Yes, it IS possible to meet people in this enormous city of ours without swiping right.We spoke to NYC matchmakers to get their top tips on how to meet REAL people, in person, in New York. Erika Kaplan of Three Day Rule advocates for getting out there any way you can.But I think the biggest problem with it is twofold: it’s the case of a bigger, better deal.
You have to be open to finding someone and change your body language to say you are approachable.
All you have to do is make eye contact and say hello.
Online is a really big network of people and just because you don’t want to be online doesn’t mean you don’t want to meet people who are. be willing to put yourself out there with friends and to be set up.
It’s a nice place to start and it’s important to be vulnerable." Michelle Frankel of NYCity Matchmaking agrees that Meetup events are the way to go.
If your goal is a long-term relationship or marriage, don’t jump too quickly. I think we’re in the era where unless it’s a perfect date, people move on.
Ten, 15, 20 years ago, if a relative said they were going to set you up, you got excited and gave it a shot.
“Perfection doesn’t exist,” Avgitidis says, which is an important point for New Yorkers to note in a world of constant swipe-lefts and waiting-for-something-betters.
“I’m a big fan of online dating because I met my husband online.
We meet men everywhere and anywhere, from Starbucks, to Verizon, to the shoemaker, to the carwash, to the gym.
You don’t have to be online, because for many people online dating doesn’t work for them.
He’ll take it from there.” Sure, after a long week of work, Netflix and Seamless on a Friday night is hard to beat.