Tip: when you inevitably run into an old friend or coworker (you know you will), take the opportunity to hang out with their group.
Whether you participate in the host committee for an upcoming fundraising event, volunteer a few times a month at a local nonprofit or for an event like the Chicago Marathon, volunteering will provide you with plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded people.
Best part: if you don’t meet the man/woman of your dreams, you’ll still walk away feeling good.
While it seems like everyone and their (single) mother are on dating sites these days, there are still many singles who wish to meet singles the “old-fashioned” way. If you find yourself breaking out in hives at the mere thought of downloading Tinder, fear not!
It is possible to meet people in Chicago without online dating.
Before you resign yourself to a life of singledom and begin hoarding baby ferrets, give these seven ideas a try.
You know that old coworker who’s always asking you to meet up for drinks? While it’s way easier to stay in with your friends Grub Hub and Netflix -- particularly after a long week -- it’s a bad habit to get into.
Many people avoid asking friends to set them up for one simple reason: they’re afraid of coming off as desperate.
While you probably won’t want to make a public plea for help via Facebook, it can’t hurt to reach out to a married friend for help, as their spouse will likely have a handful of single friends they may be willing to set you up with.
Among the most frustrating aspects of Tinder is the constant back-and-forth it takes to actually set up a date—pending you want a date to be more than an ice cream and love-making sesh, an event I’ve coined the “cone-n-bone.” How About We has always been about bypassing the low-grade chitchat by immediately supplying a date spot for you and your new date to talk about the idea of eventually having pre-coital ice cream.
Business Insider reports that an estimated 50 million people use Tinder every month, with over one billion swipes per day. Of the billion swipes happening across the dating platform, there are only 12 million matches—just over one percent, making the rate of success pretty damn low.
With that vast number, there must be an equally high rate of rejection..boy is there.