Paid members have access to user blogs, instant messaging, forums, live cams, email and magazine articles, whereas trial users can only search the site and participate in some (but not all) of the many chat rooms.
Then when I did get an email, I wouldn't get a response for another few weeks, if at that.
In my experience, the forums and chat rooms definitely were the place to hang out, and there was no lack of folks to talk to or meet up with on any given day of the week.
Always keep an open mind, don’t worry too much about ‘compatibility’ and you’ll be sure to find some fantastic people; from there it’s all up to you.4.
Be bold and make that first move You’re in control!
Unfortunately, AFF does a poor job of purging its databases of old members who have long since abandoned their profiles, and I encountered more than a few "professionals" on the site.