Man, this website really has gone down since I was last here. I can't even view my messages anymore? Weeeak.
They have chased away a large amount of their user base.
I believe they are trying to replace the ad revenue that must not have developed. Of course, as they drive traffic down, the ad revenue just gets lower. They are surely looking for the "sweet spot" between paid memberships and ad revenue.
You are totally correct. It's to the point where if you're looking for a serious relationship you can't find it here anymore.