My preferences would be Club Intimate, Fling, Adult Match Doctor, and Get It On, As for adult dating sites that I don't recommend, see my reviews for Shag Pal and Adult Friend Finder.

Once you find someone you're interested exchanging messages with, you simply send them a contact request and providing they accept it, you can exchange messages with them for free and as often as you like!

Flirthut also has an open dating forum that anyone can use, member or not.

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.

To answer your question: it depends on what you mean by legitimate.

Are you looking for an adult dating site that caters to adult encounters or casual sex, that isn't full of scammers or fake profiles?

Flirthut is a completely free dating site that you can use without payment.

You can search for people who are looking for love, looking for a relationship, wanting to make new friends or just wanting some fun.

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.

These recommendations are just for a snapshot in time.