I'm glad you are having conversation but I hope this friend is really a friend and really who they say they are.
There are so many apps to go on. From 2018 to 2021 I tried 5..... I paid 2 different dating coaches over $3000 to help me. I paid for professional pictures. Lots of dates. Nothing lasted. I am a little bit high maintenance but not that bad. I definitely do not demand tons of a man's time.
After being told by friends I am a real catch and the right guy will come along it's not happened. I guess I gave up. I'm 67 now and it sucks to be alone.