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Review overall

Credibility: 1

Usability: 4

Features: 5

Support: 3

eye   At a glance

Regions: Europe, USA and Asia

Languages: Many options

Cost per Month: From €4.99 for 170 coins to €99.99 for 4180 coins

Membership Types: Free with coins

Real or Fake? can not be categorized as a real dating site. It is a chat site with a large number of fake profiles used by paid professionals. The personas of most female users are completely fabricated. The operators write messages to new profiles in hopes of making users spend money on coins. If you want to meet someone online and go on a date with them, it’s is not the site for you. Terms of Service acknowledge the existence of fake profiles.

Free vs Paid

iDates advertises a free registration, and delivers. When you sign up, you’ll also get 100 free coins if your profile indicates you are a man. In this case, you will be able to send two messages to other users. This is a strategy designed to entice you to spend money. The messages users receive are written in English and translated to the user’s language, so some of them sound very fake and forced, especially when sent to newly created profiles with no information or photos. The images of female users are stolen from social media and adult entertainment sites. If you try to get someone’s number so you can direct message, they will reject, but keep messaging you anyway.

Relationship Types Allowed

checked Straight

checked Gay

checked Lesbian

checked Pros

Operators happy to initiate and keep a conversation going

Well designed and easy-to-use site and app

unchecked Cons

The vast majority of profiles are fake and operated by paid professionals

Sending messages gets very expensive

The quality of messages you’ll get is very low and they only drag the conversation on

Paid plan

Messaging other users

Seeing who ’’liked’’ you

Paying to be top profile

Highlighting your messages in others’ inboxes

Getting top matches

Free plan

100 free coins for messaging are given to male profiles

Notifications for profile visits and messages

“Liking” profiles

Costs (in EUR):

Cost of coins

170 coins - €4.99

390 coins - €9.99

990 coins - €24.99

2040 coins - €49.99

4180 coins - €99.99

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