Been on various dating apps for around three years now. Gotten something like six dates in those years and many matches. But no relationship. The dates have all been very nice and friendly, but that's as far as it goes. I often feel like I am the one taking the initiative and doing all the work, being the first to say hello, setting up the date, etc. I sometimes feel like I have to pry out a conversation. I'm not that ugly, but I do lack a stable life, so that may be a reason a lot of people are turned away. Otherwise I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. Now during the pandemic, there really isn't much of an alternative if you want to meet new people, all activities have been cancelled. Will share an experience. I was going to meet a person at a certain address when the police showed up and searched me. Apparently, the person behind the (fake) account had set me up outside this address and sent threatening messages to someone inside, that I had been sent there to do something. Really messed up, so be careful when you're app dating! Worst thing is, that my gut screamed scam all the way to the meeting, should have listened to myself. But the police was very nice and understanding. Now I'm only meeting people in public during the day. What are your experiences with dating apps? Does it work? Waste of time? Security risk if you're a dummy like me? Is it viable if you're looking for a long-term relationship?