Remember the commercial from the 70s where 3 brothers sit at the breakfast table pushing a bowl of “healthy” cereal back and forth saying, “I’m not gonna try it, you try it.” Then one of them says, “Hey, give it to Mikey, he’ll eat it, he eats everything!” Well it’s my guess that today; Mikey is a happy, well adjusted middle aged guy. Married or not, he probably ended up right where he wanted to be because he wasn’t afraid to try everything. Think of Mikey next time you rationalize yourself out of a new and potentially fruitful experience.
Online dating has become such a mainstream topic that it seems all of our options have already been laid out on the table and there is nothing left to explore. That couldn’t be further from the truth. All you need is to try something new. First of all, if you’re trying to attract a certain personality type, dress the part! Think about your style and change it slightly such as a new color combination or comb your hair to a different side for god’s sakes. Nothing drastic, simply stated, fit the role for the part you wish to audition.
Taking a vacation for the first time by yourself is an intimidating thought for many, especially if you’ve always traveled with a partner. But nowadays, you don’t have to go it alone. Companies such as Singles Travel International cater to solo travelers who want to see the world, yet have friends who don’t! Taking off alone is exciting to some, but traveling in the safety of a group makes a lot of sense for the first timer. An experienced travel concierge guides the way and provides valuable assistance throughout the vacation in addition to planning social events.
Look I’m convinced that there are a lot of matches out there waiting to happen. Not all men are macho sport fans that spend weekends glued to the TV or with their buddies and not all women are manipulative creatures with shopping as the focus of their universe. I think the internet has a place in the dating safari, but I have always been a believer in the old fashioned methods of meeting the opposite sex. So, here are a few great places where serious men and women (and come from my first hand experience) may meet members of the opposite sex, and more importantly, with a potentially common interest. In fact, you’ll be the minority. Try it, you’ll like it!
Day Spa (Saturdays)
Shopping Mall (Weekends)
Race Track (cars)
Salsa Lessons at a Latin Club
Home Depot (Saturdays)
Singles Adventure Tour
Chamber of Commerce Business after Hours
Golf Lessons/Golf Course