29 March 2024 (Update) The result of our review: Our test on turned out to be an insufficient dating website. review
  • Fake chat rip-off

  • Fake Operator

  • Fake Profiles

  • Unlikely to meet

  • Negative comments

  • Very expensive

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The online dating website advertises a big membership, a lot of information about its offers, services and free registration. The landing page shows a few profile pictures of apparent active users of We can also read a few tips and tricks for successful online dating. All of that sounds good, while our research found out that all the information is wrong and the dating website is a scam. uses professional animators that operate fake profile to get in touch with its customers. The users do not know about the fake profiles and assume all users are real people. As the customers have to pay a lot of money for every message they send, is a rip-off. The operator of is the company Boranu Online BV, which is well known for operating online dating scam sites.

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The home page of looks great and advertises with a high number of active members. We even see a few profile pictures of female users. For many users, that is enough evidence to try the online dating site, as the registration is or free. There is no reason to not give it a try. But as we did our research about and its operators, we know better. is a scam and the costs for the use of the website are quite high.

Untrustworthy operator

We found a lot of bad experiences and negative reviews of past customers who explain how the scam of the Boranu Online BV works. The company Boranu Online BV, which is located in Venlo, Netherlands, is well known for its scam dating sites. is not the only platform from the rip-off enterprise. The Boranu Online BV runs a whole network of scam websites that all work the same way.

The apparent members that are shown on the landing page are all fake. Which is likely on every online dating site of the Boranu Online BV. It is not possible to find a single real person in the member’s area of The company does mention that and the existence of fake profiles are operated by professional animators in the terms and conditions.

Excerpt from the GTC (as of 12/02/2024)

Boranu uses professional animators and operators for the entertainment of the Users, who are not identified separately in the system. This Service is provided in the highest quality. Real meetings are not possible with these operators. Users can only send them messages within the portal.

Fake chat scam

A moderated chat and fake profiles operated by professional animators do not have to be a scam. But as the customers cannot recognise a fake profile, and the professional animators do not identify themselves as such. Plus, the use of the dating website is not free. is clearly a rip-off. The users of have to buy credits to get in touch with other users of the site.

As all profiles are fake and users spend a lot of money on a conversation with a fictitious person, the case is very clear. offers credits in different packages. Calculating the cost, every message costs more than one pound.

The conclusion from our review is one more scam dating website of the well-known scamming company Boranu Online BV. The member’s area is full of fake profiles that are operated by professional animators. From our experience, to find a real person is not possible. Additionally, the costs to use the site are very high. All in all, it is clear that is a scam, and we explicitly warn against registering and buying credits.

If you would like to learn more about the dating rip-off, check out our other reviews. You can also easily check which other dating websites belong to Boranu Online BV.

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  1. Brian 28th January 2023 at 5:15 am - Reply

    I paid for a monthly subscription, usually I research the site first, didn’t this time, and yes it’s a total scam. Flooded by several women even before uploading profile information. Soon after every woman from one side of Canada to the other began flooding my profile, messages, likes, favorites… But it’s ALL A BIG SCAM. I GOT RIPPED OF FOR $28 DOLLARS… DO NOT DO THE SAME … ITS A F#KN SCAM

  2. MrEssW 21st December 2022 at 12:14 am - Reply

    Signed up at the same time as some other dating sites. Women were almost fighting over me in the old Inbox LOL, despite no photo which would mean zero hits on other sites, on here the contact was immediate and thorough. Clearly fake, and clearly drunk the employees who must put some of the copy/paste content together. I can’t help wonder why they don’t turn down the setting on the fake-message-generator tool from 100% to 1%.. they’d likely have a load of folk sign up and hang around longer?! The sheer saturation of attention/messages just screams FAKE! I don’t get why go to all the effort they have done to create this site and others, then immediately alert potential customers it’s a whole load of balls??

  3. David Harding 4th December 2022 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    This is definitely fake Plenty of chat no meet ups and a lot of money spent How do you get money back though?

  4. Gerald Reid 21st November 2022 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    This is what I believe all the time it’s a scan just like slagsgowild so y are these a load to carry on they are thief it time to take them of it’s a disgrace they lie atthe back of there teeth.

  5. Richard Dyer 12th October 2022 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Sex meet up same as idates completely fake same system as I wanna text on the dating site iam shy she said lies lies lies

  6. Chris 1st October 2022 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Please hope these people get caught can’t trust a site anymore total scam of a site 😡

  7. Korni 21st July 2022 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Hello, i got I dates from few months, i didt spent really money, moustly use the free Daily revards, what is intristing, i sent message in 3 am, i had answer after 1 min,
    This site is definitelly 100% scam, fake accounts, this strange why there is no low for them, bits should be illegal,

  8. Mark Pentecost 26th May 2022 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Have been on the site for a week. At first it seemed real and I really thought I could get somewhere. But alas, after spending a lot of money to no avail have got nowhere. People that operate these sites should be in prison.

  9. Simon Houlding 18th January 2022 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Joined it yesterday, and almost immediately realised it was a scam, you can clearly see these are stolen pictures, some are in America yeah are claiming to be in the UK and you can tell with the background that they aren’t in the UK. An obvious scam, glad I didn’t fall for it

  10. Anthony Cooke 23rd June 2021 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    I too fell for this one. It is definitely a scam Do not fall for it like I did

  11. Steve 22nd March 2021 at 7:32 am - Reply

    I joined idates a couple of days ago it’s a BIG SCAM just wish I’d of gone with my gut feeling and not joined or paid for coins. It’s computerised reply’s also a lot of the reply’s have similar or the same wording even though the women are supposably from different parts of the country. So don’t waste your money or time with this site it has FAKE written all over it

  12. wayne humphreys 21st February 2021 at 2:50 am - Reply

    total scam site, lm 51 and have been getting heaps of messages from 22 year old women who some look like supermodels. very rare to get messages from women around my age, fake fake fake!

