You probably don't want to hear this, but you're 17. Or be like that one person who decided to bike all across the Americas, if you're looking for something closer to home? Take advantage of being young and presumably healthy and footloose and fancy free to adventure.
That means you have a lot of stuff that you probably haven't tried; stuff that having a girlfriend for would probably just cramp your style. Or really, even with stuff closer to home -- take the chance to know yourself. I wanted to do a semester abroad in college and I ended up not going because I had a boyfriend. I also regret not going out and finding more friends and cool people to hang out with because I spent a lot of time with him and our core circle of friends.
Women, in particular, report receiving inappropriate (or just plain weird) first messages from men.
Go out there and experience life, I promise you that there will be people you will meet along the way.
Change up your routine; do something new; step outside your comfort zone.
Once you get frustrated with the app, you’ll start to get bored of it.
Though using a dating app is exciting when you first download it, most dating apps out there are incredibly similar and you’ll quickly get bored.