Why do I receive messages from people who don't match my preferences?

The criteria that you save on your Saved Search Page affects only the results for that particular search. 

It is very normal to receive views from those who do not meet your preferences. If you would like to reduce the number of messages that you receive from those who do not meet your preferences, clearly define your preferences in your "Ideal Match" section of your profile. Important information to include here is the absolute oldest and youngest that you would consider someone as a match, the farthest you would travel for a match, and anything else that is a "make or break" factor in your search. 

To make this update, click here: Update My Ideal Match Description