With Valentines Day just around the corner, the race is on to find the perfect date and avoid that annual shame ridden evening filled with stuffing your face full of self-bought chocolates and crying during a solo screening of The Notebook. But in a college town filled wit one-night stands and drunken make outs, it seems nearly impossible to accomplish the task. Here’s how to find a valentine before the 14th:
How to get a date?
1.Mr. Right is not by the bar: Look in places filled with genuine, down to earth guys who share interests with you. Try a new volunteer organization, or sign up for a co-ed sports teams, join the campus ski club, or go to the next social sponsored by the local Church or Synagogue. By looking for guys in places you know they will have similar interests as you, you are already a step closer to finding a guy who is right for you. Also, this will give you opportunities to actually get to know a guy without the haziness of a bar night.
2.Scream your singlehood from the rooftops: Not literally, well maybe, but letting your friends and even acquaintances know that you are single is the perfect first step towards meeting a nice guy. Your friends know you better than anyone, and you never know who they will have up your sleeve to set you up with. The more people who know you are looking for someone, the better chance you’ll have of finding someone.
3.Don’t be scared of rejection: Though it is important not to chase every single guy down who comes your way in order to remain desirable, guys happen to be pretty clueless when it comes to knowing a girl is into them. There is nothing wrong with taking the first step and simple asking a guy you’ve been talking to for a while to go grab coffee with you for a study break. As Hilary Duff once so eloquently put it, “why not, take a crazy chance!”