Deceptively offer free membership when you sign for one of their events, this then renews deceptively to a monthly charge (not DD or standing order, all done from the original visa payment).
I only spotted this after four months and after explaining that this was deceptive and illegal, received a partial refund but this was protracted, difficult and made more so by this company, who hide away the cancellation option on their website, requiring confirmation codes, emails etc.
Having read some reviews about Speeddater, it all made sense. went on a speedating event to find that they had only sold 4 female tickets and 10 male...(even thou they claim a 50/50 split).......told that i could get a free ticket for another event but will be charged £5 for the privalege.........absolute rubbish In just a few days I got like 50 emails and as many chat messages, obviously from scammers (unless 22 years old models are suddenly finding me attractive).
For all I know half of the girls there were scammers too anyway. However the website is unusable as a dating site as it is full of scammers and webcam girls looking for business. They lie about what they do and tell you they will tick you yet you never hear of them again. The actual speeddating night was ok and to be expected, but when you get a match and you submit your ticks, you have to carry on messaging your matches through the website?
Also think carefully about what their "80% get at least one match" mean. The Speed Dater people haven't responded to my emails and don't seem to care about the problem. I googled the picture for one of the people and saw her "acting/modelling" profile. Why cant you just get a mobile number of your matches, i know, so they can grab more money off you! Some really nice people there, had a fun evening and several of us found a date 2.
But the phone line was terrible and accent was eastern European. I will be seeking legal action regarding this as I have been conned out of 60 GBP before sourcing the cause of these monthly invoices.
I called back and same style robot to speak to, only this time male. Absolute bunch of scamming crooks don't waste your time going to any events organised by these morons as they try to scam money out of you by enrolling you firstly onto a free 1 month membership which automatically continues after 1 month. Watch out for the scam: You can only see your "matches" after the event when you go online, the service is for 1 month free and automatically they will enroll you on a monthly payment fee of £19.98.
Paid for a singles party with Speeddater in London and a speed dating event.
There were very few people and the guys were really dodgy and desperate.
I went to a speed dating event recently in central London and left after an hour. Half the women didn't even live in London (one was actually on holiday from America), most were overweight, and very few were professionals (one woman talked non stop about nandos). I came to the speed dating area at 7.59pm and was told it was full and it had started. I contacted customer service and they were rude and just had ridiculous excuses not to refund me. Few of them apparently cancelled the profile before having the chance to rate them. £20 feels quite pricy for what it is, considering all that happens is that you're sat at a table for three minutes with your date and rotate round.
The rounds to chat to people are only 3 minutes which is far too short. Few of the girls thought some of them were actor, and in fact they had no profile! That's it - no ice breakers or anything to make the mood more romantic etc. The follow up process was a bit confusing - you need to log in the following day to tick who you want to see again from the event.
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