When you’re with your friends it can be intimidating for someone to come up to you, but when you roll solo it’s easier for someone who might want to get to know you to make their move. If you're shy about going out alone, bring a book or a journal at first, and take small steps to get comfortable with the feeling.
That right there is opening you up to meeting new people.
It’s amazing how many times my dog, Hubbell, has been a conversation starter.
As a person who loves dogs more than humans, I’m not suggesting that dogs are some sort of accessory.
What they are are magical, furry gifts that, if you have the time, not only make you a happier person, but get you hitting up the dog park.
Find your favorite cafe, bar, bookstore, restaurant, or place to listen to live music and see how it feels to become a regular.
Two big things happen when you’re alone: You’ll find that you’re more likely to talk to people and people are more likely to talk to you.
Your friends know you well enough to know what type of person will click with you.
This is your best case scenario for meeting people IRL, so don't roll your eyes at it.
Look at our list of romantic dates to take yourself on, and remember: no matter who you meet or don't meet, you're one hot date.
For this article I used the descriptions of women who have shared their online dating experiences with me to describe 11 types of (heterosexual) men who are drawn to Internet dating.
I realize, as do you, that there are infinite varieties of men who engage in online dating for infinite reasons.