I've heard some good things about match, but who knows. Women getting free memberships or reduced rates, to email some suckers, for renewals or to go from free registration to paid membership, are pretty common. Just like anything, when you put out hard cash, you want a return on your investment, so you work at it harder.
On here, forums help, other services include potential matches, but most women say messages are lame and guys are damaged.
There women see you for who you are, rather than some imagined who you could be.
Just do the best you can, let it be whatever it will be. I forgot to mention that one I got from Match ran out when the money did!
Not to say, it was BECAUSE she found me on Match..saying...
Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc.
Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing...