Free agent NFL player Eric Johnson has officially proposed to Jessica Simpson.  The good news is that she’s accepted, according to People.   After being introduced by mutual friends in May, the pair started dating.  Recently, they celebrated Jessica Simpson’s 30th birthday in romantic Italy.  Fans can look for this athlete and singer/fashion designer combo at the upcoming Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  “I’m gonna be on a [Macy’s parade] float.  It’s not always the best way to spend a Thanksgiving, but it’s a great way to celebrate.  So, maybe I’ll just have all families on the float,” said Jessica Simpson.

What are some ways you can meet your future mate?

Cupid’s Advice:

Like many other couples, Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson were introduced through mutual friends.  Though there is no best way to meet your future partner, the secret is to put yourself out there.   Cupid has a few options to explore:

1. Online dating: The use of the Internet can expand your dating pool many times over.  If you’re having trouble meeting people the traditional way (in person), getting to know potential partners via online dating sites may be the answer.

2. Singles’ mixers: Speed dating and singles cruises are great options for those looking to meet their next love interest.  It takes the guessing out of the situation because you know everyone is attending for the same reason.

3. The friend connection: Whether you’re being introduced to someone new through friends or playing wingman for a pal, friends play a huge role in helping you find a happy relationship.  Utilize your network!