Being single and on your own can be scary at times, but in reality many people are finding creative ways to live alone simply because they can. However, not all singles are social butterflies who go out for brunch with friends after their morning jog every other day. Some are terrified of being lonely and meeting new people, especially if it’s been a while since they’ve dated anyone or have dedicated most of their time raising children.
Whether you are single by choice or due to divorce, luckily, there are some small yet very powerful ways for you to find companionship, let someone new into your life and get back on the market.
Here’s some advice on how to transition from being single to dating and enjoying the company of new people.
Socialize More Than Usual
One of the ways to make peace with the fact that life is more enjoyable when you’ve got someone to call your own is to socialize as much as possible. This way new people will enter your life naturally, and you won’t think much of it. Suggest going out to a local bar to your friends instead of seeing a movie or ask them to invite more people to your hiking trips. Join various clubs, and participate in local activities. You’ll cross paths with all sorts of people, and you might just find someone looking for exactly the same things as you. If this happens, take things slow, and don’t do anything you’re not comfortable with. Spend time with your new friend, and see how compatible you are in terms of day-to-day living, such as whether you have conflicting schedules or have enough things in common.
Embrace Online Dating
If you don’t meet anyone in the offline world, embrace this new age and give online dating a try. You might feel silly at first, but you’d be surprised how many singles actually find friends and companions online. Try various sites and apps before you find those that suit you best, and be persistent in this new endeavor. Online dating might not be as appealing to the older generation as it is to those youngsters who are online 24/7, but the truth is that so many people have transferred their lives from the real to the cyber world that you might as well give it a try to see what’s out there. Don’t push yourself too hard, and remember there is no law that says you have to leave your comfort zone. On the other hand, the more people you meet online, the more comfortable you’ll feel about the whole idea, so it certainly wouldn’t hurt to try your best. If you’re truly willing to make an effort to find your companion, there is a good chance that you will.