It’s a nice place to start and it’s important to be vulnerable." Michelle Frankel of NYCity Matchmaking agrees that Meetup events are the way to go.
“New York has so many hobby-focused groups that you can do,” she says.
“Engage everyone in conversation, whether it’s a man or a woman. When people ask how your weekend was, let them know that you had a great weekend but say you are still looking to meet someone.
Put yourself out there.” Janis Spindel of Janis Spindel Serious Matchmaking, Inc says she tells women to try what she calls the "Hello Challenge" every day.
All you have to do is make eye contact and say hello.
He’ll take it from there.” Sure, after a long week of work, Netflix and Seamless on a Friday night is hard to beat.
“I think that Meetup events and singles events are a really great avenue.“I’m a big fan of online dating because I met my husband online.But I think the biggest problem with it is twofold: it’s the case of a bigger, better deal.“There’s the 92nd Street Y that has a fascinating lecture series, as does the New York Times Center, as does Lincoln Center.
Charity events are another great place to go because they are always filled with singles.” Get involved while you’re out.“What ends up happening is that your attitude on those days changes. You’ll be open-minded, you’ll dress a little nicer. And you will be ahead of your competition,” Avgitidis says.