“I have this theory, and I’ve tested it,” says Maria Avgitidis of Agape Match.

“If you block out on your calendar a couple of days a week for the next three months and you said that on these days you HAVE to go out, either on a date, networking event, a seminar, what have you, 90% of people in three months would be in a relationship.

If your goal is a long-term relationship or marriage, don’t jump too quickly. I think we’re in the era where unless it’s a perfect date, people move on.

Ten, 15, 20 years ago, if a relative said they were going to set you up, you got excited and gave it a shot.

Literally block out on your calendar for the next three months that you have to go out these two days.

“What ends up happening is that your attitude on those days changes. You’ll be open-minded, you’ll dress a little nicer. And you will be ahead of your competition,” Avgitidis says.

Believe it or not, online dating is NOT for everyone.

Some people, in fact, do not enjoy coming up with a single-line bio that somehow magically comes off as smart, witty, flirty, and not murderer-y.

Charity events are another great place to go because they are always filled with singles.” Get involved while you’re out.

Don’t text, don’t check Instagram, don’t nervously pretend to text because you feel uncomfortable being social.

Online is a really big network of people and just because you don’t want to be online doesn’t mean you don’t want to meet people who are. be willing to put yourself out there with friends and to be set up.