The online dating portal SweetyDate.com gives a good first impression. On the landing page, we see the screen for free registration. Additionally, the process of registration takes a few minutes only and is easy as pie. It appears that many people have joined this website already. The landing page shows a big selection of profile pictures which looks very promising.
All the profiles show female members. Of course, those profiles make clear that this website offers high chances to find a date. Also, we found some general information about the site and its offer. The operator of the site is West-East Information Technology Company, which is based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Fake profiles on the landing page
SweetyDate.com appears to be a solid choice. The portal claims to have many members in Australia. On the landing page, we see a big selection of profiles pictures, which create a very promising first impression. Those profiles look fake. These profiles show very attractive women. As we see it, those profiles look more like they belong to professional models. Also, we did some research on the internet. We found quite a few reviews about a fake chat. Former users had the impression that the profiles in the members´ pool were fake.
We checked the dating portal’s online legal information. Unfortunately, we were not able to find any notes about regarding fake chats. According to the legal information, chat moderators are employed to ensure a solid use of the website. In a nutshell, a proof of a fake chat scam is missing. We cannot prove the impression of former users. The negative experience former users had was reason enough to skip this website. Plus, we found proof of another kind of scam.
The subscription is a trap
The registration is free, then costs will ensue. A user needs a premium-membership to read and send messages. As we see it, the paid membership is not worth a dime. First of all, we had the impression of fake profiles on the landing page. Second, former users report a fake chat. Last but not least, we found reviews about a subscription trap. The subscription for the premium-membership extends automatically if the user does not terminate it on time. Also, a trial membership will be offered which is the actual trap.
On the internet, we found some negative reviews about the site. In general, the reputation of the site is bad. The bad reputation is enough reason to avoid this portal. Anyway, former users explain that a trial membership will be offered. This kind of membership appears to be a good choice. However, it is a cheeky trap. It cannot be terminated. In the end, it will renew to a normal premium-membership afterwards. This is the real rip–off.