I like to use the metaphor of “Squirrel Hunting” when I talk to clients about how to date successfully.
If you think of what you’re doing as making friends or Squirrel Hunting instead of dating, it will sound a lot less intimidating, and be easier to change your old habit patterns.
The most frequent problem I hear from single clients is that of how and where to search for a partner.
Many of them have been searching for a long time, without success; others have been afraid to go out and search at all.
• On a hike or camping trip, watch for the real squirrels, and enjoy nature.
Once you get to a function or event, you’ll have a lot more fun if you forget about the dating, and participate fully.
Squirrel Hunting How to Do it There are two ways to catch squirrels.
One way is to run around and try to grab them or pounce on thembut in so doing you’ll only scare them away, and they’ll run faster than you do every time.
The squirrels can check you out and see that you’re non-threatening.
It gives you a great starting place for conversation.
If you know the type of person you’re looking for, and go to the right places to meet them, you’ll be successful before you know it.
• If you’re playing or watching sports, concentrate on the game.
• At a committee meeting, the PTA or a volunteer group, get the work done.
The area of your interests is like the forest where the squirrels are. Do you like to play or watch golf, tennis, basketball or other sports?