We check the front page of CatholicMates.com, and we know immediately who is in charge here. Dating Media Group is based in Plantation, United States, and runs a network of dating websites for the US. You can access the exact same websites outside the US, where they are operated by the European company ODS Online Dating Systems LTD. CatholicMates.com claims to be the number one site for Catholic dating. This does not come as a surprise to us. Every dating website operated by this company claims to be the best in whatever category they belong to. Unfortunately, CatholicMates.com is a rip-off.
The members seem to be real
Although we are familiar with the dating websites of Dating Media Group, we decide to sign up to make sure that we know what we are talking about. Signing up is easy, and you can even use CatholicMates.com without having to confirm your e-mail address. The members in the members’ area seem to be real, so we do not classify this website as a fake chat scam. CatholicMates.com is not a well-known website. Unfortunately, we were not able to find user reviews that could help us understand the experiences of other members.
You cannot get in touch with other members without having the ability to send messages. On CatholicMates.com a premium-membership is required to send messages in the chat. This makes using CatholicMates.com as a regular member pointless. Members can choose from either of two premium-memberships or a much cheaper trial membership that lasts only five days. This trial membership is an essential part of the subscription rip-off.
A clever trick
Many users will go for the short trial membership, since it does not require a big investment. This membership is also a subscription. If you do not cancel it within five days, it renews automatically. But the trial membership will not just renew for another five days. It will turn into a more expensive premium-membership right away.