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From the Desk of Mary Vallone, Founder of Social One:
Hi. Thanks for stopping by!
So, what brings you here today? Are you new to town? Just out of a relationship? Is Internet Dating just not your style? Or are you just plain tired of the bar scene?
Let’s face it…being single is no picnic. It’s hard work!
Besides being alone (which for most of us, kind of sucks), you have to put up with:
- Married friends who seem to have it all
- Relatives who want to know when you “plan to settle down” (or for some of you, settle down again)
- The stereotype of being a party guy or gal
- Missed that play or concert you really wanted to see but couldn't get anyone to go with you
- Friends who are constantly trying to set you up
- First dates that still make you cringe when you think about them
- Odd requests (like house-sitting) because you’re the only one who’s single
- Romantic movies and songs that seem to be taunting you
It’s no wonder that most singles wind up at the same old bar scenes or doing the same activities with the same individuals week after week after week.
Trying to do anything else (like find a halfway decent date) just gets exhausting.
But here’s the problem with falling into the same old routine – you get bored, stay single, and feel even lonelier.
So now I’m going to say it…as cliché as this sounds…
There is a better way! You just have to know where to find it.
You want to know the secret to a rewarding, relationship-based lifestyle?
The secret to a rewarding and relationship-filled lifestyle that makes you happy is... Having A Great Time. Think about the last time you had fun. Really had fun. Laughing a few times at a restaurant with your friends doesn’t count. This has to be a time when you just lit up from the inside out. You were totally in your element having a blast.
Now think about the difference between that situation and whatever you did last Friday. Chances are, when you were having a ball, you also:
- Became a lot friendlier
- Opened up more and let your personality shine
- Enjoyed the company you were with
- Stopped worrying about what others would think of you
The truth of the matter is, we spend our whole day building up little walls against the world. You’ve got walls that protect you from rejection. Walls that keep you from becoming too emotional in work situations. Walls that hide how lonely you are. Walls that cover your insecurities. You’re always in the process of building walls.
Then you head out to a club or party and wonder why you’re not connecting with others.
I’ll tell you why! It’s because you’re not being yourself!
Now, there are only two ways to quickly demolish those walls and let the real you shine through. One is to have a few drinks. But then you’re influenced by the alcohol and the real you disappears anyway.
The other is to have a good time.
Watch anyone who is having fun and you will get to know that person faster than months of friendship would reveal. We can’t help it. Inhibitions, reservations, and all those other ridiculous things disappear the moment we start to have fun.
So, if you want to build meaningful relationships with people (and not spend years doing it) you’ve got to have fun together. But how do you jump those brick walls and get to the business of having fun?