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From my one month experience as a member of Match.com which resulted in being a victim of fraudulent billing by Match.com, I presumed Match.com was the worst of the bunch. WRONG!!! I saw an ad on TV for internet dating that was geared for the over fifty crowd so, out of curiosity I headed to OurTime.com. I accepted a two week trial offer, posted a professional profile, I am a lawyer, with photos, I frequently run 10k's so my body weight is within parameters set by the gov, have a full set of hair, am over 5'10", then went fishing for a contact.
The first odd thing I noticed was that the day after I subscribed, the powers that be at Ourtime.com removed the caption from profiles that revealed the last time a member had logged on. I wondered, how am I to know whether the subscriber was a current member or had cancelled months, or years earlier. That change placed current paying members, or even potential members at a disadvantage. It took me several days to uncover something I was not looking for.
Every day I received about 6-10 inquiries and each and every inquiry used the boilerplate script introduction that Ourtime provides to its writing challenged or lazy subscribers to wit: "Hi, I saw your photo and I like it," or some similar script. I would then promptly reply with a minimum two paragraph response, stating what I liked about the sender's profile. The next day I would receive a reply, "hi, you look like someone I would like to meet," one of several boilerplate scripts. The response was evident nobody read my reply, it was just an auto reply.
Because of the plethora of negative reviews from Ourtime subscribers, many, like Match.com complaining about being billed for monthly subscriptions after they cancelled, a myriad of subscribers, some whom I communicated with, complained of receiving emails from non-existent subscribers. In seven days I received over a hundred contacts, however, not one wrote an original note, each used the boilerplate scripts mentioned above. If you want to throw away money, do so in your backyard, not paying for a subscription to Ourtime.com. If you think you are so hot that you may think you may be the exception, I urge you not to pay more than a few bucks for a trial offer. I guarantee you that after the trial period is over, you won't be sending Ourtime.com any more hard earned dollars.
Myself being a lawyer, and a retired federal law enforcement officer, I will be looking into this matter further to see if this type of activity falls into elder abuse. Ourtime is targeting people over fifty years of age, enticing them with fraudulent expectations, to meet non-existent subscribers. In criminal law jargon, that falls into intent to defraud. Keep your money in your purse and go to the gym to meet Miss or Mr. Right.
I purchased a 3 mos subscription and the software is terrible. I think the company sends messages to subscribers to make them think someone is interested in them when actually the person never did sent a message. Their renewal process is also a scam because they just renew even though they were told upfront no automatic renewal. There are so many scammers on this site. In three months at least 7 contact me. Don’t waste your money.
When you have a free account, it's extremely limited, you can't send messages, or view who's "flirted" with you. During this period, I had the experience that I was getting multiple hits per day, lots of messages and flirts. In my account, highlighted red text showed large numbers of people supposedly dying to meet me. I fell for it and purchased a one-month subscription. Instantly, upon my being able to view all of my admirers, the numbers dropped significantly, and since then I barely get any hits. I am attractive and successful, and I am confident in being able to attract people, so it's not me... I believe they pile on all these extra hits in order to get you to pay for an account, then when you do, the reality is, very few people initiate any form of real contact. Waste of money for sure.
My daughter bought me a 6 month subscription. I went on the account and clicked on the do not auto renew in November 2017. On March 8, 2018 they automatically renewed my account anyway. I clicked on an email and it took me to the site before I realized they had auto renewed the account. I then called and on March 13 and told them the situation and asked for a refund of my $99 and they would not refund it and would not let me talk to a manager. I told them I was not happy with their online site and did not want to be renewed and asked why they would auto renew when I indicated not to. The customer service rep refused to budge and would not transfer me to a manager. I do not recommend this site to anyone. The worst dating site ever.
Within 5 days of signing up with "Our Time" (Oct. 2017) my account was hacked at least 3 times. My personal data was changed from female looking for male TO female looking for female; next hack changed my picture and age; and third time back to female looking for female. Thought it was done...but nope, on Mar 12, 2018, the search returned to female looking for female AND 2 of the 3 the "essays" composed for site were changed. Calling their 800 is useless.
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As a single lady I joined OurTime to “find my one and only”. I paid for this experience only to find at least 85% of the men who contacted me were not who they professed to be. I tested these men out by allowing access to my cell number, knowing if they were hackers or scammers. I could block them after any amount of calls. One man even went so far as to say he was Italian, with an accent, but did not speak one word of Italian. He even set up a phony business website! I’ve attempted to contact OurTime to no avail. To all those seeking happiness it’s highly unlikely you will find it on OurTime. I do not believe OurTime cares about its’ honest members and too. Is scamming the public!
