minus the guys that were just looking for nude photos, of course.

After a week on this site with seemingly no coherent mail, I quit it too.

As a result, most of my interactions came from Military

The site looks like it was designed on Microsoft Word in 1997, but it’s simple to use, and it’s free.

The registration process was thorough: Asking my preferences from eye color all the way to income.

While I found no mobile apps, there were three promising websites: After a few weeks of messaging locals and attempting to solicit dates in the Greater New York City area, I didn’t have much luck.

In retrospect, the popularity of mobile apps most likely draws the use of eligible military bachelors, because unlike these sites, the interface is more friendly and the likelihood of meeting someone is much higher.

Still, I held out hope, and then I tried my luck in Norfolk, Virginia, while visiting my parents over Labor Day weekend.

Being the site of the world’s largest Navy base, I thought sheer numbers might result in an actual encounter.

I couldn’t tell the difference between live chats, messages, winks, likes, and whatever else was going on.

The interface was so confusing that I couldn’t figure out if the messages were to me, or ones I had sent.

It even wanted to verify my photo by using my driver’s license.