I'm a pretty quiet girl who doesn't tend to hit the bars on the weekend. Usually I go to work, the gym, and other daytime activities (parks, etc). I've had a pretty tough time meeting guys. I tried tinder but a lot of guys are there for just hook ups. I've been pretty independent up to this time in my life. I'm ready for a relationship. Advice?
You know amazingly, every relationship that has started for me in the past occurred with i wasn't looking rather it was me doing things i enjoyed with friends.
Advice: Keep doing things you enjoy and hanging out with like-minded people. "Cool people" attract people of the same. I can't say to give up on online dating sites but i'd say just use that to supplement your search. I am sure you as many of us have heard success stories.
Keep it fun! if you're frustrated, take a break from it.
''I'm ready for relationship'', it tells me you may be feeling lack of attentions and love. Most guys will not be ready for relationship straight away, and honestly love needs time to be developed, usually 3 months is adequate to completely understanding a person. You're right guys are sexual creatures we instantly pretty much thinking about sex, how many kids we're going to have life once we met the opposite sex.
I have the same issue with meeting girls too. And I tried Tinder and POF too, no luck either. And here is your problem, your looking. I just recently had the same problem, I kept looking for a girl and rejection happened a lot. Im ready myself, but you have to let things happen, there is a reason for everything. It will happen, if you have dreams and aspirations, go for them first.
To lighten the mood. Leave the gym, ready your pokeballs / nets/ snares/ dart guns. And approach the tall grass or nearest sidewalk. Spot your prey then, capture them with a potato sack and they can be your captive prince in the tower.
Or simply search for shared interest first aka a place where you meet people with similar hobbies and etc and work from there. As relationships can just happen. Try to look for friends whom you can potentially promote