I agree with the majority who find OurTime to be a poorly run site. Worst of all are the scammers. I get messages from fake profiles anywhere from three to eight times a day. These idiots want me to text them or visit their Facebook page. Sure, I report the scammers, but why should I have to? Why doesn't OurTime check all new accounts and photos before they're posted? Then there are the constant popups, bugging me for enhanced services, at a price of course. I could go on for a long time about how bad this site is, but suffice it to say that even if OurTime offered me a free renewal I'd turn it down.
Now, after creating a profile I am not able to log onto the site. I keep getting routed to a site in the U.K. Luckily the app on my phone was still working and I could get in from there to view the full website, and cancel my subscription.
Actually I joined a few days ago and found a guy I really like. Since then we have been talking to each other on the phone... will be video calling this weekend. So far he seems legitimate. I don’t know why all the bad reviews. My experience so far is good. But will see what happens.
I created an account but didn't actually pay until 3 weeks after - when I received a great deal in an email. Fast forward to today, I log into my laptop and discovered that during the 3 weeks I wasn't a paying member, they would send fake messages to other members. OurTime sent members that I clicked 'yes I would be interested' fake messages that; I made them my favorite member, I loved their pictures, I wanted to hear more from them, I had sent a flirt...which I had NEVER sent. That eventually triggered an email sent to those members that I had liked their profile somehow. And eventually, those members would reply back to my profile with either flirts or a response that would trigger an email back to me that someone had made me there favorite, or I have a message from a member, etc... all to entice me to pay to join.
Upon discovering that, I changed my profile to totally idiotic choices because no matter who sends me a flirt, message or like my pictures, how am I to believe it was sent from a real member and not just someone who looked at my profile or just computer generated. Well guess what? I am still receiving flirts and messages with my idiot profile and I can bet you they are not from any member because there is no way anyone would reply to my profile the way it is now posted. I am surprised OurTime has not been investigated yet. There is nothing legitimate about them. All they do is take money from people. Seriously, that's all they do.
This site is unsatisfactory. They put photos of men who look like very nice among people who are very poor looking to give the appearance that the site is legitimate, when those people are not actually on the site. They send out messages without your permission, creepy looking men. Most are below 50. Don't waste your money or time. Plenty Of Fish is no better either.
This site should be removed from the internet as its filled with bots, scammers, and Fishers constantly trying to suck you into their scheme and the site itself will edit your content without your permission or a notification. It's a site that is full of those trying to take advantage of seniors. After chatting with one and finally giving her my cell number after what I believed was someone genuine, the next day she tries to get me to send her an $200.00 iTunes card. I may have been born at night, but it wasn`t last night. The site itself changed my info saying I loved my whiskey when I rarely even drink at all and never said any such thing! Avoid this site at all costs, It should be shut down and the people running it should be prosecuted!
I actually thought this site was legit. NOT. What a joke. OurTime uses pictures of models to lure you into thinking they have great people on their site. When you send them a "wink" you never get a reply back. When it says they are online to chat, they aren't. Matches sent to you and nowhere near what you listed for preferences. I thought since this site was supposed to be for people over 50, that it would be legit. Guess people will scam anyone at any age. Don't waste your money, here or any other dating site. I've looked up others and they all have the same bad reviews. I guess the only way to meet people is through people you know. Too bad the lowest is 1 star. I wish 0 would count because they don't even deserve 1 star.
I subscribed for a three month period, in that time I had 34 women try and scam me for money, I reported this to OurTime customer care team, three days later the woman that I reported was back on the site using a different profile but her profile pictures were the same. The company claim all profiles are verified, this is totally untrue, in the time I was on this site I saw on average 4/5 women who were clearly not genuine, I have also had women message me regarding the number of men who are also using this site for the same purpose, to scam them for money.
It is clear this site and Match.com are not genuine, their only interest is to make money and not do what they claim. I, like many others have removed themselves from this kind of site because of the type they now attract, namely, trolls looking for sex or scammers hoping to find men or women they can extract money from and unfortunately that's not a true Dating site. I have now cancelled my subscription and my profile. I will never use them again.
Fake messages are the best you get. Several times a week I get a very non personal message from a very attractive women who is conveniently located more that a 1000 miles away. If I respond I get another generic message supposedly from this very attractive women who has no intention of ever meeting me. Unless you are VERY unattractive and desperate, you will not find love here. Pay the $36 for a one month trial, don't waste anymore on the longer term memberships. Pay only with a VISA gift debit card from Walmart, or you will be automatically re-billed. Zero stars!
