2013: Make romantic resolutions
You can’t swing a cat without hitting a list of suggestions for dull, predictable New Year’s resolutions. Happy New Year: how about a resolve to kick start romance and relationships goals?
Recycle -Your friends. Introduce your friends to one another. Invite 5 to 10 single friends, (colleagues, contacts, acquaintances) to a café (pub, park, picnic,) for a casual get-together. No expectations except to meet new people. Encourage each single person to bring another. Aim for 50/50 – men and women.
Eat Better – Dine around with friends. Tuck in and share a meal with friends. (See above) Start a monthly “Dine Around Cuisine Club.” Choose a new neighborhood, new cuisine, or style. Try Fondue, French or fusion. You can go from PJ’s Oyster Bed, or to a dining bed at San Francisco’s Supper club where soup to nuts are served to you- while in a supine position-in bed. Yes, really.
Learn Something New– Take a class- take a hike – Join a Club. It’s a New Year and time to fill in those little white squares on your calendar. Accomplish one small thing in 2013 (see One Small Step Can Change Your Life by Robert Maurer PhD) Learn Zydeco or waltz: take dance lessons; join a running, walking, hiking, stamp collecting group. Learn a Romance language, sweetie. Improve your Body Language.
Save More – Time for Fun. Each week, put away one day (or night) to play; go someplace totally new; push the envelope and be open to new nouns (people, places, things) Find another partner in crime and scour this column for ideas as well as the SF Chronicle’s famed Pink Section, and Johnny Fun Cheap.
Go Out and Play – Push away from all the little black boxes (televisions, computers, remote controls, Blackberries, Ipads, Iphones) Go outside and visit: a park, North Beach or South Beach, explore The City, try a new café, museum, or gallery.
Ready for online dating? Try the perpetual 7-Day Free Trial on Match.com. Check out Meetup.com and City Arts and Lectures.
Rent a bike and glide over the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County – take the Sausalito ferry back. Book tickets for Giants Spring Training.
Now is the time for all good boys and girls to come to the aid of fun. Make it your goal to get out, meet new people and have lots more fun in 2013.
San Francisco Dating@50 Examiner, Page Larkin, welcomes your feedback, quips, queries and comments.