Start New on the dating scene

New on the dating scene

In Charlotte, most people are transplants who are still beefing up their friend groups, so they don’t have as many long-standing connections.

Yet, certain apps have a certain reputation for producing nothing more than casual hookups.

Netflix and chill is so 2016; we can do better, New York.

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While Charlotte has over 827,000 residents (and growing), matching with the same person on two or three different apps isn’t unusual if you’re dating in the Queen City. If they were in the “pen pal texting but never actually met up” phase, probably not. The Charlotte airport is such a hub for finance and other industries that you might start having an awesome conversation with the would-be (employed and successful) love of your life -- only to realize that they’re just in town for work and will soon be heading back to their home hundreds of miles away. Charlotte is a unique blend of people who got married right out of college and those who are in their mid-thirties (and older) just having fun.

Pull up the app du jour at brunch, and it’s likely that one of your friends is either talking to someone you’ve matched with or has gone on a date with them before. But you might want to check before you fall head over heels and start envisioning your Tinder-themed save the date. You might not know it yet, but get a couple dates in and soon all will be revealed. We don’t blame anyone for wanting to imbibe at the city’s many great bars, enjoy some lesser-known nightlife, or use dating as an excuse to eat at every new restaurant.

Your date might be new to you, but you almost certainly have another connection. Finding someone who’s still single but ready to be serious can feel like a tall order.

Or, better yet, show us how compatible we already are by showing us each other's professional ambitions, lifestyle, and other actually relevant deetz from the very beginning.