As a point of reference, before my first trip, I joined one of those paid sites (Anastasia something) and the only two that met me in person in Kiev wanted money for sex. so I think it works deoending what you are looking for and whats your actitud at the moment to get into those sites, Im not saying that some peopole or porfiles are scam but in my case it turned out the best decision in my life!
To the left, -10 means the sender was 10 years younger, on the right, the sender was 10 years older, with zero indicating that the sender and the recipient are the same age.
Here are the two plots for men responding to messages from women (blue) and women responding to messages from men (red).
So, we can see that women are much more selective than men when it comes to responding to messages.
Still, there is a significant difference between an Assembly at Bath and a flier that is advertising goods to the general public.
Online solicitations, where no response need be made if there is no interest, are equivalent to the latter.