How to meet guys without online dating

One caveat: be sure you know their spouse and trust their judgement, otherwise you may find yourself on a blind date with the world’s oldest frat bro or a crazed cat lady in the making.

Lisa Chatroop is editor of Chicago-based lifestyle blog Daily

She’s single (and terrified to mingle on Tinder), so feel free to send her your nice male friends via Twitter: @Chicagoista.

And if someone a jerk when you put yourself out there, then he’s a jerk and how lucky you are that you found out so soon! Maybe it’s not a pick up line, it’s just the first thing you say.

” Let’s continue to find out how smart my friends are: 1. How do you get the ball rolling aka the conversation started?

Before you resign yourself to a life of singledom and begin hoarding baby ferrets, give these seven ideas a try.

You know that old coworker who’s always asking you to meet up for drinks? While it’s way easier to stay in with your friends Grub Hub and Netflix -- particularly after a long week -- it’s a bad habit to get into.

Tip: when you inevitably run into an old friend or coworker (you know you will), take the opportunity to hang out with their group.

The more people you meet, the better your chances of meeting other singles.Besides, how often do we hear those “I forced myself to go out and ended up meeting my future wife! Some people are lucky enough to be born with the gift of gab, but for the rest of us, walking over hot coals sounds preferable to chatting up an attractive stranger.Dating guru Matthew Hussey has a great piece of advice that’s doable for even the biggest introverts: challenge yourself to talk to three new people every single day.My thing is — and I know this is not the case for everyone — I hate online dating. I have lots of friends who kick ass at it and I know that there are great people online, I just tend to do better in person.I have a pact with myself that if all my IRL options dry up, I will happily resort to online dating.According to organizers, over 100 couples have gotten married after meeting at the World’s Largest Block Party.

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