This isn't the half of it. As I said before, in the time I was a member, I never came across one legitimate female respondent. All were out to scam, cheat, and deceive me in one way or another. This is the worse kind of scam since they are praying on others' feelings; and I'm telling you, I felt ver stupid to have spent all the time, effort and energy writing to who knows who. A man or a two hundred pound gorilla, it's all the same, it's all a deception.
Basically, you are writing to someone who picture doesn't correspond to them, who live elsewhere from where they have posted (how about Bangkok or Rhiad, or Daccar). Usually, a quite attractive, in my case, female, who as it turns out, could be anyone. Out of all of my contacts, no one legitimate poerson ever responded. They all, and some I came to find out much later, were frauds. Anothey ploy comes from "females" aged twenty something who were trying to persuade me to go to their Yahoo address, or install a webcam. Oh, and I was asked for money twice. And here you are, revealing many things about yourself, some quite personal, hoping to find your "ideal" match! No such thing fellas! This is despicable. I don't suppose Mate1 shares all the responsibility for this kind of conning, but these are people, who they "endorse" as Ambassadors that turned out to be conning me just like the others. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM! So they are in a way perpetuating this cruel game. Then there are those people who gets their kicks, and maybe some cash, out of praying on people who are not aware of these scams and believe they are correspoonding with legitimate people. It is a sad refection on our times that so many people who lack moral fiber, have found that these sites represent for them a viable means to defraud, swindle, and victimize those who are legitimately looking for that special companion with whom quite possible they intend to spend the rest of their life. The end of an illusion. No words can describe the cruelty of their game. What I do know is that this has to end, and end immediately!