Cupid Plc denies creating profiles to tempt clients

Customers of one of Britain's largest online dating companies have voiced concerns that they may have been lured into paying subscriptions by potential dates who did not exist.

Men who signed up to a number of sites owned by Cupid plc complained to the BBC's 5 live Investigates programme that flirty messages they received as free members rapidly tailed off when they became paid-up subscribers.

Cupid plc said it did create staff profiles, but only for "the express purpose of monitoring the site for quality assurance and moderation purposes".

Published on 27 februari 2013