Dating apps work for many people, but they are not for everyone. As the novelty wears off, users prefer to cycle them on and off, resulting in a large number of inactive matches.

It’s much more enjoyable to meet people the old-fashioned way — by socialising. Going out with friends, having a good time, and talking to people who interest you. There’s no need to act; just have fun with people you know and meet new people on your own terms. It’s enjoyable, rewarding, and lets you meet people from all walks of life.

On apps, however, a lot of sifting through the chaff is involved — similar to real life, but with more people in it for a one-night stand. Also, all that swiping gets tedious after a while, and most people can’t piece together a compelling profile, so you’re not even getting a fascinating read!

So what makes relationships work anyway?

In a nutshell – friendship. This is the basis of all successful long-term relationships. Successful couples tend to be realists who recognise that a relationship will go through ups and downs. If you truly want to connect with others and make lasting friendships and, ultimately, relationships, the most important thing is to be yourself. You want to spend time with people with whom you have something in common and who share similar interests and goals.

One of our members said, “I’ve tried apps in the past but never actually met anyone I would want to meet in person. I think this is because I tend to become attracted to people after developing an in-person connection with them. My advice would be to stop hiding behind a screen and seriously put yourself out there when trying to meet new people! You’ll be surprised how impressed those on the other side are when you make that first move in ‘real life.’ That’s why Spice Social has worked for me”.

My friendship circle has shrunk though

If you suddenly realise that your friend group has shrunk over the years, you’re not alone.

Whatever the reason, too many of us reach the empty nest and realize that we have very few close friends. We’re lonely, and we don’t remember how to make new friends in the first place. Now we really don’t know how to even make friends after 40.

Spice Social is available in many cities across the UK and is an invaluable resource for making friends. Like you, most people in Spice Social are looking to make friends or even have a relationship with a like-minded soul, so it’s very easy to do that here.

A walking group is a great way to make new friends because you’re walking and talking with the rest of the group the whole time. Or you could take up a hobby or revisit one you’ve abandoned. Have you always wanted to learn to dance, learn about wines or martial arts, but never had the time to learn or didn’t want to go alone then? Learning a new skill together can be a great conversation starter.

So if you don’t want to go on this adventure alone or, if you haven’t figured it out, you can check out the variety of events Spice Social holds all over the UK, including our host of weekends away or even our holidays abroad.

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