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Why Volunteering Is A Great Dating Tool

Why Volunteering Is A Great Dating Tool

Why Volunteering Is A Great Dating Tool

Volunteering Is a Great Way to Meet Singles While Helping Others

Advice Seeker :
Dear April Masini,

I'm a 30-year-old man who has done his share of dating. I'm tired of meeting women in bars and being set up on blind dates with my friends. In an effort to meet more women who matched me in terms of interests, I've also tried online dating. I'm still not meeting anyone who I really click with.

I'm at a loss of other avenues on which I might meet people, and I'm definitely tired of making dating and meeting women a focal point in my life. As it is, I have a tough time just walking up to someone and beginning a conversation. Do you have any dating tips for any events that are more casual and laid-back for people like me?

Signed,  A Great Catch Still Swimming


April Masini's Advice :

Dear A Great Catch Still Swimming,

There is in fact a great way of meeting new people, both friends and other singles, that not only will provide a relaxed and comfortable setting for you but will also allow you not to focus entirely on"dating." Try volunteering!

Volunteering is a great way to give of your heart -- and to nourish your heart!

What am I talking about?

Volunteering is a great way to meet romantic partners but where you volunteer will determine whom you hook up with.

There are so many opportunities to volunteer that it is important to choose one that is right for what you want to do: something good and something good for you! Here are some tips and advice on choosing your volunteer opportunity to make the most of your service and your time.

  1. Hospitals. Volunteering in hospitals is a great way to meet doctors, nurses and medical staff people. But don't let that stop you from meeting the single uncles and aunts who come to visit their new baby nieces and nephews in maternity! The hospital cafeteria is a great place to take a break and brake for hotties.
  2. Trips. Volunteer trips are often expensive -- some costing thousands of dollars for each volunteer who wants to go to a foreign country and help out. But it also weeds out those volunteers who are less committed, and will assure you of meeting someone with strong commitment and enough of a bankbook to be able to swing a trip like this -- if that's important to you.
  3. Tailor your volunteer experience to your religious group or particular political passion so you can meet others like yourself. Volunteering for the Republican, Democratic or Green party will hook you up with other singles that have the same political bents.


Volunteering with church, synagogue or mosque organizations will immediately hook you up with lots of volunteers who belong to or support the religious group for which they're volunteering.

I expect you'll be meeting some fabulous women as you continue to give of yourself for a great cause. Pick up Date Out of Your League to learn how to impress even the most beautiful, successful and generous women you meet!