DateTheUK.com is a dodgy dating website developed by Antheia Services LTD, a company from Larnaca, Cyprus. Our experience with this operator has always been disappointing. They consistently create subscription rip-offs that promise to help users find love but all they really want is your money. The landing site is peppered with articles about safe online dating in an attempt to earn the user’s trust.
Useless basic account
Our basic account didn’t allow us to send out messages, but we were at least able to check out other profiles. After viewing all the other profiles, it was enough to realize they all had a cookie-cutter approach. Beautiful pictures and a few impersonal details were all we could find in the accounts we viewed. They were all unoriginal and obviously mass-produced to populate the members’ area, which will eventually be used to initiate the fake chat scheme. However, we know this kind of scam may not be clear for users who first encounter a fake dating site like this.
The Terms and Conditions were straightforward about the site’s true purpose. They admitted that the website was only meant to provide general information and to be used for entertainment purposes. They take no responsibility whatsoever for any inaccuracies. This is another way of referencing fake profiles. Our suspicions were further confirmed by the automated messaging system described in the legal text. Of course, there are only a few people who bother to read this crucial information, and the operator is fully aware of it.
The following excerpts were taken from the Terms and Conditions
The materials contained in this website are provided for general information purposes only and do not claim to be or constitute any form of professional advice. We do not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from accessing or reliance on information contained in this website.
Custom and promoted messages.You may choose to send certain forms of automated messages to other users, which may vary from time to time and include but are not limited to autoreply messages (‘Custom Messages”). These Custom Messages may be in the form of template messages with pre-composed text, or may be a custom message edited by the sending user.
The operator offers several different subscription modalities that have different durations ranging from 3 days to six months. The longer the membership, the cheaper the price per month will be. Based on the many reviews we have written; we were particularly sceptical of the short 3-day subscription. We have no proof in this case, but very often scam operators use these brief promotions to trick their users into accepting longer contracts. This is possibly due to the automatic renewals, paired with the fact that dubious companies are hard to reach when you want to cancel your subscription.