Dating24.ie does not make a great first impression. The landing page looks quite outdated and is full of annoying ads. The user experience is negatively impacted from the very beginning. We searched online for some additional information, and we found out that this platform was launched in 2011.
11 years is a very long time for a dating website. To last that long in the online dating industry, a portal must be quite special and be able to renovate often, and adapt quickly, to new trends. Unfortunately, it looks like Dating24.ie has not changed much since it was founded. A complete restyling would help in making it more attractive to new generations.
How does it work?
To find out if Dating24.ie is a safe place to find your next partner, we created a test profile. We also checked the internet for past users’ reviews, and carefully read the Terms and Conditions. Registration is simple and quick. All you must do is provide a few bits of basic information, and a valid email address. Then you will receive a link to activate your account. The member’s area is easy to navigate, but it presents the same problems that we came across on the landing page. There are too many ads, and it has a boring design.
The good news is that you can contact any other user for free. Immediately after signing up, you can start sending and receiving messages, without spending anything. If you wish to enjoy some additional features, such as sending virtual gifts, you can do so, by buying a “credits” package. This works on a pay-per-use basis. Therefore, we can be sure it is not a subscription rip-off.
Hard to find a real date
On the internet, you can find a few testimonials from former users. They suggest that meeting someone in real life is almost impossible. According to them, many of the profiles on Dating24.ie might be fake or inactive. The Terms and Conditions do not mention anything about chat moderators, or fictional profiles. Therefore, clear evidence of the scam is missing.
Additionally, we do not see why a company should create and manage fantasy profiles on a free dating website. Since the fake chat would not generate any income, it would be just a waste of time and money.