The entire world lived almost in complete isolation for nearly two years. That certainly put a strain on face-to-face interactions, and while it might have been more comfortable to communicate and meet people from your couch — it certainly wasn’t as entertaining. Now that the worst is seemingly over, more and more people are ready to start going out again and interacting with people ‘live,’ as it were.
Don’t Keep the Same Routine
If you frequent the same place every day at the same time, the chances of seeing someone new become a subject of interest may diminish. Most people go to the same cafes, restaurants, gyms, and other places because that’s part of their routine, and they’re afraid to change things up — but meeting new people requires it!
Look and Act the Part
You’ve probably heard that if you repeat something enough, you will start believing it. Doesn’t the same apply to the way you look and act? If you’re ready to meet someone new, would you go to the local restaurant with sweats and hair tied in a messy bun? You should try and put in more effort. Look the part — act the part — and someone suitable will come along!
Small Talk Can be Perfect
When practicing small talk, you should start when you’re comfortable. If your palms are sweating and you’re terrified of talking to someone you find attractive — practice first with someone else. But when you’re ready to meet someone — start with small talk. Pleasantries and witty comebacks can be a great way to spark something new!
Meet Someone Without Fear
Everyone fears rejection — it’s human nature. People are afraid to spill all their feelings to someone they find attractive and find it’s not mutual. It hurts, can be unpleasant, and doesn’t work for anyone’s confidence. But you should overcome your fear, fight it and come out confident and ready on the other side!
When you’re getting a new haircut, buying new clothes, or going to a new coffee shop across town every couple of days, you have to keep in mind why you’re doing all of it. Losing sight of the goal can mess up everything new you’re doing. You’re going out to meet someone without dating — don’t forget that, and have fun!