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Dating season!

New year, new relationship? This seems to be the logic of many singles who log on to dating websites during January with a renewed sense of focus. According to Mashable, it is high season for online dating. There is something about seeing all the happy couples getting engaged during the holidays that kind of makes you want something meaningful.

Even if you are not crazy about the idea of meeting someone online, it really makes a lot of sense in simple numbers. Think of it as increasing your connections with other people. Meeting new people, period can lead to other opportunities. More invites to social events, networking functions, and even introductions to relatives of people. After all, you know your new man or woman won’t just arrive on your doorstep, right?

What are you doing to prepare for dating season? Let’s share ideas on new and fun ways to connect with single people. Do you have a favorite new activity, bar, or event that is conducive to a successful dating season?

Happy Friday!

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

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Exiled!

January 4th, 2013
7:21 am

Log on to dating websites in January with renewed sense of focus……..YAWN….

as if that will change who you are physically?

U still have to meet in person,dontcha?

Deception :arrow: Meet :arrow: Blah :arrow:

Back to Square one.

The beautiful ones are taken.

I tell ya!
:lol:

lee

January 4th, 2013
7:28 am

I didn’t know this. And no seeing people happy doesn’t make me want to date or get into a relationship with just anyone just to pretend.
Dang- Exiled if all the beautiful ones are taken and im not taken that means im ugly … :( well that is not good. Didn’t know beautiful equals happiness.. learn something new all the time.

LOL

January 4th, 2013
7:28 am

What Exiled said (lol)

LOL

January 4th, 2013
7:30 am

Not exactly what Exiled said; it was funny tho. (lol) More like what lee said!

Big Al

January 4th, 2013
8:06 am

For men dating season begins on February 15th so that you don’t get stuck buying a Valentine’s Day gift. Dating season ends on December 24th so that you don’t get stuck buying a Christmas gift.

Alberta

January 4th, 2013
8:44 am

How about New Year – New Introspection? Dating websites? Please… Anyone who’s over 30 who wants to be married, but is not, needs to look in the mirror and try to figure out what they are doing wrong. Then fix it.

Leggs

January 4th, 2013
8:51 am

What are you doing to prepare for dating season? – Staying off online dating sites!

I haven’t found it to increase my chances of networking. What it has increased is my awareness of the # of sex fiends that are online.

Morning!

disco

January 4th, 2013
8:56 am

good morning. y’all are crazy and I love it. ex, man you’se a nut but you are our nut so it’s all good. I too am staying away from the online dating sites but that’s not to say I’m not on some serious missions for the 2013. taking no prisoners. a sister is gone get a man this year if I have to reverse the roles and club one over the head and drag him along behind me. lol.

Button

January 4th, 2013
8:57 am

LOL Exile you’re a HOOT!
ahem…there are tons of beautiful single people out here!

As for expanding your dating pool, internet dating is a good option, along with networking and just putting the word out in the universe that you’re single and ready something steady.But one does need to stay in reality and do some soul searching and see what it is that they need to do to themselves to make them more desirable for dating. If you’re not going out on dates then all the internets in the world will not solve your problem which begins with YOU!

Button

January 4th, 2013
8:58 am

LOL disco! I hope you find that man who’s for you. Happy searching..or better yet as you say clubbing LOL

SlimNu - More of me, less of you

January 4th, 2013
8:59 am

Morning Folks!

The thought of online dating has never interested me…I’m more of a see, touch, feel, face to face type of person. You cannot really get a good feel for someone unless you interact with them In Person. I want to see your body language, your mannerisms, hear your voice and put it with the face etc

Leggs

January 4th, 2013
8:59 am

“…on some serious missions for the 2013. taking no prisoners. a sister is gone get a man this year if I have to reverse the roles and club one over the head and drag him along behind me.” – I feel ya! Nothing like a hearty laugh first thing in the morning! Tks.

disco

January 4th, 2013
9:04 am

leggs – yeah. I tickled myself with that one. thing is, it was funny but I mean it. I’m all for the school of thought of letting a man find you but we might just have to revamp the rules of hide and seek. dude be counting to ten and chick be standing right there when he uncovers his eyes talking about “dang. you found me. guess I’m it huh?”

