You can’t hurry love... or so the song goes! But in this day and age, who has the time to sit around and wait for it to come to you? So instead of sitting back and waiting for Mr. Right to find his way into your life, spend a night getting ready to wow and then follow these tips tofind a man in just seven days...
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How much time do you spend actually noticing who is around you? Make sure that wherever you are, you’ve seen who else is there. My best friendmet her husband after buying him a drink at the pub quiz. Cute, right? But he’d been there, exactly the same, running that pub quiz for four years before she finally noticed him!
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Do you use Facebook or MySpace to their full potential? Look at your friends, your friend's friends, your friend's friend's friends, your suggested friends, other people in your groups, guys who catch your eye in photographs, then ask your friends to plan a meeting, or take the plunge and give him a cheeky poke!
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In this day and age, don't leave out the possibility of finding Mr. Right through online dating.Utilise free trials on dating sites and spend some free time setting up a profile and casually looking around. It won’t have cost you anything but time if you don’t find Mr. Right, but who knows? He might just be hiding behind one of the millions of Mr. Wrongs who are sure to be there...
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Make your own speed dating. Go to a wine bar at around 6 p.m., and see who comes in. Take a single friend, and dare each other to go and talk to the first guy who catches your eye and to flirtatiously demand he buys you a drink. You’ll get a mix of guys leaving work and early birds on a night out, so there should be someone you like! If not, you’ll have had a good night with a friend, at least.
Instead of your usual Friday night in the pub, dress up and go to a bowling alley. Ask for the lane closest to the biggest group of all males, and ask the cutest one to show you how to hold the ball, how to bowl, or just for his number! This is a very fun, and pretty much an effortless way to get more guys into your life. And if it doesn’t get as far as you’d like in one night, make sure you’ve got his name and Facebook could come to the rescue!
I have so many friends who found true love while on lunch dates with ex’s... but also a lot who decided to skip lunch and go out for a drink, which can easily lead to a trip back to his for coffee... Pick a classy restaurant, dress up, don't forget yourcute heels and only choose men who don't have a huge flaw. If you don’t have any possibilities, talk to friends about their exes, and see if they will set you up. Obviously don’t suggest that ex fiancé!
Send a coffee to the cute-but-not-your-type guy in the airport lounge, poke the man who's not your type but has matching hobbies to yours, tell your friend's brother that *insert-rival-club* is better than his favourite football/rugby team. Love isn’t always obvious, so taking a chance on a guy you’d previously written off could easily pay off! You might just find the start of yourlove story in the strangest places!
I forced my single friends to test these tricks, and am proud to announce that two now have boyfriends, and one has so many dates planned I’m not sure when she plans to go to work! Their biggest tips? Go out looking for love, but don’t judge the success of your night from it, and remember that you should be having a great night even if Mr. Right isn’t there. It takes time and luck, so keep going, and don’t give up after one night! And remember that it’s very easy to be too judgemental, but Mr. Right might be hiding in a bad jumper, or behind a horrible beard... Have you got a tip for finding a man in seven days? Please let me know!
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