Others have mentioned some of the many possibilities. I appreciate his honesty and sincerity as well as it moved our relationship to a more personal level. I prefer not to have to sign onto a website to communicate with him.
And really, I think e-mail is less intrusive than texting or leaving voice messages. Look at it this way, at least he didn't ask for your Twitter account. You get timed out if you take to long typing a message , often loosing everything.. The #1 reason is so we can get your address stalk you, then break in your lovely home and steal your dirty panties and sell them on evil Bay. I used to use a pay site and all they were interested in was sucking money out of me and I had no better chance of getting a date than on this site, less as a matter of fact, because your coin pays for very limited contacts, at first they even charged you to change your profile pic.
To call a bloke cheap because he doesn't want to be ripped-off is unfair, the pay sites only came about when they realised how popular the free dating categories were on the search engines.
UK Sex Meet offers you literally thousands of willing sex contacts (women and men) from all around the UK.
They are all looking for non-commitment, no hassle sex partners for sexual convenience and fun.
Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc. Another is that many people have email service through their cell phone/blackberry. What Po F provides is a closed system of messaging. I can see why men do it on the pay sites like E-Harmony and Match, because they're too cheap to actually pay the registration fee.