Since its founding in 1991, It's Just Lunch has arranged over 2 million first dates around the world.

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Or maybe you want to date, but you don’t want to have to deal with, like, dating.

And sure you want to meet new people, but you don’t want them to be strangers, so you’ve got your friend-of-friend apps: Coffee Meets Bagel, Hinge, Grouper.

If sharing a religion is a priority, there’s JDate or Christian Mingle.

If you’re too busy to date but not too busy to get busy, there’s Grindr and Tinder.

Dates that made me cringe in the moment—and then continue to cringe for days afterward.

I was tired of dipping my toe into the miasma of online dating.

There’s the fleet of online options: Match, OKCupid, e Harmony, Plenty of Fish, How About We.

You could meet someone in what we call the real world — at work or at school, lock eyes across that crowded bar, reach for the same book at Politics and Prose, fall in love with someone from your kickball team, or your skeeball team, or your competitive karaoke team.

All you have to do is relax, and enjoy the experience of meeting a new friend who could just be that one, very special someone.