The online dating portal SheilaSearch.com makes a good first impression. But this site is not good at all. On the internet, we found many negative reviews. The portal has a bad reputation. Former users were not satisfied and had a bad experience. They complain about high costs. Also, they explain that it is not possible to meet a real person here. This website is a fake chat. Indeed, the profiles on the site are fake and show fictional people. A meeting with such a fictional person is not possible. However, this is stated on the landing page already.
Also, in the legal information, we found more details about the fictional profiles. Regarding that information, the fictional profiles are marked with a heart icon. Usually, that is something positive. But still, this website is a rip-off. The reason is the following problem. A fake profile is marked with a heart icon. This icon does not explain anything, if the user did not read the terms and conditions. If a user read the legal information, the moderated chat would be obvious anyway. As we see it, users would not register here, if they knew.
The following is stated in the terms and conditions
SheilaSearch.com is the platform for users to chat with fictive profiles. The website, service and content are being provided for entertainment purposes only and are not intended to be used for establishing meetings with other users. Profiles marked with a heart icon are fictive profiles with which physical contact is not possible.
This site is a fake chat
Additionally, we found reviews from former users which explain that fake chat operators do not identify as a fictional person either. That means that after the registration, a new member will not receive any notification about moderation. Also, a fake chat operator will take the first step in a conversation. They will actively lure new members into a chat, for which costs will occur. According to reviews on the internet, users do not suspect that all profiles are fake and controlled by fake chat operators.
The operator of the site is Doca Web Services BV, who are based in Deventer, in the Netherlands.