No one likes to be deceived, especially if the deception comes in the form of a paid service. SinglesNet, unfortunately, had been doing this for a few years prior to getting purchased by another site. Below, we review the functionality this site used to attempt to provide prior to it’s being bought out.
What Made SinglesNet Such An Unsafe Bet
There’s nothing worse than spending money, taking a chance, and losing out in the long run. That’s what happened with this network. Here are all the important facts about the SinglesNet website. I’ll kick things off with the redirects.
SinglesNet was a huge offender when it came to redirecting you to other sites. You know, the same type of thing that the Snapsex.co site does. Almost every link on their site sent you to sister sites asking for additional fees or funding.
This was a huge problem throughout the tenure of the site, as users were constantly getting suckered into paying more than they should’ve been. In quite a few instances, the site inadvertently contributed to users’ computers getting ruined by spyware and viruses after falling prey to these redirects.
There were a few features provided by SinglesNet that were less than practical. For example, they provided a video uploader that would only upload to the instant messenger. You can’t download the newly made videos to your desktop after editing, which means they only ever exist in the specific messenger thread you recorded it for.
This wouldn’t have been so baffling if they also didn’t advertise being able to put videos on your profile. Another odd addition to the site was the option to search for matches in other countries. This feature is common on some other sites, but the country list was strange, to say the least. A lot of major countries like the United Kingdom and France weren’t available, but small European nations like Croatia and Georgia were there. While these countries have a huge language barrier, we wonder about the true motivations here.
Spam is a normal issue on a lot of dating sites. But the levels of spam provided by SinglesNet is on another level entirely. We had an email account ruined by the sheer volume and variety of mailing lists we were getting signed up for. In one instance, we were even contacted by our financial institution.
Seems that SinglesNet had actually tried to withdraw additional funds for a completely separate site we hadn’t signed up for at all. We were also negatively impressed by the sheer amount of spyware we found on our PC after every use of this site.
Since April of 2015, SinglesNet has existed only as a redirect site for Match.com, who acquired the site and promptly shut it down. When researching the reasons for this, turns out SinglesNet was using parts of Match.com and marketing them as features provided by SinglesNet. In lieu of any sort of legal battle, SinglesNet agreed to let themselves be assimilated into Match.com’s parent company.
What We Think
SinglesNet was a lost cause even before the acquisition by Match.com. They hardly ever presented a functional site, and even when the links did work, what was behind them was almost always fraudulent. In the world of dating sites, there are few that should survive, and this network wasn’t one of them. Luckily, the site no longer exists.
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