If you think finding true love is difficult, maybe you are looking at the wrong place. Surprisingly, despite technology that has made it quite easy to discover interesting people, very few of them have been successful at finding long lasting relationships online. So don’t worry if you have not found any matches on Tinder yet. A recent survey by ReportLinker found that online dating apps ranked at a paltry fifth position when it came to finding a soulmate. So then, how and where are people meeting the love of their life? Here:
1. Through Friends – 39%
According to the research, the way to finding true love is by getting a bigger social circle. A maximum number of respondents said they started out as friends. This old fashioned way of getting to meet people through common friends still works. And the best part is that in this kind of relationship, there is a higher level of comfort with each other. So this means, you may have already met your soul mate but just don’t know it yet.
2. At work – 15%
With such demanding careers today, people spend a significant amount of their time at work. So it is highly likely to develop a close bond with someone while working on a tedious presentation or just simply hanging out at lunch. On the downside though, it could be a slippery slope if things don’t work out.
3. At Bars or other public areas – 12%
If you are out and about every weekend, then your odds of finding love are higher. So pause that Netflix series and head out the door. Who knows, you might just bump into your significant other today.
4. Sports / Hobbies – 9%
What could be better than meeting people with similar interests and hobbies? You can get your happily ever after while taking French lessons or learning salsa dance.
5. On a Dating App – 8%
Even though apps like Tinder give you immense freedom to pick and choose the people you like with a simple swipe, surprisingly very few of them are able to take their dating game to the next level. Many of the respondents said, people they found online were not serious and often told lies about themselves. Some of these bizarre Tinder dating experiences left us in splits.
6. Through Family – 7%
Love comes in many ways. Sometimes it happens after the wedding. So don’t be averse to the idea of your parents arranging a match for you.
7. At School – 6%
Isn’t it wonderful to grow up and grow old together?
We would love to hear your story. Tell us in the comments below where you found true love.