If you want to make local singles in a digital world, you need to make use of social media, especially apps like Twitter that allow you to set and search by location, while utilizing targeted hashtags (think 'fun,' such as #singleAF), and join online meetup groups. Explore your interests, and tailor your dating experiences around things that really speak to you -- you are much more likely to meet people you really click with doing this. Build a strong, fun, but professional online brand for yourself by staying active on a range of social media platforms, and make use of dating apps and websites to increase your connections.
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The fact is, dating in the digital world does not just mean digital dating. There is an assumption that to date in the digital world you have to interact primarily over the internet, or through apps, but actually these forums can be used simply as a springboard into the real world. This is defo the case if you are looking to meet local singles like you. Twitter is fast becoming one of the foremost ways to connect with new people over the digital frontier. Most bars, restos, and events are repped on Twitter, so it is easy to connect via establishments, plus if you set your searches to local settings, you can see what hashtags are trending in your area to find a cool new hang in real time.
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One of the great things about the modern digital dating world is that you can meet people with similar interests to yours in the local area. If you are stuck for an idea, why not try coming at it from a different angle -- instead of looking at the social aspect, look at the interest aspect. What do we mean by this? Well, instead of thinking 'date,' think 'hobby.' Are you into the arts? Crafts more your thing? Or maybe you are a pet owner and want to take your dog to classes? Whatever you want to try taking, you can be sure that other like minded folk are out there RIGHT NOW doing the same thing and increasing their social circles. If you have a hobby, pursuit, or passing interest, why not try looking for a group online that meets near you and sign up TODAY! You never know what is just around the corner -- literally.
The plus side to having a strong online presence is that it will also help your career. Keep flirting to the DMs -- that stuff should never, ever be public. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram -- go all out. Keep it light and engaging -- keep it so that anything you post will be boss-friendly, mom-friendly, while still fast paced and quirky enough to really sell your brand -- meaning YOU. If you pitch your approach just right you will find that you are soon making all sorts of worthy connections.
Chances are that even if you do not automatically know someone dateable online, someone else whose acquaintance you might have made may well have a few contacts of their own. It used to be said that everybody is no more than 6 degrees of separation from anyone else on the planet -- it is likely to be somewhat lower than that now, since the advent of the internet. When you network online, think of it much the same way that you might network in real life, say at a grand opening, or a gala event. How would you conduct yourself around the room, meeting new people? Remember that first impressions count -- in fact they can make or break a new connection opportunity, so treat online interactions the same way that you would treat face to face interactions. Be personable, courteous, and engaging. Flirt a little, but do not throw yourself at people. And remember -- even if you are not that into the person to whom you are chatting, they might well know a whole bunch of people who might do it for you. What you should be thinking when you network is that every new person you connect with has access to anywhere between a few hundred to a few thousand connections, and each of THOSE connections will as well. Be the best version of YOU that you can be and put your best foot forward as you step into the world of online networking to meet local singles like yourself.
One thing that you may want to try is to go off the grid next time you find yourself facing new dating opportunities. Go to local events and network organically. Look at notice boards and sign up for classes advertized on lampposts -- that sort of thing. It may seem the very opposite of the current norms of online connections, but actually if you use some imagination, it is possible to reach a whole world of people who do not actually care to much for the internet, including folk who shun social media -- you may be surprised how many people do this! Some of them are actually sane and lovely. If you think you count yourself among the off-the-grid daters, why not think about following some of the ideas listed above.