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Smart Savvy Singles Sunday Dating Advice and Tips

Smart Savvy Singles Sunday Dating Advice and Tips


It’s Sunday morning here on the West Coast.  If you’re a single woman or man, how are you choosing to invest your time today?  The smart and savvy singles are choosing to devote their time to meeting others today.  Think, “The early bird gets the worm.” When getting married is a top priority for you, just like any other major goal in life takes applying thought, decision, strategy, prioritization, and continual action over time, so does looking for love.

Attractive Couple Meeting Over Coffee

Attractive Couple Meeting Over Coffee

Yeah, kicking back on a Sunday can be a lot of fun.

However, if you want a love relationship, do you mind if I ask you a question?

What are you DOING about it?

What actions are you taking?

Write down 5 activities which you want to do over the course of today.

Leisurely Sunday Activities

  1. Drink Coffee
  2. Read the Sunday Paper
  3. Read the Economist
  4. Work Out
  5. Watch a Sports Game on TV

Each of these activities which would be enjoyable and relaxing to do at home while lounging is also an opportunity for you to get out of the house, go to new places, engage with other people, and meet new people.

Let me appeal to your competitive side.  Both men and women have a charming competitive side.  If you don’t get out and do this today, positioning yourself in prime locations to meet the best singles out there, trust me.  Someone else is.  Someone who is, essentially, your competition.

Expert Dating Tip – Observe Hollywood Celebrities

Haven’t you noticed it in Hollywood?  Do you see many of the most attractive –  in looks, temperament, and behavior – singles staying single for long?  Or do you notice they are invariably single briefly and paired up with someone new and lovely for them within a matter of weeks.  Angelina Jolie did not have to nurse her heart for long alone.  And Brad Pitt is not Mr. Lonely Heart since moving out of the mansion.

Expert Dating Tip – Drink Your Coffee Somewhere Different

You can switch up which chain you frequent to enjoy your cup of coffee.  Alternatively, you can stay a dedicated Peets Coffee fan and simply go to a different location of the chain coffee store.  Over the course of a week, I want you to do both of those to allow for a greater variety of exposure to different people.

Expert Dating Tip – Read Your Newspaper /The Economist

The Public Library often has the Sunday Newspaper and a subscription to “The Economist.”  Reading and keeping somewhat informed of current events including from a global perspective provides you interesting topics for conversation with others.  Additionally, when you are seated in a central area of the Public Library, people will invariably talk to you.  Some Public Libraries even have a coffee shop where you can grab something to nibble on and interact with others.

Expert Dating Tip – Work Out

Do you have some home gym equipment?  That is great.  I’m pleased for you, your health and your fitness goals.  However, in order to meet new people, it is a better tactic to go to a gym.  You’re probably a member of a gym.  Go to a different location of the chain than the one you always go to.

Of course, you don’t want to “Hit” on all the others who are there.

However, since I have interviewed a number of married couples who met at the fitness club, you can express your warm friendliness there.  And then be sure to mill about the strip mall where the club is.  You can grab a coffee and bottle of water post workout from the coffee chain next door to the club.  This provides you with casual ways to talk further with others from the club without it being deemed “too aggressive.”

Additionally, the smart and savvy single woman knows that it is often the woman who chooses the man in courtship.  And she might be the one to break the ice at the club with a question over in the free weights area (more men over there, ladies!) to a man requesting his expert opinion or asking for work out advice.

Expert Dating Tip – Watching a Sports Game on TV

If you’re a single in the UK, you already know it is way more fun to watch a football match at the pub.  In the United States we have Sports Bars.  However, depending on where you live, your local Sports Bars might be positioning themselves more as a “Fun Music Filled Bar” than a place where you can hear and watch the games.  Sad, but true.  So be a little creative at times.  Keep an eye out for restaurants with large screen TVs in their Bar area.  If there is a game you particularly want to watch, like Stanley Cup Hockey games, then phone the restaurant hours before the game and request if they will devote the screen to that game.  Show up early and get it switched over.  Be sure to sit towards the front of the bar.  And this way you will meet a different crowd of people than at the often overly-crowded Sports Bars.  When a bar is too-loud, it makes interactive more of a challenge.  A smaller venue with an intimate size crowd invited breaking the ice conversation.

As you pursue these engaging activities, you increase both your relationship skill set and your chances for finding that special someone for you.

Happy Dating and Relationships,

April Braswell
Dating and Relationship Expert

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  • Peggy Larson April 25, 2010, 8:02 AM

    Hi April
    Good to be able to visit again. I missed getting your advice to pass on to my daughter! My daughter, the bartender in our local sports bar, is usually in charge of the big screen! I even saw her reading a book about baseball and how to watch it smarter so she could converse about it with the “boys in the bar.” Clever girl I have!

    Peggy Larson

  • Robert Kaufer April 25, 2010, 9:00 AM

    Excellent tips for anyone on a lazy Sunday morning. Just because the morning is lazy, it doesn’t mean the single person should be.

    Always have to work at it.

    Robert Kaufer

  • Dale Bell April 25, 2010, 9:03 AM

    It seems to me that if you are looking for Mr. or Ms right you have to put your self out htere like any other business you need to advertise or you can wrinkle in badshape and die on the vine.

  • Tim Van Milligan April 25, 2010, 9:45 AM

    Great tips as usual about how to alter your routine and get to where you might meet new people.

