When we reached the landing page of IrishTemptation.com, we wondered in what alternate reality a young Irish woman would say to herself one fine morning. “Well, I am Irish and on top of that, I am a redhead, I am going to register on IrishTemptation.com!?” We deplore the increasing number of scams on online dating sites, but we must admit that it might sometimes feel too easy for scoundrel companies to find people to rip off.
The site advertises an easy-to-use interface, many members, and all the tools needed for a successful online dating experience. Registration is free, quick and easy. All it took was a careful reading of the Terms and Conditions, to realize that all the information presented on the landing page, was just smoke and mirrors. Users are not able to have a genuine fling, let alone a real date.
Excerpt from the GTC (as of 02/11/2022)
5.1 irishtemptation.com is the platform for users to chat with fictive profiles. The website, service and content are being provided for entertainment purposes only and are not intended to be used for establishing meetings with other users. Profiles marked with a heart icon are fictive profiles with which physical contact is not possible.
As stated in the Terms and Conditions, all the profiles are fake. They have no other purpose other than to “entertain” users, and to encourage them to use the paid services. The operator tries to legitimatize the presence of fake profiles, by saying that they can be identified by a heart-shaped icon. But how would someone who has not read the terms know, that a heart icon means that the person they are chatting with, is not who they say they are? They will only find out that dates are impossible after vainly spending ridiculous amounts of money.
Indeed, to use the chat feature, users must first purchase “credits”, which can then be exchanged for sending messages on the paid chat. Each message sent is charged separately, so, users can quickly end up spending a small fortune on IrishTemptation.com. Our review shows that chatting here can never lead to an actual date in real life. In the Terms and Conditions, we read that the members’ area contains “fictive profiles” with which physical contact is not possible. IrishTemptation.com is operated by Notify Direct Marketing BV. This company is in Krimpen aan den IJssel, in the Netherlands.