Resources for More Dating

by Kimberly Dyke

About Kimberly Dyke

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Kimberly Dyke is a Spanish interpreter with a B.A. in language and international trade from Clemson University. She began writing professionally in 2010, specializing in education, parenting and culture. Currently residing in South Carolina, Dyke has received certificates in photography and medical interpretation.

Resources for More Dating

In a society that is constantly running from place to place, finding the perfect opportunity to meet new people and begin dating can be a daunting task. Gone are the days of little-old-lady matchmakers and meddling relatives trying to introduce you to their companions of choice. Finding that special someone must be more intentional, and you are sure to increase your odds of meeting your perfect match.

Local Events and Contacts

Begin your search for that special someone through personal advertisements in the classified ads of your local entertainment magazine or on Craigslist. Discover singles events in your area, like speed dating sessions or young professional networking events, where the odds are in your favor for meeting lots of available people. Attend a church or community center volunteer outreach event to meet new people and connect over a worthy cause.

Dating Websites

Many singles today are turning to the Internet to meet new people and form romantic relationships. Register on free sites such as Match.com, eHarmony or Plenty of Fish and take their compatibility test. You will be matched up with other singles that have similar interests and backgrounds. For those looking to simply have fun and date without looking for love and marriage, there are sites like Passion and Spark.

International Dating Websites

Some people must travel and relocate for their jobs, and international dating suits their lifestyle. Those that are tired of local prospects and are interested in more foreign and exotic dating can look to international dating websites. Sites focus on specific cultures or areas, such as the Aussie Dating Network, Canadian Personals, Filipino Friend Finder and the Asia Friend Finder.

Research

Other resources for more dating include reading articles on subject matter such as how to approach someone in a bar or at a park; how to carry on a conversation; how to maintain control, and how to really connect with someone. Browse sites like Romance More and the Official Dating Resource to better prepare yourself for the dating game.

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