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Real interest or time wasting?
To be honest, are there any real people, who really are interested in meeting someone special here?
Seems like 95% of local users are fakes or simply time wasters.
Do you believe that profile with one or no pictures may be real ones?

My experience says that all of them are scammers...
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Sint-Gillis-Waas, Oost Vlaanderen Belgium

Re: Real interest or time wasting?
Cat_lover_2014: To be honest, are there any real people, who really are interested in meeting someone special here?
Seems like 95% of local users are fakes or simply time wasters.
Do you believe that profile with one or no pictures may be real ones?

My experience says that all of them are scammers...


Well, I've been here for some time, and I had 1 real contact.
Re: Real interest or time wasting?
One contact - during what period?
One week...month...year...?

I've got long list of "contacts", but when it comes to real meeting or at least adding as friend on Facebook, nothing is going on.
All of them are disappearing in a fog. lol
Demi7 Demi7

Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate Germany

Re: Real interest or time wasting?
Cat_lover_2014: To be honest, are there any real people, who really are interested in meeting someone special here?
Seems like 95% of local users are fakes or simply time wasters.
Do you believe that profile with one or no pictures may be real ones?

My experience says that all of them are scammers...

I think time waist. All that is here are very old , or muslims that want someone to stay in the country, or and scammers. Never seen such a bad dating side honestly.
Mapmaker Mapmaker

Andalucia, Andalucia Spain

Re: Real interest or time wasting?
This is a free site so there will be a large percentage of scammers here. If you weed them out and take a bit of care there are some great people here. I have met a few and have made friends with a lot of CS people. 95% of my views and messages are from scammers.
I am on a couple of paid dating sites and if you are serious about finding someone then sign up and pay. I have had a good response and met some wonderful women through these paid sites.
Re: Real interest or time wasting?
Demi7: I think time waist. All that is here are very old , or muslims that want someone to stay in the country, or and scammers. Never seen such a bad dating side honestly.

So...it means that this isn't only my impression... It's a pity.
Thanks for your opinion.
Re: Real interest or time wasting?
Mapmaker:
I am on a couple of paid dating sites and if you are serious about finding someone then sign up and pay. I have had a good response and met some wonderful women through these paid sites.


Could you advise some addresses? confused
pat8lanips pat8lanips

babinda, Queensland Australia

Re: Real interest or time wasting?
There are quite a few real people, but as everybody is saying there are much more scammers. Generally, English is their second language so for those of us who only speak English they're very easy to see. If English is also your second language maybe its not so easy to see.
Demi7 Demi7

Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate Germany

Re: Real interest or time wasting?
Mapmaker: This is a free site so there will be a large percentage of scammers here. If you weed them out and take a bit of care there are some great people here. I have met a few and have made friends with a lot of CS people. 95% of my views and messages are from scammers.
I am on a couple of paid dating sites and if you are serious about finding someone then sign up and pay. I have had a good response and met some wonderful women through these paid sites.

You also have it on payed sides. Just that u pay money for nothing. There r just a few sides where more people seem to be like PoF and so on. I checked a few and none of them r better. I even had a few dates on PoF and that before I payed! )I honestly thinkk one of the problems here is u can not really filter out what u are looking for. This side is not that good in this.
Demi7 Demi7

Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate Germany

Re: Real interest or time wasting?
what does that have to do with English?! Nothing.
Re: Real interest or time wasting?
Demi7: I even had a few dates on PoF and that before I payed! )I honestly thinkk one of the problems here is u can not really filter out what u are looking for. This side is not that good in this.


I agree, filters might be more serious and flexible in the same time.
Regarding, PoF I heard very positive reviews about site and it's users, but... I can't sign up on PoF from my country. Something wrong with Latvia at them. I tried to do this in other country, but returning home I can't read my messages and my profile is being blocked.

And PoF isn't the only place, where Latvians are not welcome. It's a big problem.
Jefke59 Jefke59

Gent, Oost Vlaanderen Belgium

Re: Real interest or time wasting?
Demi7: what does that have to do with English?! Nothing.


I guess every nation attracts its own type of scammers & fakers and English speaking countries US/UK attract more. Most of the world speaks a little English, so it's not difficult to imagine what the first targets of scammers are going to be. As for fakers: both the US and the UK have an attractive labour market and people don't need identity cards. With some inside help, it can be easier to get into the country, fetch a job and stay.

I seriously doubt the superior ability of US and UK members to detect fakers. Guess it 's mainly starting with PR, like in prejudice and probability as given by the nationality of the contact and his/her command of English.
Greenlake19 Greenlake19

Bratislava, Bratislava Slovakia

Re: Real interest or time wasting?
There are real people out there.

You may wish to read about scammers and catfish to detect fake profiles and avoid wasting your time with them.

Regarding pictures, you can use Google Image Search or Bing per Image to find if the picture was stolen from some celebrity for example. Women scammers often use photos of movie stars, so they can be easily detected.
Re: Real interest or time wasting?
Greenlake19:
Regarding pictures, you can use Google Image Search or Bing per Image to find if the picture was stolen from some celebrity for example.


