You can also leave your phone at home and take a mindful walk where you focus solely on your physical sensations and the environment around you.Meditating and mindfulness can help you manage your dating and relationship stress, and reduce anxiety."One easy way to feel confident?Now, I'm meeting people IRL more than ever before — even more than those pre-dating app days (#tbt).So let's talk about the plan of attack during App-less April.
Even if no sparks fly with guests, you never know who these new friends can introduce you to in their extended networks."Alone or with a friend.OK, it may sound strange, especially if you live in a busy city, but this is all about signaling interest."Locking eyes with someone, especially when you’re constantly looking down at your phone, can feel intimidating and requires confidence," Millennial Love Expert Samantha Burns, a licensed mental health counselor, relationship counselor, and dating coach, tells Bustle.Whether dating apps are causing a "dating apocalypse" or are merely the easiest way to get a date, there's no denying these tools have been total gamechangers in the dating scene within the last few years.And even though dating apps are most popular among Millennials, according to a recent Seat Geek survey of 1,000 singles, 95 percent would rather meet people IRL versus online or on an app.