Allow me clarify the "I am looking for........." option on POF.
There are 5 choices yet you are only allowed to select one. I believe most of us on some level fall into more than one category.
#1 - you can rule out "intimate encounter' as one of my choices - not what I'm looking for.......
#2 - friendship, hangout, dating - pretty much fall under the same category in my book
You can't have too many friends. I'd like to hangout and not sit home every weekend, dates are nice because that gets the butterflies and the adrenaline going.................and eventually if the stars align maybe you find that person for long term. I don't need to find that person tomorrow, but ultimately I would like that again at some point in my life. I am thankful for every person that I have 'met' whether it be to chat for a bit on this site, go out once, or even for a little while. I have learned things about myself and other people - both good and bad - LOL - by doing this. As far as online dating goes..............jury's still out :-)