After only a few days using this dating site I felt as though I had been lured into a scamming site. The first man I had a chat with texted me once or twice and then told me he wanted me to contact him via his private phone and email, that he did not like the site. Red flags went up. After a few Google searches to find out what scammers can do with your personal phone number and email, I began to feel that he was out for no good. I chatted briefly with a few men and decided that one was about 50 miles away and I decided to meet up with him for coffee. I thought it best to meet him in his neck of the woods so that he would not follow me home and learn anything about me other than our first initial meeting. I felt safe that it was a very public place that we would be meeting.
As soon as I agreed to meet, he began to ask me to take off after our coffee and go to the next state to do some touring. I apologized and let him know up front that I would not go anywhere with him until I knew him quite well and that I didn't even know him yet. He did not answer. When I returned to the site later to see what he had decided, I clicked on his profile and it was "unavailable". This made me very uncomfortable and gave me the impression that this man was not at all who he said he was. After that I was afraid to talk to anyone else on the site, afraid they were just lying to try to scam or put me into an unsafe situation.
Of other concern was the fact I was totally overwhelmed with email from out of staters when I clearly made searches for men from my own state. I would not recommend this site to anyone who is sincere in wanting to meet a potential partner or date because there is no assurance that you are communicating with who you believe they are according to their profile. Very scary!
After subscribing only 1 of 1000s is worth contacting. And he is not interested in dating nor is he within 1000 miles of me. Doesn't matter what your settings are, this is a scam website taking advantage of everyone honest, letting catfish scavenge them. Do NOT put your heart or money here. If you are there already subscribing, just right click on each photo and run a Google search. Every attractive one will be a celebrity's profile, or a stolen photo. All Attorneys General should take this site down as a consumer-damaging scam and we need you to act. This site is a scourge to America. The only local profiles which appear for the subscribers are catfish. I am so soured on this, I call myself The Cat. I check out everyone, and have not found one attractive yet to be real. This site has wasted our subscription money. Pants on Fire red flags here. Avoid it.
All the other reviews reflect my own experiences. The only thing I can add is that the only time you can see activity for the people you are interested in is when you send a flirt. The one I chose hadn't signed into her account for 4 months. In addition, it seems pretty easy for scam artists to set up fake profiles, although most of them disappear within minutes (meaning someone is catching them and reporting; not sure if it's OURTIME or a savvy customer). I've filed a complaint with PayPal. Even if you can't get your money back, if enough people complain, maybe something can be done.
I signed up for this site 1/18/17. I paid for a month membership only. I specified that I was interested in local responses, never received one. I live in Ohio, the closest received was Kentucky. I canceled after a month. But kept my profile open. At the beginning of this year I answered an inquiry from someone in Houston. I am familiar with Texas so I responded. It took him about 6 weeks but he finally starting asking if I would pick up gift cards for him to use for his "daughter" among other things. That is not going to happen.
Most of the 1-star reviews used the site for a month or less. I signed up with a 6-month membership. Initially, it does start out as described, with mostly long-distance or otherwise unsuitable matches. But I think part of that is because most, like me, start with incomplete or first draft profiles. As your profile develops and some time is spent declining inappropriate matches, the site does a decent job in presenting potential matches, and I connected with a number of very real people over the latter 3 months.
That said, website navigation is more repetitive and difficult than it should be, and the ads make it worse, and the mobile version is very limited. I was able to cancel auto-renewal through the website, and recently let it lapse. I suddenly got 10X the number of viewed notices - that could be a marketing ploy, or it could be that they simply purged some kind of cache. Overall, with enough time and effort, the site adequately does what it says it will. I don't think it's worth the full price, especially with all those ads, but I may renew with another discount offer.
This is a horrible site. Like others keep sending people from across the US. Where's the locals? And what's with these flirt and messages when my profile's hidden? Clearly just to edge me back on the site. Sad they take your money for nothing. I've only been on a couple days and it smells of a scam through and through. Calling today to cancel what a waste of money. Already know I won't get my money back.
After a month I let my subscription lapse. I would get 37 year olds from all over sending flirts/likes which I didn’t like, however as quickly as they came in they disappeared. My recommendation were never followed, they would send matches that never fit my profile. After letting it lapse within in 24 hours I had over 50 views within that time frame. When I was on the site the most views I would get in a day was 5 max!! I think this site takes advantage of older individuals who are truly looking for someone. I would recommend using your money in another way to find someone special!! This site is the worst!!
Have been on this site for less than a week. My account was hacked by what I am sure, is a disgruntled "trolling troglodyte" who took offense to me alerting the service to a "fake or scammer" profile. Customer service not available after 5:00 on Fridays. Can't send an email to them either to report the security breach, over the weekend. Should be interesting come Monday morning, how they're going to handle this. Don't have high hopes for a professional or truly "customer service" oriented response and/or "call to action". Don't waste your time and or money on this site.
