Online dating has reached the point where it isn't weird to say you met someone via the internet anymore.
Tinder is another story, but that's a digression for a different day.
However, while sites like e Harmony and Match are quick to espouse their success rates (the former claims that 438 members marry every day) it turns out their data, much like OKCupid, might not be telling the whole truth.
A recent joint-study (PDF) conducted by Michigan State University and Stanford found that people who met online weren't as likely to stay together for the long haul as their offline-matched counterparts.
That right there is opening you up to meeting new people.
Who inspire you to move in a little closer and start asking questions? True story: when I was a member of Match, a guy messaged me. That’s because nothing about me attracted him, and vice versa.
But considering how long the human race existed before the dawn of the Internet and online dating, it looks like meeting people in real life was actually working for them. I once signed up on OKCupid for a week to write a good reference for my friend Mattie (I don’t even know if they do that anymore) so he could seem intriguing to some guy he was stalking, but that was it.
I got a few messages that week and it confirmed that the online dating world probably wasn’t the best place for me. Here's are the 11 best places to meet people — IRL. So if a coworker invites you go to someplace else after Happy Hour, join them.
As a person who loves dogs more than humans, I’m not suggesting that dogs are some sort of accessory.
What they are are magical, furry gifts that, if you have the time, not only make you a happier person, but get you hitting up the dog park.