It seems that the only way to meet a potential partner in the 21st century is to go online and use an internet dating service. Since the early days of them being stigmatized as being only for use by geeks and losers, they have become widely accepted to the point where discussing your online dating activities is no longer considered taboo. There’s even a variety of niche websites catering for everything from what people wear to work to how much money they have in the bank.
Like social media, online dating has stood accused of eroding society because it takes away the personal element of meeting someone. Yes, you will sometimes meet people face to face, and on occasions that’ll be the person you spend the rest of your life with, but it’s still impossible to escape the fact that meeting people online, as much as it might be promoted as the modern way, is unnatural and very unromantic.
That said, you probably need some inspiration when it comes to finding a new partner. Here are some other places you can start to look, without taking out an eHarmony subscription.
Sporting venues are not the male dominated, testosterone fuelled man caves they used to be ten or fifteen years ago. While they have veered more towards families, it is increasingly common for groups of women to be seen at football, cricket, baseball, and various other events around the world.
Whatever your gender, you’ll likely be pleasantly surprised by the possibilities for meeting people at a sporting event.
If the thought of going up to someone in a stadium and chatting to them makes you feel uncomfortable, then join a community group that indulges in extreme sports or a pursuit that you’re passionate about.
If you’re going to go to concerts and other music related events, it is probably best to stay away from alcoholic beverages, or you’ll then be slipping into the dreaded problems when you meet people in bars, in that the only thing you have in common is a double Bacardi and Coke.
You could always teach yourself a musical instrument with an eye on joining a band, or challenge yourself to something like saxophone lessons in a group situation. If you’re not confident, than do some online learning yourself before stepping into that scenario.
It would be fair to say that speed dating hasn’t reached the levels of success that many people thought it would when it first came on the scene, in part due to the popularity of online dating.
Speed dating is exciting and actually involves meeting people in person, which can only be a good thing. Most people have a perception of speed dating as being a group of people sitting around a table, but there is actually a number of very dynamic companies that host a range of events from ‘lock and key’ parties to simple singles events with a speed dating option.
You don’t need online dating to meet people. Whether you choose the speed dating option, or take up a new hobby such as a sport or a musical instrument, you can meet a partner in an abundance of ways without needing an online profile.
Robert is a professional musician who often hosts intimate gigs where single individuals can come along and meet each other. Robert also offers private music tutoring services to people of all ages,
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