Consider handing them a piece of paper with your number before you get off the train. Consider volunteering for a cause you care about, and see who you meet.
At the very least, you'll make friends (with more potentially cute buddies).
As a person who loves dogs more than humans, I’m not suggesting that dogs are some sort of accessory.
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.
Putting together a first class profile is a really important part of online dating.
It’s also a good opportunity to express yourself and flex your creative flair.
Expanding our social circle, or at the very least, keeping it intact, is very important when you're trying to meet someone.
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.Once upon a time, in an age before the Internet, the only way to meet people was to leave your apartment and interact with humanity.I know it’s a scary thought — leaving your couch, taking off your sweatpants, putting your Netflix binging on pause, and going out to meet people — but that’s just how the world worked.Every person I’ve ever dated, including the man I married, I met in real life. Even if you know, for a fact, that you will never date any of your coworkers (which is probably a good thing), you never know who they might ask, from outside the office, to tag along. I don’t mean inviting yourself to whatever events aren’t “public,” but if you see that one of your Facebook friends is going to an art exhibit opening or a reading at the local bookstore, RSVP and go.Whether it was a bar, work (yes, bad idea, I know), or at one of the many media events that I used to frequent back in my social days (I’m exhausted just thinking about it! It's a great way to find out what's going on and to get slightly outside your comfort zone, without having to show up somewhere completely alone. Getting up and going out, especially this time of year, seems like cruel and unusual punishment, but if you’re going to meet someone IRL, you have to venture out into the real world.Back when I used to drink like every day was my last day on earth, I was one of a dozen regulars at a couple bars, and it was a great way to meet people.There’s something about being a fixture in someplace you’re comfortable (that isn’t your home) that gives you the confidence to talk to people.Even if you haven’t been in school in years, you can always learn something new.Sign up for cooking class, a pottery class, or finally learn how to scuba dive.Remember how it was so easy to meet people when you were in school? So maybe being set up by your Aunt Edie is going to result in you being bored, because Aunt Edie never really understood you.But if a friend wants to set you up on a date, DO IT.