direction!And I "want you so desperately"!"You don't knooo, you don't know you're my big dream!"
by chloe (score: 0|5) 3264 days ago
If I ever meet one direction that would make me so happy! You rock one direction
by A2cnt (score: 0|7) 3224 days ago
Eek what did you say?!!!
by hmcla (score: 0|5) 3266 days ago
ill never meet them.There's nothing i want more...atleast just a normal conversation, where i tell them how i became a directioner...but im really Poor and i live in a place where NOTHING and NOONE Comes...I Guess ill just go back to writting fanfics and pretending...But ill always support them!! Forvever and always! Goodbye thanks whoever read this and sorry for boring you with my sappy note. xxx
by diana (score: 0|3) 3159 days ago
I really want to see them in person soooo bad!!!!!!! They are the best singers in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I saw them i would probably scream to the top of my lungs and hug them like 50,000 times each!!!!
by frick (score: 0|5) 3285 days ago
look for competitions! a ton of stores, such as right now, Delia's, run these comps for mega publicity!

here's the link to the contest! best of luck!
by kim.s (score: 0|2) 3235 days ago
i want to meet one direction
by jaded (score: 0|2) 3226 days ago
A tip would be to not be one of those crazy stalky, crying, screaching girls... it ruins the experience and the celebs don't find it flattering, they find it annoying! Try being a fan who can just have fun and sing along and smile.
by bbmic (score: 0|2) 3239 days ago Enter this 1D contest!

Example 1 haha. :)

But seriously! This contest ends Sept 3rd. SO hurry!
You'll have a chance to meet the boys, win tix, fly out to ny, shopping spree, & stay in a hotel in ny for 2 night. :D x
by stell (score: 0|2) 3243 days ago
I REALLY ADMIRE One Direction Me,My sisters,my cousin,and my friends we've been supporting them!WE ARE REALLY DYING JUST TO MEET THEM!We're making Groups Called Directioners In The Bbm We talk about them all the time and it just piss me off cause one direction doesn't know that..We'll Keep Supporting Them,If We Can't Meet Them I just want them to know that they're fans are the best and they're lucky to have us Directioners♡ZAYN+HARRY+NIALL+LOUIS+LIAM♡
by Direc (score: 0|2) 3246 days ago
hi from emma and i love louis
by phoeb (score: 0|2) 3248 days ago
hey is this 1d
by morri (score: 0|2) 3250 days ago
I ran into harry styles in nyc. he was walking into his hotel and i was walking out. he bumped into me and i dropped all the papers i had in my hands and i didn't even know who he was till i looked up. he was helping me pick up everything. it was an amazing moment! i acted normal and thank god i was dressed nice and had m hair and makeup done. i will never forget that moment. I LOVE YOU HAIR STYLES!!! I'm your future wife. <3
by oharr (score: 0|4) 3253 days ago
Ugh I want to meet them so bad! Me & 3 other friends won a video contest in Vegas to meet them but management wouldn't give us 2 extra M&G Passes :(
by Adria (score: 0|2) 3269 days ago
Ugh I want to meet them so bad! Me & 3 other friends won a video contest in Vegas to meet them but management wouldn't give us 2 extra M&G Passes :(
by Adria (score: 0|2) 3269 days ago
I really pray that I get a chance to meet my favorite band 1D ...hope I will
by tulip (score: 0|4) 1767 days ago
I wrote to one direction and i ended up getting a real autographed photo. Yes the autographs are real! You can tell because it still smells like sharpie... and food.
by gotta (score: 0|2) 3267 days ago
i wish i could met them so bad but you know wish with all your heart!! (;
by yajai (score: 0|3) 3260 days ago
I wish I could meet them!
I love Louis William Tomlinson (:
by one (score: 0|2) 3261 days ago
My wish is to meet them!
by one (score: 0|2) 3261 days ago
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