Button

January 4th, 2013
9:07 am

I’m not dating, but if I were, I would do as I’ve done in the past and just enjoy being single, taking advantage of it by doing more volunteering, joining groups, traveling and completing my design work that I’ve been putting off for so long. I would up the ante for myself by implementing more face to face meetings with people.

Shaq

January 4th, 2013
9:32 am

Button, didn’t u mention being engaged a couple of months ago? Sorry to hear of ur break-up. Relationships can b hard :(

Bluzgirl

January 4th, 2013
9:33 am

Still can’t take the online dating thing seriously. I am way too skeptical! My brother has had a lot of success lately with meeting women online. I have the Plenty of Fish and Meet Me apps on my phone, but rarely even look at them. I refuse to pay for the online matchmaking.

Oh…and good morning!

Leggs

January 4th, 2013
9:35 am

disco ~ I know you mean it, that’s why I said I feel ya! I understand.

Leggs

January 4th, 2013
9:38 am

Bluz ~ POF is a joke! Lots of crazies on their. But, what do you expect from a free dating site! I went to one of their meet and greets and must admit there were only 3 raisins in the sea of cream of wheat, with me being one of them (lolol).

Leggs

January 4th, 2013
9:40 am

Shaq

January 4th, 2013
9:41 am

@Button, you looking? Holla atcha boy. U got an email address?

Bluzgirl

January 4th, 2013
9:42 am

LOL Leggs!! Yeah…any time I have actually messaged with a guy, they quickly went into sex talk. No thank you!!!!

disco

January 4th, 2013
9:43 am

leggs – speaking of raisins. there was recently a groupon for speed dating. I always thought that would be fun and was tempted to buy the groupon but decided it was too risky for the reason you mention. not saying it had to be an “all brown” event but I would have felt some kind of way if I spent my money and it was a “no brown” event.

Single and Happy

January 4th, 2013
9:48 am

Hello all, just can’t keep quiet (LOL)

Online dating = you like a profile, picture, you contact each other, after a few phone conversations you meet for dinner or lunch! anything beyond that, someone is playing games

Friend hook up = friend gives you their number, after a few phone conversations you meet for dinner or lunch! anything beyond that, someone is playing games

Initial face to face meetings which may only last a few minutes to a few hours, but not long enough to know anything about each other, after a few phone conversations you meet for dinner or lunch! anything beyond that, someone is playing games

Dating is the same no matter how you meet them. Just like saying you’re dating someone you never meet is crazy, but that’s just my opinion.

Button

January 4th, 2013
9:54 am

Whoa Shaq, I’m still engaged, I’m off the market, but thanks for the offer. :wink:

Shaq

January 4th, 2013
9:56 am

My loss then, sexy! Can’t blame for trying :)

Button

January 4th, 2013
9:56 am

Dating is the same no matter how you meet them. Just like saying you’re dating someone you never meet is crazy, but that’s just my opinion. CAT FISH

disco are you not down for a lil swirl?

Single and Happy

January 4th, 2013
10:01 am

Catfish is crazy, but hey I guess there are those that do it.

Button

January 4th, 2013
10:01 am

I’ve offically entered the mom phase, my beau compares me to his mom all the time, yep whenever I do something he’ll say my mom does the same thing, it’s weird and a turn off. He thinks it’s cute but I don’t.

disco

January 4th, 2013
10:01 am

button – am I down? maybe. still if I pay for an event such as speed dating I would hate for the selections to not be diverse at all. note I said “brown” not black. can we sprinkle in a few Hispanics, Indians, Pakistanis or something?

morning s/h. I agree. dating is dating. how you meet really doesn’t/shouldn’t matter all that much unless it works out. then you’ll be telling the “how we met” story forever ever.

Single and Happy

January 4th, 2013
10:05 am

Button, when I meet a woman that says she wants me to treat her like her dad, I say that’s weird because didn’t know you f*@king your dad!!

Disco, it’t not how you meet that matters, its where you end up that makes the difference! And you know when you’re happy they are all cute little stories.

Button

January 4th, 2013
10:05 am

Single I can’t even wrap my head around the whole concept of being in a relationship with someone I’ve never laid eyes on or touched. That show is stupid crazy. I feel sorry for all of those people. Pretending to be somebody that you’re not and for a long period of time at that and getting away with it. That’s just stupid crazy!

