My question is pretty straightforward. As the title says, I work from home, and I'm no longer interested in using dating apps. After witnessing a string of horror stories and learning that these apps are a breeding ground for LVM men, I started to reflect on my past relationships, and I realized that my best partnerships were with men I met at school, work, in mutual friend groups, or within local organizations. Well, I've since graduated and now work from home full time and am self-employed; furthermore, I work with all-women teams and companies (personal choice.) I compensated with dating apps, but now that I've decided to move on from apps as a serious dater, I feel a little like I'm starting from square one, and I'll have to put in much more effort. Should I make my socials more alluring to attract men in my online WFM networks?
What strategies do you use to meet HVM IRL without dating apps? What type of places do you frequent or circles do you use for networking? I'm moving soon; are there certain cities (globally) that are better for more traditional dating styles/habits? How many dates do you secure weekly without dating apps to yield positive results? I have fun with dating apps, but the more I learn about how men use them, the more uncomfortable I feel, maybe I can keep my profiles active as a supplement, but I kinda just want to delete my accounts. I want to go back to observing men publicly in shared social settings as a means of preliminary vetting.