Read their profile and look at their pics before you engage. Maybe there are some flags or deal-breakers for you. I was contacted by people who lived in Florida, Northern California, Manhattan, even though I had put the settings at 30 miles from where I live! They were looking for someone when they traveled through Cleveland. Not my thing. I have a Ph.D. and do better dating guys with degrees who are intellectually-driven. I don’t want more kids, if their profile says they want kids, I move on. Do your basic due diligence!