(quote) Richard-831657 said: In my experience, the 7/7 folks are less than 50% of the members here. I just did a quick experiment with one of my searches. When I said "no preference" on Faith, I got 7 pages. When I specified 7/7, I got 3 pages, less than 50%. In addition to that, I know that some 7/7 folks are willing to consider people who are not 7/7, as long as they believe most of the 7. I think that the 7/7 folks may be overrepresented on the forums, and some of them are very outspoken, so it is easy for a reader of the forums to think that most members are 7/7, but it is simply untrue.
Personally, I am not 7/7, and am rather flexible, but I might balk at someone who is 2/7. ;-)
While some 7/7 folks may insist on only 7/7 partners, I believe that these folks represent less than 1/3 of the total members. If you are not getting replies, it is not because you are 6/7. I have not looked at your profile, so I have no idea if there is anything else in your profile that could be a problem. Perhaps you should ask a few ladies here to read your profile and give you feedback.
My two cents,
I'm not going to get into the whole 7/7 issue. Personally, my searches are all set to 7/7 but that's just me. But I was intrigued by your statistics... and I want to offer a critique since I don't think they tell the whole story. What I want to bring up is how other factors play into the amount of 7/7s in the dating pool.
What you said about 7/7 folks being in the minority may be true for your own search criteria, but maybe not for Ben and certainly not for me. I did little experiment with one of my searches. Not changing any other criteria in this particular search, if I change the church teachings to "no preference", I only jump up from 74 results to 77. That's not a very big increase. There are only 3 girls out there worldwide that are being ruled out by the 7/7 filter under that particular search. But then again, I'm looking for girls who list themselves as conservative or very conservative as far as politics goes. I think that may have a large part to do with it as well. In other words, if you're looking for a conservative girl who is not 7/7... then you're probably going to have a hard time. And I have noticed that with some common interests (such as "Lord of the Rings" under one of my searches) conservatives or 7/7 girls tend to make up the majority.
So again... it depends on what you're searching for. I assume a search with an emphasis on liberal politics might have 7/7 girls in the minority.