All of my friends are my age. Very few of my friends date. Usually it seems that we just couple up and then start dating. There are many of us that are single however there are very few of us that are dating, or looking for a person to date. Any advice on how I can encourage my other friends to start dating or to at least start looking?
One couple is perfect but they are both waiting for their careers. By the time they are ready to even try dating her clock will have run down and they will find it hard to have a child. I tried to talk them to try dating and to just date until their careers took off and after that then they could be married.
Most Helpful Girl
Maybe point out the advantages in dating someone? Like how they could just snuggle up to someone after a long day & how nice that feels... You can't force them, but maybe make them see the light? Maybe point out that dating someone is no promise to marry them later on & that it's actually smart to gather at least some experience in dealing with a sweetheart. It's much more difficult to start a successful relationship when you're in your thirties & haven't really been with someone before.
Don't be too direct though, just let some of the advantages of dating slip into conversations, either they'll catch on or they won't. If they still don't want to, then I guess there's not much you can.1
Most Helpful Guy
My advice is to just try and get your friends together and to hang out more in mixed groups. Let nature take its course. You said a few were just coupling up that might just be how your group dates. While it is not quite what you have in mind they do slowly couple up and start dating. With the couple just try to sit them together and have them hang out together when you can. You can't force anything and you cannot do much but lightly encourage them and hint.
While it can be argued that we only have so much time before out clocks wind down so to speak. I really don't think that is on any ones minds and I don't think that it actually affects our behavoir.0