Is Meetic a scam?
Our contributor was able to test Meetic for you, and gather real user opinions.
In our opinion, Meetic is an easy-to-use platform, with many different profiles. Most men prefer to have a minimum of message conversations first, so that they can quickly meet the person they're looking for. This meeting will be decisive in determining whether or not the chemistry is there. Meetic will then be a platform for discussion, and perhaps the beginnings of romance. It all depends on the chemistry between you and your partner.
According to the users we spoke to, most of the time, men aren't very happy with the result, finding women too indecisive and changeable, just as she thinks so too. Once again, Meetic is just a platform to "provoke" the meeting, but not the rest of the relationship.
Testimonials and user/consumer opinions
"I've decided to give up dating sites. It's really tiring: for women, it's an overdose of messages of all kinds, and for men, it's a desert. On both sides, it doesn't benefit anyone.
The best way is still to meet people in real life, and the good news is that you can meet people anywhere, whether at the gym, in volunteer activities, at the library, on a trip... The other good news is that you won't have to do anything, because the guys will take care of picking you up 😄 (no, I'm kidding. Take the lead if you're interested in a man).
Be careful, though, that the desire to meet new people doesn't become an obsession. If it becomes your main motivation in life, there's a problem, and manipulators are very good at spotting women who are desperate to get into a relationship." - WILL
"Lots of profiles to sort through... And who aren't always in the area... The presentation and use of the site is quite serious and comprehensive." - STELLA
"De pire en pire ...de vieux beaux qui veulent des poupées Barbie... messieurs soyez réalistes vous vieilliesez et nous aussi un peu de bons ça sens ...un site a fuir definitivement .... Only Q plans." -CLAIRE
"The best dating site I know. It just needs a little tweaking for nearby members." - ENZO
"I send a lot of messages but get very few replies! You really wonder if the people registered are looking for . A bit disappointing.
Alas, many cheat in their descriptions! Be careful ⚠️⚠️⚠️." - ELIANE
I created a profile and very quickly received dozens of messages from men. The first ones seemed to be automated by Meetic, but then I came across some real profiles, including 1 where the feeling was right, we chatted daily and gradually got to know each other. Thanks to Meetic's voice function, I was able to hear his voice and his convictions, which aroused my curiosity and I wanted to get to know him. More often than not, men will send you "diskettes", as the youngsters say, catchy phrases to flirt with the woman who's caught his eye. More often than not, it's a cut-and-paste phrase they'll send to all the women. So, ladies, don't fall for it! A personalized message shows his interest in you.
Let's get back to my crush: charming, a gentleman, good conversationalist, good speller, humorous, kind, ... all the qualities a woman is looking for. After 2 weeks of conversations, he started to answer less regularly, our conversations lasted only a few messages, the feeling was quickly lost.
This is the harsh reality of dating sites: maybe he's found someone else, or maybe he's already had lots of conversations with other women. So I'd advise you to protect yourself emotionally, before you have feelings for someone. Take the time to create memories with the person, to get to know them, before launching into "a relationship".
Testimonial of a bad encounter or experience: should you be wary?
Scam of feelings / artificial romance
"He was part of a sect", Chantal, aged 43
"On Meetic, Eric's ad was quite banal, and the man wasn't unpleasant to look at. So we made an appointment to meet at a café and get to know each other. Except that after five minutes, he started telling me about his "philosophy of life", "mysticism" and so on... Clearly, he was part of a cult. I listened politely, but all I wanted to do was run away. Luckily, we were in a public place!"
"She came to my house", Thierry, 40 years old
"I met Clara on Meetic: after a few minutes of chatting, I realized that she wasn't my type at all, and I politely turned her down. But she didn't stop there: a few weeks later, she showed up at my place. In fact, she'd printed out my profile picture, made the trip to my little village and asked every shopkeeper for my address. I was furious: I sent her home without even listening to what she had to say."
Hélène, 46: "Thanks for the question at breakfast..."
So I'm dating a guy I met on Meetic. I'm not necessarily into it, but it's been going on for two weeks and it's nice. I'm sleeping at his place for the first time when, at breakfast in the morning, as I'm making the coffee, he says to me: "So without a pipe in the morning, it won't do!". It wasn't humor... and so it didn't.
Nadya, 26: "Maybe he was looking for a friend?"
"I should have known better. He'd already cancelled twice. The third time's the charm," he said. So I get ready and wait for him "near the steps of the Town Hall". When he finally arrives, we settle down in the first bar nearby. He asks me what I think of Meetic and apps in general. And then he shows me his phone, his matches on Tinder or whatever, tells me he's hesitating tonight between several dates... I'm totally hallucinating, especially since he's asking me for advice. Maybe he was looking for a friend? Or a marriage counselor?"
How do you define a bad experience?
Generally speaking, a bad experience is a situation where one of the people involved is in trouble.
But on Meetic, many relationships can end in bad experiences: a "relationship" of any kind is virtual on the Internet, so there's no physical interaction or conversation to speak of. It's easy to fall into lies and/or manipulation.
Many people say they want to find true love, but it's hard to stick to just one person on a dating site. The choice is far too diverse, and as humans, we're always looking for more than we've got.
How to report a scam?
If you want to report a scam, Meetic has everything you need.
- Log in to your Meetic account
- Click on the conversation or profile you wish to report
- Click on the suspension points at top right
- Then click on "Report/I report this profile".
If you wish, you can lodge a complaint with your nearest police or gendarmerie, or online, if you feel it's necessary.
The Meetic team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Opinions differ when it comes to Meetic reviews, you can come across anything and everything when it comes to virtual relationships.
We advise you to make up your own mind about the person you're interested in. Don't hesitate to meet in a public place for your first appointment.
It's always unfortunate to have a bad experience. But Meetic does everything in its power to listen to you, and to remove profiles that do not comply with Meetic's general terms and conditions and privacy charter.