3. Beat your competition.
You can make fun of it all you want in front of your friends, but online dating works. In today’s world, one in five relationships begin online, and nothing says that “one” can’t be you. As Casey says, “Joining an online dating site like Match.com or Chemistry.com is a no-brainer. Not only does it give you instant access to thousands of singles, but you can also check out your competition so you’re in the know as you hunt for your next John Doe.” In other words, log on to see who else is out there. Once you see the competition (but more likely, lack thereof), your confidence will skyrocket, and sending out those intro messages will seem ridiculously easy. The best part? Your friends never have to know!
4. Man up.
Do you really want someone to hang out with on Valentine’s Day? Then it’s time to grow a pair and leave your comfort zone. Yes, we’re talking about that stud muffin in your marathon training group. And yes, you need to make the first move. “If there’s someone you’ve had your eye on for a while – a mysterious guy at work or someone you bump into regularly at the grocery store – take a chance and ask him out,” advises Casey. “You’ll never know unless you take the first step!”
And, you’ll never have a date for Valentine’s Day if you waste the next week thinking, “Woe is me and my single girl status!” So, try out these four strategies and see where they lead. At the very least, you may score a date for February 15th (we know how some guys get spooked by all the candy hearts and flowers).
Tell us: Have you used any of these strategies to meet a guy? Did they work?
Faye Brennan is assistant editor at BettyConfidential.