Our review shows that finding a romantic connection, or a casual date, on this Nicosia-based platform, is impossible. Users will only be taken advantage of. We explain why, in the following details.
Presence of computerized profiles
Tolicu LTD operates automated profiles. These profiles are created through scripts and computerized programs, designed to engage users. The company employs the individuals behind the fake profiles. They do not have the same intention as clients, who sign on to SexyBuddie.com. The Cyprus-based company scams users who are looking to fulfill their love desires and fantasies. They trick them into buying chat credits, to engage with people they will never meet.
The following is an excerpt from the Terms and Conditions
At Tolicu LTD, we value transparency in online engagements and strive to provide you with comprehensive information about our use of automated profiles. As you utilize our services, you may encounter these profiles, known as “Automated Profiles,” which are created either by contracted or employed individuals or through automated programs and scripts.
SexyBuddie.com charges using a credit subscription package, and regular credit purchases. Credit subscription packages offer members a fixed amount of credits, which are valid for a fixed period of time, typically 30 days. Users can get a manual recharge through the regular credit purchase, if they exhaust their credits, before the end of the period. Making a manual recharge adjusts the automatic renewal date, with the new renewal period calculated from the last recharge.
The automatic renewal and modification of the renewal date are rip-off tactics. Users can find it confusing, and be unable to keep up with the changes in dates. Even those who want to cancel, may not know when to do so, to avoid recurring charges.
Users are likely to encounter unsolicited contact, even before uploading a profile picture. There is no effort to build rapport. There are only suggestive messages, which are meant to get the attention of users. The responses happen within seconds, so, they are poorly thought out.
Our efforts to engage the profiles yielded incoherent replies. They did not send relevant responses, but rather, formulated, and unrelated feedback. Users looking for genuine, stimulating conversations, will not get their money’s worth using the site. The conversations are lackluster and uninteresting. They are only meant to keep the user busy, but nothing meaningful can materialize from the exchanges.