SinfulAffairs.com looks like a great casual dating website. The name of the portal sounds promising. Plus, the offer of the website sounds nice. On the landing page, we see a selection of profile pictures. We also read about the many casual dates that you can find here. The registration is free, but further costs are not mentioned on the landing page. We could assume that the use of the platform is free as well. The operator mentions computer-generated virtual profiles on the landing page. That means that the profiles are fake and show fictional people.
The fake profiles are not the problem
The online dating portal SinfulAffairs.com looks great. But it is nothing more than an “entertainment” service. The operator of the site explains the use of computer-generated virtual profiles on the homepage. It is fair of the company to do that. But it does not change the fact that this portal does not allow real dating. Plus, the note does not explain the full story. All profiles on this website are fake. The fake profiles show fictional people and they are controlled by bots. So, the only thing that you can do here is to chat with a computer program.
That does not sound that great anymore. But more is about to come. The fake profiles are not the actual problem. They are created to lure new users into a trap. This website is a subscription rip-off, according to the reviews on the internet. So, the fictional profiles are a cheeky tool to stimulate users to make a purchase. Of course, the paid membership is not worth your money. Moreover, the premium-membership will extend automatically if it is not terminated in time. That does not have to be bad, usually. But here, it is a cheeky trick.
We found the following note in the terms and conditions
You may interact with content generated by, or with the assistance of, automated online accounts (“Bots” or “Automated Profiles”), where none – or substantially none – of the actions and posts of that Automated Profile are the result of, or arise in connection with, a natural person’s profile or otherwise User Content.
Fictional content and a subscription trap
After the registration, a new member receives a free basic-membership. This kind of membership does not allow the user to read or to send messages. But a new member also receives many messages from other profiles. Those messages stimulate them to make a purchase. Not all users know about moderation or the use of computer-generated virtual profiles.
On the internet, we found some reviews about a fake chat. So, some users did not spot the note on the landing page. Additionally, the note on the homepage does not explain everything. It could be that some users thought that the profiles on the landing page are fictional, but not the profiles in the members´ pool. However, the reputation of the site is bad. Former users had a bad experience and complained about fake profiles. Of course, the reviews warn of the subscription rip-off, which is the actual problem on this site.