Unfortunately, the FlirtyCupid.com starting page only gives us very sporadic information. We do not even get to know who exactly this dating site is suitable for. Instead of information about the website, on the starting page, we find a relatively large number of profile pictures of users who have recently registered.
The large number of different user profiles that we can see here, seems quite promising at first. To be able to chat with these users, we must create an account. Before that, however, we check the Terms and Conditions and the enthusiasm we had previously gained, quickly vanishes.
Fake Chats and 7 days’ notice to cancel
Here, we find the information that host profiles are used. These profiles are commissioned by the operators of the website, which, in this case, is Bogato Group Inc, from Utah, in the USA. They aim to encourage real users to spend more time on the site, or even invest money on it. However, real contact with these profiles is never possible. So, we are dealing with fake chats. The fact that paid memberships are automatically extended, if they are not cancelled at least 7 days before expiry, is also a negative point. This indicates a possible subscription scam.
This is what we found in the Terms and Conditions
You do understand, acknowledge, and agree that some of the initial user profiles posted on this Website may be fictitious, and will be associated with our Website Hosts, (“Hosts”).
Expensive membership and messaging costs
To have our own experience with this website, we create an account. Immediately after registration, we receive the first messages from interested users. Without having filled in any other personal information, this is a clear sign of these host profiles. If we want to see more than just one picture of the profiles, we need a membership.
Silver, Gold, and Platinum are the three membership options. Silver costs $12.95 per month, and Platinum costs $53.70. This also allows us to send 5, 10 or 15 messages a month for free, depending on the option chosen. Once these are used up, we must buy “coins” to send messages. So, we must dig deep into our pockets again. We can pay up to $229.99 for 250 messages. Two expensive payment plans, and host profiles with which no contact is possible, are a very clear sign of a rip-off and a scam dating site.