Ways to meet people outside of dating apps

In this new world of dating apps like Tinder and Grindr, where you meet people based on a picture and a few choice words about someone, you may start to realize that you have no idea how to go about meeting someone on your own.

Technology and these dating apps, make things so easy if you want to find a match from the comfort of your home. You only need to swipe right or left to find a match and start talking to someone. Curating a perfect profile is the one task you have to complete in order to attract a match.

While these apps are great for some, other people struggle with meeting strangers in this way. Some people prefer to meet in person, rather than judging a book by its cover. It may also be intimidating to start chatting online with people you have never met before, and even more intimidating to actually go out and meet them. But so many people have become accustomed to this online form of dating that they seem to have forgotten that it’s possible to meet people in real life, too.

Unfortunately, it seems that many people do not know how to meet and interact with someone special in real life anymore. The whole charm and effect of meeting a stranger and connecting and falling in love or sharing a connection organically are lost in today’s generation.

So what can you do if you’d rather meet someone in real life than on a dating app? Here are a few ways to meet people without using a dating app.

Find something interesting to do outside your home

One of the best ways to meet people in real life is by looking for activities to do in and around your city, whether it’s, art, theatre, music, skating, dancing, or any other activity. By pursuing something fun to do that holds your interest, you can also find someone who is into the same things as you are.

Join a volunteering program

There are lots of organizations and NGOs that welcome volunteers who want to help out in different ways. You can find a social service you connect with and maybe find someone who shares similar sentiments.

Ask your friend to set you up

Having a friend set you up with someone helps you eliminate the need to go out looking, especially if you have busy days. On the plus side, your friend already knows who you are and your interests, so when he or she sets you up, it will be with someone who you might actually be compatible with or someone you would find attractive.

Find out what’s happening in your city

Go on to the events platform online or in a newspaper and find events, art and photography exhibitions, or movie screenings that may be happening in your city. You will find valuable information by attending these interesting events and maybe even find someone who may peak your interest in the process.

Step out of your comfort zone

This is the best way to meet someone without an app. Take a step back and analyze your life. Motivate yourself to get out of your comfort zone by attending a party, or networking event, that you wouldn’t normally go to, and start talking to people! You never know who you may meet.