The Case For IRL Dating: 17 Reasons To Stop Swiping

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In the movies, people have romantic “meet-cutes” all the time. At the grocery store. At a coffee shop. Literally anywhere. Usually, a fun pop song or alternative/indie tune is playing as it happens.

These days, it seems like if you want to find love, then you have to physically search for it — and apparently, the only way to do so is through your iPhone. “It's okay,” you tell yourself. “Everyone's online dating. No one meets in person anymore. No big deal.” In the back of your mind, though, you hate swiping left and right on random faces, wondering if anyone is going to message you (or even answer your messages), and pretty much wishing that you were doing anything else.

But maybe it's not true that you can't date IRL. Maybe you really can meet an amazing person in the non-cyber world and finally delete your Tinder/Bumble/Hinge accounts. In fact, it's possible that you already know the person that you're totally meant to be with. We've got 17 pretty solid reasons that you should stop swiping and start thinking about meeting people offline.