I got another one of those generic OLD emails to me that basically says "you are pretty and have a nice smile"--I wouldn't respond to one of those unless the guy was amazing in his profile & you know the odds of that. But I always look at the guy's profile. This one was pretty amusing. first of all, he's 6'4" and describes his body type as "jacked." I'm 5'1". Even OKCupid said we were only a 10% match. In the section where it asks what people first notice about you, he says "My friends always say I look smart"--oh, maybe that's because he's not actually smart?
The strangest part of the profile, though, was the part where it asks you to list your favorite books movies, etc. For the books he says things like "The Help" (hardcover) or some other book (paperback)--I'm sure he has not read any of those books. And for the movies, after each movie he lists the synopsis of the movie that is obviously copied from some kind of movie review site. I'm not sure if he's a scammer or just dumb.
So yes, this is why I have really given up on OLD, yet some people actually do meet their SO's on there--how, I don't know.