5 Ways to Find Love ...

Finding love isn't as hard as you think. Guest contributor Lara Anderson shares a few tips on how you can meet that special someone!

In our busy lives, it can be hard to find the time to meet someone and even when you do find the time, how do you track down 'The One' who has the same interests as you? How do you find the ones who are ‘special’? Below are 5 ways to get yourself out there and find love, take a look!

1. Consider Online Dating

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If you feel a little hesitant or embarrassed about the idea of online dating, don’t be! There are so many great benefits and the percentage of couples meeting each other via online dating has increased significantly over the past 10 years. If you’re shy or find it difficult to meet people, joining an online dating site is perfect as you can do it within the comfort of your own home. If you’re a little worried about writing your dating profile, get your friends to do it for you on mysinglefriend.com.

2. Get a Hobby

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Finding a new hobby or something you enjoy doing out of work and your normal social activities is a great way to meet new people. Whether it’s joining a gym or fitness class, taking a language class or enrolling on a cookery course, it is likely you will meet someone with similar interests, and if you don’t, you’ll have a new group of friends, who may also be able to introduce you to Mr. Right – bonus!

3. Volunteer in the Community

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Volunteering is an amazing way to meet like-minded singles and do some good for your community. Putting in a couple of hours a week working with teenagers, the elderly or animals will get you out of the house and you’ll meet some new friends in the process. If you meet someone along the way who shares the same values as you, fantastic!

4. Get to Know Your Workmates

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Typically, couples who meet at the office are more likely to end up marrying each other than any of the others. If you tend to keep yourself to yourself while at work, open up and get to know your colleagues, you might just find you’ve been working with your soul mate for two years! Start to eat lunch in the canteen, speak to those you have otherwise ignored before and invite yourself along to ‘after work drinks’.

5. Go on a Speed Date

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It might not appeal to the majority, but speed dating is fast becoming increasingly popular, and that's no surprise given the range of benefits. Speed dating lets you focus on what's important to you, allowing you to avoid the hours of small talk and get to the point. If you haven’t tried it before, give it a go: you’ll be surprised!

So girls, these are just a few ways that you can find love and really put yourself out there! What are some of the other ways that you can find love? Share them below!

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