I used to play around in the online dating game before I got married. Everyone of these sites offers " free 3 day trials" from time to time, so I would sign up for the trial and message as many women as possible over those 3 days saying I was giving up on the site and if they are for real to email me at my personal email. Send that out to 200 women and you get lots of hits on the personal email, out of those I'd end up hooking up with a handful. Then the next dating site would offer their free trial, just repeat. It was a good system for me, never had to actually pay for a membership to any of them.
This does not sound like you were looking for a loving and forever LTR sir!
I am, for one, shocked!! Why I never!