CMU in particular attracts a lot of single male students who are so enveloped in their vigorous studies they rarely have time to consider approaching eligible females. When it comes to other males I'm most attracted to a guy who knows what he wants out of life and who has an action plan assembled on how to achieve those desires.
If by "online app" you mean Tinder, then I can agree it can come off as creepy. Someone who comes off as wishy-washy, sheepish, and scatter-brained is someone I avoid like the plague. Hear me roar", then males will take notice and listen.
There are some truly great people on there (probably OKC more than Tinder) and it's a fun process in my opinion. You can also take classes at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, join a volunteer community group that plants trees, cleans up the river bank. There are tons of sporting clubs from running to rowing, literary guilds, and volunteering for nonprofit organizations.You would meet people with similar interests and develop friendships.It's a reflection of the new reality of America at war.A teary and emotional Elton John celebrated the 25th anniversary of his AIDS foundation with a gala in New York City, raising about .4 million and telling the audience that they would end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
I have read in the past that it is pretty bad but would like to know how it has evolved. I won't believe that NO ONE has ever met a quality friend, lover, and/or spouse from a meetup/hookup site, service, or app, but when you consider the anxiety, the time to browse, and all that, I think the other options would enrich your life while giving you the benefit of getting to know someone without it being a "date" or hookup. I have done moves to new cities two ways - one by sitting back and waiting/trying just to make friends at work and the other by forcing myself out into the world, joining groups and activities that appealed to me.