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How to Meet Girls After Leaving a Long Relationship

by C. Giles, studioD

Getting back into the dating game after leaving a long relationship can be nerve wracking. It is natural to fear rejection and have reservations about approaching someone you like. You are probably wondering where you are going to meet new people. First of all, take your time. Don't rush into a new relationship. Give yourself time to get over the breakup. Avoid putting too much pressure on yourself to find a date. Focus on meeting new people and having fun.

Online Dating

Online dating can be a great way to meet girls, and you can take it at your own pace. Many websites let you browse profiles of their members free of charge, but you need to pay for a subscription to create your profile and chat with people. Popular dating websites that cater to all ages include eHarmony.com, match.com and OkCupid.com. Some sites offer free trial periods so that you can sign up without any obligation and get a feel for them. Don't put too much pressure on yourself to find "the one," advises eHarmony. Enjoy the experience of connecting with like-minded people online and only consider taking the next step when you are ready.

New Interests

Widening your social circle is a great way to meet girls. Being single provides the perfect chance to take up a new hobby or sport. From learning a new language to taking tennis lessons, if there is a skill you've wanted to master, now is your chance. You will meet other people who share your interest, which will increase your dating opportunities.

Help From Friends

By letting family and friends know you are ready to move on after your long term relationship, you can involve them in your quest to meet girls. Say yes to all social invitations that come your way, such as birthday parties, weddings and dinner parties. Tell friends that you would be interested in meeting single women.

Dating Events

Speed dating is a great way to meet girls if you are feeling confident and ready to fully embrace the modern dating scene. Look online or in your local newspaper for upcoming events. With only a few minutes to spend with each person, it is a guaranteed way to chat with dozens of single girls in one night. If speed dating doesn't appeal to you, look for other social events in your community specifically for single people.

About the Author

C. Giles is a writer with an MA (Hons) in English literature and a post-graduate diploma in law. Her work has been published in several publications, both online and offline, including "The Herald," "The Big Issue" and "Daily Record."

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