Okay, perhaps failure is too strong of a sentiment. I just don't believe that a few randomly strung together sentences are all it takes for two people to connect. Are you really interested to know that I prefer chopsticks over a fork and knife? Does your knowing that I enjoy spending Saturday mornings exploring yard sales and flea markets make you want to click on the "send message" button? I could make myself cosmopolitan - share with you that I have visited both Europe and Asia, my favorite city is New York City and my favorite thing to do while visiting my favorite city is go to the theater. Random details that make up a small piece of me, but do little to help you know what really makes me tick.
Do you really want to know that I enjoy all Cleveland sports? I could go on-and-on: I bicycle 3-4 times a week, I only drink decaf coffee, I am addicted to sparkling water, I collect Little Golden Books, I would rather read than watch television, I get excited about local library book sales, my favorite car is a Mustang (I've had two, my first was red and my new one is black), Winter is my favorite season, summer is my least favorite season, I've read all of Shakespeare's works and actually enjoyed doing it, my favorite author is John Irving, I was once fluent in Japanese, music doesn't do much for me, I have two cats and I'm not ashamed to admit that I like one more than the other, I believe eight hours of sleep is necessary every night, I enjoy routine but also relish in the excitement of spontaneity, I don't like large groups of people, I enjoy quiet and solitude, I love deeply intellectual conversations, antiquing is a great Sunday adventure, and my favorite food is chili.
To be serious for a moment - I am here on this site because I do believe it is a forum in which two unlikely strangers can at least introduce themselves. All it takes is a single click of the mouse to open a whole new world of possibilities.