If you’re starting to panic because Valentine’s Day is only a month away, you’re not alone. You may feel isolated, but there are actually thousands (and probably millions) of single people out there, just waiting to be found. That thought in itself might be overwhelming…but I digress. With a month to go, you’ve still got PLENTY of time to find some great to spend this romantic day with – and perhaps to spend the rest of your life with. Here are five ways to kick your love life into gear in time for Valentine’s Day.
Try out a new online dating site. Haven’t been successful with the online dating site you’ve been using thus far? Now’s the time to try a new one! If you’ve been using traditional online dating sites unsuccessfully, trying a personality-matching site may be just what you need. Or, if technology hasn’t yet sent you the mate of your dreams, why not take matters into your own hands? If you’re skeptical about investing more money into internet dating sites, read reviews or start with a free trial.
Volunteer. Volunteering will make you feel good about yourself, which will make you more attractive to potential partners. And, while you’re serving food to the poor or visiting sick people, you may just expand your social circles and meet someone equally benevolent that you can spend Valentine’s Day with.
Try blind dates – again. If Jenny McCarthy’s recent admission on The Ellen DeGeneres Show is any indication, blind dates are back in, and they can be successful. If you haven’t let a friend set you up in a while, now might be the right time to try again. With a month to go, ask four friends to set you up on blind dates. Then hope that one of them might be a winner!
Go shopping. While shopping with friends definitely offers some social value, the benefits stretch far beyond a few hours of chitchat. When you have new clothing, you just feel better about yourself, and this confidence can work wonders for someone who is depressed before Valentine’s Day. Plus, this will give you something new to wear on the plethora of blind dates that might be coming your way.
Engage in self-introspection. If you’re having trouble understanding why your past relationships have failed, it may be time for some self-introspection. Whether you’re hoping that true love will come via online dating site or while you’re waiting online at the grocery store, you’ll have better chances of success if you’re truly in-tune with who you are as a person and what type of partner you’re looking for.
If you open your mind and your options you may find your soul mate before Valentine’s Day. But even if you don’t, chances are good that you can find a partner to share the holiday with, and one that may eventually become the long-term companion you’ve been dreaming of.