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Friday, February 15, 2013

Meeting a Date

I have noticed that I received many invites to check out singles or meet up with others on Thursdays and Fridays.  It's as if the online dating sites are trying to woo me prior to the weekend and avoid the lonelies.  This week, the solicitation has stepped up to frantic pace!  In anticipation of Valentine's Day, I have gotten multiple emails from Christian Mingle, Our Time, eHarmony, Match, Zoosk and even one I've never seen ... @wannadate - seriously?

But I do understand.  It's Valetine's week and many people will consider looking for a companion.  So, if you feel ready to venture out there and you've thought about what you want, It's time to step out there.  I don't have any new tricks for meeting someone, so here are the basics:

  1. Look around your current circles - is there someone at church?  Your son's basketball game?
  2. Let your friends know you're available.  Okay, not just your firends, your family, coworkers, etc.  If others see you're open and approachable, they may just encourage an awesome friend to take the risk.
  3. Online - has to be said, it is a major source of meeting others in our culture.  You will have the chance to talk with many in a virtual way that you may never cross paths with in real life.  I have often thought that if Abraham used his servant to find a wife for Isaac, I could find a way to make that computer my servant!
  4. Try something new - grab a friend and try a new class, new restaurant, new walking path or even a new grocery store.  Just shaking up your routine will force you to be more aware, ask for help, etc. 
I am SO not an expert in this area!  I do know that as I became ready, I became more and more aware of others around me.  I knew myself, felt comfortable with myself and knew I could be a fun companion.  I felt hopeful and expectant and I am sure that attitude comes through.

Please share?  How do you meet others?  Do you actively pursue?  Share the info, my friends!

PS ... I meant to get this up by Valentine's Day, but a little something happened the night before: Mr. Wonderful proposed!  I enthusiastically said YES!  More on that next week.  ♥