Spring sunshine, flowers, baby animals – there’s a reason that Spring is conducive to romance. Straight after both winter and Lent, it’s the perfect time to explore the dating scene, and there’s plenty of ways to dip your toes in the water. Here’s how you can spring into the dating Scene!

Try online dating

Online dating might have a reputation for seedy behaviour, but it’s one of the best places to find people who are genuinely interested in a serious relationship. Choose a Christian dating site to ensure that potential partners share your faith, and who knows – you might be hearing wedding bells soon.

Join an outdoors club

Take advantage of the warm spring weather to head into the great outdoors. Joining a hiking or rambling club will expand your social circle, make you happier and healthier, and can boost your confidence. Many people find their partner through shared activities, but even if you don’t, getting out and active can only have a positive impact on your dating life. Plus, it’s guaranteed to give you a sun-kissed, rosy glow.

Sign up for dance classes

If you’ve ever dreamed of being in a Jane Austen novel, why not sign up for dance classes and (hopefully) meet the love of your life at a ball? There are a surprising number of social dances around if you know where to look, making for an ultra-romantic how-we-met story. For a fun and easy alternative to formal dance classes, head to a ceilidh – this traditional dance style involves all the steps being called out as they’re done, meaning that no memory is required.

Learn something new

In order to be a good partner, you need to invest in yourself first. Take time to learn the things that interest you, and develop your own hobbies. Classes are a great way to learn from experts, whilst at the same time allowing you to meet and socialise with lots of different people. You could also try out a language exchange session, or join a special interest club such as photography, writing, or sports.

Tell your friends that you’re open to being introduced

Finally, one of the best ways to connect with like-minded people is through friends. Tell your friends that you’re hoping to start dating, and ask if they could introduce you to anyone. This doesn’t have to be formal; you could simply both attend the same coffee catch-up, or go on an outing with friends. Often your friends know you better than you do – so your perfect match could be just around the corner.