Updated on 02/13/2018 - After having been on the site for less than 1 week, my account was hacked, gender & profile were changed over the weekend. You cannot contact anyone with respects to the security breach by phone [phones are turned off after 5:00 on Friday] or by email [you receive a 'Mailer Daemon']. I 'hid' my profile, but continued to get messages/flirts, having to repeatedly 'hide' my profile. I contacted the office first thing Monday morning. It appears that the account was hacked from within, because the representative saw that I had 'hidden' my profile but was continuing to get notices of interest. I was fully refunded my 6 month purchase, but it was not done so until I stated that I would file an official complaint with the credit card company, due to the serious failings of their tech platform. I had no idea that this site was owned by 'Match', which I think is a loathsome site. Never again.
I signed up January 18, 2018. I received what seemed like computer generated responses. In other words no messages received were in the persons in words. I received messages and flirts from men who never even viewed my profile and were not on my profile reviewed list. I had preferences that were not met either years younger or lived out of state. Good luck in trying to cancel the renewal. It is not set up for you to do so. But I have contacted my credit card company and requested a new card number...so they make it difficult to cancel. That's one way to do it...
My short term experience on this website has been that there are mostly fakes and not real people on this website. Check them out the best you can, use Google or whatever you can to check them out before you give them any info about you. I filed a complaint today on 3 of them, but there are more I could have. I'm sure OurTime won't do a thing about it. Nor will they refund your money. But some of what I've found is a phone number that said "dangerous", an address that doesn't exist, different pictures and info/profile on FB, and even one who changed his picture and age right after I gave him an email address (I printed out both profiles). And be sure you set up a new and separate email account to use. Be smart and be wary... If you have mistakenly set up an OurTime account.
I was a member for few months a couple of years ago. I then quit. I now get constant supposed flirts. I can't get my information off their site it seems. If I click, they try to sell me a new subscription. If these are real, OurTime is posting my information without my permission and scamming the people flirting me. If they are not real, the company is trying to defraud me as well as misusing my personal info. Horrible!! Never sign up!
OurTime/People Media is a scam. I urge every member to file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. The site has consistently matched me with people from a different time zone, people 20 years older than me and 20 years younger than me. I sent an email 4 days into my paid membership with no reply, which after I called today they told me they could not find my email. How convenient. They refused me a refund even though they did not provide the service they should have. This company is a lie and a scam...
Scammed my $111.75 - This site is amazing. It automatically sends flirts from you to people you have not even viewed. Then you will receive Flirts and messages from across the nation from Beautiful women, when I would ask if this was a fake message. "Did you message me?" They would respond, but not in any way mentioning my question. I Just signed up yesterday 2/4/18. This is such a scam. Go to settings and try to cancel the auto renewal... IT WON'T LET YOU!!! Please Consumer Affairs Email or Call, please leave me a message as I don't answer unknown callers. Me at this point I'm not really sure how to turn off the auto renewal. I saw their Ad on network TV in Tulsa, Ok. I'm not sure which one. I guess I can start calling them??
The least I can do is hopefully save someone else the expense and time. I was getting likes and views just about every other day from “Our Time” until I actually paid for three months. Then none... it's almost like day and night. It’s so obvious that their staff has set up email scamming bots (automatic batch code programs) that send out fake emails to recruit people and steal their money. Anyway... SERIOUSLY... don’t waste your money on this rip-off web site. Also... as websites go it is poorly written. You would think that since Match.com owns Our Time they would have a better website!
I considered joining, wrote a short bio, but didn't join. I have received 95 Flirts, 20 messages and several pages of matches. After several weeks of daily messages, I saw a photo of someone I met several years ago. I searched for him on the internet and there they were - the same photo of him, the obit of his wife dated eight years ago and his obit dated four years ago!!!
OurTime.com expert review by Mark Brooks
OurTime is the largest dating site created specifically for the baby boomer market.
50+: Unlike most dating sites which are aimed at the 18-35 year old market, OurTime puts 100% of its focus on the 50+ baby boomer market of singles, many of whom are re-entering the dating world after a divorce or the loss of a spouse.
Simplified dating experience: In contrast to many other dating sites which offer a plethora of unnecessary options, OurTime keeps their interface and searches simple so that they can be used efficiently and with little to no hassle.
Paid self promotion: For a small fee, OurTime allows you to bump your profile up so it appears near the top of the search rankings. This helps make your profile more visible to prospective matches.
Best for: Singles over 50 years of age who are seeking friendship, short-term or long-term relationships.
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