If you're not sure ifjoining a dating app is for you, you're not alone. Although it seems like everyone is on dating apps these days — and among my friends that definitely is the case— there are still a lot of people using the old fashioned approach to meeting others. And there can be some benefits to meeting people in real life as well as online.
"Diversify your dating approach," Clarissa Silva, behavioral scientist and author of the relationship blog, You’re Just A Dumbass, tells Bustle. "Don't just rely on the typical dating apps as the only methods of meeting someone. That will create online dating fatigue quickly. To mitigate those feelings of fatigue and frustration, diversifying your approach can actually maximize your efforts to find love. Include in your strategy both online and offline, because love is a complicated process and has no formula. We can't create the exact 'when' and 'where.' We just have to be there."
Other studies have shown that millennials are more likely than other age groups to use dating apps. In fact, the Singles In America Survey found that millennials were 57 percent more likely to have created a dating app profile than other ages. But that still doesn't mean everyone is on them. So how else are people meeting? Well, here's what ReportLinker found about how folks in relationships coupled up: