Not long at all! Just jump in wherever you feel comfortable and contribute so folks know you are here. There should be a list on your home page that shows folks that live near you, or have kids like your own kids age, or are the same age as you. The more you fill your profile, the more similar folks will be able to find you. Ask questions (like you already did) or start a new forum thread on a group that interests you. Folks will start asking to be your friend as soon as they know you are here! Don't forget, ask somebody to be your friend if you would like to get to know them better, then send them a message introducing yourself and what drew you to them. Start a conversation!
Have fun on CM!
at 12:16 AM on Sep. 21, 2010