I'm still getting email from a Plenty of Fish account I used when I was living in St. Catharines. Ten years ago.
Sure, it's going to my spam filter, but still -- dating websites keep accounts going after more than ten years of dormancy? That's crazy. Matching me up with other people?
As I recall, that was the big frustration with using PoF. I sent out a shitload of messages, and got absolutely nowhere. It was only when I tried to quit that I realized it was impossible for me to delete my profile -- meaning that a fair chunk of the women I had been messaging weren't even on the system anymore. I was talking to ghosts. The talent pool was being kept artificially high with inactive members. (There was a 'active within X days' line, but it was obviously faulty, and in hindsight, deliberately so.)
And now I'm one of those ghosts in the machine.
I expect that this makes some trouble for some people, in a relationship, but getting email from a dating website, because they can't turn the fucking thing off.
Manipulation at every turn -- it's why I'm so reluctant to get back into online dating (although I suppose I have to, for reasons which are unclear to me).