How To Find Love When You’re Ambitious, Successful, And Busy

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May 22 2024, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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When you’re an ambitious, successful, and busy woman constantly on the go, finding the one can feel like mission impossible. Dating for busy women is something that takes intentional time and effort, especially when you’re trying to find your perfect mate. According to a Momentive/CNBC poll of more than 5,000 women, 48 percent of women describe themselves as ‘very ambitious’ when it comes to their careers, and ambition among women of color is even higher.

So, where does dating fit into the equation when career comes on top? Whether you’re a career-driven professional, an entrepreneur forging your own path, or a passionate philanthropist making a difference in the world, a successful woman’s quest for love is worthwhile.

If you’re an ambitious woman who refuses to settle for anything less than extraordinary in your love life, but lack the time to look, keep reading. Her Agenda has gathered resources to make dating for busy women a breeze.

1. Schedule one day per week for date nights.

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Time is the most precious resource everyone feels they’re lacking. But, scheduling one day per week to commit to dating and looking for the one can reap huge benefits. Dating coach, Anna H. Abrahams, articulated that being busy means deliberately carving out time for dating.

“This means penciling dates into your busy schedule. It is recommended that you allow for at least one day each week to focus on dating. Given your busy schedule, you might not honor that one day per week – but having it in place means it is likely to happen,” Anna wrote on LinkedIn.

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The more intentional you are about making time for dating, the closer you are to finding your perfect match. Plus, there are tons of date ideas beyond dinner and a movie that can provide better bonding. From hiking groups to food festivals, finding the one may require getting out of your comfort zone.

(Get a few more great tips on dating for busy entrepreneurs here.)

2. Try speed dating.

Speed dating may seem like a thing of the past, but hear us out! Speed dating is making a mega comeback. Eventbrite, reported a 63% surge in speed dating from 2021 to 2022. And according to data shared byUSA Today, that trend has continued – with the company reporting a 43% increase in attendance at these events from 2022 to 2023.

Speed dating is perfect for busy, successful women that are short on time. In one event, you’ll come face-to-face with several others looking for love – fostering immediate connections. Instead of opting for a late night at the office or after-work happy hour, consider signing up for the speed dating event.

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3. Let your inner circle know you’re looking for love.

Closed mouths don’t get fed. And in this case, closed mouths don’t find their soulmate! It’s important to be open and let people know you’re looking to date. Communicate with friends, family, and colleagues you trust about your intentions. Heck, you can even let your nail stylist, barista, or mail-person know if you trust them enough. This way, they’ll be actively looking or thinking of potential suitors they can connect you with.

Evan Mark Katz is a dating coach for successful, strong women. He urges via his website, “You must be open about the fact that you are single and looking, even when you’re not actively looking for a life partner. Tell everyone that you trust.”

4. Talk to prospective dates on the phone before meeting.

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Dating for busy women means being selective throughout the process – unapologetically. With limited time available, it’s crucial to be discerning in your dating efforts. Prioritize quality over quantity by focusing on individuals who align with your values and demonstrate genuine compatibility.

If you haven’t met the individual before, consider pre-screening them with a phone call or video chat prior to meeting. Having a conversation helps test the waters by giving you an idea of what they’re looking for, and if they’d be a good fit for your lifestyle.

5. Download apps specifically for busy women.

Today, there are more dating apps specifically made for successful, busy women. The Coffee Meets Bagel app is one of them, branded as the app for “serious daters,” and be sure to do your research via reviews to find one that fits your needs or end goals.

As a busy woman, there’s no time to waste on folks who aren’t serious – which is why this dating app is perfect. As stated on their website, they are “committed to helping the daters ready for something serious and tired of wasting time on people who aren’t” – with over 91% of app users looking for a committed relationship.

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Kelsey Kryger
By: Kelsey Kryger

Kelsey Kryger is a writer specializing in lifestyle, health, fitness, and business/entrepreneurship. Her work has been featured in Parade, UNATION, SimpliFaster, Beyondish, Planet Protein, and more.

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