There a couple of things one can do to meet people, particularly if over 40. Eat out, grab coffee, and hang out at different places each week.
Go to any party you're invited to, join clubs with people who do what you like to do, volunteer, get involved socially. As a dating coach, I know that people resist it because they're scared to try something so unfamiliar to them.
It’s not always easy, but think outside the box.” And for more heartfelt advice, know the 40 Secrets of Couples Who’ve Been Married 40 Years.
“A lot of women who have been dating for a long time arrive to the date with certain assumptions because a man ‘seems’ like someone else they’ve gone out with,” explains Samantha Daniels, relationship expert and founder of , a licensed counselor and consultant.
Just accept yourself and be okay with who you are now.
Phillip Zimbardo, Director of The Shyness Institute at Stanford University.
“Keep in mind that the man across the table from you is ‘still single,’ as well, so don’t be embarrassed or uncomfortable about your own dating status,” Daniels suggests.
“If you were catching birds would you place your bird seed in multiple places or would you have it in just one place?
It’s about attracting men, understanding men, and making them want to stick around forever and ever. As to where you meet men, yes, there’s one place that’s more effective in making introductions than 100 visits to Whole Foods and Art History class combined.
So if it’s not already abundantly clear, dating advice is not about WHERE to meet men.
(And if you happen to live in any of The 50 Cities with the Best Dating Scenes, these rules are especially applicable.) , a New-York-based relationship and etiquette expert.