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How to Find a Last-Minute Date for Valentine’s Day

by Claudia Zavala

Here’s a message for beautiful, intelligent and talented single females! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s very easy to quickly lose hope and expect the day to be a bust. Well, today I have a challenge for you: What if you could find a Valentine’s date without Tinder? Maybe not your soulmate, but someone cute and fun who you’d enjoy hanging out with. Don’t get discouraged if the following plan doesn’t work, but enjoy the process and have a fun weekend leading up to Valentine’s Day!

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Find something fun to do

The weekend before Valentine's, instead of staying in and watching Netflix, challenge yourself by creating a list of places in your area that you haven’t had the chance to see in a while and would really like to go and visit.

Whether you’re an outgoing, shy, crazy or down-to-earth person, there’s always a place for you.

Make sure that whatever you plan to do, it’s in a place with like-minded people. Also make sure that the place you’re going to is single people friendly. Head over to your happy place Friday afternoon and make the most of the night. If you’re shy, choose a place where other shy people would want to hang out. The options are endless.

Don’t be afraid to make conversation

Once you’re at your bar, park, stadium, restaurant or club, don’t be afraid to ask strangers questions. While it may seem awkward at first, you won’t regret it. Any person you meet is important. Don’t be afraid to make conversation. They could either be your new friend, your new hot date or nothing. And that’s okay. If it's a new friend, they could set you up with a really cool cousin, friend or sibling.

Make plans the following day with your new friend or potential date.

Try to find a way to meet up the following afternoon by going to the park or some other casual place where you can talk and do fun activities.

Don’t be afraid to ask the million dollar question; the worst they can say is no.

Ask them whether they’d like to do something fun on Valentine’s Day. Don’t immediately suggest something romantic, but rather go for something a little more low key that you’d both enjoy doing after a long day of work.

If at the end of the day none of this helps, don’t be discouraged. Your significant other is out there waiting for you. My biggest advice for you is to love yourself and all that life has to offer. And remember that these are just some tips to get yourself out there, to remind you that life is beautiful and that there are many wonderful people in the world waiting to meet new people.

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