So, it is Valentines Day again. And yes, another reminder that you are still single. You try to ignore it but it is impossible to escape from. The gift shops are full of heart-shaped cards, chocolates and teddy bears. The travel agents have romantic weekend trips to Paris advertised, your attached friends endlessly chat about their plans for the big day and all you can think is where the hell are you going to find a partner in time for Valentines Day. Yes, it is the season of romance; the time of year all singletons fear more than 10 rounds with Naomi Campbell.
Do Not Be Bitter About Valentines Day. Hook Up
If you can identify with these thoughts, do not despair. Whilst it may be difficult for you to get a marriage proposal in such a short space of time, you may be able to get a date in time for Valentines Day. Here is a few places for you to try and if you have tried them before try them again; men and women will be on the lookout at this time of year too so do not be afraid to make yourself available.
1. The Office
Take a good look around at work. Ok, so youíve worked there for years and none of the single guys and girls have appealed to you before but in desperate times its good to take a second look. Is the guy in accounts really so dull? Maybe he is ultra cool out of work and will have you giggling all night if you give him a chance. We bet the canteen lady scrubs up well with a bit of make up and without the hair net.
2. The Gym
Work off those extra pounds that you piled on at Christmas at the gym and eye up those hard bodies. Start by taking in the view on the treadmill and then once you have spotted someone you like, ease your way over and ask if he or she would mind showing you how to use one of the exercise machines in exchange for an apres-gym beverage.
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If you do not have a dog, borrow one and take it for a long walk. You will be amazed at the amount of guys and girls walking their dogs who will say ‘hello’ to a fellow dog walker.
4. Get Your Mates To Hook You Up
Ask your attached friends to find out if they know of anyone who has recently become single and get them to arrange a casual get-together to introduce you.
5. Join An Online Dating Site
Get online and message every half-decent man or woman available. By the time Valentines Day arrives, you will be inundated with offers. Guarenteed. Check out d.etal online dating directory to find the best online dating site for you.
6. Go To A Singles Event
If there is one day of the year when you are more than likely to hook up, it’s Valentines Day. Find a singles event and get busy. Check out d.etal Events to see what is coming up.
Try one, if not all, of the above, and there is a very good chance you will not be spending Valentines Day alone!
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