Every pay online dating service that I am aware of has a policy where you are automatically auto-renewed at whatever subscription plan you select when first signing up.
I rate both sites very highly indeed, with just pinching it from e Harmony by a whisker.
You’ll find my review here and also my review of e Harmony here.
My recommendation to everyone is sign-up for three or six months and the make sure your auto-renewals are off.
This way, you give yourself a real opportunity to succeed but at the same time when the subscription runs out you are able to judge for yourself if you want to continue with that service.
You’ll find that both sites have their own pros and cons, but neither sites are plagued by fake profiles which is a huge plus and the most important consideration when joining an online dating site.