CasualSexOnly.com makes it crystal clear, that as a member of this dating platform, you can look forward to casual sex dates. On the landing page we are presented with pictures of some of the members, who supposedly signed up for exactly this reason. When you click on them, you are asked to create an account, which is free. Many of the other profiles in the members’ area are fake. They serve the rip-off by the company that creates them.
Bad reputation on the net
To get a better understanding of CasualSexOnly.com, we considered what other people had to say about this online dating platform. Apparently, they had a lot to say. Fake profiles approach every user and send spam or generated chat messages. This is supposed to encourage the users to have a chat with these profiles. We also found out that the company sends messages on the behalf of the users. Only premium members can send messages to other members. This kind of membership requires a subscription.
We found some interesting statements that seem to indicate the usage of fake profiles
“By using this Website you acknowledge that any User profiles, messages and communication may not be genuine.”
“From time to time, the Company employees (or employees of its parent or affiliated companies) may create test dating profiles for the purpose of checking and testing the functionality of our Website and Service to improve the quality and user experience for its Users.”
What makes this even more of a rip-off, is the fact that CasualSexOnly.com has implemented an automatic renewal feature. Memberships do not simply run out, they renew automatically. If you want to cancel this feature, you must submit an extra form to the customer support, five working days in advance.
Another issue that concerns us is the lack of data protection. Anything you post on CasualSexOnly.com can be used by the operating company. If you accept the terms and conditions, you allow the operator to use your descriptions and photos for other purposes. This is obviously something most people would have a problem with.
We referred to this part of the terms and conditions
“By posting Content to the Website or Service, you automatically grant to the Company, its affiliates, licensees, successors and assigns, an irrevocable, perpetual, nonexclusive, fully paid up, worldwide license to use, copy, store, perform, display, reproduce, adapt, modify and distribute the Content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and Content, and to grant and authorise sub-licenses of the foregoing. The Company reserves the right to use Content from profiles, including the member username, photos and descriptions including age in promotional material.”
CasualSexOnly.com is run by VodFun Limited. The company is based in Douglas, on the Isle of Man.