The online dating website NextDoorFling.com looks great on the first view. On the landing page we read that there are about four million active users. The registration here is free, plus the chances of finding a date seem to be great. But the good first impression diminishes when we spend more time on the site. On the internet we found many negative reports about a rip-off with a fake chat. It depends on how you see things and evaluate the facts. The problem is that the website certainly uses fake profiles which are controlled by fake operators. They will get in touch with new members right after registration. The fake operators will not identify as such and the fake profiles are not marked. But the site information is not a real scam.
Information about moderation on the landing page
The operator of the online dating platform is Midsummer Online B.V. That company is located in Deventer, the Netherland. We have had a few experiences with this operator before. It is a company behind a huge network of dating sites. The chance to find a date on any portal in the network is likely to be zero. However, misleading advertising and irritating promises are not a scam in themselves. NextDoorFling.com uses fake profiles to entertain the user. That is mentioned on the landing page and in the terms and conditions. Also, the operator claims that it is possible to flirt with a match.
In the terms and conditions, the moderation is explained more specifically
“5.2 NextDoorFling.com has entertainment as its goal, it is explicitly not the purpose of NextDoorFling.com to establish dates or meetings in person.
5.3 Midsummer Online B.V. explicitly reserves the right to send calls on NextDoorFling.com through self-created profiles. These are fictitious profiles with which no physical agreements are possible.”
The operator uses cheeky tricks which irritate the user. The terms and conditions are only provided as an image. It is not possible to copy and paste paragraphs of the legal information. That is a common trick used by untrustworthy companies. The moderation on this site has got a certain purpose. Fake operators entice the users into a chat for which they must pay.