Relationship Status: Meet New People5:18:00 PM
I'm 26, building my career, I have an apartment and my own car; can anyone tell me what's missing? If you said "a man" you are absolutely correct.
No one ever told me that after college it would be so difficult to meet new people. It all makes sense though. Many of those connections you made begin to dwindle after graduation. No longer are you surrounded by hundreds of potential mates every day. For an adult whom works a 9-5, life can become pretty routine. Work, home, and an occasional happy hour just aren't going to cut it if you want a relationship.
I've learned a few things to help get my social life thriving again. First things first: I must get out of my apartment. You can't honestly expect to meet anyone if you're always cooped up in the house (Unless you're into online dating). This leads me to the second tip, join a young professionals group. I recently moved and wanted to know what people my age do in the area. So a friend of mine added me to a young black professionals groupme. This chat is full of young adults who get together for fun, to volunteer and give back, and also network. (You can find a similar group in a city near you by searching on social media such as Facebook or be the innovator and create your own.)
I find that this third tip is the most important because it challenges your growth. If you want to meet someone you must be open to new things. It's as simple as that. Sometimes you have to place yourself in uncomfortable situations in order to be accessible.
Now that I know what I need to do, it's time to put it into action. Hopefully, these tips will spark a fresh relationship in my life that lead to something amazing. If you have any tips or tricks that have helped your dating life, feel free to share. Comments and suggestions are always welcomed.