Londoners are extremely busy. The English capital is a buzzing, bustling, and dynamic hub of endless opportunity, which professionals rush to avail of. Yet and in the midst of it all, people are yearning for personal and meaningful interaction.
It’s great to keep busy, be it with work or travel, but it’s easy to cross the line, at which point you find your hectic schedule has become an obstacle to building a romantic relationship. Here is how to reconcile London dating with a London career.
A lot of people in London are in a relationship with their jobs. Work, commute, work, commute, and so their lives go on. We live to work. Dating someone is a constant struggle with their hectic schedule, taking a toll on your and their health and energy levels.
51% of London’s population is comprised of singletons, according to the BBC. This statistic might come as a surprise because we can’t imagine where all the single people are. You may have tried online dating to meet someone, which is great in many ways. Online dating has revolutionized the world. Unfortunately, it is time-consuming and time is one thing London professionals don’t have enough of. You need to read and send messages, interact, and browse profiles.
There is no context for you and your potential match’s interaction. You have no history together. You’re trying to build something from the ground up – with few resources if any.
Yes, online dating can work. If it didn’t, there wouldn’t be more than 5,000 dating services around the world. There are countless stories about happy couples who met online. It can be tough though, so don’t pin all your hopes on matchmaking services. They are rife with false hope, catfishing, ghosting, and idle chatter. A professional doesn’t have time for that. Whether you are one, you are dating one, or both, you would know this.
Whatever the case may be, you should also try meeting people face to face in interest groups. What are your hobbies, pastimes, passions? What are you interested in? You will find common ground when you join a group of like-minded folks, be it in a voluntary, recreational, or professional respect. The frequency, with which you meet suitable people, will amaze you. You can’t feel chemistry through an app, only in person.
How to proceed? Promise yourself you’ll join at least one group this month. You will learn new things. Even if you don’t meet anyone, it will be a nice and meaningful way to pass the time.