I have never used a dating app or site so i dont know anything about it. Im thinking about it maybe giving it a try. Does it even work? I am extremely skeptical, i think this is never gonna work for me.
I use Tinder. I've been using it for a few months now and have met about 5 people through it and all of them have actually been/seemed like pretty good guys. (I've been told I've gotten lucky though.) The one I have been talking to the longest, 3 and 1/2 months, is super attractive and funny and cool and we get along great. But the thing with us is I don't know where we stand exactly and so my recommendation to you is that whatever you are looking to gain from using Tinder (serious relationship, casual dating, friend, hookup, etc.) let the people you talk to on there know right off the bat and also ask them what they are looking for! Otherwise you'll just be wasting your time. :)
It depends on who you are/what you're looking for/how you come across.
I used Tinder for 9 months and got 450 matches. I got a good 20 dates off it. Honestly I didn't know why I was using it but I ended up finding a girlfriend that I was with for 6 months. I would say that's a success and am not skeptical at all.
This is going to sound shallow but you have to be within the top 20% of men in terms of looks to survive on Tinder and any dating site really. Women don't see things like "how you move" or "how you talk" online. They can only see pictures of your physique and the 500 characters you put in your biography.
The best advice I could give you... and again it sounds shallow... is: Know your place in terms of looks.
BOTH GENDERS tend to go into online dating rating themselves more than they actually are. These people then come out unhappy because they get attention from others whom they perceive as less attractive than them. This is where all that skepticism and criticism comes from. I'm guilty of this too. I was always the math/nerdy type and I would message 10/10 girls who were shallow garbage (by my standards nowadays). I ended up getting no responses and I was bummed. Nowadays the few times I have looked for a new girlfriend or hookup, I would flat out say "If you can't solve for x, don't message me" etc. Good for filtering out people who were incompatible. I rarely go more than 2 weeks - 2 months without a girlfriend or hookup now.
It definitely works, your success with it will be dependent upon how attractive you look. Some guys will struggle to get any matches while others get tons. I've used it just to try it out, I didn't bother to talk to any of my matches, but it's alright.
I've met up with a couple of girls from the app. One really wanted to date me but I didn't feel it with her, another girl just... got what she wanted and booted me to the curb. Hahahah. So I guess not just guys do it. :-P