With Valentine’s Day approaching it is natural that many Manchester Singles start to turn their attention to finding their true love. Everywhere you look there are matchmaking apps, adverts from dating gurus, and speed-dating events in Manchester. Yet for many a relationship still proves elusive. So if you are looking for love- read on for a simple, but effective strategy.
Swipe Left on online dating.
The dating industry is booming, with apps such as Tinder and Happn bringing in a staggering £11.7bn to the UK economy alone. Yet swiping right seems to only bring in new ways of being heartbroken. After hours of texting and screening out those ‘wanting fun, it can be a punch in the guts when the nice normal person who you had a date with seems to disappear off the face of the planet.
It is no surprise that people are feeling fatigued when considering dating. Increasing numbers of Millennials and Gen Y are resolving to stay single. But what about those of us who still are hanging onto the hope to romance following the breakdown of a long term relationship or divorce?
Have you actually tried meeting new people?
We know you have been asked this a million times. We could hear you eyes rolling.
Maybe you are already switched onto the idea that getting out and meeting new people is the best way to find a date. Thomas Edwards, founder of The Professional Wingman, would agree.
“The biggest advantage to meeting potential dates in real life is getting to experience their vibe right away, which is something no online dating platform can deliver,” “This increases your odds of making good choices on who to go on a date with. There’s no better way to gauge attraction and chemistry than to be physically present with someone.”
This is why various speed-dating events and singles nights are so popular. Yet from our experience, these events are lacking. The combined time pressure, expectations and eyes on the rest of the room could quickly kill off any romance.
Time to phone a friend?
It seems the secret to finding lasting love seems to be to ask a friend.
This traditional approach to love was the number one way to meet someone special in 2018. 39% people found their partners this way – beating online dating and hanging out in bars combined.
But what if you have exhausted this option too?
It is our friends who often introduce us to other singles when we say we are lonely. For some this may have been successful, but you may also have had some cringe-worthy moments.
Good news Manchester Singles. The solution is oh so simple
You just need to expand your social circle.
Our advice is to start by joining in activities you enjoy. Perhaps you like to go to the cinema, or even walking in the country (or both!). Either way, you are more likely to find new friends by connecting with like-minded people. It even led our founder, Steve, to find his true love too.
To make it even easier to meet new people, we have organised a special mingle party for those who are single on Valentines day. It is not a dating event. Just a chance to relax, meet and mingle with new people and find new friends at one of Manchester’s hottest venues.