Alex59, I like how you think. I had my doubts about whether or not a dating site would produce the results advertised, and I've come to the conclusion that your statistics are spot-on. While some might find your language somewhat harsh, I believe you are only stating the empirical facts. This is my last free post and I won't be paying for a subscription as a result of my findings which match yours. Instead, I have resolved that I will spend more time in meetup groups in real life and hope to find a better friendship that way. I don't do social media and I find these dating sites are just another form of that. Best of luck to all of you.
Thank you, Graham, for your moderation of this site; I think you've done a great job, but the venue itself is not for me.