I am fairly new to this site and only recently exploring it a little bit more. I have a standard membership and not a Gold one (still thinking about it). I would like males' opinion on this? Do male on this website mind writing emails to standard members? What are your views on standard members? Do you prefer women who have Gold membership? Would you be more inclined to write to a woman who has Gold membership than a standard one?
I think little activity is probably due to the fact that there are so many scammers on this site (before you exchange 2 mails, profile is erased, or no longer available, or...).
I also presume intensive activity is not needed, as men get contacted from more women than they can respond to. And last but not the least, the majority of members is from US - and not interested in long-distance dating.
Well, these are my conclusions. It could be that I am wrong/others have different experience.