Not too sure someone 20 years old, who lives with parents, young, obvioulsy inexpreienced online dater should be on dating sites at all.
When I was 20 all I had to do was walk, anywhwere, mall, grocery store, in a hallway in uni and guys would come out of the woodwork...
One even said that guys most probably won't be interested because they like to do the whole chasing thing :/You're 20 yrs old.
If you see a guy that you think you want to get to know, then message him.
That being said, you need to follow the same rules we guys need to and not send messages like, "Hey, I looked at your profile and you seem like a pretty chill guy...are you doing? Mention something about them that you like at the very least.
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Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc.
I think that it's silly to put all of the pressure on a man to make the first contact.
Men get nervous about gettting shut down just like women do.
Some guys genuinely think that any woman who responds to them the first time they approach her, is obviously defective. From what I've seen though, most people are really not like that, even including some who think they are (these last have excuses for why it's okay when they break the "rules," because they are so unique, usually) .