The landing page of Free4Dates.com has a modern and attractive design. The picture of a young couple that is probably having their first meeting serves as the background for the registration form. The page doesn't show any erotic content. This might look quite reassuring for all those people that don't have a lot of experience with dating platforms. Somebody might even think that Free4Dates.com is a good place to find real love.
The registration is advertised as free. According to what we read on the terms and conditions, this is a lie; or at least a misleading piece of information. After creating a personal account, a new user has to upgrade to a premium membership and pay the relevant fee if he wants to gain full access to all the website's functions. Without it, it's not even possible to send a private message.
There are several different paid options available on Free4Dates.com. The explanations are far from being clear. It's very difficult to understand what the differences are between each one of them. But at least one thing is very obvious. All the subscriptions are much more expensive than the ones offered on similar dating websites. To have unlimited access to the service, a member has to pay roughly £100 a month.
It's worth noticing that all the premium memberships renew automatically unless they are cancelled by the user. The exact procedure to follow and terminate the contract is never mentioned. Even if we cannot prove it, there are strong suspicions that this could be a subscription rip-off.
Nothing is authentic
There is much more to mention. On the terms and conditions, Free4Dates.com states that the website is intended only for entertainment purposes. The platform admits to creating fantasy profiles to communicate with their customers. These accounts are controlled by “fake chat” operators that are not identified separately in the member's area.
Here is the evidence of the fake chat
By using this service you agree that some user profiles, messages, and communications might not be authentic and that the service is intended solely for entertainment purposes.
An unknown operator
We couldn't find any online reviews about SC GLOBAL LUXURY CONNECTION Srl, the Romanian company from Iasi that runs Free4Dates.com. It's probably just a matter of time before their users will start to write negative reports about this unreliable operator.