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    GinoPerri89
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    Hey, never really wrote on one of these before so a little nervous. I’m a newly single dad, just gotten out of a near 6 year relationship/2 year marriage last year and just want to move on really. The idea of going out and trying to date feels so new and hard  (being a bit of an introvert doesn’t help too!) and really not a fan of dating apps – tried a bunch and there just awkward – , I’m also not much of a go out and people new people at a club/pub kind of guy. What sort of advice would you have?

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    Surreyman
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    Heya mate

    I would suggest joining clubs, as in activities that you like , could be anything from kickboxing, to a book club, or an art and crafts club, whatever you like. Some clubs have limited numbers and small groups , so you don’t feel overwhelmed. You could also take your kid, if he is at the right age to places and meet other parents. Some groups online such as this one are set up for parents to meet other parents. You might not meet a romantic partner straight away but you will make friends which is a start. Stay strong your get there.

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    Surreyman
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    Just read your profile, I’m from Guildford and train in martial arts 🙂

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    GinoPerri89
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    Hey mate. That’s a really good idea cheers for the advisor. I’ve looked around a bit for activity’s to do in the area but haven’t really found much, but I think I’ll have a deeper dive into it and see what’s about. Getting bored of the whole ‘night life’ style of trying to meet new people, there’s only so many times you can go out and drink every week before it gets boring lol

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    sirtobi
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    Hello,

    look for a space in your local area where you can join or start a communal garden project. Something you can do with kids, and you will meet a lot of single women then.

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    *deleted user*
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    Hello there,

    No one seems to have mentioned Frolo yet.

    There is the bit of Frolo which is for meeting people i.e for those who are not ready for a relationship/don’t want one (understandable as most of our energy often goes towards the kids, rightly or wrongly!)

    There is also a newly founded dating app with Frolo which admittedly I havent’ tried yet as I don’t feel ready, but both organisations were founded by a woman who understood how difficult it can be to make friends as a single parent, as we just operate differently as you say, going to the pub once a week doesn’t necessrily work for us anymore! For whatever reason…

    hope that helps a bit there are all sorts of different meetups on Frolo, fitness, walking camping, virtual etc and regional ones.

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    GinoPerri89
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    Thanks a lot for the advice! I’ll look into both of those 🙂

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