The initial page of TheLocalMatches.com shows promising pictures of some of the latest members. It invites all the readers to join this flourishing community. Allegedly, the member's area contains more than 1.7 million active users, who are ready to make your dreams come true. All you have to do is to fill out a simple registration form that consists of just a few mandatory fields. You only need to provide an email, password, and birthdate.
At first sight, it looks like TheLocalMatches.com is free of charge. Costs and subscriptions are not mentioned. But as soon as you access the member's area, you realize that the truth is different. The free membership only allows you to set up your account and check out other people's profiles. If you want to send messages, you must purchase a paid subscription. The lack of transparency about the pricing policy is a clear indicator that TheLocalMatches.com might be a scam.
Premium memberships are subject to automatic renewal. Unless cancelled by the user, they will keep extending indefinitely, at the same price, and for the same duration. This is not necessarily a bad thing. However, given the nasty reputation of the site's operator, we suspect that it could be a trap. Paper Fly Ltd constantly receives negative reviews from former users. Therefore, even though we do not have clear evidence that this is a subscription rip-off, we recommend that you do not trust this company from Rayleigh, in the UK.
But the main reason why TheLocalMatches.com is best to be avoided, is that it contains fictional profiles, which do not correspond to any real members. Finding someone for a real-life date is almost impossible.
The following note is from the Terms and Conditions
From time to time, while You use Our Services, You may interact with automated online accounts and/or false profiles, which all its content has been generated by either: a) real persons that have been only contracted or employed by Us for the purposes set-forth below; or/and b) by automated programs or scripts, which dialogues none really exist and have been generated exclusively by programming ("Automated Profiles").
Bots and moderators
Right after registration, new members receive a lot of promising messages. All these communications come from fictional profiles. These are controlled either by professional moderators, or by computer programs, the so-called "chatbots". People are tricked into thinking that they are talking to genuine people, who are interested in real meetings. By doing so, they will be more likely to spend money on the platform. None of these messages will ever lead to a physical encounter.