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Dating Tips for Single Boomers – Community Service Projects Episcopal Church General Convention

Hi from The OC.  While I am here in Orange County for awhile, invariably I’m getting active in the community where I live.

Well, the Episcopal Church (no, I’m not a member, but I will attend their services) is having its once every three year General Convention here right nearby in Anaheim, CA.

And they are doing a community service project in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity.  This is for the teens group.  Well, for anyone who has ever chaperoned or been one of the Adults who helped any teen group (please read, every teacher who is out there reading this will be able to relate and identify), you KNOW there is always a lot of PRE-work which needs to be done before the event.

So, as the adults, we have a whole lot of work to get done Friday before the teens can come in an put stuff together further and paint on Saturday.

Yes.  I’m helping out.  I and other adults (gasp, yes, Single Boomers, most of the group) will be descending upon the Anaheim Convention Center and putting together building materials for what is known as “Gordon’s House.”

And you are perhaps wondering WHAT does this have to do with dating?


Get out.

Help your community.


Do some stuff which is (certainly in my case) a little different than what you are always doing with your life.

And in the process, you will meet others.  You will meet other singles.  You will meet, bond, and connect with some others who may be the ones to introduce you for your next date or your next marriage.

Statistics show in particular for the Single Baby Boomer demographic that the majority of Single Boomers meet their spouse via Others, through people they know.

And while you are at it, you’ll be having fun, radiating your wonderfulness, your most joyous self (yes, I will be wearing make-up AND also super casually dressed, which is good for my image to be seen a little differently periodically, yup, no high heels for this project! lol!), you will be being your most attractive self.

Others notice.

You are cultivating HABITS here.  One of them is to GET OUT.  The other is to (always be) MEETING A VARIETY OF NEW PEOPLE.

Go for it!

Happy Dating and Relationships!

April Braswell

Single Baby Boomers Dating Expert

{ 12 comments… add one }
  • Anthony Lemme July 10, 2009, 7:15 AM

    You definitely hit on something there. I think that if we want to meet people that we resonate with, we must be in an environment where we are being natural, being ourselves. There are so many ways to connect with people. We just have to get out there to meet them. You are also right about meeting and connecting with others we may not want to date because they may know someone perfect for us.


  • JJ Jalopy July 10, 2009, 1:39 PM

    Awesome advice.

    Get out and DO STUFF.

    Stuff is good. Other people do stuff. Get out and do some stuff with some other people!!

  • Lynn Lane July 10, 2009, 5:54 PM

    Love the messege. Get involved and do stuff. Meet people and help at the same time.

  • Duane Cunningham July 11, 2009, 8:59 PM

    Hi April,

    Great advice as usual and getting out in a new area not only enhances you love prospects but gets you out of the comfort zone you have previously established


  • John Ho July 13, 2009, 7:54 AM


    Yap, attending conferences, seminars & bootcamps does widen our interaction opportuntities with other singles.

    Am I eligible as an “MBA” (Married But Available”) :))

    John Ho
    Numerology Expert Helps Understanding Personality for Better Influence & Persuasion

  • Darryl Pace July 13, 2009, 2:43 PM

    Hi April! Yep, meeting people is key in pretty much all endeavors in which we want to sell something…and that is especially true when we are marketing ourselves. Great advice!

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  • Pam Schulz July 15, 2009, 8:39 PM

    Service projects are a great way to connect with like-minded people.


  • Lisa McLellan July 26, 2009, 6:53 PM

    I’m commenting in reverse order so I already know how this one turned out. But once again – you are the best romance coach ever. You have the most creative ideas I’ve ever seen.

    Lisa McLellan
    Babysitting Services – Babysitters and Nannies

  • Kate McKeon September 10, 2009, 11:02 PM

    HfH is a great institution where men and women alike can see what they’ve accomplished in a day. NOthing more stimulating than that! 😉

    Expanding spheres of influence, Kate

  • Katie September 10, 2009, 11:04 PM

    I know the real reason you’re out there . . . you want to watch the Ducks preseason….

    No fooling me April!


    P.S. If you come to Dallas, I have a fella for you.

  • April Braswell September 11, 2009, 8:59 AM

    hockey! hockey!

  • Katie September 11, 2009, 9:26 PM

    Good to see your permalinks are back. Yeah, even when you’re teaching adults there’s a ton of prework in any project…. LOL

    , Katie

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