How to Find Someone to Put a Ring on it

Ask any couple where they met and you’ll hear a wide range of answers.

Everything from mutual friends, to Tinder, or even a club will most likely come up. With the odd couple or two even having met at places like the laundromat or dentist office!

But while it’s true that you can meet people anywhere, if you’re hoping to find a relationship –or more specifically, looking for something serious, you’re going to have to get serious about the places that you’re looking.  

For instance, Tinder and other apps may be great for some situations, but let’s face it, if you’re looking for a serious relationship, the last thing you’ll want to do is weed through all the folks that aren’t looking for something long-term. The bar or clubs may be where a lot of people meet, but, again, it’s a bit of a hassle –and it’s very hit or miss as to whether you’ll actually find someone who’s marriage material hanging out in one of these joints –although of course, it could happen. Then, of course, there’s the fact that many people live outside of the big city, which makes finding love just that much more difficult.

If you’re looking for a long-term relationship, then you’ve undoubtedly experienced some of these frustrations before. The good news though is that just because you haven’t met ‘the one’ yet, doesn’t mean that he’s not out there. Finding true love may seem difficult, but it’s not impossible. The fact is that it’s a big world out there –and there are lots of places where Mr. Right could be hiding.

If you’re looking for someone to put a ring on it, and are tired of the usual club and bar scene –then it’s time to think outside of the box! Here are a few places that you’ll want to look if you’re hoping to expand your options –and increase your chances of finding love.

Through Mutual Friends

Many people find the love of their life through mutual friends, and this can work well –assuming you have friends with good judgement, that is!

Of course, there are a few things that can go wrong with this type of scenario. After all, if your friends are single and looking as well –if they find a ‘good catch’ - they are going to hang onto them. Then of course, there’s the issue of putting the word out that you’re actively looking –awkward! Especially when Aunt Mary gets wind of it and takes it as her cue to match you up with her friends from the bingo club.

Still, it’s worth considering the fact that finding true love through mutual friends can and does happen. The best way to do this is to casually mention that while you’re perfectly happy single, you wouldn’t mind meeting ‘the one.’ Your friends will get the message and keep you in mind. Just make sure no one tells Aunt Mary, of course! Keep an open mind, and while you don’t have to accept every blind date that’s offered to you, don’t be so quick to turn down legitimate offers that come your way. After all –you never know where they might lead!

Through Group Efforts

One of the best ways to meet people you have something in common with is to join a club or group related to things that you’re interested in.

Enjoy photography? Consider joining a local photography group that gets together once a week. You can join groups for just about any hobby or interest. Art, running, books, hiking –you name it, there is most likely a club for it. Or, take up a sport –like soccer or softball. The downside to all this is that things that interest you –might not interest the opposite sex, so keep that in mind when choosing your groups. Also, there’s a risk that you might also meet people that you only have one hobby in common with –but nothing else.

The best approach is to consider joining a group for companionship –but don’t pressure yourself into feeling that you have to meet someone there. Try to make new friends –and then take it from there. There will be less stress and pressure, and you’ll be sending out fun, carefree vibes –much more attractive than coming across like you’re desperately, “Looking for a ring!”

Travel

Travel can be an exciting way to meet new people –or a significant other. There’s nothing like getting out of your comfort zone, stepping of the plane, and going out and meeting new people –in a new city –or even country. Keep in mind though, that your new relationship could quickly turn long-distance since you’ll be most likely be from different places and will have to return once your vacation’s over. Not sold on the idea of traveling solo? Check out the Lonely Planet travel buddies section to see if there’s someone with an itinerary that looks like something you could jump on board with. Just exercise caution, of course! Make sure you ask for references, and check them out, before embarking around the world with a stranger.

Fundraisers

You’re doing good; he’s doing good –fundraisers allow you to connect with other charity-minded people, increasing your chances of finding someone who’s passionate about the same causes that you are. Together you can change the world! Hit up websites like Meetup to find a list of events in your area. You can attend an event –or even better, volunteer to help out. Who knows? Maybe you’ll meet a likeminded individual!

Online

Perhaps the most promising way of finding your true love, is online.

With about 40 percent of the world online these days, your chances of finding a husband are pretty good –you just have to know where to look. The great thing about the internet though, is that it’s easy to connect with people who are interested in the same things that you are. Whether it’s connecting with people through a travel or cooking blog, a Reddit page, or even a Game of Thrones forum, there are plenty of ways to bump into someone with interests that are similar to yours.

Of course, when it comes to finding love online, you don’t have to leave it to chance. Instead, you could go straight to the dating sites themselves! Create a winning profile, list the things that you’re interested in, and suddenly you’re put in touch with your potential matches. One of the only qualms that many people have with online dating is that you don’t always know what you’re getting. The good news, though, is that these days, this isn’t really a legitimate fear anymore. Gone are the days of chatting to a mystery person. Thanks to video chat, you can know exactly who you’re talking to –before you meet up in person. This is one of the things that makes the Zepeel dating app so great. With Zepeel, you can view profile videos from other users –so you can know exactly who they are before you message them. Instead of relying solely on poor photos or somewhat exaggerated descriptions, Zepeel also provides video messaging and chat, so you can get to know the real person –allowing you to cut to the chase, and stop wasting time following potential leads, that turn out to be not-so-promising after all.

If you’re searching for love –don’t give up. There’s someone for you –you just have to find them. So put yourself out there! Why not join a group –or set up your online dating profile? Do things that you enjoy, have fun, and try to ensure that you present the best version of yourself wherever you go. Then stop lingering around the laundromat and start making connections that count!

Ready to find love? Zepeel is a video app for interactive online dating that helps you to find likeminded singles! Get started by making your profile video today.

 
 

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