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How to Meet Someone Without Online Dating

Online dating isn’t for everyone. After all, it takes a lot of time to sift through hundreds of dating profiles each week, hoping that the right one might magically grace your screen. Even if you find someone that looks promising, only a third of the correspondence you have actually results in a date. Great if you’re looking for a pen pal, not so much if you’re looking for a relationship.   

While online dating and dating apps are the default most of us go to these days, you have alternatives. Want to meet that special new person without the dating filters? We’ve got ideas.

Join a Club or Take a Class

Joining a club has several distinct advantages over online dating. You get out, you get to do something you love and you can meet other people who share your passions. Chances are you’ll have more than a few things in common with the other members. Taking a class offers a similar opportunity in a more structured environment. 

Even if the club or class you join doesn’t have that perfect connection, use it as a springboard for networking. You never know who has a friend that’s into the same things as you.

Check out Meetup and Facebook groups as well as local chambers and rotary clubs.  Local neighborhood organizers, parks, churches and community education groups are also great ways to meet new people outside of your social circle. Whether it’s an adventure club, a cooking class or a music group, you’re bound to find something to get excited about! 

Enjoy Activities

You never know when or how you might meet that next amazing person in your life. Simply getting out in the world increases your chances. Maybe it will happen at your gym or local cafe. Maybe it’s out hiking the freedom trail or seeing a show in the Boston theater district. Always be safe, but be more open to meeting people in non-conventional ways. 


Volunteering your time is another great way to network and meet people without the apps. It’s good for the soul and you’ll find yourself around others with similar values. Whether it’s helping feed people, picking up trash or reshelving books at your library, you might get more out of the experience than you anticipated.

Try a Professional Matchmaker

When you’re single, it can feel like everyone wants to play matchmaker. How many of your friends have tried to set you up on dates that result in disastrous and awkward outcomes?

A professional matchmaker is different. When you use a service like LunchDates, you get a team of experienced professionals who understand the dating world. Plus, professional matchmakers handle all the tedious details of dating for you, from scheduling your dates to coaching you on dating skills. You’ll never have to worry about online dating ever again!

Find a Better Way to Date With LunchDates!

At LunchDates, we take the time to get to know you and discover what you’re looking for. \We schedule the first date for you and can even coach you beforehand to make your date go smoothly. Best of all, after 40 years, we know a thing or two about getting people into relationships!

Call us at 617-254-3000 or send us a message today for a more authentic Boston dating experience.


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