Either directly, or indirectly, dating sites ask you to describe who you're looking for. That ought to mean the type of person you get on with ( Hi Viv!!!) But all too often it results in a check list, and if you ain't ticking all the boxes, they ain't talking to you.
Now I have my own set of tickboxes (Hi Emily!!!), and if you're a 5'10" or 5' 11" redhead and the number 150 is lower than your IQ but a little higher than (or at least very close to) your weight in pounds while also being less than three times your age but more than five times your age, then feel free to say "Hi." or even "I want your body...". Either will get you a reaction, it's not for nothing that I'm renowned as a wit, raconteur, and a bit of a slut.
Or is it tart?
A check list is only typed into a computer, not chiselled in granite by the finger of the Almighty, being attracted to someone doesn't necessarily make them the one for you, come to that it's entirely possible to think someone is hot, but not actually like them. It's equally possible that someone is going to fail to tick a single box on your check list, and yet every time you set eyes on them it lets sunshine into your soul.
So no, I'm not here looking for a life partner, I'm here because there are times when I'm so lonely, it's insufferable, and even a few messages passed between ships in the night beats that. A coffee, oysters, or even shooting a few clays in company is even better. And frankly? I've been as far afield as Prague and Zurich on coaches, so London ain't that far. What is it with all these people that like to travel, but want to meet someone from their own backyard?
That said, I'm not adverse to the idea of meeting "The One", I'm trying to point out that you stand a lot better chance of meeting "The One" if you actually meet some people rather than sitting in the middle of the World Wide Web like some sort of cyber spider waiting for the exact sort of prey to happen along before you chance a venture into reality.