Single and lonely? Here’s how to find someone.

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91497116 Mr perfect doesn’t exist. So put that long list aside and take a chance at love. The world doesn’t owe you anything; if you want to find someone, they won’t fall in your lap. You need to put yourself out there more often. Try these tips by Clinical psychologist Teboho Monyamane:

  1. Go out with friends – watching TV every Friday night won’t get you a man. In finding a partner, you have to start by meeting people, and not just at nightclubs.
  2. Join an activity group or take up a group hobby like dance classes, a foreign language class or an art class, and join a gym or a hiking team to broaden your social circle. And the bonus here is that you’ll meet people who share your interests.
  3. Let friends and family know that you’re looking. They might know someone perfect for you. They already know you and the other person as well, so it could actually work out. Also there might be a guy who is a friend of a friend and has confessed his feelings for you.
  4. Challenge yourself and make the first move. If you think you’d be interested in someone, reach out. Expecting him to make the first move doesn’t work. In choosing a romantic partner, one uses certain criteria to select a compatible person. These criteria may differ from person to person depending on their likes and dislikes, their personality and their personal history. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to dating.
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