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Singles Dating Advice and Tips for a Sunny Sunday Afternoon

To all the folks in the EU who are stuck in various ways where you are, grounded with their air travel, my condolences.  You might have been on a business trip.  Or maybe you were on a holiday or vacation as we refer to it in The States.  Being stuck and grounded is frustrating.  However, for you and for all of us, whether, single, dating, or married, then let me suggest you make good use of the time where you are to meet more new people.  For all the singles looking for love and searching for their Soul Mate, my expert dating advice reminder is the tip:

Dating Tip – You Never Know Where You Will Meet Your Soul Mate

You never know who that special someone will or through whom you will meet them.  Story after story of all the married couples I interview for my ongoing dating and relationship expert research tell me of having met through a chance encounter.

Dating Tip – Get Out and Mingle Where You Are at a Park

Well, wherever you are, make use of the time.  So often business people while business travel will just sort of stay in their hotel rooms aiming to get a lot of work done.  As a business woman myself, indeed, I totally respect that.  However, during your Sunday afternoon add Law of Large Numbers to your advantage.  Do aim to get out and mingle where lots of people congregate.  Is there a park nearby where you are staying?  Go talk an energetic walk around there.  Be sure to walk where you are facing the bulk of the flow of traffic.  Smile, nod your head, and say, “Hi, beautiful day,” and those sort of sentences.

Dating Tip – Get Out and Mingle Where You Are at a Cafe

Where is there an outdoor cafe where others are sitting at tables?  Sure, many of them might be tourists and you’ll never see them again.  Then again you just might meet a single beautiful woman who lives in your neighborhood or “District” as it is known in France.  Select a table near where there are others sitting.  Of course, you don’t know who is and isn’t single, available for dating, or in a relationship.  You are just aiming to help Cupid out by your being public to meet lots of people rather than remain holed up in your hotel room.   If you’re in London, there are more likely coffee shops and tea shops with little tables.  Go there.  The point is to connect with others and make meeting and interacting comfortably with new people part of your daily habit.

It is easy to break the ice and cross the sound barrier.  You have an easy conversation starter topic right now which is affecting everyone.  “How about all that Volcanic Ash from Iceland?  Can you believe it?  How is affecting your life?”  Boom, you should be able to exchange at least 5 sentences back and forth casually with a perfect stranger on that topic.  Your shared experience of being victimized in some way by the volcanic ash from Iceland will help you to build rapport.

April Braswell

Las Vegas Baby Boomer Dating Expert

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  • Rob Northrup April 18, 2010, 1:00 PM

    Advice to get out and mingle and engage our fellow humans is always good advice.

    People are sometimes introverted and afraid to break the ice, but it something that can be learned and eventually you become comfortable with it.

    Seize the Day,

  • Michael D Walker April 18, 2010, 1:15 PM

    What terrific advice for making the most of a situation that many people would let bother them or ruin their entire trip.


    The Success Secrets

  • Sonya Lenzo April 18, 2010, 1:37 PM

    That is good advice. I always carry a book when I travel and it has often sparked conversation, too. People who are “stuck” in an airport are bored, so it is actually pretty easy to strike up a conversation with them!
    Sonya Lenzo

  • Tim Van Milligan April 18, 2010, 5:46 PM

    I guess if you’re stuck at an airport reading this, then take April’s advice. Just get up and go walking around. You never know who you’ll meet there at the airport.

    Tim Van Milligan, helping you Make Money Online, God’s Way!

  • Trisha Chambers April 18, 2010, 7:19 PM

    You are so right! Your soulmate could be in the unlikeliest place on earth! Keep talking….

  • Scott Sylvan Bell April 18, 2010, 8:43 PM

    April, thank you once again for the awesome advice about dating. As a single professional I take to heart what you have to say.
    Scott Sylvan Bell
    Now go implement!

  • Sabrina Peterson April 18, 2010, 9:41 PM

    It would be interesting to know if there will be a baby boom in Europe next year with so many people not being able to travel….

    Sabrina Peterson, NASM CPT, CES
    Fat Burning Home Workouts

  • Steve Chambers April 19, 2010, 8:47 AM

    That is true, you never know when you will meet your soulmate. In my experience you’ll meet them when you least expect it. This is why you always need to be ready.

    Steve Chambers
    Body Language Expert

  • Lisa McLellan April 19, 2010, 5:09 PM

    I love it – even when disaster strikes, April will find a positive! Ya gotta love this lady!
    April, Did I ever tell you how I met my husband – It’s a cute story. Not your typical story. You mentioned asking married people how they met. If you’re interested, read on… I was working for an insurance company in a high rise bldg in Boston for the Facilities Mgmt department. My husband worked for the telephone company. He did repairs in my building all the time so he would see me quite often going up and down the elevators to give the maintenance men work orders in their shop in the basement. The telephone guys had a shop down there as well where all the telephone wires in the building were. So one day when he saw me leave the maintenance shop, he went in and asked the guys who I was and what my phone number was. Then he went back into the phone room and disconnected my line. So when my phone wasn’t working I quickly called the phone company for repair and guess who showed up to fix my line!!!!

    Lisa McLellan
    Babysitting Services, Nanny Services, and Nanny agencies

  • Jennifer Battaglino April 19, 2010, 6:45 PM

    So happy to have your experise back!
    Great advice as always. If you don’t mingle…then you’re never going to meet anyone new. I am sure you have plenty of tips for the shy quiet type but this is great to pass the time, practice interacting with other, and maybe meet someone special.

    Jennifer Battaglino
    The Harwood Group – Tinnitus, Chronic Illness, Fears, and Anxiety

  • Mark April 20, 2010, 10:56 AM

    April… you are able to find sunshine in the darkest ash cloud! Great advice!

    Direct Selling Advice, Leveraging Relationships for Long-term Profit

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