In my short, happy life thus far I've been an EMT, firefighter, sailor, soldier, exotic dancer, professor, public candidate, auctioned off bachelor/servant, door to door salesman, bartender, waiter, bouncer, campaign manager, biker, and pilot.
I'm here because I think it's crazy that we essentially limit ourselves to the handful of people who happen to be coworkers, classmates, or neighbors. There are amazing people out there that we are fantastically compatable with, but don't happen to live next door. I want to find them.
I'm starting to suspect that there is something insidious going on here though. An awful lot of people write but then don't respond, call but don't answer, make plans and then bail... if you're just here to get attention, do everyone a favor and do it elsewhere.