I think apps are actually ruining dating for everyone, because they create unrealistic expectations.
Instead, I make it a point to go to events where I can meet new people: friends' birthday parties, coworking spaces (and all of the events they put on), and honestly, I sometimes just give my number out to men I meet at coffee shops or grocery stores.
"It seems like everyone in my generation/age group is using some sort of dating app, but I don't see it as an authentic way of connecting on a deeper level with someone.
I dabbled with Tinder, and, wow, was I overwhelmed!
In fact, I used this approach and met someone in a yoga class."I still find meeting people through friends is the best way.
Or, through social causes — volunteering for a charity, etc.
There's no pressure to perform — just have fun with people you're comfortable with and meet new people on your terms.I used one for about a month and people would respond once or twice, then never message back again.