Registration on LetsMeetUp.com is simple and completed within a few minutes. At the top of the landing page, we see the screen for registration. Registration is free for women and men. It starts with us indicating our gender. It is possible to register as a female, male, couple or transsexual. In the next step, we indicate the gender we are seeking. Here we have the same options as with the first step. So this website is available for everyone to use, whatever their preferences. It is even possible to choose more than just one option.
After this, we have to enter our age. We have to be older than 18 to join this website. Then we have to enter a valid e-mail address and password to continue with the process of registration. At first, this seemed to be the entire registration process. But we still have a few more details to provide. We have the opportunity to enter further information about ourselves and our expectations of our matches. However, these details are not obligatory. So we can skip the next steps in the registration process.
Ultimately, it proves possible to create a profile with just a little personal information. This is a positive aspect we would like to highlight. Still, it would make an even better impression if adding these extra details were not just optional. By making these steps obligatory, the overall quality of the website would be improved. Another good aspect of the registration process is that we have to verify our account before we can enter the site. Verification of our account is a great safeguard against fake profiles.
All in all, the process of creating a profile leaves us with a good impression. A user has the chance to provide enough information to the profile. And verification is obligatory. This ensures personal data protection as well. But upon concluding the registration process, we had to change our mind. Before we entered the members´ area, we received an offer of premium membership. This is not a good sign. Generally speaking, this might even indicate a subscription trap. We advise you never to make a purchase prematurely.
After registration is completed, we checked the website out. Our first stop is the activity feed. There we see all members’ activities. This section is similar to those on popular social media platforms. In general, this website makes an appealing and engaging impression. The design is modern and not too overwhelming. At the top of the site, we see all its different areas. We see the inbox and our profile settings. We also view a link to the section where we can purchase premium membership.
As we skipped the payment option while registering, we received free basic membership. This kind of membership allowed us a lot of latitude. We were able to visit each section of the site. And we could visit profiles to access more personal information. Plus, we were allowed to like profiles. The first impression the site makes is good. But we would like to emphasize one point. The design might be modern and provide a good overview. But it is not particularly exciting.
Not one single aspect on this portal stands out. Nor does it offer a lot of features. So there is not too much to explore. This is another reason as to why navigating the site is so smooth. There are two different angles from which to look at each aspect.
Anyway, the website makes a good impression overall. The profiles in the members´ area look good. The users are also quite active. We can see this from the site’s activity feed. Plus, the users appear to be quite chatty. Within just minutes of obtaining our free membership, we received notifications that we had received unread messages. But we couldn’t read these. We just saw notifications that other members wanted us to reply.
Well, this might have seemed promising. But we know it’s not a good sign. The large number of messages we received is a sign of fake chat. By the way, we are not the only ones who suspected this. On the internet, we found reviews alleging moderated chat. Plus, there is proof of this in the site’s legal information.
The site operator admits that not all site content is real. This means the profiles are fake. A fake profile shows a fictitious person with whom a date in real life is not possible. However, fake profiles are not marked as fake. Plus, the website is an entertainment service. But a true dating site should not be for entertainment. Here you will be entertained by fake chat operators. They will encourage new members to chat, but not identify themselves as fictitious people.
This is of course a major problem. First, users are tricked by misleading information on the landing page. Then fake chat operators complete the trick to lure new members into a subscription rip-off.