These recommendations are just for a snapshot in time.
Good sites can go bad, and those I don't recommend may improve.
Even sites that may once have been good can go bad.
They may be sold to a different owner who uses different standards or may engage in some of those shady practices to boost membership and use. You simply have to watch your back on any online dating site.
There are a lot of adult dating sites that don't have a lot of users, or use sneaky marketing tactics like the bait and switch you're referring to.
We've all seen them - the ads show a bevy of beautiful women in your area, but when you sign up, you realize that the women were just ads that were geographically targeted to your search preferences.
Those are the scams that the individual girls run, without being sanctioned by the site. They’re scammy, buggy, gross, or just didn’t result in any dates with girls we thought were bangable.
Likewise, evaluating a dating site before using it is essential, and it will bring you that much closer to finding a good match.
Bumble is a dating app that only allows women to initiate contact in opposite-sex connections; in same-sex connections either party may initiate contact. Since 2012, Tinder has been matching singles based on their social profiles and geographic location. Both users must “swipe right” before being matched and are then able to chat within the app.
If that's the case, I'll admit it's pretty hard to find.
It's pretty hard for any site these days (especially the big ones) to stop fake profiles and scammers from signing up, but I think I get what you're after.