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Find a new relationship in the same way you’d look for a new house.
According to Mary Balfour, director of Drawing Down the Moon, single women should approach their search for true love in much the same way they would try to find the right job or house.

First of all you should recruit an expert, such as a dating agency or a friend with contacts, much in the way that you’d go to an estate agent for a new home.

Then be prepared to be very business-like about the dating process – give yourself a makeover:

Try some telemarketing, calling everyone you know to tell them you want to meet someone new.

…and be prepared to meet up with men who are “roughly right” rather than perfect – in the same way you have to compromise on a new home.’