The initial page of Yiamoo.com looks really promising at first sight. The design is modern and elegant, and the layout is a good combination of interesting content and hot pictures. It promises every user will be able to find their perfect match immediately after registering. It guarantees a superior dating experience on any kind of device since its platform is optimized to work perfectly on mobiles, tablets and desktops. On the surface, it appears to be a great choice if you're looking for meaningful connections with singles in your local area.
We created a test profile to verify the accuracy of this information. Registration is free, swift and straightforward. Basic membership allows users to browse all the profiles in the members' area. However, it doesn't enable them to connect with other people. In order to do this, users have to purchase coins, which are the virtual currency used on every platform run by the operator of Yiamoo.com.
Users have to pay separately for every message. A single coin doesn't cost much, but it's important to bear in mind that you will need 40 just to send one message. This equals roughly £2.00. If you engage in multiple conversations at the same time, the chances are that you'll end up spending hundreds of pounds in a matter of minutes. The only good news is that the company doesn't operate a renewal billing policy. At least this is not a subscription rip-off.
Sadly, it doesn't matter how much money you're willing to pay. The person you'll be talking to will most likely be just a fake chat operator who adopts a fictitious character. The scope for arranging an actual date on Yiamoo.com is therefore virtually non-existent.
The following note is from the Terms and Conditions
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.
A disreputable operator
Meet Us Media Ltd, the company from Nicosia, Cyprus, that runs Yiamoo.com, is notorious for using fake chat on all its dating portals. The Internet is full of negative reviews from former users who complain that it's impossible to meet anybody in real life on these sites.