Author and relationship educator Roland Hinds feels it’s best to meet someone by visiting places that person’s interested in,
“This way you are meeting people who may have similar interest to you. If you are not a drinker, it may not be in your best interest to go to a bar a club. A good place to meet people would be at a playhouse, concert (Spoken Word, Jazz or Classical), museum, or at a mutual friends home. You may find that you have something in common with a friend’s mutual friend, co-worker and the like.”
Founder of his own dating site DatingRevolution.com, Ross Felix, agrees. “Attend events that you’ll enjoy. Whether it’s wine tasting, co-ed sports leagues, or a cooking class, sign up for activities where you’ll have fun — and have the opportunity to meet potential dates. Plus, if you’re having fun — you’re infinitely more approachable. Finally, considering you’re both participating in the event, there’s an instant ice-breaker,” Felix suggests.
First Date Faux pas:
In Hinds book, Are You The Right One For Me? Whose Choice Is It Anyway? (www.RolandHindsMedia.webs.com) It discusses the importance of communication.
“Instead of listening carefully, some people talk too much. They don’t allow the person a chance to say much about them so they can make an informed decision about the person. The answer is take time to hear what your date is saying, so you can look for the consistency later. If there is a bunch of inconsistencies, this may not be the one for you. I refer to this as the 4 C’s of a Relationship.”