Our first impression of BondagePal.com is extremely positive. The landing page is beautifully designed and shows plenty of useful information. This portal promises to be free of scammers and fake profiles, and specifically points out that they do not use chatbots or other tricks to make more money. Altogether, it seems to be a legitimate and trustworthy dating portal for the BDSM-community.
As usual, we create a free account and check the terms and conditions. We also search the internet for user reviews and take a closer look at the company behind this website. Even though we cannot find any clear evidence that the site is a rip-off, we do not think it can be trusted.
Possibly a scam
Shortly after the free registration, users receive some suspicious chat messages. These messages may very well be sent by an automated system. Possibly, they are precomposed by actual users rather than employees of the site. However, they are obviously intended to give new users the impression that the portal is full of active members and opportunities. This is dishonest and misleading. Also, we doubt that all member profiles are real. Considering the reputation of the site’s operator, it would not be surprising if most profiles are fake.
BondagePal.com advertises as being 100% free. However, to get full access to all features and to have a satisfying online dating experience, a paid membership subscription is needed. But these subscriptions extend automatically and can therefore easily end in a subscription trap.
The site’s operator, DM CUBED Ltd, is responsible for some other dating websites, which are known subscription rip-offs. This Chester-based Company does not have a great reputation. Several negative reviews and complaints about some of their other portals can be found online. As a consequence, we advise you to stay away from this company and BondagePal.com. There are much better alternatives out there.