I won’t spend too much time on this question mostly because I’m biased: I met my wife using
I understand if you’re having reservations about giving the service a try (I had the same reservations myself).
Keep in mind: these “simple” sections are where people feel most comfortable telling little white lies. When you meet someone on a first date you don’t want their first thought to be “they lied to me”. If you are unnecessarily, it will lower your match score with other singles for no good reason.
If something is important to you then by all means, enter those preferences.
This is a little confusing for brand new users as initially it looks as if you have to pay to use the service. You can browse profiles and even wink at other users for free.