At first sight, the online dating website AfricanDate.com looks good. The portal offers free registration and claims to have a lot of active members. On the landing page we read some general information about the site. We also see a great selection of profile pictures. It seems that the members´ pool of the site is filled with a lot of potential matches. Additionally, the operator of the site advertises with great data protection, scam safety, profile verification and simple handling. All in all, that does sound more than promising. The registration is free and done in just a few minutes. After a few steps, your profile is created, and you are ready to start the search for the perfect partner.
Misleading advertising on the homepage
Our first impression of the online dating portal is good. But, we did some research on the internet and found many negative reports. Those reviews were mostly about the operator of the site. In general, the reputation of the company behind the dating site is terrible. We read about a scam with a fake chat and a subscription trap. It all starts on the landing page. Here, the operator advertises with misleading information. The registration is free, but after that costs will occur. Also, it seems that the rates on this platform are quite high. On the internet, we found reports about credit card charges of more than 500 USD. Of course, that does not appear trustworthy at all and there is more to come.
Is this website a moderated chat?
The operator of the site, SOL Networks Limited advertises with a lot of profile pictures on the landing page. We found some reports about a rip-off with a fake chat. In the terms and conditions, we did not find a note about a moderated chat, fictitious profiles, or fake operators. However, the bad reputation of the operator speaks against the trustworthiness of the terms. It seems that fake operators will get in touch with a new member and try to start a conversation. But a fake operator will not identify as a fictional person and a fake profile is also not marked as such. By giving a lot of attention with many messages they stimulate the user to spend money. Only with a paid membership or the purchase of credits is it possible to send messages. This will end in an expensive trap.
The opinion of the online community
During our review about AfricanDate.com we found many negative reports from former customers. Most of the reviews were about the operator of the site. They have a terrible reputation. The company that runs this site is also the operator of many more dating platforms. It seems that all their sites are a cheeky rip-off. We read about very high charges, fake profiles and a subscription trap.