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61. Posted by sunset1999 (Full Member 108 posts) 10y

I think that one can fall for someone's accents...

Until they get to know them... then that's a different story.

As for supermarket dating... too corny and there are too many single people here... too scary.

62. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting Gelli

I'm a sad, old, lonely, single British guy looking for something which doesn't involve sheep (am currently hit with too many legal problems to want to keep that up full time), and with somebody who doesn't object to the presence of the aforementioned animals. I've travelled occassionally, but not much and don't really like it. Anybody?

I have a single friend... named Baaabara...

63. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

[quote]As for supermarket dating... too corny and there are too many single people here... too scary.
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Too many single people...blimey I'm in the wrong place. I am the only single person in Sheffield, and pretty much all my friends are practically married!

I'm going to start owning loads of cats, and shouting at small children.

64. Posted by briggsy (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

29 myself and in the same boat, can chat up when drunk but that has its obvious consequences but I think just stop looking and enjoy yourself, be yourself and have fun and it'll just happen... here is to hoping or else I may have to re-evaluate my approach.

65. Posted by sunset1999 (Full Member 108 posts) 10y

Clarabell... when I said too many single people here... I meant in the forum.

But I'm sure there are other single people near where you live. They probably just have different interests/habits/hobbies than you which is why you haven't meet them.

66. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

They probably just have different interests/habits/hobbies than you which is why you haven't meet them.

Maybe they leave the house occasionally rather than becoming an internet recluse.....Only kidding. Its just when all your friends and colleagues are in relationships you only tend to meet other couples.

Ive been single for about 14 months but its only since I came home from travelling at Christmas that its started to bother me, because all my mates are all loved up and always going places/doing stuff with their partners.

Its just not as much fun anymore!

Has anyone here ever tried Speed Dating? Any opinions!?!??

67. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 10y

a little game called 1,2,3, go! might work for you. on nights out me and my mate just say 1,2,3, go and then approach a girl we fancy and start talking. its amazing how much crap you come out with and it's surprising that the girl in question actually wants to talk to you, but she often does. haha. it doesnt always work and has failed horribly. but i guess what im trying to say is... just go for it! be confident and talk to guys you like the look of. theres no harm in trying.

it's not too hard to say something stood at a bar or whatever. just some general comment about the situation, ie how long its taking to get served. starting up a conversation is always the hard part. once you've got going you should be ok.

well, thats what i find anyway. if i spend too long thinking about what i'm gonna say to a girl i stuff up. if i just go for it, and trust myself and steam in there it often ends up going better than i thought.

i'm pretty average looking, 23 years old and not really all that much different to anyone else. i'm not hugely confident but reasonably self-confident around others... definitely not cocky or anything. i just realised when i was last travelling that people are too shy/apprehensive in their usual surroundings. i decided that i was gonna take the travelling me back home with me and unleash it in my usual haunts haha. it's fun and it's better than a whole load of "what ifs?"

go for it! remember 1,2,3, go!

joey :)

68. Posted by briggsy (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Funnily enough only became single myself at Christmas and only lad out of group of 12 that we grew upo with that is single. But as for the internet recluse out injured from work and it's amazing the stuff you foind to do to keep the boredom away.

as for the 123 game..sounds good

69. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 10y

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Last time I checked, it took two to tango

Talking about tango..... Two of my friends (in completely different places) both joined Salsa classes about two years ago. One had been single for about six years and the other had recently finished a long-term relationship. Well, they are both getting married this year to men that they met at their classes. Any salsa classes near you?

By the way, Kelly, I saw that you live in Durham.... Why not try Klute on a student night?

70. Posted by kellyb78 (Budding Member 58 posts) 10y

I think you are right about it taking 2 to tango, if I'm totally honest, when I go out I tend to give all of my attention to the group of friends I'm out with. I suppose that when I am out I should look around more. But I'm also not the type of person who likes to 'pull' in a drunken environment. Surely there has to be more places to meet 'nice' people, I'm just not sure where!!!!