I like the idea though so I'll just wait patiently - joining more than one site should help my stats!
I get "winks" from men who turn out to be non- existent. I was considering it before the "email" I wish all of these sites would let you sort out the ones who have stated a physical type that I don't match.
I've been trying a few, pof being one, but it's worth mentioning that there are some very good free dating sites if your search around for them.
I joined recently and it's a pretty cool site but lacking a lot of ladies in my area.
As one poster mentioned, it is free, and the questions are fun to answer, and gives you a better idea of who you might match with. Why would one go to jail just for striking up a convo?
Sounds so ridiculous, maybe if the girl is a minor, but even then I wouldn't think anything could happen unless sexual proposition made. But often people are less friendly and less trusting in more cosmopolitan area even if the numerical odds are greater. The internet is the best way to go if a person is relatively sharp and alert.
And most of the emails you receive are actually from the site that they sent you so you'd pay up, thinking you'd received a real email from a potential date.