Dating sites seem to come in three flavours - free, 'pretend free', and not-free-at-all.Obviously there are plenty of UK dating sites out there which are only too delighted to help you find the love of your life, as long as you pay a significant upfront fee, or pay a monthly subscription.This can often add up, especially when some people end up paying for months, or even years.There are also plenty of 'pretend free' dating sites too.You can use different handles in each section under the same account too, so no one will be any wiser if you want to advertise for one thing in one place without ruining your chances for something more should it come up.After Lavalife, I only know of a few others that are worth mentioning, although I've yet to find one that's truly ideal.Florists and gift companies for example may well pay to place an advert on a dating site, and this is how a free dating site can really be totally free.
Stephen asks: "I am trying to find a 'real' adult dating site. The people on there either do not exist or are trumped up.
Of course, new sites will debut that may or may not be of merit.
My first recommendation would be to try Lavalife's Intimate Encounters section; you sign up with them and then decide which of the three sections you want to be a part of (Dating, Relationships or Intimate Encounters).
There are a lot of adult dating sites that don't have a lot of users, or use sneaky marketing tactics like the bait and switch you're referring to.
We've all seen them - the ads show a bevy of beautiful women in your area, but when you sign up, you realize that the women were just ads that were geographically targeted to your search preferences.