What does free registration mean? Do I have to pay anyways?

There are virtually no online dating site, dating service or flirting site that doesn’t advertise by using the word “free”. Even so, very few providers are actually completely free of charge. Are we dealing with scandalous and widespread false advertising?

Yes and no! The companies only promise “free registration”, “free application” or “free trial”. Anyone who can read has a clear advantage, because depending on the provider usually clues are hidden, that hint at the cost of a premium membership, which is needed to read and write messages. In contrast, the few online dating sites that are free without any restrictions advertise with “completely free”, “100% free” or “permanently free”, “without hidden costs”.