If you’re moving to London as a single, it can be quite daunting to take the first steps on the dating game board. It might seem easier to mix with people from your country of origin, but discovering new and interesting people while you are living here is a part of the adventure. Who knows, you might find true love while you’re living in London!
So you’ve been living here for a while, you don’t want to date people that you work with, so where do you go to find fun and start meeting interesting people. The best way to meet your potential match is to get out of your flat and start making friends. Joining a club or a community group is one way to meet other single people. For a start you’ll have a shared and common interest, which is a lot better than meeting strangers in bars.
If you are going to go out to any of the many singles bars and clubs in the city, then you need to make an effort. Smile at people, (not like a stalker) and make time to say hello. The best time to go out is during the after work drinks hour that happens on Thursdays and Fridays in many parts of town. If you have a couple of friends, then why not make an evening of it, the worst that can happen is that you’ll have a couple of pints with your mates and then head home. The best that can happen… that’s all up to Cupid really!
Remember that this is a big city, and if you’re going out to meet people, keep your wits about you. Safety first is always the best way to approach any new situation, and don’t drink too much while you’re out.
Speed dating is becoming increasingly popular and there are hundreds of groups that cater to every type of person and a numerous different interests. Give them a chance and have an evening out meeting new people and enjoy life.