*One of the toughest things to do as a professional woman with responsibilities nowadays is finding someone new.

The professional life can prevent women from going out to a bar or an event to find someone new or just meet new people.

Our partners over at Essence decided to come out with a list that can be beneficial to those in this predicament and people in general.

Check out the 9 ways to meet someone new below:

Join A Sports Team

I’m not asking you to tryout for Jay Z’s Brooklyn Nets. I’m simply suggesting you get active in an organized way. Tip: don’t join a team in your city — participate in a neighboring town so you can network with people you don’t know.

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