Disappearing online daters

Customers of online dating sites owned by Cupid plc voice their suspicions about the flirty daters who mysteriously disappeared once they paid their subscriptions.

Presenter Adrian Goldberg talks to men who received flirty messages from attractive daters claiming to live near them after signing up for free membership of online dating sites owned by Cupid plc. But when the men took out subscriptions in order to reply to the messages, the women, who once appeared so keen to meet, mysteriously lost interest. Some customers suspect that the website itself was behind the messages. Cupid plc owns over 30 different dating websites including cupid.com, benaughty.com, flirt.com, cheekylovers.com and maturedatinguk. It recently bought Uniform Dating and the right to operate Friends Reunited Dating.

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47 minutes

Last on

Sun 24 Feb 2013 11:00

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