It does; free dating members can send up to five complimentary messages. Women can respond to messages for free, and if you subscribe, your limits are lifted.
Right away! Direct messaging is a premium service, so you'll need to update - but you can see match recommendations instantly on registration.
Yes, there is a dating site admin who reviews photos and verifies members. You can choose Full Safe Mode if you have any concerns or report unwanted activity to the customer services team.