Ask is supposed to be only for asking and answering questions. It's a way for people to get information or help in making decisions. Sometimes users do a little bit of chatting by adding additional comments, but there's no additional communication beyond that.
Oh my....ok so I don't recommend online dating especially on a social forum. I met my ex on Xbox live ( yes I know I'm a dork :p). It did not turn out well..Yeah just no, long distance sucks meet someone in your area.