turned entrepreneur, Relation-
ship Expert, Radio Show Host
and Matchmaker / Dating
Coach. She is the Founder /
President of Intersections
Match, the only Elite
& Dating Coaching Firm in the country serving
Selective Singles of South Asian descent Nation-
wide in the U.S. She is also the host of Intersec-
tions Talk Radio, a monthly holistic lifestyle show
featuring conversations with published authors/
experts on relationships, health & wellness. For
info, please visit
Feel free to submit a Question to be considered
for this column to Jasbina directly at
I work long hours, and seem to
have less and less free time. Per-
haps this is why I find it
almost impossible to meet people
to date. Finding a relationship is
important to me. Any suggestions
on what to do and where to go to
meet guys with potential?
by Jasbina Ahluwalia
I understand how frustrating it can be to feel you just have no time to
meet people when being in a relationship is important to you. Since
you work long-hours, why not get double the leverage from your
limited personal time?
What is it that you really enjoy?
Whatever your passions and interests may be, there's likely to be
a relevant local class, group, or event which will get you out there
interacting with others who share your interest.
To get your creative juices flowing, I'll give you three examples:
If participating in sports is an activity you enjoy, consider joining a
If you’re a wine connoisseur, check out wine-tastings in your area
If you enjoy cooking, consider taking or teaching a class. (Teaching
a “Boiling Water for Bachelors” class may be fun!)
The possibilities are endless. I love doing this fruitful exercise with our
dating coaching as well as matchmaking clients. The beauty of this
strategy is two-fold.
First, you know you’ll have fun doing the things you love, regardless of
whether or not you end up meeting someone; and secondly, being
happily engaged in what you’re doing, really being in your element,
tends to be magnetizing to guys.
Let us explore three other ways to leverage your limited time:
Consider leveraging your time by retaining the services of a
professional matchmaker who can find and introduce you to guys
Online dating. I know online dating can be time-consuming, but
the upside is tremendous reach and flexibility. Since the internet is
available 24/7, you can find guys with potential whenever your
crazy schedule allows.
Perhaps most fundamentally, as a dating coach to busy profession-
als, I challenge my clients to consider whether they’re truly making
the time and space in their lives for a relationship. I often say that
people’s calendars and budgets reflect their true priorities.
If being in a relationship is a top priority for you, don’t try to wait until
you somehow manage to find someone. Be sure to make time and
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