Saturday, January 1, 2011

Dating & Doing for Others by Robin Gorman Newman

The new year is here!  It's a chance to shake things up in your life, and that includes dating.

What can you do differently?

How can you live fully and socialize and even give back?

I'm not a huge fan of just pursuing blatant singles activities.  There are so many more options.

Ask yourself.....what can you do that would feel good?  Have you ever made an effort to do for others?

I'm a huge fan of doing volunteer work.  This can also include joining a committee to help plan a fundraiser for an organization you'd like to support.

This past year, one of my love coaching clients was a big dog lover.  After our first private meeting, I put together a personalized socializing plan of action for her which included various non-profits that featured events for dog lovers.  Despite her passion for pooches, she had not gone that route in terms of socializing, so it was a new direction for her. 

What causes might you embrace?

Do you enjoy sports?   Consider The Special Olympics.

Are you Jewish?  Consider United Jewish Appeal (UJA).

Want to raise money for a health cause?  Consider Society Ties -- the young professional arm of Leukemia & Lymphoma.

I could go on 'n on....but you get the idea.

And, if you give back, it comes back to you.  If you join a committee or volunteer regularly, you'll likely see some of the same fellow volunteers more than once, and that makes it all the easier to meet, chat and get to know each other in a comfortable environment.

So, give it a shot!!