OlderDatingOnline.com looks like a decent online dating website. Still, we have had some bad experience in the past with the operator, Venntro Media Group Ltd., from the small-town of Slough, in the UK. We will register to get more inside information about how the network operates.
The enrolment process at OlderDatingOnline.com is straightforward and only involves filling out one single form. After you have given your date of birth, gender, email address and a password, you will be transferred to a partner website, MatureSearch. A bit strange, but we will see what is going on.
Here you must introduce yourself and choose a profile header and add hobbies and interests. After that, we are arriving in the members’ area. The design fits the landing page, and the usual features are provided. The interface should be easy to use for everyone.
Data leakage, moderated chats and subscription traps?
We concentrate on the bad reviews we found on the internet and the claims from former members. They are complaining in unison about the data leakage, and the use of personal information. The operator mentions this in the terms and conditions, but there it sounds like a benefit. Actually, it is not a benefit, because your profile might be shown on a website where you personally would never sign up.
Others are complaining about moderated chats and faked profiles, even subscription traps. During our research, we could not find any real proof for this, and that subscriptions which do extend automatically are not necessarily a rip-off.
The fact that the operator mentions “The Site is an entertainment service,” is also not real evidence for moderated chats.
We are still suspicious, especially when we read testimonies like the following
“When I joined Older Dating online I was sent dozens of photos of women who supposedly lived in my little township in the country. Rubbish. There are not that many women in the town and I didnt recognise anyone from the photos.”
“but they don't understand English, they DON'T understand 'cancel' in fact what they do is 'ignore' it and think that you want to carry on with the subscription.”