I am a recent PhD graduate in mathematics, and I will be starting a tenure-track position this fall at a small liberal arts college in a northern US city.
My graduate degree was completed at a large university in a college town, and I made occasional use of dating apps during my time there. They were only mildly useful at best, but they facilitated interaction with people outside my normal social circle, which I enjoyed.
My instinct tells me that I should avoid such apps in my new position, but I'd like to seek outside opinions. I already have some of my own ideas, but what are some potential pitfalls of maintaining dating app profiles? Should I simply refrain from using them? Would anyone in my department or administration have a problem with me using them if they knew?
Since it might matter, I am a 27-year-old male, and my new city is home to about 100,000 people.
Note: I am well-aware that dating students at my university is a bad idea. (For what it's worth, I am not interested in meeting people more than three or four years younger than me anyway.) I'm looking for advice that goes beyond some of the more obvious points.