LiveToLives.com presents itself by using an engaging landing page that doesn’t show any erotic pictures. Our first impression of the site was that it was a safe and effective dating platform where users can easily find someone to chat with. The website seems to target audiences who are looking for friendships or serious relationships rather than casual sex experiences.
The homepage doesn’t mention anything about cost-related information about coins or subscriptions. It invites all newcomers to create a profile and promises them that this would be all they need to immediately start chatting with other members. We created a test profile to verify if that claim was true. We found out that registering with a free basic profile doesn’t allow users to communicate with other members. Omitting these crucial details is a clear sign that the site’s operator doesn’t have any good intentions.
Expensive and useless
In order to send messages or use the video chat function, users must purchase “coins.” “Coins” are a form of virtual currency that is sold in bundles of different sizes. The more coins users choose to buy, the less they need to pay. Depending on the activity that users want to perform on the site, they would need a certain number of coins. Case in point, for every minute that users spend on a video chat, they need 600 coins. 600 coins roughly equal $2.
Users also have the option to become VIP members by purchasing a monthly subscription. This will give some additional, although minor benefits, such as being able to contact the most popular girls from the site. A VIP member still needs to purchase coins separately. Compared to similar platforms, LiveToLives.com is much more expensive. That is not a rip-off in itself, but it becomes one, for users are denied the possibility of talking to genuine people looking for sincere friendships or relationships.
The following text is from the Terms and Conditions
LiveToLives is an entertainment service offered for amusement purposes. You understand, acknowledge and agree that some profiles appearing on LiveToLives may be created or operated by LiveToLives or third-party contractors.
No one to meet
LIVEL CORP, which is the site’s operator from Wilmington, Delaware, admits to using fake profiles to communicate with their members. Users are tricked into thinking that these are genuine people looking for sincere connections, when they are actually employees from the company pretending to be real users. That is because they try to lure users into an expensive chat. The chances of meeting someone in real life through this app are practically zero.