"Every time you go out, stop looking at your phone,” Frankel says.“Engage everyone in conversation, whether it’s a man or a woman. When people ask how your weekend was, let them know that you had a great weekend but say you are still looking to meet someone.“New York has so many hobby-focused groups that you can do,” she says.

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.

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.

It’s a nice place to start and it’s important to be vulnerable." Michelle Frankel of NYCity Matchmaking agrees that Meetup events are the way to go.

Put yourself out there.” Janis Spindel of Janis Spindel Serious Matchmaking, Inc says she tells women to try what she calls the "Hello Challenge" every day.

“Here’s what it is: if you’re on a mission to find someone, you should literally be on a mission wherever you go.

Yes, it IS possible to meet people in this enormous city of ours without swiping right.

We spoke to NYC matchmakers to get their top tips on how to meet REAL people, in person, in New York. Erika Kaplan of Three Day Rule advocates for getting out there any way you can.

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.

Now, with online dating, people assume that if it’s not perfect, they’re on to the next one.