A Busy Entrepreneur’s Guide to Dating

A Busy Entrepreneur’s Guide to Dating

 

Many entrepreneurs understand that running a successful business comes at a price. Oftentimes, your dating life can take a backseat to more pressing tasks at hand. But don’t lose hope. You can still be the CEO of a company and meet new people in your downtime. Connecting with people has never been easier, especially with the rise of dating apps like Tinder and Bumble.

Here are a few ways busy entrepreneurs can explore the dating scene.

Don’t be afraid to get out there

This may sound like a no-brainer, but sometimes the best way to meet new people is to just go out there and meet new people. Local events are the best way to start. Head down to your favourite bar or pub, and find out when they’re hosting their next “Singles Only Night.” If you’re interested in picking up a new hobby, look up the nearest “Singles Dance Lesson and Mixer.” For nature lovers, you can meet people at the latest Fall hike or paddle-boarding excursion. If you’re willing to try something new and different, sign up for the next Speed Dating event in your city. These types of happenings are not hard to find, and they’re often broken down into categories depending on your preference (speed dating for business professionals, different ethnic groups, etc.)

Technology can work in your favour

We’re on our phone all day long, so why not use it to set up your next date? The app store is saturated with dating apps that can help you find what you’re looking for. Some of the most popular apps include Tinder, Bumble, OKCupid, Hinge, Coffee Meets Bagel, and more. The majority of these apps are also free to download, and provide an easy and accessible way to connect with interesting people in your area.

Don’t forget to personalize your profile as much as possible—this is the key to getting more hits. In an article on CNN.com, Scott Valdez founded his company, Virtual Dating Assistants, when his success rate on dating websites skyrocketed after using a writer he hired on Craigslist to send messages on his behalf. Profile Polish also offers similar services to help users clean up their web profiles.

Explore your options online

If you’re new to the world of online dating, it may seem intimidating at first. There are a ton of dating websites, so make sure you do your research about which sites work best for you before you sign up. The most popular dating websites include Zoosk, eHarmony, Match.com and OkCupid.

Some dating websites cater to a specific group of people like business professionals. This is an easy way to meet likeminded individuals. EliteSingles and Eligon are excellent examples of niche dating websites that target business professionals.

The most important tip of all is to have fun. Running a business is serious work, but dating doesn’t have to be. Keep it fun and light-hearted, and you’ll surely attract the right person in no time.


 

 

Aileen Ormoc | The Edge Blog

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