  13. Not Gullible 10th February 2021 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Boranu Online B.V and Appogee B.V are criminal fraudsters and faking fakers.

    Idates is a 100% money fraud scam site. The only good reviews on here are from either the criminals who run the site, bot machines that also send messages on Idates, or totally stupid gullible people. The kind of gullible people that if they went for a brain scan, the doctors would be left scratching their heads, because the x ray shows an empty head with no brain inside.

    I only joined so I could find out who was running this fraud site, and to get an email address to inform them that I’d reported them for spamming my inbox with unsolicited junk spam mail relentlessly.

    I wanted to see just how much of a scam the site was. So I set up my profile and photos as Albert Steptoe from the well known 1970’s sitcom series ‘Steptoe and Son’

    Albert Steptoe was an ugly and dirty old man, there would not be one woman on earth who would want to date him. Check out the internet search of his photos to see just how bad he was.

    I filled out the ‘About me’ section as follows….
    **I’m a dirty and smelly old man who lives in a dump of a scrapyard with my son. I’m always losing my false teeth, and I take a bath once a year on the Queens Birthday. I smoke dried tea bags because I’m always skint**

    And yes you guessed it, my inbox was inundated with messages from young beauties wanting to set up a date with him. That just shows what a total scam this Idates really is.

    All the women’s profiles are fake with stolen photos. Right now there are unsuspecting women in relationships, and happily married women with their photos splashed all over dating websites supposedly looking for affairs.

    These innocent women have had their photos stolen, and are totally unaware. Do these Idates and other scam dating sites care about the damage they could do if a partner finds out? I hope these scam dating sites get their ass sued for this big time.

    Bot chat machines then bombard men’s inboxes with generic automated messages from these fake profiles. Then scamming Idates staff take over once a gullible sucker has been hooked. The sole intention to get these guys to spend all their hard earned cash on credits for pointless chit chat that’s going nowhere.

    Buried in countless terms and conditions, the only clue you get that the site is a scam is this short sentence **Boranu uses professional animators and operators for the entertainment of the Users, who are not identified separately in the system. This Service is provided in the highest quality. Real meetings are not possible with these operators. Users can only send them messages within the portal**

    They call this scam chat ‘entertainment’ But I doubt some poor guy being duped into thinking he’s got a potential date, will find it very entertaining whilst he’s been robbed at the same time.

    These so called ‘operators’ will be on a bonus. The longer they get you to chat, and buy new credits. The more bonus they’ll get paid for duping you, and stealing your money…..Just let that sink in!

    These fraudsters should be shut down, prosecuted, and sent to jail for fraud, money theft, deception, Intellectual property theft, and cyber crime. STAY WELL CLEAR!

    Idates is run by the ‘Boranu Online B.V’ criminal company. They run countless other scam dating sites with different names. Check at the bottom of any dating site you might feel like joining. If you see it’s run by Boranu Online B.V, then get the hell out of there quick.

  14. Brett Quayle 4th February 2021 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Certainly fake site, not really knowing about dating sites took me a while to work out it a scam. Expensive learning curve.

  15. Thulani Mlambo 4th February 2021 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Any amount of R246 has been deducted from my bank account without my consent I have not consented to such deduction

  16. Tommy 28th January 2021 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    MyDates is a SCAM / FRAUD. Fake girls profiles operated by people hired by the owner of the website. It is a “system” to make you pay for credits, nothing real and nothing more.

  17. Jack 26th January 2021 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    IDates is a scam. They use professional animators to operate fake profile. Without any picture or description I received ~30 alluring sexy messages. The only goal is to make you pay for sending answers. This is pure fraud.

  18. Jamie Baker 9th January 2021 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Agree with all of the above. I registered and was bombarded with messages saying how they loved my profile and how “cute” I looked. I hadn’t even posted as pic at that point nor had I completed a profile.
    Furthermore do not fall for the “guilt” trip they operate. Trying to pressure you into replying by bitching that you never responded to their initial message.

  19. Michael Moses 13th December 2020 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    I dates is one big scam, I enrolled as it said it was free to contact, BUT you send 1 message then you have to buy coins at minimum of £9 a pop which allows just 2 messages, I did not fill in my profile yet I had a bout 10 women making contact some offering sex some pretending to want a relationship!! so I did spend £29 pound to contact them out of curiosity, I stated to all of them that I would only communicate to my email which I gave them and all wanted me to message on the site, which would have cost a fortune in purchasing coins on a site supposed to be free, They are a BIG CON so AVOID
    M Moses

  20. Dave 5th December 2020 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    I tried the site yesterday and found out they were a couple people asking the same questions. I also saw that you have to buy coins for every time you respond which is a rip off. All the women talk to you but that is it. I would not recommend the site for anybody who seriously wants to date as all they do is want your money and you’ll get nothing out of this. It is a big rip off off

  21. John Van Ryn 23rd November 2020 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    I’ve been on idates for over a year and havent had one date. The women avoid giving any personal information and always have an excuse not to meet. I’d hate to think of how much money I’ve spent here but it’s ridiculous. Dont waste your time and money like I did.

  22. Pete 31st October 2020 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    Absolutely agree that this site and any app run by this organisation is a scam. Very clever with responses however some responses lack good English structure. Then the sexual orientation is introduced. Before you know it the messages are coming so fast you need more coins. My date-s is run by Boranu B V

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