If you haven’t had much experience of dating, getting ready to take the plunge to meet new people can be daunting. You may be naturally shy and worried about being too forward about making the first move but don’t worry as here are six tips on how to meet more people for inexperienced daters!
1. Try Online Dating
Online dating is all the craze nowadays! Technology continues to advance over time and online dating is becoming more and more popular. There are plenty of dating apps you can use on your phone like Bumble, Tinder, OkCupid and the list goes on!
If you’re one of the inexperienced daters who prefer to see what’s out there first, online dating might be suited for you. Online dating can seem like a scary thought but it is a great way to chat and meet with people that live locally to you.
With so many different dating apps and websites out there, you’ll be sure to find one that suits exactly what you’re looking for.
2. Speed Dating
Speed dating is another great tip for inexperienced daters! If you and your friend(s) are currently single, this is a fun way of meeting new people. It’ll be a great laugh and while you might not take it seriously, you might actually meet someone at speed dating.
You’ll meet a whole range of people and in those few minutes you have with each person, you’ll be able to know quickly if there is a connection or not. After all, most people at speed dating are doing it for the first time and there is no pressure to take things further.
3. Ask Your Friends If They Have Any Friends
Online dating and speed dating can be a really daunting prospect for inexperienced daters as it’s very much all about putting yourself out there and that can be a scary thought.
If online dating and speed dating is too much of a jump for you, ask your friends if they have any friends. It’s all about networking and connecting with other people. If you have a large group of friends, chances are they might know somebody who knows somebody or maybe they know someone from work or the gym that they think could be suited for you.
Meeting people through mutual friends is a more relaxed and laidback approach as you can all hang out in a group together or if you want to be bold, you can be set up on a blind date.
4. Attend Local Events
Having a connection with someone can mean having some common ground. If you’re interested in a certain band, have a look at when their next gig is. You might meet someone at the gig and you’ll have something in common already which is a great starting point.
If you’re one of those more shy and reserved inexperienced daters, attending local events can break the ice when meeting other people. There’s always something going on in your local town or city so check out what’s on.
5. Join Clubs
Joining clubs is another way you can meet more people. If you have a hobby, why not join a club where you can meet other people who share the same interests as you?
It could be a book club, gardening club or if you like keeping fit, a gym club. Even if you’re not able to meet someone in the romantic sense, you’ll definitely be able to make new friends and again, it’s a small world so they may know someone that they could introduce you to!
6. In Public
It sounds really daft and stupid but there are a lot of single people in public. If you feel that the tips mentioned so far are not for you, don’t worry. People meet in public all the time by accident.
You can easily meet someone in a coffee shop, bar or even the supermarket. Surprise interactions do take place (despite those romantic movies that seem to exaggerate how people first meet) so it’s just a case of being patient.