The net works wonders.
I know dozens of people who found their dates on dating sites.
If you have any resistance for going that way, double check it!
Real people! Real lives!
It is exciting because you can get in touch with many interesting people in no time.
You have great control. If you don't like someone, you just block them from contacting you. It is easy and direct.
The public place thing (cafe, pub, party, etc) is a good option but most of the times, you have too little choices and it can go very, very slow.
With the net you can check people's profiles, get an idea of what they want and see if you would be a good match.
Nowadays, dating without going online is like living without a cell phone.
Dating sites do multiply your potential and results by 10 instantly.
Are there any risks online?
Tell you the truth, it is 10 times more risky to sit alone at a cafe than to be online at home in front of your computer.
The net is safe! It is very safe compared with a public place.
It's like everywhere, you might come across a guy who behaves like a jerk.
Now, if this happens at a party, this guy will be right in front of you.
On the net, it is much simpler: you delete their message and block them from contacting you again in the future.
It is simple and direct.
If you didn't try, my advice is: register for a free profile and get a taste of how it works and how it feels.
There are many places where you can get started. Simply make a search online for “dating sites”. In most of these sites, you can post a profile for free and in some of them, you can even communicate for free with other members straight away.
There are literally hundreds of them, so do some research and find an option that you like.
The best is to step in and get familiar with the environment.
After a week or so, if you haven't been contacted, start sending some light messages, winks, etc.
No need to force it. It happens naturally.
By the way, don’t discard the "live options".
Expanding your social circle and going out a lot is great and does work.
It is good however to try different things and see what works for you.
Again, the difference between net and live is like the difference between meeting in person or talking on the phone.
You can decide to meet a friend somewhere or you can grab your cell phone and send them a Text message.
Both work. They simply complement each other.
Don't discard any option, otherwise you'll limit your window of opportunities.
The best way to find out what works for you is to try and experiment.
If you step back, hesitate and keep thinking about it without taking action, you'll miss opportunities.