Already the name of the dating portal xMeeting.com points out, that you will be able to arrange a date here. Moreover, the website advertises with a reasonable offer, including a free registration. So, what could go wrong? As this website claims to have a high amount of members but seems to be entirely unknown on the internet, we did some research.
During our research, we found mostly negative reviews about this dating portal and its operator. We read a few times that this website is a rip-off. The Service Development Limited operates the site which is in Nicosia, Cyprus. Already the location of the company gives us the impression of an untrustworthy operator.
On the landing page, we see a few profile pictures. Of course, we assume that they show real people, but apparently, they do not.
It is in the terms and conditions that this website uses bots and automated profiles
"You may interact with content generated by, or with the assistance of, automated online accounts ("Bots" or "Automated Profiles"), where none – or substantially none – of the actions and posts of that Automated Profile are the result of or arise in connection with, a natural person's profile or otherwise User Content."
An automated profile sounds like a fake profile that is operated by a fake operator. Plus it is mentioned that you may get connected with one of those automated profiles. That works in the following way. Right after the registration, a fake operator will get in touch with a new member. A user will assume that this person is real and is looking forward to arranging a date. But it seems like physical contact is not possible.
The fake operator will make the first step. If a user wants to respond and answer, a paid membership is needed. That is how the costs originate here on this portal. Well, a paid dating website is not a rip-off, but as the operator advertises with wrong information, it's getting pretty close. Additionally, it seems like the subscription is a cheeky scam. It is in the terms and conditions that the subscription will extend automatically.