Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Bachelor’ Chris Soules Opens Up About Finding His Future WifeCupid's Pulse Article: ‘The Bachelor’ Chris Soules Opens Up About Finding His Future Wife

By Jessica DeRubbo

The Bachelor Chris Soules is serious about finding the love of his life. In fact, he recently opened up to about leaving the farm life behind to expand his horizons and find The One. “There were so many great girls. I felt like I could fall in love with a lot of them right away,” he said. The new season of The Bachelor debuts on January 5th, and Soules will have 30 women to choose from at the start. With one woman arriving on a motorcycle, another proclaiming Soules could “plow her field any day,” and yet another giving him a “great squeeze,” there’s no doubt that this season’s Bachelor has his work cut out for him!

‘The Bachelor’ is a unique way to meet someone. What are three other ways to meet a potential mate?

Cupid’s Advice:

If you’re single and you keep going to the same places expecting to meet someone new, your odds probably aren’t that good. Maybe it’s time to mix it up! Cupid has some dating advice:

1. Try online dating: Finding a potential partner online is no longer such an outlandish idea, but there are still many of us who haven’t given it a shot. Instead of going to a bar or club, consider creating a profile on, OK Cupid, or eHarmony. It’s a great way to find someone with similar interests right away instead of having to strike up multiple conversations with random people every time you go out.

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2. Go grocery shopping or to the gym alone: This tactic tends to work better in big cities, but meeting someone while grocery shopping or at the gym is becoming a great way to get out there. These are things you have to do anyway, so why not keep an eye out for potential mates while you’re at it? If you go by yourself, you’ll be less intimidating than if you’re with a group of friends.

Related: Chris Harrison Jokingly Slaps Chris Soules in New ‘Bachelor’ Promo

3. Go on a blind date: Sometimes, it’s best if you’re left completely in the dark when it comes to picking the right partner. By letting your friends set you up on a blind date, they can be more unbiased and may actually choose someone with a personality you’d love.  Though looks are obviously important, they aren’t the only thing that leads to a solid relationship. So take our dating advice and go on one blind date a month.

What are some other creative ways to meet a new partner? Share your ideas below.