At first glance, the online dating website PersonalFlings.com appears to be a good dating portal. On the homepage, we can see a beautiful woman, wearing nice lingerie. By going to the bottom of the page, we can see a large selection of female members’ pictures. In order to test the website, we decide to create a profile as a new member. Immediately, we receive messages from other members. We would like to answer these messages, but we discover that we need to buy credits in order to send messages.
So, users think that profiles are real people. In order to go into a chat with a member, users need to buy credits. But unfortunately, every single message can only reach a fake operator and of course, a fake profile. During our research, we found on the internet, a lot of negative reviews from former users, who got a very bad experience with this website. They say that all the profiles are fake and that the dating website is a rip-off.
Fake profiles use
By reading the terms and conditions of the dating website, we found out that the website uses fictitious profiles.
See below an excerpt from the terms and conditions of use
3.1 The website is a platform for users to chat with fictitious profiles. […] Profiles marked with an heart are fictitious profiles whith which physical contact is not possible. […]
Buy credits to use the chat
Just after free registration, you will receive messages from other members. But, in order to answer these messages, you need to buy credits. For example, for 10 credits, you have to pay $24.50 and for 50 credits, $106.99. This is quite expensive!
This site is operated by White Castle Design BV, located in Zoetermeer in the Netherlands. This dating website is active in the US and in Canada. We think that it is not common that the location of the operator is in Europe, as the dating website concerns the US. So, it seems fishy.