I was overjoyed at finding a site with "binders" full of profiles of beautiful women who were looking for a guy like me and didn't care that I was middle aged and average looking at best. It wasn't until had paid for the service that I found the reviews warning people away from the sites that were "too good to be true" and "look out for sites that charge for every email you send the dates"
Then it clicked that the woman I'd been corresponding with had given generic answers to my questions. Love poems that sounded sweet but ate up my credits without any real content. No pictures of her holding a sign that says "Hi (my name)" as I'd requested, but pictures that were from her website. I don't know if she was really the person on the website or if someone was using the pictures without permission. And since it's a Russian dating website, no way to contact the actual website (also in Russian) to find out. There may be real women on this, but it would cost a fortune to find them among the spammers.