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Ever feel like you’re looking for love in all the wrong places?
Are you ready to settle down and finally meet the love of your life? Never fear! Your special someone is out there and you can find him or her.
Whether you believe in the idea of a soulmate or think that there are many potential partners waiting for you, you deserve to be happy and to find true companionship. Your great romance could be right around the corner.
We’ve highlighted seven great ways to meet the love of your life. Read on to learn more and see which might work for you.
As technology continues to become more prevalent, more people are looking for love online. What was once seen as a desperate move by lonely people has transformed into a widely accepted, valuable platform for connecting with others.
Whatever your dating preferences, there is an app for you. For example, some users prefer eHarmony vs Match because of its stated values or the way it sorts compatibility.
Online dating allows you to select potential partners based on a set of shared interests. It’s hard to know what you might have in common with a stranger, but by carefully scrolling through profiles you can find someone you’d want to get to know better.
Online dating makes finding the love of your life more convenient and scientific. Learn more about people in your own time and get suggestions about possible partners based on data.
Let Your Friends Play Matchmaker
No one knows you better than your friends. Letting them play matchmaker can be a rewarding way to find romance.
Your friends want you to be happy. They wouldn’t intentionally set you up with someone they didn’t approve of for you. If you’ve been struggling to meet the right person on your own, consider asking a trusted friend to make an introduction.
Meeting the love of your life through mutual friends is still one of the most common ways for people to couple.
Be open to a trusted friend arranging an outing. There’s less pressure if you go out as a group. And it’ll make the bar or club scene much less intimidating because you already have an established circle.
Search at Church
Couples who share religious beliefs tend to be happier than those who don’t. If you’re a person of faith, consider looking for your life partner at your place of worship.
Having a common set of beliefs connects people. It gives them a shared language and understanding. They have something to fall back on when times get tough.
More important than the particular religion is sharing values with your significant other. And, by finding your mate at church, you have a naturally built-in supportive community around you to offer encouragement.
Don’t worry if you’re not religious, or if you don’t share the same belief system as your partner. Your relationship isn’t doomed. But it will require both of you to be understanding and accept each other’s way of thinking.
Join a Meetup Group
Much like having shared values, shared interests unites people. Joining a meetup group can be a great way to break out of your shell and meet other singles on the market.
There are meetup groups centered around all kinds of passions–from sports and nature to community service or reading. Become an active participant in a group that you’ll enjoy.
One great club to consider joining is your school’s alumni network. Many of these organizations host regular social events throughout the year. You can make great connections that extend your network as well as meet someone with important shared experience.
Before long you’ll have a new circle of friends as well as all the common ground you need to spark up a conversation with the stranger who caught your eye.
Give Speed Dating a Try
When you’re trying to get yourself out there, it can be hard to know what to say or where to go. Speed dating provides a nice alternative to swiping for matches on your phone and getting stuck on a boring blind date.
Proponents of speed dating like its immediacy. Potential partners don’t linger in cyberspace while you decide what to message them.
And because most conversations are limited to a few minutes, there’s much less pressure on you. If it doesn’t go well, it’s okay; your next date is only a bell away.
Everyone is in the same boat at a speed dating event. People’s intentions are clear, so you can skip the pretense and focus on what’s really important to you. And, chances are, having targeted conversations with many potential partners will help you overcome any shyness and be more open to sharing our heart with someone.
Find the love of your life while making a difference in the world. Volunteering is a great way to connect with others who share a passion for service.
If you connect with your significant other over fighting homelessness or reading to children, you’ll always have an activity that bonds you together. Much like with church, this sense of shared values helps keep couples happier longer.
Don’t seek out community service opportunities just to hook up. But if you can benefit your love life while benefiting the world, you win!
Find the Love of Your Life at Work
Though this is the most controversial of our suggestions, finding love at work is still a common practice.
When you spend so many hours a week with the same people it’s easy to imagine developing mutual feelings for a colleague. Workplace relationships can be healthy and long-lasting.
However, office romances can also interfere with regular business. They require all parties involved to maintain professionalism and keep the proper distance between office life and home life.
Respect boundaries. But don’t be afraid of falling for an available co-worker. He or she may just be the love of your life.
Love Well, Live Well
So there you have it. If you’re ready for a meaningful relationship, see which of our suggestions resonate the most with you.
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