Shrink Rap: How to Meet Someone When the Internet is Down

Dr. Paul Hokemeyer

Shrink Rap: How to Meet Someone When the Internet is Down

A Telluride local, Dr. Paul Hokemeyer is an internationally recognized expert on treating the clinical issues that arise at the intersection of relationships and behavioral health.  (Scroll down for more on Dr. Paul.)

Dr. Paul was recently interviewed by Aly Walensky of  The Nightstand about “How to Meet Someone When the Internet is Down.” Yes, it’s possible. Maybe preferable.

Dr. Paul Hokemeyer

Dr. Paul Hokemeyer

Online dating is pretty new in the grand scheme of things, however, one would never know that. Over the course of a few years, it’s gone from a new and potential option to what feels like the only option.

But is online dating the only way we can meet someone? Can we still just go out and do it like our parents did? Absolutely.

This may be more challenging today than we may think because we have to reintroduce the idea of “talking” to each other and getting out of the house. “I always recommend that the best way to meet others is when they are getting out of their comfort zone and doing something that they personally enjoy,” says Ryan Beale, a psychologist.

There’s nothing quite like sniffing out a good mate. “I use this term literally and figuratively. Our sense of smell is the most intense sense that we have,” says Dr. Paul Hokemeyer. “ Our olfactory glands are directly linked to our central nervous system. There’s nothing quite like the smell of a hot mate.”

But don’t JUST rely on your nose.


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More about Dr. Paul Hokemeyer:

Dr. Paul is frequently quoted in a host of media outlets including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He serves on the panel of experts for the “Dr. Oz Show” and is a Fox News analyst. Dr. Paul served on the board of directors for the New York Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and received his certification as a clinical trauma professional. He also holds a law degree.

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