The starting page of Couple-Seeking.com gives us only very sporadic information about the website. It is supposed to be possible for us to find a couple, or singles, for dating together. Otherwise, we only get brief information about the registration process. No more detailed information about the website and its functions, or sample registered profiles, are visible. The operator of this site is indicated in the contact form, as Fintuler Inc, from Florida, in the USA.
So, we read the Terms and Conditions of the website, and came across the term “Staff Profiles”. These are supposedly used to test the functions of the website. However, as these profiles are not clearly labelled, we can never be sure of the authenticity of the other users. In our experience, this is a clear sign of a rip-off and a scam. For our review, we also created our own account.
This is what we found in the Terms and Conditions
We do not guarantee that all the profiles found in Search will belong to our users, as we reserve the right to create profiles which are maintained and managed by our employees (“Staff Profiles”).
VIP membership required
After creating our account, we will be redirected to the membership page. Through a search function, we can view suitable profiles. After a short time, we receive the first messages from other interested users. Even though we have not provided any further information about ourselves. However, we are denied the opportunity to chat with these users. A VIP membership is required first. Without this membership, which is also quite expensive, we are denied many functions of the website.
We have 3 different options for memberships, which are split into monthly, 3 monthly, or annual payments. Despite a discount because of our registration, the price for one month is still $35.96. The price for the annual subscription is $206.96, or $17.24 a month.
Fake chats immediately after registration
Unfortunately, these costs are unreasonably high, especially when you consider that we can never verify whether we are writing to a Staff Profile or a real user. We received our first messages shortly after registering, even without showing further personal information. So, we can be sure, based on our experience, that a rip-off site with fake chats is being operated here.