By opening yourself up and making eye contact with all of the other patrons, you are also making yourself available to anything that comes your way, which could be a recommendation for a new book to read, a compliment about something you're wearing, or maybe even a date. Someone doesn't say hi back, and another person walks through the door ten seconds later.
You've lost nothing in the process, and potentially get to socialize in a lighthearted manner.
In fact, you probably wouldn't be reading this article at all if you weren't in need of new ideas to jumpstart your current efforts, as whatever it is you are doing now isn't working to your satisfaction.
So grab a paper and a pen, get ready to jot down some ideas for later, and let's get started.
Think of the kinds of things you love to do, and then find other people to do them - it's really that easy. When I moved back to Vancouver, Canada, I struggled to make friends, much less find someone I was interested in dating.
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