Create a Summer of Love
Summer is just around the corner: Flowers are blooming, freshly pedicured toes are peeking out of still-stiff new sandals, and calendars are percolating with all manner of fun plans. If you're single, this is it: Summertime is one of the best times of year to meet someone new.
As a Denver dating coach (and an online dating coach, actually) I've been hearing from my single clients for months now about their hopes to find true love this summer. They're anticipating outings, barbecues, hikes, and parties that give them natural opportunities to meet “the one” without having to scroll through dating app or an online dating site, or sweat crafting the perfect dating profile.
Their dream is to meet the love of their life naturally, without having to dive all the way in to the frustrating and discouraging aspects of the dating world.
The dating advice I often share is that the best strategy for meeting new people is to make use of every available strategy to connect with new people: both through in person meetings, and online dating. However, there's more to successful dating than just the chance to meet someone.
Advice From a Dating Coach
A big part of successful dating is playing the numbers game; the more people you meet, the more likely you are to find someone who is interesting and attractive to you (and feels the same about you!) Since people are generally more social in the summer, there are more natural opportunities to mix, mingle and chat up attractive strangers.
However, there's much more to successful dating (online dating or otherwise) than just showing up and expecting to find the one. After all, you're not looking for “Someone.” You're looking for “The One.” And if we're being really real here, you don't want to “date.” You want a relationship. Dating is just the means to the end.
That's why successful dating requires more than just profile writing or signing up for kickball, and hoping for the best. The key to connecting with a compatible person and establishing a healthy, satisfying, enjoyable new relationship involves quite a bit of preparation, thoughtfulness, and intention.
On this episode of the Love, Happiness and Success Podcast I'm putting on my dating coach hat to give you some free dating advice for how to date with confidence, and hopefully find your true love this summer. I'll be discussing:
- How to date with intention, and save yourself time, energy and frustration
- How to get interesting people interested in YOU
- New relationship warning signs
- What to look for in a potential partner
- How to establish a healthy long-term relationship
If you're single and hoping to find true love this summer, you'll definitely want to listen.
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Finding True Love: Real-Deal Dating Advice
Music Credits: Ziv Moran, “I Wish”
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Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby is the founder and clinical director of Growing Self Counseling and Coaching. She's the author of “Exaholics: Breaking Your Addiction to Your Ex Love,” and the host of The Love, Happiness & Success Podcast.