The world is a huge place, but globalisation and the internet has made it seem smaller. The remarkable thing about our technological age, is that you could find your perfect match across borders or even oceans. Today, technology and urban life allure us with a promise that somewhere, in this boundless world, there is someone out there who is perfect for us.
How will you find that perfect someone, when you don’t even know where to look? See these three fun ways to get you started.
One of the most common ways to find love in this digital age, is through online dating. In fact, this is the second most popular way of meeting people after being introduced through a friend.
From Tinder and Coffee Meets Bagel, to Match.com and Zoosk, there are almost too many sites and apps to choose from. This medium for choosing a date has become very popular over the last decade, with more and more people choosing to create an online profile, rather than try and connect with someone the old-fashioned way.
While the idea of a dating app might sound intriguing, as part of my research, I have taken a look at a few of the top sites, and many of their interfaces are pretty awesome. And, of course, your privacy is of utmost importance, so be sure to do your own research before submitting your personal information on a dating site or app.
This may seem like a strange way to find a date, but it seems like science might have a way to determine who our perfect mate is. Once again, I took a look at a couple of sites, and this seems like it could actually be fun. I mean, how many people could there be whose DNA can be matched with yours? Aren’t you interested in finding out? Remember that old saying, “It was written in the stars.”? Well, now it would seem that it could be written in your DNA.
There are sites such as Gene Partner and Instant Chemistry, which are devoted to helping individuals find their perfect match based on DNA, or even determine if you and your current partner are actually compatible (what if you’re not, though? Yikes!).
I don’t think I would be brave enough to find out if we’re compatible or not. I’d honestly just prefer ignorance, in this instance. But, for all you brave souls out there, or those who are having serious doubts, this is one way to determine if you’re meant to be.
For those out there who are more like me, a great way to meet new people is by taking a class or joining a club.
I have heard it said that “you are never too old to learn something new”, and I believe that this is true. When I said you should take a class, I didn’t mean academically.
Take a cooking class, or a wine tasting class, maybe even pottery, if that’s what you want to learn. Maybe you secretly wanted to learn fencing or knitting – the possibilities are numerous. Broaden your horizons, step out of your bubble and you may find the other half of your soul.
Book clubs are likely the most popular type of clubs out there, but you could join a sports club instead, if you’re a more active person – such a running club, for example. Whatever your hobby or interest is, there is probably a club out there that is dedicated to it.
I think this would be a wonderful way to meet your soul mate – you’ll be meeting people who love doing the same things that you do. Aren’t common interests usually the first thing that you look for in a potential life partner? Then again, my other half has almost nothing in common with me, so what do I know?
At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter which method or dating tool that you decide to use. You could use one, a combination of them, or all – the only important thing, is that you don’t give up on finding your soul partner.
Kayla studied Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Management Marketing at Boston Business College in Cape Town. She is currently on a very exciting journey of becoming a travel writer through enhancing her skills by writing about safaris, adventure and travel tips.