But the reality is, in 2019 it's most likely you'll meet your future partner online -- and if you’re on the right dating site, it really can work.
If you’re still dead set against this online dating thing, but want to meet someone, you’re not alone. Match’s singles events are made for you.
You can meet men at one of these events and share a drink and some conversation in a non-pressure environment for singles who prefer the allure of getting to know each other face-to-face.
It’s a great way of breaking up the monotony of work, home, work and meeting someone cool to spend time with.
If you've avoided online dating because you're afraid of wasting time with men who just aren't serious, then EliteSingles was made for you.
This site caters specifically to those seeking a serious relationship, and its members fit the bill - 80% have a university degree and 90% are 30+.
Based on your preferences and personality, EliteSingles sends you 3-7 matches each day and you can decide whether or not to pursue a connection. The site will even help you put together a profile that showcases what you have to offer.
EliteSingles makes it easy for busy professionals who don't have time to waste.
OurTime is a dating site that caters exclusively to the 40+ crowd. With over 1 million members, OurTime has probably the largest 40+ dating pool.
If you're looking for a site that has the compatibility matching of a site like Match and handpicked daily matches - but without having to scroll through profiles of singles who are twenty years younger - this is a great option.
The site’s best feature is the in-depth profile which can include not just photos but even audio and video messages for an honest first impression. And once you find someone you want to connect with, there are great chat options to easily connect with other members - such as safe messaging, instant chat and mutual matching introductions.
Part of your resistance to dating sites might be the random nature of swiping through profiles.
On swipe-heavy dating sites, it’s almost standard practice that you get tons of matches but not very many dates (the average person swipes 500 times before a phone number is exchanged).
This is why Zoosk stands out for us. Its Behavioral Matchmaking system learns what you like and dislike through your activity and sets you up with matches accordingly. It’s designed to make you swipe less and connect more.
On top of that, Zoosk verifies its users, making sure you won't get catfished or scammed. Your date is going to be who he says he is and he’s going to look like his profile picture.