No matter how they try to justify it, it’s still a lie because…….
Yes, people have posted on their dating profiles a vocation that sounded like a high-paying executive job, but the simple slap-in-the-face reality is that they are really a cashier at a local supermarket. They have aspirations to move into management someday, so at least they have that going for them.
When you’re with your friends it can be intimidating for someone to come up to you, but when you roll solo it’s easier for someone who might want to get to know you to make their move. If you're shy about going out alone, bring a book or a journal at first, and take small steps to get comfortable with the feeling.
Consider trying not to look at your phone all night, and see what happens.
That right there is opening you up to meeting new people.
It’s amazing how many times my dog, Hubbell, has been a conversation starter.
Yes, randoms who think it’s OK to talk to you when you’re clearly deep into tweeting something about your coffee can be really annoying, but sometimes when you give strangers the opportunity to talk to you, they can actually be cool.
(But you’ve seen hundreds of rom-coms, so you know that.)Of course, you need to be safe and should never feel harassed— but sometimes, rape culture has made us believe we're always in danger, when in reality, we might actually sometimes enjoy the thrill of talking to a stranger.
Find your favorite cafe, bar, bookstore, restaurant, or place to listen to live music and see how it feels to become a regular.
Two big things happen when you’re alone: You’ll find that you’re more likely to talk to people and people are more likely to talk to you.
Look at our list of romantic dates to take yourself on, and remember: no matter who you meet or don't meet, you're one hot date.
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(Of course, this doesn’t mean they’re all single.) Next time you see a hot person reading a book you love, consider striking up a conversation with them about it.