While there’s no question that dating apps are an amazing way to connect people, they’re far from perfect. And they’ve left a new generation—especially millennials—unprepared to date face to face. From social awkwardness to unrealistic expectations, millennials are struggling to decipher what kind of human connection is worth pursuing.
The next time you’re out and about, notice the number of people on their phones. I was recently out at a nightclub and was shocked by the number of people swiping through their dating apps instead of making an effort to speak to one of the thousands of real-life human beings right in front of them.
If your life is a constant check-in to see who is messaging you, winking at you, viewing your profile, and so on, you’re probably missing out on someone amazing, someone real, and if you’re lucky, someone who exists within a few miles of you.
So how can you find a lasting relationship without the help of dating apps? I’m so glad you asked.