I really have no experience with Sql, php... I know a little java and vb script....
What do you think of creating a drop down menu for cities/states/provinces?
What about a zip code/postal code search so that you can find people locallyl?
With the city as just a string(text field) different people will type in different versions/spellings of the same place and still not find each other.
Is this too hard to implement?