By Noelle Downey

In celebrity news, UsMagazine.com has reported that The Bachelorette has kicked off its new season with a premier episode where Rachel Lindsay met her suitors and focused on finding love and being herself. The night’s events included a cringe-inducing penguin costume worn by bachelor Matt, a full marching band brought by bachelor Blake E., and a surprise kiss from bachelor Bryan, a chiropractor. Lindsay commented later, “I was not ready for it, did not want to kiss anybody tonight, but boy did I love it!” Lindsay started the night with 30 guys, but she cut eight in the rose ceremony at the end of the episode. 21 more cuts to go until she finds her ultimate love!

This celebrity news has us excited for a new season of The Bachelorette! What are some unique ways to meet a new partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

There’s no doubt that meeting your love on a reality TV show qualifies as “unique,” but we don’t all have that opportunity. In this relationship advice, here are some out-of-the-box ways to meet your new partner:

1. Work happy hours: If you have to hang with colleagues after seeing them all day every day, you might as well use it as an opportunity to meet your next crush! Even if you know you aren’t into dating a coworker, you never know who they might invite to tag along.

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2. Public transportation: If you live in a city and you have the option to drive or take public transit, choose the latter. You’ll have quite a bit of time to “waste” while riding to work,and you never know who might sit next to you. Seize every opportunity to talk to an attractive guy or gal!

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3. Volunteer: Not only will you be helping the community, but you’ll be with other volunteers who enjoy doing the same thing and may have the same values that you do. Consider volunteering at an animal shelter or a nursing home. There are so many ways to get out there and help, while potentially colliding with love.

What are some other unique ways to meet your next love interest? Share your thoughts below.