Meet people dating
If you've endured a few too many bad blind dates, or just a bad bout of swipe-induced carpal tunnel syndrome, you may decide that it's time to go back to the good old-fashioned way of meeting people. Yes, it's easier to meet someone in the privacy of your own home (or phone) when you don't have to get off your couch, pause your Netflix, or even take off your sweatpants. According to Julie Spira, dating coach and founder of Cyber-Dating Expert, "The good thing about offline meeting is that you can tell if there is a rapport or chemistry pretty quickly, where as with online, you can feel you have this relationship, but then you meet them and feel nothing." Ready to try it? Whether you're just beginning a relationship or have been together for years, museums provide plenty of new things to talk about.
Did you finally meet that hot guy you’ve been messaging on only to discover that he’s actually a bloated, white-haired dude who reeks of cigarettes and looks nothing like the 20-year-old whitewater rafting photo posted on his profile?
If you just moved to a new city and that disappointing scenario sounds like your dating experience, maybe it’s time to hit the streets and meet people the old-fashioned way: Hit the off-leash dog park and let your dog do the romantic legwork. Keep an eye out for flyers for groups sharing your hobbies and interests.
Afterward, hightail it to the nearest coffee shop for hot chocolate and a recap of your favorite exhibits.
The best way to meet new people without having to swipe right is to accept every invitation you receive, says Spira.
Even if you’re feeling shy, there’s no better ice breaker than your pushy pit-mix sniffing out that cute blond with the three-legged terrier. When comedian Dan Nainan moved to New York City, he was lonely until he joined a group that rollerblades around the city one night a week. “It’s a very social group, and I’ve met a number of women this way.” When Jill Bulluck moved from San Diego to Washington D. and found a new gym, she spied a hunky man grunting on the bench press machine while she practiced lunges nearby.