Some thoughts -
Other venues exist:
- church (in view of your statement, it depends on the church you go to)
- the gym
- community/volunteer service
- farmer's markets
- social groups (i.e. like meetup if you can stomach the propaganda these mainstream organizations throw at you)
Ghosting is a recurring phenomenon. In general, most have no incentive nor accountability nowadays; that is simply something one needs to adapt to.
Post-corona online dating dynamics may change in my opinion.
Also, the social environment varies state to state, city to city, some more locked down than others.
Have you actually met girls at a farmer's market?
That's something I haven't tried yet...prolly because every time I've approached a woman in a Whole Foods/Sprouts type of market, I get no signs that the woman even wants to have a conversation. Making an innocent comment about a product she's looking at doesn't even get me a look me up and down from her to see if I'm her type. Instead, I just get a canned response that almost seems to say, "Are you really hitting on me at the grocery store while I'm trying to do my weekly shopping?"