To a visitor unfamiliar with other scams of the same ilk as RedLightDates.com, the website may seem like it provides a solid offer for finding a local fling. The landing page is well-designed, and the information scattered here and there, tends to suggest that the platform provides a satisfactory service in its field. To know what we were up against; we created a free account to thoroughly test the site.
In addition, we carefully read the Term and Conditions, and looked for feedback from former users. Unfortunately, we quickly found many reports which all pointed in the same direction. The profiles are fake, moderated, and do not lead to any real dates.
Excerpt from the GTC (as of 02/11/2022)
The Company operates system profiles (i.e. profiles connected to Accounts which have been created by the Company and which are either operated by contractors of the Company who impersonate the persons portrayed in such profiles or by a system designed to interact with users) and expressly reserves the right to chat with users through such system profiles in order to enhance the users’ entertainment experience. Physical contact with individuals behind such system profiles is strictly prohibited.
What we call fake profiles, the operator prefers to refer to as “System Profiles” in the Terms and Conditions of RedLightDates.com. But they are essentially the same thing. Fake accounts are created by subcontractors, hired by the company. These feature fictitious profiles which will try to lure users into the paid services. Unless they have read the Terms and Conditions carefully, however, the latter will not know that the dice are loaded from the outset.
The “coins” system
Soon after they gain access to the member’s area, users will receive many message notifications. While they can read these alluring messages, they cannot reply, unless they buy bundles of “coins.” This is virtual currency, which is used to exchange instant messages in the chat. As each message costs 20 coins, so, any conversation on the chat is bound to become outrageously expensive. Most importantly, since the site only features fake profiles, there is no flirt, let alone any date to expect from this scam.
RedLightDates.com is operated by Meet Us Media LTD, a company based in Nicosia, Cyprus. In past reviews, we have tested several of their websites and our experience turned out to be negative every single time. We highly recommend you stay away from this platform and all others run by Meet Us Media.