I am frequently asked where are the best places to find the perfect match and especially by many of my clients who seem to have exhausted all possibilities. Firstly, I want to reiterate that you need to consider the type of person you want to meet or relationship you want before trying out new places, you can read more in my post How to find your perfect match.
My first recommendation and this comes from my own bitter experience is to make sure that you have a range of options to find the perfect match. Just as experienced investors take a portfolio approach by selecting a collection of investment assets that has collectively lower risk than any individual asset, I recommend creating a portfolio strategy for dating. In your quest for love, you may not be at risk of losing your life savings, but you do risk losing faith, patience and heart from repeated rejections and disappointments. As one of my now married male friends has always said, “dating is a numbers game.” You need to make sure that you are opening yourself up to as many opportunities as possible to find the perfect match. If you are only focusing your efforts on one or two methods such as meeting the opposite sex through friends and social networks, you will come across as more desperate during these situations since they are your only option. We all know the sour smell of desperation and how it immediately turns us off. The other advantage to creating a portfolio strategy for dating is that you truly can’t predict where you will find the perfect match so best to keep your options open!
Here are some of the best places to find the perfect match:
I met my husband on one of the biggest UK online dating sites and 75% of my clients meet their perfect matches online. All your questions about Online Dating are answered in Chapter Seven of How To Meet Your Perfect Match
If you prefer face-to-face contact and getting away from your laptop then this could be the option for you. Remember that more women are interested in signing up for speed dating. There is complete guide to Speed Dating in Chapter Seven of How To Meet Your Perfect Match
There has been an increased interest in dance due to programmes like Strictly Come Dancing and good places to meet other single people are at Ceroc, Salsa and Tango classes. Dance classes are also a great place to build up your confidence if you have been off the dating scene for a while.
Singles Nights and Events
These have grown in popularity in recent years and you can do an online search in your local area to find different themes such as wine tasting, bicycle rides, dinner dates, walking or theatre trips.
This is a more traditional way of meeting a long-term partner but still works well for some.
Singles Holidays and Breaks
These are a great way to get to know other singles over a longer period of time. They are also a great option if all your friends are paired up and you have no one to go on holiday with.
To meet potential partners through friends you need to take a proactive approach. Friends will not necessarily introduce you to their single brother or to their husband’s single mate, if you have not specifically requested introductions.
Start taking action now. Discover more places to specifically meet me or specifically meet women in Chapter Seven of How To Meet Your Perfect Match