I found it a struggle to meet guys with my beautiful snotty boys in tow. Everyone presumes you’re in a relationship when you have children. I only have a small circle of friends of whom don’t have any single friends. I was a teacher which limited my pickings of dates at work.
So I came up with a strategy to meet dates for people in similar situations, in just three simple steps:
Am I alone in thinking love interests are like buses… None show up and then they all come at once?
In the past I have experienced long dry spells of serial dating but nothing ever getting past the second or third date. But then over the last six months, things have been somewhat different. I have been in new territory, a period of permanently seeing someone one after the other whether that be for a month at a time or more. It appears that being found attractive by someone, attracts others, and this has lead to interesting (and interested) guys coming out of the woodwork.
Perhaps when you are coupled up (whether it is deemed to last or not) you radiate a happiness or a self-confidence in which the opposite sex detect and prey upon? Or maybe this is just another example of how giving up online dating has opened up new opportunities which had gone unnoticed before now? It will be interesting to see if the ‘My Light is on’ pin badges will help others to find love interests the organic way by erasing the issues of being dubious whether the hot girl or guy in the supermarket is single and is looking to date, as well as being a conversation starter!
Whilst standing in the queue for my latte today, I most definitely was reminded about what this campaign is all about. I felt some piercing eyes burning the back of me as the queue was slowly shortening. I did not dare to turn around because the space between us was too little for comfort.
After I had politely and confidently demanded my coffee (to impress of course), and I was free to negotiate space, I was pleasantly surprised to see an attractive guy stand before me. He kept checking me out every time he thought I wasn’t looking. But that’s the funny thing about us women, nothing gets past us even if we don’t even flinch. This little game went on for a good five minutes whilst we were waiting for our orders until I was given mine and was sent on my way.
I could not help wonder what would have happened if we were both wearing our ‘My Light is on’ pin badges? Do you think we would have looked at each other’s and smirked? We would of course also had a conversation starter ‘so, you’re single too?’
Well, hopefully this experiment will begin improving our approach to meeting people. But remember, it will take a while for this campaign to spread so help it along by sharing our posts, blogs and tweets with all of your single friends.