The landing page of MakeMateys.com presents itself with a clean and professional design. The absence of erotic content makes it quite clear that this is not the right place for people interested in sexual encounters. The platform addresses those who are seeking real friendships and meaningful experiences. At first sight, it looks like a legit portal, but the lack of information about costs and subscriptions, is a warning sign that makes us sceptical.
Anybody who is not familiar with this kind of platform might get the wrong impression that MakeMateys.com is free of charge. But the reality is that only creating a profile is free. To communicate with other members, you must purchase a premium membership.
Is it safe?
Izeo Dating Ltd, the Dublin-based Irish company who run MakeMateys.com, operates an automatic renewal billing policy. This means that all paid subscriptions keep extending indefinitely, until cancelled by the user. We found some alarming reviews on the internet. A few former customers suggest that the automatic renewal is a trap. When they tried to terminate the contract, their requests were repeatedly ignored.
We did not find clear evidence of the subscription rip-off. However, we recommend you think twice before signing up for a premium membership. Especially considering that this would be just a waste of time and money. It does not matter how much you spend. Your chances of meeting someone in real life are close to zero.
Here is an excerpt from the Terms and Conditions
There is no guarantee that you will find a date, a companion or an activity partner, or that you will meet any of our members in person.
No real meetings
In the Terms and Conditions, users are informed that it is unlikely that they will find a date, a companion, or a partner. This is a cheeky way to acknowledge that the member's area contains fake profiles, without mentioning fake chat moderators or animators. But this is exactly what happens. Most of the profiles that you will interact with are controlled by fake chat operators, who impersonate a fantasy character.
Their job is to trick you into thinking that you are talking to a real person, who is interested in an actual date. By doing so, you will be more likely to purchase the premium membership, which you need to keep the conversation going.