I think you would be better off joining something like Meetup. com and join local clubs and stuff where you get together and go do something fun and meet new people or find other people with the same interests and passions that you have or just things you can relate to easier and have common with.
Dating sites and dating apps are hard unless you absolutely have a clear goal and idea or even strategies to use on how to respond and filter out whom you would really be willing to meet in person. I think it's all very difficult unless you are more in it for hookups or something.
Also, I think that by having friends or co-workers introduce you to other single people that may be interested and set you two up together for a meeting or for a social activity or something is also ideal and a better alternative. If it works out, great. If not, then keep trying for as long as you're willing to continue to try.