SlimNu - More of me, less of you

January 4th, 2013
10:08 am

whenever I do something he’ll say my mom does the same thing

Button – I surely hope these observations are noticed outside of the bedroom….

Button leaving a trail of kisses down fiance’s happy trail

Fiance: Mmmmmmm, damn baby you’re getting me all hot. You know just how to work those lovable lips of yours….mmmmm…..just….mmmmm….like…..my mama.

Button: :shock:

disco

January 4th, 2013
10:09 am

s/h – re they are all cute little stories. I don’t know about that. maybe to the couple. some how we met stories are cute, some interesting, some unbelievable and some are just frigging mundane and boring. lol. I can just see me saying “you met at the grocery store? how nice. NEXT”.

Button

January 4th, 2013
10:10 am

got it disco, the ratio of black women dating non black men is bleak, and such a taboo.

Button

January 4th, 2013
10:12 am

LOL SlimNu girl stop! LOL
Let me clear the ear and my throat….it’s def outside the bedroom.

Button

January 4th, 2013
10:13 am

meant air….lawd see SlimNu you got me all outta wack

Single and Happy

January 4th, 2013
10:17 am

Disco, I mean cute to the people that are telling them, they’re ALL boring as hell to me.

Button on the pretending to be something their not, that doesn’t surprise me, because people will to do that even when they meet you in person. ( the woman who married the doctor)

disco

January 4th, 2013
10:18 am

button – bleak is a strong word. I had visions of the apocalypse. lol.

S/H – I know what you meant. I don’t deny that I like how we met stories though.

Button

January 4th, 2013
10:30 am

aint that the truth Single
Thank God there are far more people being honest about who they are though

Leggs

January 4th, 2013
10:32 am

Button ~ saw Catfish for the first time the other night. I felt sad for the woman pretending to be someone else. Felt bad for Naviz (sp?) as well. Had my head hurting…

Button

January 4th, 2013
10:33 am

LOL not the apocalypse @ disco

SlimNu - More of me, less of you

January 4th, 2013
10:33 am

the ratio of black women dating non black men is bleak

Well, my sister is definitely on the non-black list as far as dating goes. I think she’s only probably actually dated one black guy seriously. All the rest have been white and I think one Phillipino dude

SlimNu - More of me, less of you

January 4th, 2013
10:36 am

Leggs – I’ve seen those Catfish shows. I just cannot fathom being that emotionally invested in someone for an extended period of time without seeing them in person and especially without them sending me more than 2 – 3 pics in a 8+month time span. Imma want you to send me a NOW pic, skype with me, video chat or Something!

Button

January 4th, 2013
10:37 am

Naviz? are you talking about the host Nev? Leggs
They need to break out with some new shows,
Anybody seen sisterhood on tlc? It’s top notch DISGRACE!!!!!!!!

Button

January 4th, 2013
10:41 am

I’m all for interracial dating but what I don’t like is when a person say they will never date their own race because of xyz.

SlimNu - More of me, less of you

January 4th, 2013
10:42 am

I saw that show Button and I’m a little confused on why any of those women would want to be on a reality show, in their line of business. I mean, do they think this kind of exposure will bring in more members or what? OR are they just trying to show the side of ministry that folks don’t get to see to show how human they really are? I just dunno

Lee

January 4th, 2013
10:44 am

What is catfish?

Leggs

January 4th, 2013
10:47 am

I just don’t understand how one can consider themselves in a “relationship” and they’ve never met each other. Perhaps it’s me, but that gullible I am not! To become emotionally invested in a faceless person is ludicrous, yet people do it all the time.

Button, I think he’s the host, Nev? He exchanged 1500 emails with a woman who sent in a picture of someone else. That episode was sad in that this woman needed attention and an outlet from her everyday life of caring for two handicapped grown men (her husband’s) and a somewhat addled minded husband.

Button

January 4th, 2013
10:48 am

same here SlimNu, it’s a hot mess all the way around. How low can you go? for the love of money?

Button

January 4th, 2013
10:50 am

Yep that’s him Leggs, I’ll never understand it either and maybe it’s best that I don’t. I; just thankful to the Good Lord that I’m not in that situation or pray never to be. It’s no laughing matter either, there are some messed up people out here, we all have a story to tell.