Relationship and dating expert Julia Bekker held a meet and greet at the New York Comedy Club on June 21. While guests sipped on cocktails, they were able to ask the maven any dating questions, followed by The Dating Game where Julia played matchmaker to a candidate. Vh1’s comedian Chuck Nice ended the event with a stand-up performance.
Bekker recently founded The Hunting Maven, which is a love consulting agency. But for those that don’t want to put a price on love? The maven offers some tips that can be useful for meeting men and women this summer.
Be approachable. Don’t always walk around with your headphones on and staring at your phone. Be open to chatting, you never know where it will lead.
2. Do things you love
Running? Art? Music? Giving back? You’ll meet people with similar interests and already share something. Commonality is a building block to a solid foundation of friendship and love.
3. Tell the world you’re looking
Don’t be shy about letting friends and co-workers know that you want to make finding love a priority. If they don’t know you’re looking they may not want to pry into your dating life and they might just know the perfect person for you!
4. Throw away your list
Don’t be too worried about checking off all the boxes, or what your “type” is. Most of the time, when someone finds “the one” they check off boxes that might not have even been on the original list, and previous boxes might not matter anymore.
5. Say hello
Talk to whomever sparks your interest, smile and don’t let opportunities pass!