‘I use dating apps but find them terrible. What am I doing wrong?’
Ask Roe: I find dating apps to be a mess of boring messages and empty profiles
In a few of your columns, you recommend using online dating sites and apps. I’m a 28-year-old straight woman and have been using apps on and off for years, and I find them terrible. Yes, I’ve met one or two decent men, but overall it seems to be a mess of empty profiles and boring messages that lead nowhere. Obviously I’ve only seen the profiles of straight men in my age range, so maybe others are better. But I find because the standard of profiles are so low, it actually takes a lot of time and effort to even figure out if someone is worth a date. But this now seems to be the norm, so maybe I’m actually the one who doesn’t understand the protocol here. Am I just doing this wrong?