That right there is opening you up to meeting new people.
It’s amazing how many times my dog, Hubbell, has been a conversation starter.
But considering how long the human race existed before the dawn of the Internet and online dating, it looks like meeting people in real life was actually working for them. I once signed up on OKCupid for a week to write a good reference for my friend Mattie (I don’t even know if they do that anymore) so he could seem intriguing to some guy he was stalking, but that was it.
Consider trying not to look at your phone all night, and see what happens.
Once upon a time, in an age before the Internet, the only way to meet people was to leave your apartment and interact with humanity.
I know it’s a scary thought — leaving your couch, taking off your sweatpants, putting your Netflix binging on pause, and going out to meet people — but that’s just how the world worked.
Back when I used to drink like every day was my last day on earth, I was one of a dozen regulars at a couple bars, and it was a great way to meet people.
There’s something about being a fixture in someplace you’re comfortable (that isn’t your home) that gives you the confidence to talk to people.