In this post we will review the online dating site known as up4casual As part of our review we signed up for an account on up4casual and had a look around, the pricing structure, the TOS and user profiles.
So here is our full up4casual review
At first glace the site seems to be very orientated towards casual relationships and appears to have a large number of female members with highly provocative profiles who are looking for a casual relationship, hence the name of the site up4casual.
This should firstly be a red flag for many people looking for a reliable online dating site. Most dating sites have a far higher ratio of men to women, up4casual seems to have the opposite. But as this is more of a hookup site than a traditional dating site you might expect to get a different ration of men to women.
So after we made an account (male in the 30-35 age range) and confirmed our email address, it was inundated with emails from the site, around 15 emails a DAY!
Most of these emails were supposedly from very attractive female members who wanted to contact our male account, despite it having no profile picture or bio filled out, this should be an immediate red flag, anyone who has used any kind of online dating website or App will be aware that females making first contact is very rare.
And in order for you to reply to a message received from a female member you will need to pay for a subscription package, these range from £40 per month to £15 per month for a 1 year subscription, billed in one go at £180!
Many people will be asking themselves is up4casual a scam or is up4casual legit?
The short answer is we cannot say 100% certainty either way, sorry!
Basically a ‘scam’ usually promises that you will receive something in return for some form of payment or investment, and getting scammed means you don't receive what is promised. With this dating website you are paying for a membership to the site which you DO receive, so in that respect it can't really be called a scam. However the quality of the service (the membership to the site) that you receive does appear to be very poor quality.
Many of these type of dating sites will hide somewhere in their Terms of Service (TOS) that they create fake profiles in order to make the site seem more popular and have more female members than they actually do.
This is not a practise carried out by small dating sites that you have never heard of, the huge extramarital site Ashley Madison which was hacked back in around 2015 and user data released revealed that a large number of female accounts were fake or created by ‘bots’, you can read more about it on the Wikipedia page here or an eTeknix article.
While we cannot find any explicit statement on the site or in the TOS that fake profiles are created by members of staff working for the hookup site up4casual we suspect that this may be the case.
In conclusion we cannot say with absolute certainty in this up4casual review if it is a legitimate dating site, but it does have a few red flags.
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