you know what... there's a lot of dross out there.
and they aren't ALL online, though it sure feels like it sometime.
it's also not just men - the night i met Cam, he had sent a one-line message to a bunch of women that were going to the same party asking them to save a dance for him (not me, though, he was outside my age restrictions).
one of them seriously misinterpreted that email and thought that it meant he was interested in a relationship with her.
another man on PoF has a rather plaintive footnote to his profile asking Big Fish if he could please find a way to screen out the "psychos".
so it goes both ways...