Thanks for the tip-off. At my age I'm not too interested in this stuff any more, but do think about it from time to time. I agree that there are probably better ways to meet people than Internet dating, but certainly wouldn't rule it out either. Times have changed, and the old personal ad stigma is pretty much gone. ( And in any case, one if my grandmother's was a mail order bride, so I'm not in a position to criticize.)
Too bad Paranormal Date sounds like a bad deal. I generally believe that "niche" sites are preferable to things like match.com, which are so general and have so many members, people hardly know where to start.
A few years ago I was in alikewise.com, a niche site based on reading tastes. Sounds like a good idea, but I didn't meet anyone to date. First, a majority of them were on the east coast. Whether it was lack of publicity or what, alikewise just never caught on out west. Second, most of the guys were 10 or 20 years younger than me. But worst of all, nearly all of the guys who responded to me were obviously Nigerian scammers. As most of you probably know, many people have lost serious amounts of money to romancescammers and catfishers. And others who didn't have money to send them have gotten sucked into illicit schemes assisting the scammers with their money transfers, etc. Most of the ones who contacted me were so clumsy and unconvincing, I'm not sure how people fall for this, but no matter. I kept turning these people in to the administrators, and they'd remove his profile. but more would pop up. In retrospect, I think it was the same guy (or team of guys--they work in teams)who just used different screen names and profiles. I was disgusted that they evidently weren't vetting new members profiles at all, since there were always lots of red flags in the profiles. Some of them had even stolen pictures of American servicemen, a common MO of these guys.