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.
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.
These recommendations are just for a snapshot in time.
Good sites can go bad, and those I don't recommend may improve.
The scammer will have photos showing a young and attractive woman though her profile may say she’s from America or England.
The scammer will later explain that she’s from Russia but couldn’t select it as an option on the dating site.
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To answer your question: it depends on what you mean by legitimate.