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While online dating apps can and do lead to long-term relationships, sitting around swiping on your phone isn’t exactly the most effective way to meet women.
In fact, new research shows that—surprise, surprise—we millennials are spending more time playing with our phones than we are actually going out and, well, having sex.
According to a 2015 survey by Mic.com, meeting your significant other through a mutual friend is surprisingly common—39 percent of the 2,373 people surveyed did—even in the golden age of Tinder.
Meeting someone through a friend just makes sense, especially if you’re looking for something beyond a one-night stand, says sex therapist and relationship expert Kat Van Kirk, author of .
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Although we're pretty lucky to have access to hundreds of singles on all of these dating apps out there, it's important to take a break from online dating from time to time. Well, you need to give yourself a chance to meet someone organically.
Many women prefer meeting men in real life because it creates the opportunity for a more natural connection.
A face-to-face first meeting allows you to get a feel for his personality, his sense of humour and his ability to converse in person, none of which can be determined on an app.
It's these detriments of dating apps that waste our time when someone we meet up with isn't at all who we thought they'd be IRL, and it's these wasted nights that motivate us to meet men out in the real world, instead.
Here are 16 places to meet single guys IRL, as well as some tips on how to talk to him once you spot him: I can't count the number of times I've had a drink at a busy restaurant, and I could see at table of attractive men nearby.
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