I am a single person who works in an office of 2 people. I have a large group of wonderful friends, almost all of whom are in serious to very serious relationships, so I don't often get to meet new people. But I would enjoy sharing a bit of romance with a nice, funny, smart, and not-afraid-to-act-goofy man. Several close friends have had success at the online pick and choose method, so after years of poo-poo'ing the practice, I've gone and made a PROFILE for myself.
The VERY first response I received to said "ad" was from a person who appeared to fit the bill. We exchanged several rounds of pleasantries and then he busted out with such sentences as "Please be gentle when you rape me" and "do you mind if I keep you saran-wrapped in my closet?"
I can now appreciate the privacy barriers these services have set up, but there must be a better way.