I've been on match.com for like 5 days now. My biggest fear is that I'll see a co-worker or manager on there and an even bigger fear is that they will "wink" at me. So far, I've gotten a lot of responses on that site. I can only deduce that there are fewer women in the bay area (silicon valley) and even fewer women who actually take care of themselves (judging from my peers at work). So far, I've chatted with a French man and I'm emailing with someone from the UK on a 3 year visa.
I'm trying things differently this time. The man from the UK is by no means a show stopper, but both his profile and his emails make me laugh. That's really hard to do in that type of environment. If nothing else, I might have made myself a friend. The other men who've emailed me have had questionable usernames like "whoseyourdaddy". Delete. One man had the audacity to say "Looking for an attractive woman to start a family with" and so far the best I've seen is "Looking for a low-maintainence and laid-back girl who is kind of bitchie...because I like that for a reason!!!!" I almost emailed him, but he was only 25. I feel good about this. I think I might meet some interesting people. The candidates are a lot more promising than the ones I was getting on e-harmony and that was NYC after all.