Howdy and Welcome Aboard the Forum Sharlen!
Since you are new to this forum, let me mention that there are also some "social groups" on this forum, including one I recall
is oriented to helping sailors find mates (the kind to mate with). I am not a member
of those groups, but you should be able to find them if you do some exploring of the forum website, look for "groups."
As a woman you might be interested in the Mermaids Group
. It has 206 members.
Another group is Single Sailors Seeking Soul Mates
. It has 608 members.
Since you might be interested in crewing
too, there is also a separate forum on this site focused on Crew Needed or Wanted
A Profile Helps People Relate
You can also post a profile (when you sign up you can create a profile on this site or edit it later) and in that you can also post photos and a description of your sailing desires or experiences. You may click on a member's name (avatar) to see their public profile and through that page you can also send them private messages if you wish. You can look at mine for an example, and see I have written something and also posted some photos in an album. Not everyone does post any written "bio" or even a photo
of themselves, but I think it adds to the human factor of a community to see a face and know a little about that person, and makes it more "personal." So I encourage the use of photos of the sailor for the avatar.
Good luck on your sailing adventures and have fun!