By evening I’ve received a response, from a woman on Girlfriend Social who recently relocated from New York.I reply, gushing about how much I love the States, but then hear nothing back. Still, I persevere for a few days and by midweek, I have plans to meet three women. It feels, somehow, as though there’s more at stake than there would be with a romantic date.It’s a no-brainer that co-ed activities are a great way to make new friends and meet potential dates.Chicago is filled with endless options ranging from co-ed sports like beach volleyball, dodgeball, and kickball to activities like improv classes at Second City or i O.Alice-Azania Jarvis tries the online option – with surprising results.Earlier this year, I left my job at a newspaper to go freelance.
Dating guru Matthew Hussey has a great piece of advice that’s doable for even the biggest introverts: challenge yourself to talk to three new people every single day.
Having spent the best part of a decade in an office, I’m now working from home. At the same time, the past few years have seen my non-work social group dwindle.
Gone are the lunch breaks with colleagues, the conversations by the coffee machine. It’s not that I don’t have friends, but, as we settle down, we see less of one another.
You may also want sign up for sites like Meet -- there are plenty of singles groups that meet up for fun group activities.
Admit it: you’re guilty of using your phone and headphones as a “do not disturb” sign when out in public, aren’t you?