He took over the New York City franchise of 8 Minute Dating, a speed dating service, in 2003.
In the early 2000s, speed dating became hugely popular as a rebound to the first generation of online dating websites, according to Cervini.
The group "NYC Speed Dating and Singles Events" had 600 members when Siegel took it over in 2012.
Now there are more than 2,100."If you go to a face-to-face event, you may or may not meet the love of your life, you may not even get a date," he said.
Media headlines and blogs might herald the popularity of online dating, but there are many who keep their love life offline or have returned from the digital world exhausted and burned by smartphone apps and websites that promised a soul mate.
While it is difficult to know how many New Yorkers are keeping their search offline, a 2013 Pew Research Center study found that only 38 percent of single and searching Americans have used an online service.
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Cervini also met his fiancée at the New York Social Network, another event he runs that attracts mostly singles.
Milton Siegel runs five of dozens of singles groups in New York that are listed on Meet Up.com, including one called "Sick of Online Dating."He has also seen an increase in people joining his groups in recent years.
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