Moving to a new city can be really intimidating — especially when you are single. When you don’t know anyone yet or haven’t found your routine, the idea of meeting new people can seem like a major step outside your comfort zone. But actually, it’s a great opportunity to get to know a new place. Here are some expert tips to get you started being single in a new city.
- Explore – Before you get settled in, make it a point to explore your new city as much as possible. Often when we make a big move, we become so focused on getting situated, unpacking and getting settled into our new home that we wind up becoming so preoccupied that we don’t take the time to go out and explore. By exploring the whereabouts and happenings around town sooner rather than later, you get better acquainted with the places and prospective date night places your new home has to offer.
- Get In Shape – Hitting the gym to meet new people sounds SUPER cliche, but that’s because it actually does work. So once you get settled into your new digs and looking to meet some new people, schedule a workout at your local gym for prospectives.
- Build Your Circle – When you move to a new city, your social calendar is pretty empty so make it a point to go out and make new friends. An easy way to do so is to get on dating apps and just set up a bunch of casual “meet up for drinks” dates.
- Go Out Alone – You’d be surprised how going out alone can work out in your favor. Before you make it a point to venture out into your city for a night out though, just make sure that you take the proper precautions beforehand to ensure that you stay safe. Don’t drink too much, let a loved one know your whereabouts during various points of the night and ALWAYS stay alert.
- Build Your Hobbies – When you meet someone new who also happens to have the same interest as you do, it allows for conversation to flow authentically and freely and takes the stress out of trying too hard to start a convo.
Being single has some definite advantages, if you are willing to embrace a whole city full of possibilities. For the full article, visit College Candy.