Trying to decide if they actually work or am I better off trying to meet someone offline :)
Most of my experiences people just want to hook up on these sorts of sites or aps.
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Totally depends. I know a guy who met a girl cross country on POF. She moved to his area and they've now been together for two years. So yeah, they can work.
People sometimes forget that online dating is still dating. Many of the same "rules" apply. If you're picky it can be a long, frustrating, even spirit-breaking experience. On the other hand, two people who don't have a lot of requirements/deal-breakers may be able to build a good relationship around their mutual interests.