You sound exactly like me. Do not go to gyms or any places where you may develop a physique. It ain't the bars' fault, it's that guy being a jerk. Your measure of success should be how much time per week is spent away from your computer. There's always face to face but other people here have already suggested that. Working in retail in Soho, the most amount of interaction I had with the opposite sex were usually gay.
I was getting over emails a day from the most random and creepy people.
Is Online Dating Right For People in Their 20s?
That was four years ago - now I'm married to the first guy I ever messaged online. I'm certain he would have done the same if we'd met on OKCupid but I've been leery of Match since precisely because it's designed to funnel people right into exclusive relationships right off the bat as compared to OKC. Share your story! Introduce yourself to three new people every day, smile and shake their hand. You do not have to look like a member of a boy band to meet girls, but cultivating a sort of conversational charm is a must, as is the ability to interact and communicate without the aid of a computer, mouse, keyboard, and headset mic. This is the most important time of your life for personal and educational growth, building social and communication skills, and furthering your career goals. I've been online dating for many years -- if you count success by finding marriage material before you're 30, I'm a failure.