AT A VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY: What better way to meet a genuine guy than at a non-profit or volunteering opportunity? Helping others together will leave you both feeling bonded over a joint mission, and even if things don’t actually work out, you’d have made a bunch of new, ‘nice’ friends. PS: studies show that performing altruistic acts can make you more personable and attractive!
Nalini Dutt, 28, is a Delhi-based journalist who first met her boyfriend Prashant Bhasin at the Blind School, where they both happened to volunteer every second Saturday. “I do believe that a guy with a philanthropic or charitable side will most likely do the decent thing by you. To me, a match in values is such an important part of a relationship. Prashant and I have been dating for a year now. He’s a great guy.”
Find a cause you feel passionately about, and offer to help—whether it’s manning a puppy adoption stall over the weekend, or participating in a charity marathon. Optionally, check out volunteeringinindia.org to know more about the volunteering opportunities near you.