5 tips to help busy professionals meet new people in Metro Vancouver

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You don’t have to be a social butterfly just to meet new people…

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Meeting new people is no easy task, especially if you’re living with a jam-packed schedule. That said, a busy life shouldn’t mean you have to give up on making friends or finding love. The truth is, if you’re looking to “put yourself out there” in 2019, you might just need to reconsider how “well spent” your time actually is.

To help usher in a year of stress-free socializing, we’ve partnered with Events & Adventures to highlight the best ways for busy professionals to meet new people in Vancouver. With events scheduled every night and planned around your busy schedule, there’s always something fun to do and someone new to meet. Here are some tips for getting started.

Save time by getting social in groups

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They say a great date needs chemistry, but don’t discount basic arithmetic from the equation! Let’s be real, group activities allow you to meet more people in less time. If you’re busy, efficiency is key. Not only will you be a little more efficient in your search for “the one”, group activities offer a pressure-free environment, helping you relax, unwind and enjoy the few spare moments you do have to dedicate to meeting new people.

Avoid wasting time in your dating app comfort zone

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There is no bigger time waster than dating apps. You can spend hours swiping, reading profiles and endlessly texting “how are you?” to hundreds of semi-anonymous singles, or you could just meet people in real life, jump right into meaningful conversations and see if you feel that “spark” within a matter of minutes. If you’re really short on time, take dating offline.

Let others do the work for you

Planning the perfect date is not an easy task, so let the experts take care of the hard work for you. Singles events are a great way to meet new people that, like you, are actually looking for love and friendship. Events & Adventures organizes 30 to 50 local events each month, offering everything from horseback riding and concerts to cooking classes and even skydiving. Each event is expertly designed to ensure there is maximum mingling, conversing and fun.

Focus on making friends, not significant others

The worst thing you can do when trying to meet new people is to focus on making everyone like you. Relationships are a two-way street and you’ve got to feel a real honest connection if you want to build a healthy friendship. Instead of focusing on trying impress or just get someone’s phone number, just focus on being you. The longer you wait to reveal your true colours the more time you’ll have to spend meeting new people, so just BE YOU and have FUN!

Give yourself a chance to actually meet someone new!

If you’re on a wake up, go to work, go to the gym, go home and sleep schedule, chances are there isn’t much room for someone new to suddenly pop into your life and knock you off your feet. Rather than spending the rest of the year “hoping” to meet someone new, commit to carving out time that’s dedicated to meeting new people. Don’t waste your time waiting, just go for it already!

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If you feel like you’re missing out on meeting fun and like-minded people in your area, let Events & Adventures be your social calendar solution.

Every week, Events & Adventures hosts a series of events for groups of people to get acquainted and maybe even find love. Each event aims to provide a fun, low-pressure way to put yourself out there, while experiencing all the great events this city has to offer. With events scheduled every night and planned around your busy schedule, there’s always something fun to do and someone new to meet.

To learn more, visit eventsandadventures.com