Top 5 Ways to Date Without Dating Apps

Getting back into the dating game can be hard, especially after a breakup. But it’s something that you have to do. We’re social creatures who belong together. Now comes the real question. How do you meet new people? It may seem easy if you listen to all the ads for online dating sites. You can just order up a person. But it really isn’t that easy. You have to put yourself out there, leave your couch, and put your Netflix on pause. So what can you do? Here are 5 great alternative options for meeting your next date.

1. Social Media

Online dating has developed quite a bit in the last few years and it’s become pretty mainstream. Except only 5% of relationships actually start from online dating sites or apps.  A better alternative is social media. You can use most sites to connect with people that hold similar interests and learn more about them by looking at their profile. Almost everyone is online.

2. Family And Friends

The number one way to meet someone is through someone.  So consider asking for help. Let your friends and family know that you want to meet someone and invite them to take part in the process. Getting them involved should help you take some of the pressure off. Who knows, maybe your mom could introduce you to her neighbor’s son or daughter, or your best friend has a good looking co-worker. You never know who may help you, but it’s worth it to try.

3. Use Your Hobbies

You can also use stuff that you love doing to meet new people. Get out more often and run, or find a nice place in the park and paint. And also try to do these things in different places. The chances of meeting new people will grow by doing that.

I have a friend who actually met his wife doing his daily run in the park. Who knows, it can happen to you too.

4. Take A Class

I know you’re thinking about school, but I’m not talking about that kind of class. Even if school is over you can always find something new to learn. Think about it! Do you like cooking, dancing, or painting? You could sign up for a cooking class and meet different kinds of people there. Guys, do you know how many women love a man who can cook?

5. Walk Your Dog

Dogs are a man’s best friend especially when it comes to dating. Head out to a dog park and use your dog as a conversation starter. I have a guy friend who gets a ton of dates when at the dog park. He’s friendly and usually will just start chatting with women. When it’s time to leave, he’ll get her number and end up going out on a date. Dogs are chick magnets.

What are some other unique places you’ve met people in the past? Let me know in the comment section below!

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