Free dating and friendship sites are considered by some to be made up of relatively low-value members and are not so serious about dating or friendship. So is it true that free sites offering a free service attract people who are scammers, fraudsters, Russian 'mail order brides' and all types of deceptive and unstable people as apposed to a paying site? From many years experience in operating a paying and free friendship site, unfortunately both attract deceptive and dishonest people. It would be wise therefore that when choosing online friendship sites/dating sites to ensure the site is reputable, which of course for most of you this can be difficult to know.

2 Good tips on how to recognise a reputable friendship and dating site:

  1. If after registering your profile appears immediately on the site, this would normally indicate that the new profile has not been vetted, so just about everyone who registers is automatically accepted! This is mostly the case with many free sites.
  2. After registration, were you asked by email to confirm your email address? If the email address of the registered member is invalid you may be responding to someone's profile who will never receive your contact message!
Just these 2 tips will help you discover how genuine and sincere a site and their profiles are.  At we vet all our profiles before being accepted, we ask for confirmation of registration ensuring a valid email address, we also screen all edited profile updates too!  In addition, we do not accept everyone who registers at NewFriends4U and we also have various filters in place to prevent those unfit from joining our service. 

Financing a free friendship or dating site is reliant on visitors and members responding to displayed advertising (as with TV commercials). However, to cover the high costs of any service, if the site does not attract the volume of visitors which Yahoo, Google, MSN or similar do then it may be the case they are selling your email address to third parties, so do check out their 'privacy policy'.

It has recently come to our attention that some large free websites are allowing governments to spy on their database information! ... according to Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, ... "Facebook is the most appalling spying machine ever invented" together with Google and Yahoo etc.

Many free dating and friendship web sites may not really be interested in you actually 'Finding Someone Genuine', policing their web site, or offering you an efficient customer care service like as their focus is more on you clicking web site advertising, collecting your email address or selling your information. However, at we daily police our web site, and as above, filter out possible scammers registering or being accepted onto our site and remove anyone who manages to escape our filters in place or misuses our service in any way. In addition, we also offer an efficient customer service to our members.

As you are reading this article it is likely you are searching for a good quality friendship or dating web site and you are carrying out your research before deciding to register and creating your free profile. If you are looking for a quality website we do hope you will take this opportunity to Register at as we do all that is possible to prevent attracting such fraudsters, fakes and scammers. We should add that with any friendship services it would not be possible to be 100% free of such characters escaping filters or policing but we do hope you remain cautious and here is a list of:

How to Identify Scammers:

1) Replies which don't actually reply to your own message, messages containing duplicate information or that repeat themselves. For example anything which seems to be a standard cut and paste message should ring alarm bells. Why didn't they answer your question, or acknowledge something important you said?

2) Receiving messages from someone who is asking you to contact them direct at their email address especially when not providing much information about themselves.

3) They are very attractive but much younger than you!

4) Is your name being spelt correctly or check to see if they remember your name regularly. This may suggest that large volumes of people are being processed.

5) They ask you for money! Or say that if they had money they could visit, write more, etc.

6) They declare love for you too quickly, but someone able to make that kind of decision based on little knowledge about you it is not going to be a sustainable relationship. And could well be scam building.

Join a quality web site!

It is important to note that occasionally, as outlined above, a scammer may deceive even quality web sites as it is easy to make their profile and messages look real and credible.  So we ask that if any member is contacted by one of these characters to Contact Us immediately with their Member ID and messages.

Dating and Friendship sites are a great way to make new friends. Please exercise some caution, have fun, and enjoy the journey.

We do hope this article has been of help to you. If you are sincere in your search of finding new friendships online, we hope you will allow us the opportunity of welcoming you to our friendship service at NewFriends4U by Creating Your Free Profile Now

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