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Dating Sites - Uncovered (BBC Docu)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by TheArticleMan, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. TheArticleMan

    TheArticleMan Power Member

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    I recently watched a Panorma doc on dating sites and how they dupe a lot of their users. From the sites themsevles creating fake accounts and sending fake messages, to using celebrity pictures they use every trick in the book to convert free memembers into paid members. Very much an eye-opener and it seems to me very unethical to play with human emotion.

    If you're in the UK check it out on iPlayer. Definitely worth the watch:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b037wr14/Panorama_Tainted_Love_Secrets_of_the_Dating_Game/

    Cheers.
     
  2. 50cent

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    just watched it! it seems owners of cupid and co have some decent BH qualification...some serious ewhoring going on there!
     
  3. TheArticleMan

    TheArticleMan Power Member

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    What really got me thinking was the hiring of staff to message users. That really is some low level BH techiniques. However, they do make thousands/millions.

    Wonder if a niche dating site may actually be a good source of income.

    Hmm.
     
  4. 50cent

    50cent Regular Member

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    they outsource well too, i'm sure the guy who started it must have hung around here b4 starting out.

     
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    G-S-T Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    I seen "Dating Site" & "BBC" ... 2+2=5 though :(
     
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    Damn, I wish I could watch this is in the U.S. I am about to enter the casual dating niche.
     
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    TheArticleMan Power Member

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    I'm sorry to disappoint bro :(

    If you get a VPN from the UK, I'm sure you'll be able to watch.

    It is defiinitly worth a look if you are planning to go into this niche.

    Cheers.
     
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    "tainted love", brilliant :D They should've called it: "2013 eho'ing for the masses unleashed"... ;)