The online dating website FreeDating.co.uk looks legitimate. The registration and all features are entirely free. There does not seem to be any subscription rip-offs present. The site suggests that it is a great place to meet local singles who are interested in serious relationships, or casual dating. The site owner, Free Dating LTD, is registered in Reading, England. To register, new users simply enter their email address, a password, and a screen name. FreeDating.co.uk is only available in the UK and the user’s account will be suspended if they are outside the UK or are under the age of 18.
Research on the internet was initiated and many users expressed dissatisfaction with the website despite its free service. One previous user was suspicious of the presence of many fake profiles. Real users get messages from profiles that claim to be offline for a long period of time. Due to this, it is unlikely that the profiles are real. The user expressed their suspicion of bots sending the messages. Messages are filled with random jumbles of letters and not much of anything else. The terms and conditions of the site do not disclose the use of fake profiles or subscription rip-offs.
Website free but offers problems
Former users have commented that scammers may have created fake female profiles to extort money. Also, that men join to only look for sex or stalk women. Scammers with fake profiles have the opportunity to scam thousands of victims on a free site. Despite the website’s notice of suspending any fake account, scammers still attempt to do so. Additionally, the site mentions that, if a user uploads fake photos or uses multiple accounts, they will be suspended.
Considering the problems noted by former users, such as stalking, fake profiles, and possible bots, it may be best to avoid this site. Finding a good paying website for dates will be more beneficial for actual users who want dates. The purchase may bypass scammers who want a cheap, free site to do their scamming. Having a more intense moderator for a website would more likely occur with a paid subscription site.