Our first impression of the online dating platform MatureDates.com is extremely positive. The landing page advertises with free registration. They promise that the portal is a perfect place to find singles over 30, who are looking for matching partners for dates, relationships, and love. We do some research on the internet and read the terms and conditions. Unfortunately, we find out that MatureDates.com is a rip-off and should be avoided.
Memberships and subscription traps
After the free registration, the website is rather useless. All interesting features, including the chat, are only accessible for paying members. On MatureDates.com, there are several options to choose from. Users can either become subscribers, or they can purchase credits, which can be exchanged for some activities on the site. There are different Elite-memberships, VIP-memberships and an attractively priced 3-day trial-membership. But as we learn from the terms and conditions, the trial-membership can easily lead into a subscription trap. If not cancelled before the third day, it automatically converts into an expensive 1-month Elite-membership. Furthermore, we find several bad reports by former customers on the internet. Many of them complain that it is almost impossible to cancel any of the subscriptions. Apparently, the customer service is extremely poor, and all cancellation requests are generally ignored. Many users even seek legal advice to get out of the contracts.
Fake members and infamous operator
Many former customers claim that there are no real people to be found in the chat. All members seem to be fake and all messages seem to be either created by bots, or by fake operators. Thus, the chances of finding someone for a date are basically zero. The operator of MatureDates.com is already well-known for its rip-offs. The Perfect Match Ltd. is based in Sofia, Bulgaria, and runs several scam dating websites with fake chats and subscription traps.