I would add to the posts already given that it also depends on your location. I am about to move to my third city since joining CM. I have met some very nice people, but the amount of people online relatively close to my area has fluctuated quite a bt. Seems CM is just more popular in certain parts of the US.
I am getting ready to move to Louisville, KY. I did a quick search and after viewing the results I am wondering where did all the catholics go in that area. Versus I looked into a job offer in Chicago and did a search and went wow, look at all the people on CM in that area.
You may be experiencing that as well.
I want to welcome you to the Bluegrass state (soon). There is a very large CM population in Indy - I just went to their Chili Cook Off and they even had one gentleman from Texas! No, there is not a large population but Indy and Cincy are not very far away. As a relocated Texan, it ain't all that bad!