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“Same members on all their sites. Avoid at all costs!”

Written on: 01/02/2012 by Oojam (1 review written)

Global Personals (White Label Dating) were covered by Radio 4 in December and given far too much airtime.

Radio 4 did follow up on their programme on January 6th after several complaints. They did a pretty good job of highlighting
some, but not all, of the problems that people are having on the Global Personals sites, including multiple emails which purport to come from other members but in fact are “automatic icebreakers” and it is very unclear to what extent members have positively chosen to allow these messages to come from them at all. You can listen to the whole feature by going to:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018xy2g#p00n18rq

The programme also reported on the growing Faithfulnessmatters.net campaign against the adultery sites operated by Global Personals.
It also mentioned the Advertising Standards Authority case on Veggiedates.co.uk, another Global Personals operated site, which made misleading claims about the number of vegetarians on the site…
See http://asa.org.uk/ASA-action/Adjudications/2011/9/Veggiedates,-d-,co,-d-,uk/SHP_ADJ_161342.aspx

Global Personals have now launched some large London Underground ads for one of their sites, Datingrepublic.com, “just for Londoners”. No real sign of any change so far…