Louis, Anime Midwest, a Sci-Fi convention called Archon, and I've been to a couple Comic-Cons before.I do cosplay at Anime conventions when I go, and a lot of the times it's group cosplays with my friends or people I know.For what it's worth, I start conversations with everyone, everywhere. So far in my dating experience, I haven't needed an app to meet people.
But, that's not true, as I'm sure you and I both know people (perhaps yourself! Though being on dating apps may seem like the norm, that's not the case with everybody — people meet partners in real life all the time.For instance, I did Appless April, Bustle's challenge to take delete your dating apps for a month and ended up loving it.I assume it's because I photograph really poorly or dropped out of college to become an entrepreneur, but I NEVER get matches and never get dates out of it. It's really as easy as introducing yourself and starting a conversation.In my most recent stint on and Bumble earlier this year, I swiped right on maybe 1,500 or so women over the course of weeks without a single match. I'd generally get one response out of 75 or so messages sent out on OKC. If you go into it with the goal of having a fun conversation, there's no pressure.Online dating sites are appealing because there's not as much stress as talking in person, but it's difficult to gauge the measure of compatibility through a screen that you can get from having a really good conversation with someone about something you like.
It's nice to be able to go to a place where I can meet a lot of people I have stuff in common with.""I'm in NYC and I'm no longer on dating apps for the simple reason that I don't get any dates out of them. I meet them all over the place — at bars, parties, dating events like Social Concierge, etc.I've surprisingly had the most success while traveling and meeting up with friends from years ago.My two most meaningful connections with women I dated happened with old friends; in fact, I'm currently trying a long-distance thing with a girl I knew in college, and it's going really well.Sometimes it can be really hard to go out and find people with similar interests, so going to a con where we already have something in common (on at least that one interest or aspect of life) can make it easier.Being in a group setting with friends who also share these interests has helped a lot in the past, too, since it makes it a lot easier to talk.I should note, both times I've encountered a connection, these girls and I had stopped speaking for years.