I'm 27, and I've only had a handful of relationships throughout my life. Nothing very serious, but in the past 5 years or so I haven't dated anyone. Sure I've been on a few first dates, but they haven't gone anywhere. I have a tendency to get on dating apps every so often In hopes that I find someone. I think part of it is being alone, while another part is fantasizing of what could be. I can't tell you how many times I've deleted my tinder account and remade. This is how the timeline goes. I get very excited and motivated to meet someone, So I create a new profile or a login to an existing profile that I haven't been on in a while ( I mainly use tinder, bumble, and Facebook dating). I'll then spend about a week, Maybe two, swiping and matching with people sporadically. I don't get a massive influx of matches like I used to when I was younger, but that's just because of how these apps are set up with their algorithms. At some point it kind of dies down to the point of getting absolutely nothing. I could swipe on 200 plus women and not get a single match. And when I do get a match, it's typically a fake profile or someone offering some sort of SW services. After about 2 weeks of this, I end up just deleting my profile feeling even more lonely than before. Maybe I'm not lovable? I'm not here to say that I blame anyone for not swiping on me. I don't demand women to like me and I have never believed in the " sliding into the DM" method. I understand my boundaries, and I know that might be what's holding me back but I also don't want to Make people feel uncomfortable. I also struggle with meeting people in person and approaching women. It's not so much that I'm afraid of talking with women because I went to his school that was predominantly female and felt very comfortable talking with different women. It's just when it comes to taking the next step and asking a woman out or approaching a woman in class or in public. I feel like it's generally not allowed in today's atmosphere. I don't quite know who to approach and I'm not good with reading body language or expressions, So I tend to avoid it. So after deleting my profile I take about 2 to 3 weeks off, Maybe more or less depending. I then find myself right back in the same cycle the following month or so. Do any of you struggle with this? I know tinder is not great, and it's mainly a hookup app. But I know so many people who have found relationships on that app. Even if I don't find relationship, Just making new friends would make me happy as well. Let me know what you think about this!