Why bother filling out the preference at all?
I promise this will be the last time I kvetch.
I just can't take this site seriously anymore.
There's two different types of matches. There is the match system that is based on the match profile created through the questions and answers that do not appear in the CM member's profile, but through the CM questionnaire. Then there are the searches where you can customize your search based on your preferences for things such as appearance, distance, adherence to Church teachings, and so on.
Celine, I believe you are referring to the customized searches where you enter the criteria and run a search. I am not sure why the results end up that way. You may have to verify the other criteria in the search, as the search may be running with the geographic criteria as the primary factor, for example. You may have to run a few searches with different combinations of criteria in order to get the results that you are seeking. If your custom search results still don't yield what you are seeking after tinkering a bit, I'd recommend a help ticket. If there is a technical problem admin should be able to provide an answer.