All these ways are used already, but they work good enough with celebrities' pics, which look like these pics normally. I mean more "creative" scammers, who use simply some stolen pics of other "normal" people, not pics of any movie stars.
sniga sniga

copenhagen, Kobenhavn Denmark

Re: Real interest or time wasting?
i have not had any problem with scammers, i dont se it as a problem at all! :)
very easy! the incoming mails that are long and full of skype and email adresses, i delete without reading, and the ones that ask "hi, how are you?" i also delete without checking..
one in ten will ask something personal about your proffile - so thous are the real ones!:)))
Antoniacv Antoniacv

Wien, Vienna Austria

Re: Real interest or time wasting?
Hi, of course there are real people here... I got married 2 years ago to someone I met here. It´s all about using your common sense I guess (against scammers I mean... )
PS. My profile has no picture... and as far as Im concerned... I´m real grin
dutchfreckles dutchfreckles

firenze, Tuscany Italy

Re: Real interest or time wasting?
IAM REAL TO .moping

AND YES 8 OUT OF 10 ARE SCAMMERS ,OR WHO SEEKING A STAY PERMIT IN EUROPE,
BUT WITH A FEW QUESTIONS ,YOU CAN FILTER THEM OUT EASY ,
IF THE PROFIL OR PHOTO LOOKS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE THEN IT NORMALY IS

ALL GOD FEERING ,OR THAT KIND OFF CRAP IS OUT THE SAME OF A RELIGION OR COMING FROM A COUNTRY WHO DONT RESPECT WOMAN AS THERE EQUEL ,IS OUT .

THE SAME WHO LISTED A FARYTALE INCOME OFF 100.000-150.000 I DONT BELEVE THAT CRAP ,IF YOU HAVE A INCOME LIKE THAT ,WHAT ARE YOU SEEKING HERE A MILIONAIR ? IF THE INCOME WHERE REAL YOU CAN GO TO A GOOD PAID DATING SIDE WITH MORE CHANCE TO FIND THE SAME .

ARMY ,MARINES OR SOMETIMG SIMULAR ,WIDOWS WITH WIVE DIED IN CAR ACCEDENT ,ARE OUT .

WHO LOOKING FOR SEXTING ON SKYPE ,IT TURNS ME OFF AND NOT ON


I THINK THIS COVERS ABOUT 50 % WHATS PISS ME OFF OR ARE TIME WAISTERS
sevenseas sevenseas

St Julians, Majjistral Malta

Re: Real interest or time wasting?
dutchfreckles: IAM REAL TO .

AND YES 8 OUT OF 10 ARE SCAMMERS ,OR WHO SEEKING A STAY PERMIT IN EUROPE,
BUT WITH A FEW QUESTIONS ,YOU CAN FILTER THEM OUT EASY ,
IF THE PROFIL OR PHOTO LOOKS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE THEN IT NORMALY IS

ALL GOD FEERING ,OR THAT KIND OFF CRAP IS OUT THE SAME OF A RELIGION OR COMING FROM A COUNTRY WHO DONT RESPECT WOMAN AS THERE EQUEL ,IS OUT .

THE SAME WHO LISTED A FARYTALE INCOME OFF 100.000-150.000 I DONT BELEVE THAT CRAP ,IF YOU HAVE A INCOME LIKE THAT ,WHAT ARE YOU SEEKING HERE A MILIONAIR ? IF THE INCOME WHERE REAL YOU CAN GO TO A GOOD PAID DATING SIDE WITH MORE CHANCE TO FIND THE SAME .

ARMY ,MARINES OR SOMETIMG SIMULAR ,WIDOWS WITH WIVE DIED IN CAR ACCEDENT ,ARE OUT .

WHO LOOKING FOR SEXTING ON SKYPE ,IT TURNS ME OFF AND NOT ON I THINK THIS COVERS ABOUT 50 % WHATS PISS ME OFF OR ARE TIME WAISTERS
I met a lot of women on this site.......I dont really understand all the fuzz about scammers....They are all so obvious (atleast the female one)just delete them..and problem solved.
Linaray Linaray

Taverney, Ile-de-France France

Re: Real interest or time wasting?
it means that this isn't only my impression... It's a pity.

Of course, what do you expect, that everyone coming in here are real human beings? No, I always know the scammers when I see those profile with praises such, "I'm a very good looking man, easy going, loving, caring, and all those nice things. They are nothing but"good behind the computer" they are en who cannot talk to women in real life but behind the computers can talk like a boss. Those who come on with "hello sweetie, how are you? Hope your day was so good, etc, are fake. Those who come on requesting to know more about your profile may be considered real to some point. But dating site such as this is full of scammers, both male and female.
Len05 Len05

Antwerp, Antwerpen Belgium

Re: Real interest or time wasting?
i find the site quite good.
Off course 90 percent of what is on the site doesn't interest me.
And then 9 percent of the women don't ever bother to answer.

But good. i can live with 1 percent, i don't need so many.

I've met good people thanks to this
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