The app gives you time to formulate your first responses and portray yourself in a way that you can’t necessarily do in person, especially if you’re a shy person like I am.
Best of all, you don’t even have to make the first step in person.
A lot of gay dating happens through a facilitator of some sort, whether it be an app or a friend, face to face meetings occur more frequently when you are able to put yourself into these more diverse spaces.
It becomes possible to meet A local gay rather than THE local gay, implying there to not be many options.
It’s almost like knowing two black people and assuming that they will like each other simply because they’re both black.
As you get older and are more apt to find yourself in gayer spaces, it becomes easier to date.
You can look at all of your options with several different features online.