According to a 2015 survey by Mic.com, meeting your significant other through a mutual friend is surprisingly common—39 percent of the 2,373 people surveyed did—even in the golden age of Tinder.Meeting someone through a friend just makes sense, especially if you’re looking for something beyond a one-night stand, says sex therapist and relationship expert Kat Van Kirk, author of .
“A friend-of-a-friend will have more in common with you than someone off the street,” Van Kirk explains.“Occasionally, crazy chemistry happens between two people who have nothing in common…but usually not.He is inundated with flashy ads intended to wire male brains to think one thing about the female form. You’ve see us in the gym, in yoga studios, in magazines or on TV. Most of us don’t like societal rules and conventions.You probably want to look for someone similar to yourself.” Van Kirk also points out that women—understandably—tend to be more safety-conscious when it comes to dating, and having a mutual friend who can vouch for you will go a long way.
Let your friends know that you’re open to meeting people—if you don’t, many will assume you’re happily single—but don’t ask them to set you up on completely blind dates.Unfortunately, there have been guys before you who only joined a yoga class in the hope to meet someone new.In case this was your plan, I am sorry to disappoint you.This is true especially for the kind who look good in ties.For the multi-talented beautiful , finding a life partner who is traveling down the same road or wants to walk hand-in-hand with a Yoga Goddess on her journey is much more difficult for her than any forearm balance.Don’t be the guy who hits on every girl within the first session.