YourLocalDate.com presents itself with a promising landing page. All visitors are invited to set up an account today, start chatting, and meet new people. According to what we read, signing up is 100% free, and gives you unlimited access to the service. As already mentioned at the beginning of our review, this is highly misleading. The free registration only allows you to create a profile and browse the member’s area. To unlock the chat features, you must spend money.
The homepage of YourLocalDate.com does not mention anything about costs. Lack of transparency is always a major hint of a rip-off. New users are tricked into thinking that they do not have to pay for anything, whereas, instead, to send messages, they must purchase “credits.” 1 credit allows you to send only 1 message. Depending on the credit package that you choose, 1 message can end up costing AUD 4.00.
Since users must pay separately for each message, the company has every interest in keeping you active in the chat. To do that, they use fake profiles to communicate with genuine members.
Excerpt from the Terms & Conditions (as of 31/08/2023)
You understand, acknowledge, and agree that no physical meeting will ever take place and that the exchange above of communications is for your entertainment and amusement.
Purely virtual entertainment
YourLocalDate.com is not a good place to establish real meetings. As clearly stated in the Terms and Conditions, no physical contact will ever take place. The profiles that you can interact with are fake. They are created and managed by professional moderators, who hide behind a false identity. The person that you can see in the profile picture does not correspond to the one who is messaging you.
Despite the admission, this remains a fake chat scam because on the landing page, YourLocalDate.com tricks users into thinking that they will be able to arrange real dates, with real people. But all you can get from this platform is a digital experience. The website is managed by Inpatiria LTD, which is a company registered in Wellington, in the UK.