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ASKING ALEX: ABOUT MEETING PEOPLE

Alex Runyon, Photo Editor

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I keep trying to meet guys in class, at the bar, at Applebee’s, the mall, on Bumble, you name it. Yet everyone keeps telling me that I’m looking in the wrong places. Any advice on where to meet guys?

I know this can be so frustrating. If you’re lonely and want a partner, you can feel so isolated at times. So, fair warning, you may not like my answer. I think “trying to meet guys” is fine! There’s nothing wrong with wanting to meet someone special. However, don’t the most meaningful relationships usually seem to come out of nowhere? When my grandparents – who were married over fifty years – met, it was because she was his mother’s nurse. Who could have seen that coming? I’m not trying to keep you home or isolated, go into the world and try to have fun and meaningful experiences. I truly believe we find our people in those moments, when we least expect it.

This column is the opinion of one person and is not a substitution for professional help. Free counseling services are available to all Marshall students on the first floor of Prichard Hall.

To submit questions anonymously, visit alexrunyon.sarahah.com. For comments or concerns, e-mail [email protected]

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