Many of us have felt the mixed blessings here—the good economy, the jobs, the lower cost of living and space. But whether we get taken in by the spoils of careers or caught in the vastness of the city, it can be a difficult environment to date in. And as time goes on, we feel a little more listless and a little lonelier. But Houston really has a lot more potential for dating! There is so much diversity, successful singles, and unique people in this city.
So with this problem, we find the best solutions! Here are the biggest reasons it is hard to build relationships or date in Houston, and how together, we can help change it for the better!
- Try to get out of the bars—the tons and tons of bars that Houston has. Why? Because it is great to get out and do other things to get more perspective, and drink less. Go bond with nature, travel, do something different, and yes, even though Houstonians seem to have a hard time doing this, try doing things alone too! Try museums, parks, coffee shops, book stores, or “Meetups."
- We need to be nicer and more approachable, seriously. Because it is necessary for our well-being and the well-being of others to interact in a healthy ways. If a nice person is just trying to talk to you and is non-threatening, and even if you seem to think someone is not your “type”, just try to be nice back—especially for women who tend to automatically close off to men who approach them. So, Houston, let’s try to give humankind more of a chance and “like” people more, and not just people who are just like us, but good-natured people in general! Also, it is amazing how a friendly “hi” and smile can brighten up our day.
- Get some dimension! Don’t let the monotony or hustle of work, make us lose sight of our individuality and what makes us happy! Everyone needs passions to feel fulfilled! If you don’t remember the last time you felt that natural high or what makes you special, it’s time to explore and express your individuality more! Take a personality test, or try some new classes at Leisure Learning!
In sum, get some energy and positivity Houston! When you have energy and are happy shining as you, somehow that energy transfers to the people around you and life just feels a little less mediocre.