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Review overall

Credibility: 1

Usability: 2

Features: 4

Support: -1

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Regions: United Kingdom

Languages: English

Cost per Month: From £34.95 for 1 month to 174.99 for 1 year

Membership Types: VIP membership and coins

Real or Fake?

After joining and using the site for some time, we concluded it can not be considered a real dating site. Many profiles are run by paid operators who talk to paying members in hopes to get them to buy subscription plans or credits. We found the decision to make messaging free for female users quite interesting, as it will attract more real users and give the site more credibility. However, if you are looking for a dating site with a high probability to meet someone you can take out on a date, thecasuallounge is probably not the place for you.

Free vs Paid

Thecasuallounge advertises free registration, which is true. Female users will also be able to send messages free of charge, but men need to buy a subscription plan to be able to use the same feature. Even though there is an incentive for women to make a profile, the site is full of fake female profiles run by animators who will engage men in conversation to get them to pay for a subscription. If you buy a VIP membership, it will be very difficult to cancel it. Multiple former members alleged having to send multiple faxes to the company to be able to cancel, and eventually canceling their credit cards because they still kept being charged.

Relationship Types Allowed

checked Straight

checked Pros

Many animators happy to start and keep a conversation

Freedom to express yourself and explore

Fun features, such as the matching game and meeting random users through Encounters

unchecked Cons

Many profiles are run by paid professionals whose task is to get you to spend money

It is very difficult to cancel the membership

Prices are pretty steep for the service you’re getting

Paid plan

Messaging for men

Matching system for users

Highlighting your profile

Free plan

Messaging if your profile states your gender as female

Adding users to favorites

Searching and using the Encounters feature

Costs (in GBP):

Subscriptions for men

1 month for £34.95

3 months for £59.99

1 year for 174.99

Credits for women

50 credits for £5.00

100 credits for £10.00

150 credits for £15.00

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