Dating like fishing
You have to be visible to let people know you are available.
You have to be out there meeting people – and meeting new people – to stand a chance of catching new fish.
Going to find new ponds would take her outside of her comfort zone.
I told this friend that no one said fishing in new ponds was going to be easy.
But it sure as sh*t doesn’t feel great to be on the other end of it.
The standard joke about fishermen is that they exaggerate the size of their last catch. No need to worry that your partner will want to compete with you.
If you are lucky enough to date someone dedicated to the art of fishing, you’ll find a person whose qualities translate well to romantic relationships. Impatient men and women wouldn’t last long in this hobby. I was out with a different set of friends a few weeks ago when talk turned to dates — the good, the bad and the ugly, and as the conversation went around it turns out that two of the women had gone out with the same guy. They tell me that since they are stay-at-home moms or since they have “jobs” and not “careers” that they don’t have access to the same number of ponds. We all have multiple ponds within our own little bubbles.We just have to think about it, let go of what’s comfortable, grab our rod and reel, and head out!Instead of always fishing in the “work” pond, or the “Friday-night bar-scene” pond, switch it up and also fish in the “volunteer at the animal shelter” pond or the “local community college digital photography course” pond every now and then. Step outside of your comfort zone and try new things.You have heard this before, but have you done anything about it?