HookupInYourCity.com has a modern design and a solid first appearance. On the attractive landing page, we see the screen for free registration. We also see an image of a young couple in love. That gives us the impression of a solid casual dating portal. It seems that you can register and find one match after another. It is possible to meet a lot of people here. But only online, as this website is an “entertainment” service. On the landing page, we read a statement which explains the use of computer-generated virtual profiles for your entertainment.
This website uses fictional profiles
The online dating portal HookupInYourCity.com may look good and promising. But on the landing page, we found a statement which is not. It is good that the statement is there, but it explains the use of computer-generated virtual profiles. So, the profiles on this site are fictional and do not show actual members. Also, the fake profiles are controlled by bots. Those bots use the fake profiles to lure new members into a chat. As the operator puts it, the purpose of the computer-generated virtual profiles is your entertainment. We have another point of view.
As we see it, the profiles serve another purpose. First of all, the moderated fake profiles are a bad thing. But since the operator mentions their use on the landing page, and does not hide that information, it is not a fake chat scam. However, a dating site is not for entertainment, and users of the site do not seek entertainment. The reputation of this site could be better. But we found many negative reviews. Former users were not satisfied and claim it is a rip-off. Their experience describes another cheeky kind of scam as well.
The following is stated in the terms and conditions
6. In order to enhance your amusement experience, to stimulate you and others to use our Services more extensively, and to generally sprinkle some sparkle and excitement into the Services of HOOKUPINYOURCITY.COM, we may post fictitious profiles, generate or respond to communications by means of automated programs or scripts that simulate or attempt to simulate your intercommunication with another real human being.
High costs for a premium-membership
According to the reviews on the internet, a new member will receive many messages right after the registration. Those messages come from fake profiles which are controlled by computer programs. But the fake profiles are not marked as such. The bots will not send information about moderation either. So, it appears that some users did not assume that all profiles on the site are fake.
On the internet, we found the actual purpose of the computer-generated virtual profiles. They are used to persuade new members to make a purchase. A premium-membership is needed which will extend automatically if it is not terminated in time. That is a normal thing, but this website and the operator are not reliable. According to the reviews, it is a rip-off with a subscription trap. The operator makes the termination difficult, so it will renew over and over again.