At first sight, the dating portal PrivateDate.it looks like a decent choice. The site’s advertising offers free registration, hundreds of features, a modern interface and high security standards. Moreover, the landing page is filled with profile pictures, and the members displayed are extremely attractive.
For this review, we decided to test the site and create a free account. We further studied the terms and conditions and searched for user experiences on the internet. Our research quickly revealed that PrivateDate.it is not trustworthy. It is in fact nothing but a rip-off with a fake chat scam.
High costs for pointless flirts
Users who wish to use the site’s communication features must first purchase an expensive membership subscription. Luckily, these subscriptions are non-recurrent, and users need not worry about becoming stuck in a protracted subscription trap. However, spending any money on these membership subscriptions is still a total waste. Your chances of finding genuine singles or arranging real-life dates here are virtually zero.
On the internet we found several reviews by former users, who strongly advise against signing up on this website. In their experience, the site’s members’ area only contains fake profiles created and controlled by professional fake chat operators. In the terms and conditions, we read that the portal is for “entertainment purposes” only. In our experience, this term is often used to describe a fake chat scam.
Here is the statement from the terms and conditions
By using this service you agree that some Member profiles, messages and communication may not be genuine and that the service was only intended for entertainment
As the people behind the profiles are employees or contractors of the site operator, their job is to increase profits. On PrivateDate.it, they will try to trick users into signing up for one of the paid membership options or to upgrade their status to the next highest membership level. However, they will not openly admit that they are not available for real-life encounters. Instead, they will pretend to be flirty singles genuinely interested in dating. So this is all clearly a cheeky rip-off.
The operator of PrivateDate.it is SC MELLYMETWORKS SRL, from Iasi in Romania. We have already published reviews of other websites run by this company. Each has turned out to be a costly scam too.