Why I believe that asiandate.com is a scam: my negative review
This website has been around since and does have a pretty extensive database. It's got a ton of information for members, and it's reasonably priced. If you're serious about dating a beautiful Asian lady or man for that matter this is a great place to start. As part of the Cupid network it comes with all the features and benefits of that network.
This site has been providing its members with great service since It features a clean user interface and all the features you would expect of a major dating site What makes this site a little different is that it caters to people with an interest in finding a match from Korea or of Korean descent.
This is highly unusual in the online dating world. I'll summarise the results of the fake profile first. On 27 June , 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. Please only message me if you are a scammer.
Notice that "Michael" explicitly requested only scammers to message him. I could be pretty certain, then, that anybody messaging him either had not read his profile, or was a scammer, or most likely both.
Screenshot of Michael Michaelson profile edit Screenshot of Michael Michaelson profile as seen by ladies. Further on, I present a single piece of persuasive evidence from the results of this fake profile that the scamming on asiandate.
If you want to go straight to that evidence, then please click here. Otherwise, read on for the build-up to that evidence. Within minutes, the chat pop-ups began appearing. They never stopped, only increasing in frequency over the following few days. The vast majority of the "women" I quote that word only because it is entirely possible that behind any of these messages was a man messaging "Michael" sported profile pictures that looked professionally photographed, and most of the ladies could even have passed for professional models - in all likelihood, many if not most of these images were of professional models.
A sample of some of the first few messages "Michael" received, along with my commentary, if any, in grey, follows. I did not take screenshots of any of these chat pop-ups, but you don't have to take them on faith - you can perform the same experiment that I did, and see for yourself that these are the sort of messages that you receive.
After several days, the chat pop-ups stopped arriving from asiandate. In any case, the frequency of the pop-ups didn't abate - if anything, it increased. There were pretty much constantly at least one and often around five chat pop-up windows on the screen at a time.
Within 24 hours, the letters began accumulating in "Michael's" asiandate. Again, most of the women in the photographs looked like professional models. Many of the letter writers purported to have read "Michael's" profile, in which he solicited messages from scammers only - yet here they were messaging him anyway. This is damning enough as it is, but I've got an even better actual smoking gun to present afterwards, so read on for that.
Here is a sample of those quotes from those letters, including any of my comments in grey. Too, several of these letters the very first contact these supposed women had had with "Michael's" profile included such implausibly forward statements as " Do you want to regard me as your special princess in your heart forever? Those just don't ring true to me as the type of thing a genuine woman seeking lasting love would say to a seventy year old man she'd never met before, especially absent a photograph or any other identifying details.
To give you an idea of the frequency of the letters, around 60 letters arrived within the first nine days - about 6. To check that this wasn't some strange anomaly, on 5 July I created another fake account, "John Smith", aged 88 the maximum age it is possible to set for men on asiandate. I will die within a month, the doctors say. As with "Michael"'s account, I provided no photographs.
Within two days, the account received 15 letters, with similar results as for "Michael" - many of the writers claimed to have read, and to be attracted to "John" based on, his profile; many of them provided more than one photograph.
Chat pop-ups for "John" didn't start as immediately as for "Michael", but once they did after about a day , they were similarly incessant, and equally implausible. All of the above points strongly to scamming - that deceptive letters are sent out without regard for any particular qualities of their recipients other than having money to spend.
It is even strongly suggestive of systemic scamming - that these letters are sent out by the asiandate. Today 14 July , I came upon the smoking gun that all but proves that this is the case: Below is a screenshot of the letter in question, in which I have circled the smoking gun in red.
Please take a moment to consider the implications of this. In all likelihood, the "personal" letters by "women" writing to you with such admiration for you and your carefully constructed profile are in fact generic form letters sent out by the asiandate.
And if you respond? Who knows how that works? Presumably, your letter is assigned to a paid member of the asiandate. Presumably, your response is again assigned to a paid member of the asiandate. This section, an update added on 22 September , provides a couple of corroborations of the systemic scamming on asiandate.
The first is indirect, providing plausibility only: The demonstration is contained within the fascinating article that I came across a few days ago, the title of which speaks for itself: The second is more direct corroboration. A month or so back it has taken me a while to update this page , a reader kindly contacted me to let me know that he had received by email from asiandate.
The reason there is a monthly cost is to cut down on scammers who make up fake profiles. With the monthly fees in effect you are less likely to become a victim of a scam artist. In other words, your chances of meeting a real Asian bride online are higher than those websites that offer free membership.
While the monthly fee is meant to keep scammers down, there are still a few who are willing to create fake profile, so the website highly recommends it users to be extremely careful when interacting with others. All of the asiandanting.
So it is likely to find someone you can one day call your life partner within months whether than many years down the line. Your email address will not be published.