The online dating website TenderMeetOnline.com has got a friendly and trustworthy appearance and advertises with free registration. However, after we do some research on the internet and read the terms and conditions, we quickly find out that the portal is a scam and cannot be recommended.
In the terms and conditions, we find the following note
We may from time to time offer users the ability to “Promote My Account” through Account Settings. Activating this service will mean that we will automatically broadcast custom messages created by any user, or selected from a default list of template messages, to other users. We reserve the right to select members to use the Promote My Account service. Sending messages through this service will be free, however, recipients, who view and choose to reply to a Promote My Account message, will require to have an upgraded Paid Membership in order to reply to the sender.
Basically, the operator can send messages from and to any registered user account. From our experience, the so-called “promoted messages” service is not used to enhance the users online dating experience, but rather to trick users into signing up for a paid membership subscription as quickly as possible.
Users are tricked into wasting their money
Shortly after the free registration, new users receive numerous enticing messages. Believing that these messages are sent by a real person, with whom a date can be arranged, they are willing to reply quickly. But to be able to do so, they must become paying premium members first. In fact, these enticing messages are not real. They are created and sent by fake chat operators or chatbots, as part of the “promoted messages” service. As we see it, this is just a very cheeky way of tricking the users into spending money on the site.
The chances of meeting a real person for a date are extremely low.
The paid membership subscriptions are not only expensive, but also dangerous traps. If they are not cancelled in time, they will continuously renew automatically. Unfortunately, the operator of TenderMeetOnline.com is known to make the cancellation process as difficult and as troublesome as possible. This is to get as much money as possible out of each user.
The company behind this rip-off portal is Porticato Media Ltd, from London, UK. They are responsible for numerous untrustworthy online dating sites, most of which are well-known scams. The internet is packed with negative user reviews and complaints about the operator and their portals. Consequently, TenderMeetOnline.com cannot be recommended at all.