The result of our BuddyGays.com review: BuddyGays.com turned out to be an insufficient dating website.
- Subscription Rip off
Unlikely to meet
- Very expensive
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The moment you land on the starting page of BuddyGays.com, it is clear that this is a hookup site for gays. The background picture is a gay couple smiling at you. The portal provides you with general information about various topics like finding love, gay love in particular and communications. It seems to be a good idea to create an account here.
But we are suspicious because the design of the website looks too familiar to us, the only difference to other cheeky websites we have reviewed before is the name and the logo. We scroll down to the bottom of the page and see that the operator is Timespace Services Limited, located in Valetta, Malta. The company is part of one of the biggest networks of dating portals worldwide, and we have reviewed many of them in the past. Not one of them was a legit dating portal, all of them are a big rip-off operating moderated chats, with member pools full of faked profiles and subscription traps. If we believe the countless horrible reviews from the net, then BuddyGays.com is no different.
Scroll down to read the details of our BuddyGays.com review.
Details on the BuddyGays.com review
We have a look at the BuddyGays.com member structure and learn that they have 300,000 members in the US alone and an average activity of 100,000 members weekly. The website is dominated by younger to middle-aged gay men. The website offers a mobile version with similar features, but a mobile application is not yet available.
To register, you need to fill out a personality test, but the registration is still comfortable and fast. You need to provide your necessary details, and after that, there will be an email verification process. After about 5-10 minutes, you will receive your 4-digit activation code.
You are then redirected to the main members’ page. The site has a clean interface and is really very user-friendly. All members regardless of their age, should be able to use the site. It is comfortable that there are not too many functions, which makes navigation smoother. There is a chat function, a search function and games are available.
What about all the terrible testimonies and reports?
We do some research on the internet and see a lot of bad reports and testimonies about BuddyGays.com and the operator Timespace Services Limited, headquartered in Valetta, Malta. The former members mainly complain about the subscription trap and the difficulty in terminating them. Some others also accuse the portal of having a faked members’ pool and moderated chats.
The fact is that the website advertises a free registration, but does not mention that there will additional costs, which appear if the user wants to communicate with other members. To animate the naïve newbie, the portal offers a 3-day trial membership for just a few dollars. This sounds like a great deal but ends up in a trap. The member will not be able to terminate this trial membership on time, because the cancellation period is only 72 hours. After that, the membership will change to a monthly paid subscription. This is not a scam, mainly because the operator has mentioned the automatic renewal policy in their terms and conditions, but for sure, there is something fishy. Sure enough, because later, the website BuddyGays.com denies your termination and continuous charging your credit card. Many former users hired an advocate to help and get rid of this subscription trap.
Just one of the many bad testimonies
“Horrible, horrible crapstic experience. Decided to try it out for three days, but ended up having to get verified on a different site or else I'll get banned or not able to talk to any member. Clicked on a link they gave me, I was an idiot, put my Credit Card number in. They charged me 39.99 dollars from an entire different dating site even though they said the process was free.”
Timespace Services Limited
28/19 Suite 1485
Valletta VLT 1432
How to cancel
You may cancel your subscription and membership by following the relevant link to remove your account or alternatively by contacting our support via:
email: [email protected]
The conclusion from our BuddyGays.com review
Once again, an excellent example of how naive users of online dating websites get ripped off. On the online sex dating portal, BuddyGays.com the operator from Malta, lures its members with misinformation and trial offers, into expensive and difficult to cancel subscriptions. We can only urge you not to register on this site or any other site of this operator.
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