This not only saves time and bandwidth, it ensures she’s not inundated with profile views and starts getting the wrong impression.
FC’s chat feature is also integrated into the site much better than Blossom’s, though you do have to be a platinum member to initiate an IM session.
So, if you have the opportunity, make sure to take advantage of the “chat now” feature to bypass the headaches and waiting.
Bottom line: Less girls, less active, and a terrible site design makes this one a hard sell at up to $30 a month.
Especially considering many of the women on these sites are actively seeking or at least very open to foreigners and white men, even if you’re older.