The online dating portal NaughtyDate.com advertises as a place where you can flirt, mingle, and just hang out to get hooked up with perfect matches. The site is operated by the Together Networks Holdings Limited, based in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Today they claim to have about 750,000 registered members globally.
Some facts about the website NaughtyDate.com
It appears that this portal receives an average of 10,000 daily visitors, and has over 300,000 monthly logins, and most of the frequent visitors are from the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, and Australia.
Signing up at NaughtyDate.com is very easy, and it takes about five minutes to create an account. Uploading a profile picture is a mandatory step, and the portal has an email verification process for authentication. There is no Facebook signup, but the enrollment can be done without any hassle.
The features on the main page are very basic. It is possible to browse through the profiles, send short messages as well as winks. As a basic member you have only five free chats, and afterwards, you need to upgrade your membership to premium.
We find that the profiles not highly detailed or fully fleshed out, and we are not surprised to learn that the portal is operating a controlled chat with moderators and faked profiles.
The operator admits this in the terms and conditions
"We may, from time to time, create profiles which are created, maintained and managed by our employees (“Staff Profiles”)”
The is a typical trick by the operator from Tortola, who already has a horrible reputation on the internet. Hundreds of people complain about the faked profile, and how they try to lure people into spending a lot of money for senseless conversations. None of the women who contact you are real, which is nothing but frustrating and the charges just keep coming.
One of the many testimonies on the internet
“I gave one star because I can not give zero unfortunately. Steer clear of this site. The cost is not clear and the payment is taken without a summary page. Be careful. I ended up paying $240 for three months access!!! $20/week! I asked for a refund (as is my right) and it was refused saying it was clear when it wasn’t. What an Absolute rip off. Automatic generated messages and fake accounts. Scam alert so use other sites.”
Other people also complain that they were lured into subscription traps, especially regarding the cheap 3-day trial offer. It seems that this package will automatically extend and it is difficult to terminate at all. The website is admitting the automatic renewal policy in the terms and conditions.