Dating apps are 100% one of those things you don't believe in until it works out for you. Like astrological signs, or working out. You might have to deal with a lot of BS before something realistically nice comes out of it. And, of course, it depends on what you're looking for. But really, many statisticians have shown that regardless of your goals, there are small adjustments you can make to your profile to make it more appealing, and certain phrases you really ought to ignore.
One brave man on Reddit shared his own personal piece of advice.