At first sight, MyCupidDates.com appears to be an excellent choice. The site advertises with free registration, interesting features, and a huge member base. Furthermore, it claims to offer users the best online dating experience. To find out whether these claims are true or false, we do some research. We search the internet for user reviews and have a close look at the site’s terms and conditions. Unfortunately, we quickly find out that MyCupidDates.com is a rip-off.
Fake members and fake messages
Shortly after the free registration, new users receive several enticing chat messages. But to reply, a paid membership subscription is needed. Only paying subscribers are granted full access to the chat and other features. It seems rather obvious that these messages are fake. They are sent by an automated system, so-called “chatbots” for the purpose of luring new users into becoming paying subscribers as quickly as possible. The member profiles are fake as well. They are created by the site’s employees. Consequently, the chances of finding a real person for a date here are extremely low.
The following note can be found in the terms and conditions
To maximise your chances of finding success, we've enhanced the members’ area of My Cupid Dates UK to include members with all interests and characteristics.
Possible subscription trap
Aside from the scam with the fake profiles and fake messages, there is another issue that must be mentioned. All subscriptions automatically renew once they expire. Therefore, they must be actively cancelled to stop recurring charges. Users who are not aware of this, can quickly end up in a long and costly subscription trap.
MyCupidDates.com is operated by Venntro Media Group Ltd, who are based in Slough, in the UK. This company runs a network of over 3,500 websites and is well known for their rip-offs and scams. Besides the questionable subscriptions and the fake chats, they are regularly criticised for lacking data protection and extremely poor customer service. In fact, the internet is full of negative customer reviews about this operator and their websites.