The preview of a massive member area and the fact that the website YourSecretHookUp.com is also available as a mobile application does not improve the first impression. Even the alleged good testimonies by members cannot convince. We start our research and find some facts about the dating portal. There are about 10,000 members in Australia, 3000 of them are said to be active per week. The majority of the members are older than 25 years, and most of them have access to the site via their mobile.
The registration is easy and fast. You need to be at least 18 years old and have a valid email address. Couples can register together. The design of the main page is tidy and very user-friendly. There are standard functions and features like favourites, friends, direct message and instant messages.
But all this cannot hide the fact that the YourSecretHookUp.com site is a lousy rip-off
Shortly after the registration, the new member is swamped with countless messages. We read on the Internet reports from former customers that they received more than 50 in only ten minutes. No wonder, because all these messages were sent by high-tech chatbots to encourage the newcomers to buy premium subscriptions. Only with these subscriptions can you use the full range of the site, like replying to messages. The site also uses fake profiles and moderated chats to encourage naive customers to make expensive upgrades.
Excerpt from the Terms & Conditions (as of 02/09/2023)
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOURSECRETHOOKUP CREATES AND MAINTAINS SOME OF THE PROFILES ON THE SITE, AND THAT SOME “MEMBERS” OF THE SITE ARE ACTUALLY PERSONS CREATED BY EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS OF COMEWITHYOU.
YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT COMEWITHYOU MAY RESPOND TO YOUR COMMUNICATIONS TO THESE ACCOUNTS THROUGH EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR CHATBOTS THAT IMPERSONATE THE MANAGED PERSONS PORTRAYED IN SUCH PROFILES.
Unfortunately, this kind of rip-off is no exception nowadays. Due to the boom in dating sites, more and more operators are using cheap tricks to rip people off. The company Tourmalinas LTD located in Nicosia, Cyprus is one of them. Besides the site Your SecretHookUp.com, they run several other online dating portals. All of them are a rip-off. This assessment is confirmed by a large number of bad tests and statements we could find on the net.