The homepage of FindDates.com looks promising. This dating website is aimed at those that are looking for real love rather than casual encounters. The page doesn't show any erotic content. People that don't have any previous experience with dating platforms might find this approach reassuring. They could easily get the impression of being on a serious portal that will give them the possibility of finding a partner. Plus, it looks like they don't have to spend any money. A quick registration form is everything that stands between them and their future love.
People can create a profile for free, but they will soon realize that basic membership has strong limitations. Free registration is a lie. The whole point of using a dating website is to connect with other members and communicate with them. On FindeDates.com, this is possible only after purchasing a paid membership, without which the chat feature is disabled.
We created a test profile to find out what is really going on. After a few minutes, our mailbox was already full of messages. This is not common on honest dating platforms, especially for an account like ours that doesn't even have a picture. We suspect that these messages are coming from fake profiles that are created to encourage users to upgrade to a paid membership. We didn't find any reference to catfisher or chat operators in the terms and conditions.
However, there are many former users that suggest that this operator always uses a fake chat. Howlogic KFT, who are registered in Csomad, Hungary, has a nasty reputation online based on the countless negative reviews that they receive.
Never ending subscription
According to what we have read online, their renewal billing policy is a real scam. People are tricked into upgrading to a premium membership by the fake messages that they receive after registration. These subscriptions renew automatically. To avoid recurring charges, users have to send a cancellation request that apparently is always rejected by the company without any valid reason.