The landing page of Over60.dating is simple and easy to use. We didn’t get to learn anything about this portal, until a pop-up window appeared out of nowhere. Apparently, we can find genuine members and write messages for free. After doing enough research, we knew that this is not completely true. The free chat functions are very limited. In addition, most of the other members clearly aren’t genuine. They are in fact, “fake chat” operators who have no good intentions whatsoever.
The company to blame for this is Date4Friend AG, from Zug in Switzerland. Before signing up on a dating portal, we always conduct online research. Interestingly enough, most of the dating services run by Date4Friend AG are completely unknown. The operator keeps on creating new dating portals to reach as many customers as possible. To make sure that the users have someone to chat with, fictive profiles are created.
The messages are fake, and so are the other members
Employees for the site are in control of these profiles, which is why they are often being referred to as “fake chat” operators. You can’t just chat for free on Over60.dating. You need a VIP membership in order to read messages and to converse with everyone. This is why the usage of fake profiles pays off for the operator. By providing the real users with fake messages, the “fake chat” operators manage to advertise for the expensive VIP membership.
The never-ending VIP membership
Since the VIP membership renews automatically, it is a subscription rip-off. In order to stop the automatic renewal, users are required to submit a cancellation request, 14 days prior to the end of the original term. In reality, it doesn’t really matter whether you cancel in time or not. According to several user reviews, the Swiss operator pays little attention to the cancellations. Many subscription rip-offs work that way.