Five Ways To Not Be Lonely On Valentine's Day
With Valentine's Day Approaching, Try These Tips To Make This Day A Special One.
By: Beverly B. Palmer, PhD
Think about who you would get the most satisfaction from helping and search online for where you might be most needed. VolunteerMatch.org and CreateTheGood.org are sites that list volunteer opportunities in your community. Not only would you be making a positive change, you would meet others with similar values.
· Foster or Adopt a Pet
You may find a pet to be a loving companion. A cat can give you comfort, while a dog gets you out on a daily basis where you will meet other doggie lovers. You then instantly have something in common and something to talk about. Petting a dog or cat releases the "love hormone", oxytocin, in both the person's and pet's brains, according to scientists at Monash University (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
· Join a Group
If you have a hobby join a group of people who share that interest. Every city has an abundance of professional association functions, alumni events, and civic organization meetings. Find group activities on websites such as meetup.com (http://www.meetup.com/)
· Sign up for a Course or Fitness Center
Seek out classes that interest you at your local university, or join a gym. Both men and women are attracted to the other's sweat, reports a Swiss study (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
· Read a Good Book
Selecting a book from the library or bookstore gives you an opportunity to interact with others before going home to read. Escape to another world through an engrossing fiction or learn something new through a helpful nonfiction. My book, Love Demystified:
Beverly B. Palmer, Ph.D. is the author of Love Demystified: