So, in the New Year why not try a different method of dating: real-life conversations.
Emma Ziff, director of the Pink Lobster LGBT dating and matchmaking service, advises: "At the end of the day if you really want to find someone, you actually have to put yourself out there.
People worry about being rejected but most people would be really flattered by someone coming up to them and they would be nice about it." Dating and relationship expert Shelley Whitehead agrees.
"These days people are so reliant on online dating and believe it is the only way to go, but personal introductions, even in everyday situations such as being in a queue, can lead to amazing opportunities." I had my own experience of this a few years ago.
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