@LoriRita, as a standard member (new to site, still not sure if it will be worth the premium membership), I would love to send emails, but cannot see anywhere where this is possible. As @SomewhatAmused says, cannot view messages or who viewed your profile, so trying to decide if there are potential matches is tricky, although you can view profiles from search results, and anyone who sent you a message, which helps. Are you sure emailing is a feature available to a standard member, or is email access only available after upgrading? Would appreciate your insight.
You lose a bit. You can receive emails. I wrote in my profile that I let my membership expire, so please no messages, I can't read them. Only send emails. Well, I have over 300 new messages anyway. I'm also "somewhat amused" by that. LOL.