My friend is dating someone online
That right there is opening you up to meeting new people.
It’s amazing how many times my dog, Hubbell, has been a conversation starter.
Not because I'm oblivious but because it's so easy to see those signs and not want to be That Person who assumes someone is totally into her when he's actually just being a really good friend who happens to be a guy.
Because I tend to lean toward "maybe he's just being nice!!! One time I had a guy at a bar tell me he didn't ask me out because he saw I had a boyfriend.
Yes, randoms who think it’s OK to talk to you when you’re clearly deep into tweeting something about your coffee can be really annoying, but sometimes when you give strangers the opportunity to talk to you, they can actually be cool.
(But you’ve seen hundreds of rom-coms, so you know that.)Of course, you need to be safe and should never feel harassed— but sometimes, rape culture has made us believe we're always in danger, when in reality, we might actually sometimes enjoy the thrill of talking to a stranger.
Expanding our social circle, or at the very least, keeping it intact, is very important when you're trying to meet someone.
If the Instagram account Hot Dudes Reading has taught us anything, it’s that the subway is an oyster of attractive people who may be your ideal match.
What they are are magical, furry gifts that, if you have the time, not only make you a happier person, but get you hitting up the dog park.
Your friends know you well enough to know what type of person will click with you.
This is your best case scenario for meeting people IRL, so don't roll your eyes at it.
But considering how long the human race existed before the dawn of the Internet and online dating, it looks like meeting people in real life was actually working for them. I once signed up on OKCupid for a week to write a good reference for my friend Mattie (I don’t even know if they do that anymore) so he could seem intriguing to some guy he was stalking, but that was it.
I got a few messages that week and it confirmed that the online dating world probably wasn’t the best place for me. Here's are the 11 best places to meet people — IRL. So if a coworker invites you go to someplace else after Happy Hour, join them.When you’re with your friends it can be intimidating for someone to come up to you, but when you roll solo it’s easier for someone who might want to get to know you to make their move. If you're shy about going out alone, bring a book or a journal at first, and take small steps to get comfortable with the feeling.