You know it sounds lame when your friends and family ask why you haven’t got a boyfriend and your response is, “I don’t have time.” You have to have time in your life for love (otherwise your response would be, “I don’t want one”!). Here’s how to stop bemoaning the lack of time and find a slot in your diary for a date.
1. Make the Most of Your Lunch Break
When thinking about how to find time to date if you are a busy worker, a great chunk of time during the day that you might not have thought about is your lunch break. Whether it is arranging a date with a new romantic interest during lunch or just leaving the office and having lunch at a café with the hope of meeting some new people, planning and using your lunch break differently is a good start.
2. Consider Online Dating
If you have a busy professional life that requires you to spend a lot of time in front of a computer and on the internet, why not kill two birds with one stone and set up an online dating profile? This way, you will be able to look through some profiles of interested matches and do some initial connecting without even having to leave your desk!
3. Join a Gym
Joining a gym is another multi-benefit tip for busy people who still want to date. Not only will you be keeping fit and healthy through regular exercise, but you will also be surrounded by a group of people with a shared primary interest, and with so many different clubs and classes to join that you can fit around your work schedule, you just might end up meeting someone special.
4. Embrace Work Events
While many people hate having to attend work events and corporate company events, you should take these as a chance to get work done but also enjoy a more relaxed setting that could potentially be a place to meet new people. Events like these give you a chance to socialize, make connections and if you play your cards right, collect a few phone numbers at the same time!
5. Take a Chance
If you tell your friends you don’t have time to date but always find yourself having time for them, then perhaps you are playing it too safe. Why not finally accept one of the blind date proposals that your friends keep offering you? What’s the worst that could happen? You don’t like the guy. At least you can say that you were brave and tried it; maybe next time it will work out.
6. Make the Most of Your Hobbies
If you are busy not for work reasons but for extracurricular activities, then try to incorporate meeting new people into your favorite pastimes. Look into joining classes or clubs that are dedicated to something you like, for example, dance. There are sure to be plenty of like-minded people who have joined up for the same reasons as you, and there will be lots of opportunities for making friends and even more!
7. Be Strict with Plans
No matter how busy you are, make plans with your friends to go on a night out, say once a month. These plans can be made in advance so as not to conflict with other commitments, and carving out some social time that doesn’t just involve a bottle of wine at home with your closest friend will be much more likely to lead to a potential love connection!
Now you know a few effective ways to squeeze finding love into your busy schedule, are you going to try?