The landing page of 50s.dating looks inviting and promising. It is professionally designed and provides plenty of useful information. The dating portal promises to be home to numerous 50+ singles, who are searching for new dating experiences and genuine connections.
For our review, we create a free test account and check the features and tools. We also study the terms and conditions and do some research on the site’s operator. We soon find out that this site cannot be recommended. It is a rip-off.
After the free registration, users are only granted very limited access to the site’s features. For a satisfying and successful online dating experience, a paid VIP-membership is needed. However, we read in the terms and conditions that the VIP-subscriptions renew automatically, if not terminated in time. But the site’s operator is known to make the cancellation process extremely difficult. They try to get as much money as possible out of each user. Consequently, 50s.dating can be considered a subscription trap scam.
Besides the dangers posed by the VIP-memberships, there is another big reason why signing up on this portal is not a good idea. The members’ area contains so-called “test dating profiles”. These profiles do not belong to real single people. They are created by employed fake chat operators and the displayed characters are completely fictional. Therefore, it is not possible to arrange real-life dates with them. They are created solely for the purpose of tricking users into the chat and the paid services.
Here is the relevant excerpt from the terms and conditions
From time to time, the Company employees (or employees of its parent or affiliated companies) may create test dating profiles for the purpose of checking and testing the functionality of our Service and Service to improve the quality and user experience for its Users.
The operator of 50s.dating is Cintilet Ltd, who are based in Dublin, Ireland. They are already known for several other scam dating websites and regularly receive negative reviews and customer complaints on the internet.