Hot chat direct is a scam

I'll summarise the results of the fake profile first.

On 27 June 2014, I registered a fake profile, leaving all details unset other than name, age and profile description ("A Few Words About Yourself"), which I set (respectively) to "Michael Michaelson", 70, and "I'm just here to check whether this site is a scam. Notice that "Michael" explicitly requested only scammers to message him.

Tinder is a location-aware mobile dating app that leverages your Facebook profile, likes, friend information, and photos and attempts to match you with other singles that have common interests, friends, or that live near you and meet your search criteria.

My suspicions were aroused by my friend's description of the site: drop-dead gorgeous women everywhere, constantly sending him letters and chat pop-up requests, yet for every letter read after a lady's first, he had to pay ten credits, and ten credits likewise to send a lady a reply letter - instant messaging chats cost one credit per minute after the first three (free) minutes.

Credits could be bought at varying rates depending on how many you bought at a time, ranging from per ten credits to per ten credits.

of asiandating.com, which might or might not suffer similar problems - I haven't checked it out.

Recently, due to a friend's involvement, I had cause to investigate the authenticity of an Asian dating site.

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