claims 6.5 million active profiles, makes sure each message appears as if the sender is registered on the same site as the user.
“We’ve got large sites in our system,” Mark Edwards, sales director for World Dating Partners, told Betabeat, although he declined to name any clients.
Angela, who asked that her last name be withheld, has been dating online for years.
But she never imagined her profile was for sale on the open market, or that it now appears on Meet Girls Guys.com, which she never signed up for. ” she said, adding that she lives in Texas, not Alabama, and the photo is at least seven years old.
They sell bulk packages of profiles that seem to include a fair number of actual singles alongside somewhat more questionable Russian beauties, Nigerian bankers and half-empty profiles, which sometimes sell for less than a dime a dozen.
Betabeat emailed 208 men and women whose profiles are being sold on Sale Dating Profiles. Only five people responded, none of whom knew their profiles were for sale.
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“We have a very strict policy, like a doctor-patient relationship.” Companies that own many dating sites also share profiles across their networks; for example, profiles from Horny might be shown to people on Lonely Wives Affairs.com, both of which are owned by Pimp
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“I am a creative, witty, intelligent girl looking for someone to shower with all my love and affection! Angela was included in a 1,000-pack of allegedly single, supposedly American women, which Betabeat purchased for .
According to her online dating profile, she is 5’8” with blue eyes and dark brown hair.
As new people sign up for your site, their profiles get copied into the main database to be reused by other sites.