The dating platform PickBride.com advertises with free registration, various communication features, a built-in translator, and over 10,000 female members. Our first impression of the site is extremely positive. The design and the interface are very modern, and the overall appearance is trustworthy and promising.
To find out whether or not PickBride.com can live up to its great first impression, we created a free account and took a closer look at the feature-set. Moreover, we searched the web for user experiences, and thoroughly studied the terms and conditions. Unfortunately, the site turned out to be a huge disappointment. According to several online user reviews, it is just a rip-off.
Signing up, creating a profile, and browsing the members’ pool is free. But to freely communicate with other members, users must first purchase so-called “symbols”, a virtual currency. These “symbols” can then be exchanged for sending messages, photos, virtual gifts, and more. Due to the fact that each and every action within the platform costs a certain number of “symbols”, users must constantly refill their “symbol”-balance, which can quickly become extremely expensive.
Fake chat scam?
As a result, we strongly doubt that you can meet any real single woman on this platform. According to several user reviews online, the members’ area is full of fake profiles, presumably created and controlled by employed chat operators. Some former users reported that none of the girls is willing to use the video-chat feature, or communicate elsewhere to save costs. Which is clearly a red flag.
In the terms and conditions, PickBride.com does not acknowledge the use of self-created fake profiles or professional operators who engage in fake chats. Therefore, proof for these accusations is missing. Although, since numerous users have had the exact same experience, plus the lack of trustworthy success stories to be found online, makes it seems rather obvious that the site’s members are frauds. At the end of the day, this site cannot be recommended.
The operator of PickBride.com is Toptomo Ltd, from Cyprus.