I also roped in two girlfriends based in London, who are also single, and in their 30s.
They agreed to take on the world of online dating from home in the UK.
By end of week two, I had 62 ‘reasonable matches’ (people who were more than a 60% match).
But this only happened because I extended the distance range to the whole of the US. With the men I did take a shine to, it felt like we had to take exams before we could actually obtain contact. Some of them may well have later fled to the Internet in the hope they’d find their wife: soft in character, tall, with model looks, joker, non-smoker, prays in tongues at least 45 minutes a day, preferably a virgin, never confronts but isn’t a pushover... I appreciate the need to have standards when it comes to finding a life partner, but not when we’re unwilling to look at ourselves, or the fear so clearly attached to so many requirements.
Over in London, it seemed my girls were having similar problems.