Make space in your life for new energies and new interests. Be brave: don’t be afraid to change career or environment if you have been in the same position or place for too long.

Sit quietly and think about where a good place might be to find a partner with whom you would have a lot in common. Decide on a new place to explore and go with an open mind. Smile and give eye contact; be approachable.

Take off your sunglasses and put your phone and headphones away. If you can do this regularly and say a simple ‘hello’ to 10 different people each time, it will open you up and make you much more confident in your social skills.