Classifieds are dicey, and even scary at first. I was reticent on giving any info until a correspondent had passed several "gates" (ie: First Gate was they typed in actual sentences, then a phone call, etc). But it worked out for me. Well enough that I barely canvass anymore.
There are folks on GT I'd love to jam with but the global nature and excellent attraction of this site means folks most likely live elsewhere! Try your local online classifieds and take a chance. You could be pleasantly surprised. :)
...so ever since then, I always hang on to the buckle.