Fall is in full swing and this is the perfect time of year – before winter sets in and 2014 sneaks up on us – to give your love life a reboot. Here are some top tips for shaking up your dating routine.
Break The Ice: If you encounter someone who strikes your fancy, take the initiative to say something that gets his attention. Not the bold type? Just making eye contact and starting with a simple hello and how are you will usually get the job done.
Get Out Of Your Zip Code: Have you spent so much time at your neighborhood bar that everyone knows your name? Mix things up by venturing out of the hood to some singles-friendly venues with a favorable guy-girl ratio. A few worth visiting: upscale sports bar The Royal in Union Square, lively BBQ joint Brother Jimmy’s (various locations) and Midtown West happy hour hotspot Faces & Names.
Get Involved: From New York Cares to Meetup.com, there’s no shortage of groups that will connect you with a new passion and maybe even a new romance. Make some space in your calendar to broaden your horizons and have fun along the way.
Boost Your Dating IQ: As singles, we can all use some expert advice from time to time. You’ll find some of the best from Matchmaker and Single In Stilettos Founder Suzanne Oshima. Sign up for Suzanne’s weekly emails, providing a healthy dose of common sense and refreshing take on the ups and downs of dating. We recently talked about the unique challenges of thirtysomething dating, click here to watch the full interview.