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

  • michael April 25, 2010, 10:23 AM

    I like this post. I am always so lonely by Sunday morning. I feel like I should have a church i belong to to go and fellowship with people

    But my life gets messed up doing other things – dishes, bills, cleaning, etc. and never make the time to make the connections.

    so here I am – lonely and turning 40


  • Mike Norris April 25, 2010, 10:32 AM

    I have been to busy lately to get out on Sunday to meet people. It has been my catch up day. Meaning work most of the day. But summer is coming and things will change.


  • Michelle Mason April 25, 2010, 11:49 AM

    I love how you take a list of things people like to do alone, and make it interactive. There is no excuse for not getting out the door!


  • Trisha Chambers April 25, 2010, 11:57 AM

    You always have great ideas! If I was single I would totally be reading your blog every day!

  • Steve Chambers April 25, 2010, 12:33 PM

    To achieve any goal or outcome we need to have a plan and follow it. An important aspect is doing even a little something everyday to make that outcome a reality. Your post advocates the same thing.

    Steve Chambers
    Body Language Expert

  • Dr. Wendy Schauer April 25, 2010, 1:51 PM


    You ALWAYS have the greatest and well thought out advice. I think all of us(whether married or single) can benefit from getting out and interacting more.

    Yours In Health!

    Dr. Wendy

  • Jennifer Battaglino April 25, 2010, 5:51 PM

    In every aspect of life we want to change, you have to put your money where your mouth is or you won’t get the result you’re looking for. You have to put yourself out there if you want to meet someone. And if there is something stopping you perhaps you should enlist a hypnotherapist to help you! 🙂

    Jen B
    The Harwood Group – Tinnitus, Chronic Illness, Fears, and Anxiety

  • Scott Sylvan Bell April 25, 2010, 8:05 PM

    Hey April as a single guy you have many great ideas and places to go to meet people. Some of them I knew some of them I didn’t even think of. Thanks for writing the article.

    Scott Sylvan Bell
    Now Go Implement!

  • bryan April 25, 2010, 8:10 PM


    Great tip on thinking out of the box…If I could have had this blog in my younger days I might not have been single till I was 34. esp love the watch sports!

  • Sabrina Peterson April 25, 2010, 9:46 PM

    Definitely go to a different gym location in the chain you belong to. LA Fitness typically allows you to go to any LA Fitness with your membership.

    This is a great way to change up your fitness routine. Although I’ve never understood doing your hair and makeup right before you go sweat…

    Sabrina Peterson, NASM CPT,CES
    Corrective Exercise for Every Body

  • Michael D Walker April 26, 2010, 12:21 AM

    Outstanding advice to mix things up & deliberately put yourself in different places to meet different people.

    One thing I also like to do is still frequent the same places I am familiar & comfortable with BUT go there at a completely different time, say go to the library earlier in the morning rather than later in the day. You meet an entirely different set of people who still like the same places you do!

    The Success Secrets

  • Shane April 26, 2010, 3:01 AM

    Putting yourself out there isn’t very hard unless you’ve got what we call in hypnosis a secondary “dirty goal.” That means you have a subconscious program running in the back of your mind that thinks it’s helping you but it’s in opposition to your conscious goals.

    Hypnosis – Change Your Thoughts and Change Your Life –

  • Lisa McLellan April 26, 2010, 3:09 AM

    Do you recommend different places for meeting people of different ages. Obviously dance clubs would be more geared toward men and woment in their 20’s. What about the coffee shops – would you say that is for the cougar crowd or all ages? The gym may be for all ages too, but have you notices a particular time of day that different age groups tend to work out?

    Lisa McLellan
    Babysitting Services, Nanny Services, and Nanny agencies

  • Mike Casey April 26, 2010, 12:43 PM

    As always I love your post as they are packed with great advice. You really have to be able to put yourself out there in order to meet someone and know that it will be when you least expect it.

    Mike Casey

  • Mark April 26, 2010, 1:31 PM

    I really enjoy your post because the are applicable to more than just singles! Your advice is great for anyone wanting to simply expand their spheres of influence. Glad your back! Was having April withdrawls!

    Leveraging Relationships for Long-term Profit

  • Eileen O'Neill April 26, 2010, 1:35 PM

    Excellent tips for those seeking a life partner…. I need to show this to my EFL, ESOL, ESL young adult students to see how they would tackle this situation in their culture…


  • David April 26, 2010, 1:50 PM

    Excellent tips for singles April. Visit different location to meet new people.

    Bay Area Roofing Contractors

  • Sonya Lenzo April 27, 2010, 3:06 PM

    I think you should use a different turn of phrase than the early bird gets the worm.:)
    Sonya Lenzo

  • Paula April 28, 2010, 8:52 PM

    Hi April, your dating tips posts like this give me dating ideas and keep me coming back. Thanks for the info!

  • Natalie December 16, 2010, 11:16 PM

    Getting out to new places on Sundays just makes good sense to meet guys.

  • Dazzi February 12, 2011, 2:38 PM

    April, this is a fantastic reminder taken straight from the pages of the best sales books. Those who really want something will get up and make an effort. Get that worm baby!

  • Monique February 19, 2011, 6:25 AM

    Smart Savvy Singles Sunday Dating Advice and Tips Thankyou for this post, I am a big fan of this website would like to proceed updated.

  • Anh February 24, 2011, 12:23 AM

    I just like the valuable information you supply for your dating articles. I will bookmark your blog and check once more here regularly. You have loads of dating ideas, April. I am quite sure I’ll be informed many new stuff right here! Good luck for the following!

  • Chantel Bernardini April 5, 2011, 4:57 PM

    Hi there April, just spent a while reading your dating tips site. I got some good ideas for topics after going through at some of your posts. a lot to read, that’s for sure.

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