Post # 1
I’m thinking of getting back into the dating scene in the next month or so, but it’s been a long while and I work from home so I’d love any suggestions you have for meeting potential partners!
So far I’ve signed up for the gym, a few live panel events surrounding topics I’m interested in, and will do my best to work out of various coffee shops around the city during the afternoons.
I’d prefer not to be on a dating app because I’m just casually dipping my toes in the water. I don’t want it to be a fulltime job.
Post # 2
Dating apps and websites are by far the least time consuming way to meet someone. It can be done other ways, but at least when you’re online, you can assume that a majority of the men who are also on that given site or app are also looking for some kind of dating or intimate relationship. If you’re in whatever group or meetup or club you try that week, then men could be married, unavailable, etc. Do panels and the gym for you, not to meet someone.
There are bad eggs anywhere, but I’d give going online a shot. There are hundreds of men, and you can narrow them down by age, hobbies, profession… whatever you’d like. Or… be open to a date with whomever you find interesting.
Post # 3
youre going to have much more luck and variety Online than at a coffee shop. It doesn’t have to be a full time job, just check your messages a few days a week WHILE youre at the coffee shop and plan dates from there. GL
Post # 4
I’ve never dated anyone I knew through work so I’m not sure why working from home would be any different. All of my serious boyfriends and my husband I met through mutual friends or sports.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
All mentioned are a good start. I second the opinion that dating apps are extremely helpful – there is no longer a stigma attached to them.
Post # 6
I met my husband through work! But I don’t think that’s necessarily a super common thing, and I don’t think working from home should negatively impact your chances of meeting someone.
I would try the dating apps out, sitting around at a coffee shop hoping to spot an attractive single man who is also attracted to you and has the balls to hit on you seems like it would take longer than just getting on an app. Same with the gym, most people are there to work out and get out.
Other than dating apps, I think joining like a coed rec league would be a good idea, I did kickball and it was super fun and I met a lot new people, and it’s a place to socialize so it makes more sense than say a coffee shop or gym where most people don’t go looking to meet new people.
Post # 7
I agree with others that you online may be your best bet. It’s probably the most efficient way to date these days.
Working from coffee shops and going to the gym aren’t social activities. It’s not all that likely that men are going to approach you while you’ve got earbuds in or appear to be working. Personally I would be annoyed if I got hit on while doing either of those things – which I think a lot of men are aware of.
If you’re athletic though, what about taking up a more social sport? Rock climbing can be really social and collaborative and they often have classes you can take. Co-ed team sports would probably be great too.
Post # 8
Dating apps are by far easier than actually going out looking for men to date. You can use them as much or as little as you want and use them whenever it’s convenient to you.
Post # 9
I totally agree with previous bees – online dating is so easier and convienent and you don’t have to be on it all the time. I use mine just at weekends because I’m super busy during the week I’ve been dating since September and can honestly say I met no one at the gym or just going about normal life – I met them all through Bumble.
Post # 10
I’ll say this, i met my SO on a dating app, BUMBLE. Where women initiate contact. After a few messages on the app, we decided we wanted to see each other in person and met up and began dating until we got together. Its totally all in your ball park.
If I hadnt been nudged to make the app, i wouldnt have met my best friend.
I dont like bars/cluns to be a place I meet someone. Tacky and usually they are interested in somethign exciting for that night, not something longer term.
Post # 11
if women don’t want to be picked up at the gym, I doubt most men do either. Join a hobby group that skews male but you still find appealing. I was in a caving grotto which had enough women to hang with but a boatload of guys (all ages). I’ve also joined a gem and mineral club more recently that was at least a 50/50 split. What are you interested in?
oh… and although I dated a guy in the grotto and was asked out by another, I met my husband online. Being in a job outside the home didn’t impact my love life one iota.
Post # 12
Hahaha, when you put it that way..!! You’re very right. The gym and networks are for me, they’re just examples of moments I actually leave my house!
Post # 13
I always hated being asked out in the workplace, but I’d meet people on the commute/walk…at lunch runs..through colleagues, etc. Those opps are eliminated when you WFH.
Post # 14
Co-ed could be cool. I’d love to join a soccer team 🙂
Post # 15
Well, dating apps are the best way to meet single men, in my opinion. I loved online dating and met a bunch of nice men, including my husband. Meetup groups might be another way to meet men with common interests to you.