There’s a reason why online dating is so popular: as an adult, it can be seriously difficult to meet people in real life. While dating apps may be convenient and efficient (and can, of course, be totally fun), there are also plenty of downsides. Online, it’s all too easy — and, honestly, somewhat expected — to present an overly filtered version of yourself. From literally filtered images to a curated, inauthentic version of your life and interests, online you often isn’t the same as real-life you. But where can you go and what can you do to shift your dating life back into the real world? Read on for our tips and tricks for meeting people and making IRL connections in 2020 — so you can delete Tinder for good.
Take a class
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Hit up a dog park or cat cafe
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New friends > no new friends
Channel your sporty side
Take a tour
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Show your support
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Warning: steer clear of any inappropriate power dynamics — don’t ask your employee to set you up with a friend, and don’t try to finagle an invite to your boss’s dinner party.
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