If you’ve always wanted to take up photography, find a group that welcomes new budding photographers.
Joining groups is a great way to dip your toe back in the water and start making new friends — and maybe new dating connections!
So how can you start off on the right foot when you're just beginning to dip your toes back into the dating pool?There’s no better way to get to know someone than talking and spending time together.RELATED: Get your selfies ready: Sunday is the biggest online dating day of the year In a new relationship, you should be “exclusive” and feel good and secure in your relationship.RELATED: Complaining just might be the secret to a happy relationship If you don’t have the built-in village, consider enlisting a professional, someone who can help you maintain enthusiasm and set and achieve goals.The dating village should be filled with people who support you and will bring you up, instead of bringing you down.I coach all of my clients through a “marriage map” exercise to create a road map of a partner that will make them happy, which is necessary to start picking the right people. Many women stare blankly at me when I ask this question, because they’ve been so busy taking care of everyone else around them that they’ve totally lost sight of what makes them happy.Make a list of five to 10 things that bring you joy, and start to do them again.But be open on your idea of “the package.”You need to have excellent photos (starting with a great smiling headshot). 4 rules for nailing the perfect profile picture As women, we often feel like we just want to date one person at a time. Dating should be like a horse race — you need many horses to make it a race!That includes great head-to-toe shots as well as of you and only you! The horse that’s winning on the first lap might break its leg and might need to be taken out of the race.When I say "date," I'm referring to the old-school style of dating — not sleeping together or hooking up.Have a good vetting process and keep the pipeline filled.