Singles Ditching Apps for Real-Life Romance

June 10th, 2024 | By Trelawney

New York Singles are saying goodbye to dating apps and hello to meeting at sports clubs and events. A picturesque pedestrian walkway along the Hudson River called the West Side Highway has become the latest in-place for those seeking love, thanks to a growing trend favouring real-life interactions over virtual ones.

With the popularity of physically active clubs like pickleball and running groups on the rise across America, young adults are increasingly turning to these venues to meet potential partners. Following years of pandemic-induced online dating, many are eager to make connections face-to-face.

Young entrepreneurs have identified the West Side Highway as a prime location for meeting eligible singles. Described as ‘Raya in real life’, this scenic stretch is reminiscent of the exclusive dating app known for its stringent membership criteria.

Throughout the city, sport-based clubs are opening, aiming to unite active, social young adults. Many singles have taken to social media to share their positive experiences of walking and chatting along Manhattan’s westerly walkway, which has swiftly become a social hub.

Liv Schreiber, the 27-year-old founder of Hot and Social, a New York members club dedicated to fostering friendships and romantic connections, highlighted the growing fatigue among Gen Z and Millennial daters from endless swiping on apps, “People just crave ‘in real life’ connections.” she explained.

At Elect Club, our team share the same philosophy. We understand how empty and disappointing online dating can be. If you are interested in real-life romance, get in touch for an informal chat about how we can help!