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Online Dating is different. It's processed and inorganic. People's motives are scatter-shot, at least on free services like OkCupid and Tinder. I can argue that it's even harder for the average guy to find a date online, because it's so easy to do comparison shopping without the human element giving pause to your conscience.
The broader range of girls face the opposite problem. Countless guys message them, and they have to determine who is serious and who isn't. Guys can be pigs, and deceptive pigs at that. You have to avoid being taken advantage of by the "upper 5%" of men who know they can get almost any girl they want (for sex) and won't stop milking this formula for success.
When it comes to paid online dating sites, the results are much better. If you're willing to put money down to meet a long term partner, all the riff raff goes away. I haven't tried a paid online dating site.2