Maybe it's because the females here are expecting to make money from their contacts - gotta speculate in order to accumulate. Other sites, the females are free because they are the bait that brings in the paying males; this site just acknowledges that the females are here to make money from the males.
I had no idea women had to pay anything! That really narrows choices here and where I live there are little choices. Not good at all. And I thought SA was bad. I will not give this site my membership unless they change that stupid idea.
I agree that it makes little sense for women to have to pay on here, but you can still do a few things without being a gold member...Add someone to favorites or wink for instance...Hopefully they send you a message after:).