These days there are so many different ways for young people to meet and fall in love. Dating websites. Speed dating. Tinder. But I want to suggest something completely different.
You must first understand that I met my true love long before the internet was invented, so I know nothing about this. Absolutely nothing. However, that needn’t stop me from offering you some sage advice (after all, it never stops anyone else.)
Think of your favourite romantic movies. Where did the guy meet the girl? On Tinder? No. Speed dating? No.
It was in a park, or in a coffee shop, at the waterfront, or in a quirky old book shop. This is where true romance begins in movies. So my advice – hang out in these places and wait for something to happen.
This may take some time, so it will help if you actually enjoy hanging out in these kinds of places. In fact, that is a critical element of the strategy.
So you spend days, weeks, months, probably years hanging out in a place like this, enjoying your own company. Random strangers walk past and ignore you. You think it can’t ever happen. You’re never going to find love. Then … one day … the girl/guy shows up.
You’ll know immediately that this is the one. But despite all those months and years of anticipation of this very moment, you’ll be completely at a loss about what to do.
You’ll be too shy. You’ll be too bold. You’ll say the wrong thing. You’ll say nothing at all. You’ll spill coffee down your front. You’ll walk into a tree. You’ll fall into the water.
But none of that matters, because this is how romance works.
Soon (okay, many years from now), you’ll have the man/woman of your dreams and be happy ever after. I’m pretty sure that’s how it goes.
You see? I told you I know nothing. Ignore this advice.