Nearly 60% who don't use apps say they meet people through friends and 63% of younger millennials (18 to 24-years-old) say that's also their go-to way.When they're not swiping for matches, 75% of Tinder users also say they like meeting people through friends.
"Not only can you get the 411 on who this person is and what they’re like, you already have your friend’s stamp of approval," she says.
Meeting through friends was the number one way singles meet people.
"Think of bars as the sea where those 'plenty of fish' we’re always referencing are," she says.
You do spend most of your day with the people you work with. They key here is to building a friendship first and then see how things progress from there.
"How many of us look away when we see someone we think is cute? "Get in physical proximity to anyone you're interested in, and initiate a 'hello.'" If you make this a practice, it will become a lot less scary and awkward.
Only 3% of people use dating agencies to find love, two percent attend speed dating events, and another two percent enlist help from a dating coach.
Apparently there's a lot more to it than what the survey found because 28% say they find love through other ways. They're at the grocery store, the coffee shop, the gym, or walking their dog down the street.
"For those of us who are 'too busy' to make time to actively go out to meet people, we need only to open our eyes to the possibility of connecting with people wherever we already spend time," Lipman says.
Not many people go these routes, but Karenna Alexander, matchmaker and dating coach, tells Bustle, they should.