At first sight, Dates4Gamers.com appears to be an excellent choice. The dating portal is targeted at gamers and nerds seeking new adventures and dates with similar-minded people from their area.
As usual, we search the internet for user experiences and reviews. Furthermore, we create a free account and take a closer look at the offered features and the members’ pool. Also, we carefully read the terms and conditions and do some research on the site’s operator. Unfortunately, we quickly found out that Dates4Gamers.com cannot be trusted. In fact, it is a rip-off with a fake chat and a potential subscription trap.
Possibly a trap
The registration is free, quick, and easy. However, the free basic membership quickly turns out to be rather useless. All the interesting features, especially the chat, can only be accessed by paying VIP members.
The site operates an automatic renewal billing policy. So, the VIP subscriptions must be cancelled by the users to avoid being charged on a regular basis. From our experience, untrustworthy websites often use the automatic renewal to rip off their users. They make the cancellation process extremely difficult in order to obtain as much money as possible. The operator of Dates4Gamers.com is already known for many rip-off websites. Therefore, they cannot be trusted, and their subscriptions may very well be cheeky traps.
Fake chat scam
It turns out that chatting here is a waste of time anyway. According to the terms and conditions, the members’ pool contains so-called “test dating profiles”. These profiles are fake. They only show fictitious members, which are created by employed fake chat operators. Consequently, finding like-minded people with whom real-life dates can be arranged is extremely unlikely on this website.
The following statement is from the terms and conditions
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.
Dates4Gamers.com is operated by Desdemona Ltd, which is based in Dublin, Ireland. They are responsible for numerous dating portals, some of which we have already tested and reviewed. Each of them turned out to be a rip-off.