Registration on Date-A-Gamer.com is free for women and men. The process didn’t take too long for us and is very easy. With only a few clicks, we created a new profile. This website did not ask for a lot of information. We selected our gender and the one that we were looking for. This platform seemingly allows homosexual matchmaking as well as heterosexual. We also had to enter our date of birth, a valid e-mail address, and a password.
That was all the information we had to provide for making a new account. Other personal data was not a requirement. To complete the process of registration, we had to verify our account. This was simply done by verifying our account in an e-mail address that was sent to us by the website. According to our experience with dating sites, verification is important. It helps to avoid fake profiles and to protect personal information.
After verifying our account, a little bit more information could be provided for our profile. We could provide information relating to our interests. We were able to explain what kind of games we liked. This option fits in with the target group of this site. Additionally, we could also provide information about our expectations for matches. Lastly, we were given the option to upload a profile picture. However, it is possible to skip all these steps. As a result, we did not have to provide any extra information.
After registering, we took an extensive look at the website’s members´ area. The platform generally had a modern, yet appealing look. Thanks to the good design, we were able to give a proper overview of the site. At the top of the interface, we saw the different areas of the platform, including a section for online games. This website was made for single gamers who are looking for a like-minded person to match with. It was obvious that there were online games available to play on this site.
One gaming area was dubbed a “hot-or-not game.” There we saw profile pictures that we could either like or dislike. This was how to make first contact with other users. However, to join this game, we were required to upload a profile picture, which we did not do. Another way for making the first move is to “like” profiles in the members´ area. We can filter the members´ pool as well. There are a few criteria that we could set up individually. Users with premium membership have more filters available for use.
At first glance, the profiles in the members´ area made a good first impression. The number of members appeared to be quite high, so it took a while to get an overview of the members´ area. At the time, it seemed as if there were many active users to communicate with. The profile pictures look stunning and promising. We had assumed that the members of this website were all open-minded.
Additionally, the community of this website seemed very active. Within a few minutes, we received our first message, which was then followed by others. The messages created a promising feeling as well. Sadly, there is a catch to it. These early messages were a bad sign. It seems that this website uses fake chats to scam singles. We did some research and came across some negative reviews that we found online. The platform has a bad reputation. Former users explained what tricks the website used on them. According to their experience, the fake profiles were controlled by “fake chat” operators.
We had a feeling that the company behind this website was using chat operators, but we were not able to verify this. It might also be that bots control these fictitious profiles. To read sent messages, we need a premium membership. This, of course, is part of the rip-off. The fake messages are used to encourage new members into purchasing a subscription. Afterward, users will chat with moderated fake profiles. It does not matter if the profiles are managed by bots or “fake chat” operators; it is still part of a scam that will rip off paying users.
In the terms and conditions, the dating service provider of Date-A-Gamer.com admitted to using fake profiles for engaging with other users in a chat. However, the company does not directly call them fake profiles. The fake profiles are described by the company in a very cheeky way. We read that not all the content on the site might not be genuine. Even online reviews from former users have claimed that all the profiles are fake. We strongly agree with the former users and believe that it is impossible to meet real people here.
The phrase “entertainment service” is used in place of “fake profile.” This website claimed to have created profiles for the use of entertainment. A dating website should not have fake profiles at all. The goal of a dating site is to match with other genuine users. Here, users will supposedly be entertained by the chat operator. Therefore, dating for this site is only limited to this virtual experience and may not go beyond all that. That would mean that actual dates are not this website’s real goal.
According to the website, non-genuine profiles are supposed to be used for amusing users. On that note, it is impossible to distinguish between fake profiles and real ones. There is no icon or symbol to let users identify them. Users will not be informed by their chat partner of this scam. The objective of this site is to encourage new members to purchase a subscription. This will increase the income of the operator. Saying that fake profiles are only used for entertaining users is false.