Before I met my husband, I took a five month break from dating apps. In fact, I was well known for it amongst my friends. At some point in the year, I would get all excited and turn all of my dating apps on. I would go on a few dates, but then I would quickly get burnt out and sick of meeting the same old people, having the same old dates. And hence, the break from dating apps. Tinder, Bumble, OkCupid? No, thanks!
Instead, I would focus on other ways of meeting people during my “break” from apps. It’s not always easy to meet someone, though, when you don’t want to log-on your phone and scroll through endless photos. But you still want to be available to meet the potential love of your life (or at least a temporary love). How do you meet someone if you’re tired of dating apps you ask? Here are eight tips that will surely help you get out there more, smile and maybe even fall in love.
1. Put yourself out there in the real world.
The main thing to remember about dating without dating apps is that you HAVE to put yourself out there in the real world. There’s just no two ways about it. If you want to find love (and it’s totally cool if you don’t, by the way), you will only meet people by putting yourself out there. This is as much an attitude as it is a state of mind. Be open-minded to how, where, and why you might meet them… and just get out there!