Written by: Shelly-Ann “Dr Sexy-Ann” Weeks
Not so long ago, finding love meant a chance meeting with someone you find attractive, exchanging phone numbers (home phone of course) and getting to know each other through a series of dates and talking on the phone. Remember those days? When you will be on the phone with your new love interest for hours, talking about everything and then when it’s time to hang up, neither of you wanted to go?
“You hang up”
“No you hang up”
“OK, let’s hang up together” and after a few seconds,
“Hello, you not hanging up?”
Oh yes, those were the days. Fast forward to the new millenium where, like everything else around us, finding love has gone hi-tech. First of all, there are many “chance meetings” happen online, whether is a dating site, or social media, even chat rooms, the way people fall in love is very different. Plus if you do have that chance encounter with someone you find attractive, a few minutes later, thanks to Google and Facebook, you can find out information about that person that you once needed to wait for months to know.
Even dating is different. In the fast paced world that we live in, singles are busy working and taking care of their families and dating seems to be the last thing on their minds. So how does a busy single mother, for example, get to meet someone she’s interested in, go on a few dates with this person and still have time to do everything else she has to do? There are several options: Online Dating, Speed Dating, Social Media Groups, Clubs and other groups that she can join to get her meeting like-minded persons that she can choose from.
Let’s look at Speed Dating: this is a special event where a person goes on several short ‘dates’ in order to see if he/she would make a connection with someone. This concept is based on the instant attraction, because the idea is, you would know if you are interested in a person within minutes of meeting them. If you do form a liking to the person, simply indicate on the scorecard that you get at the beginning and you and that person (assuming the attraction is mutual) can eventually meet up and spend longer times together. Many of us has seen this played out on TV but never tried it. Good news, it is available in Jamaica and to register, just send an email to email@example.com for more information.
Anyway, if you are single and you are ready to change that, your options are vast and you can just have fun with it. Change up your routine; add a new activity and you will see how many new persons you meet. The more people you meet, the more options you will have when you want to find someone special. In the end, just have fun with it; don’t go out trying to find a spouse, just someone you can stand to be around for more than 5 minutes at a time. Have fun and stay sexy!