Online dating can indeed be successful, but you must be ready for the amount of ridiculousness you will come across.
I met over coffee a man’s who was nothing like the profile or picture he had put online. He was also 20 years older.
I met over coffee a man who told him before we ordered anything: “I’ll pay the coffee if you put out. Otherwise you’re paying for our coffees.” The date ended then and there.
I met a man who asked me if I would put my child in adoption if we hit it off. Are you kidding me?!
I went through numerous disastrous first dates until I met the man who would eventually become my husband.
All I can say is good luck and keep believing there is someone sane out there also looking for someone.