The following Dutch dating websites have implemented adjustments: , explains: “Dating websites offer a serious service, and they should therefore comply with the rules.
Now that their information has been adjusted and made more clear, consumers know in advance what they agree to.” has asked the relevant European regulators to take appropriate action.
Dating websites must inform consumers clearly about what they need to pay if they sign up and purchase a membership, what exactly is included in that membership, what the duration is of their memberships, and how they are able to cancel them.
This step in the purchasing process must be clearly marked, for example with a button called ‘Purchase membership, and pay.’ If consumers take out contracts for a fixed period, for example six months, such contracts may be automatically converted into permanent contracts.
As a consequence, this also means that consumers are able to cancel these contracts at any moment with a notice of up to one month.
Consumers that purchase a membership to a dating website have a period of 14 days to withdraw the contract.
This right of withdrawal must be clearly displayed on the website.
Meet for the first time in a populated, public location – never in a private or remote location. Inform a friend or family member of your plans and when and where you're going.
If you own a mobile phone, make sure you have it with you . Do not do anything that would impair your judgment and cause you to make a decision you could regret. Just in case things don't work out, you need to be in control of your own ride – even if you take a taxi.
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Eight major online dating websites in the Netherlands have made their websites more clear.
They have improved their consumer information about the most important features of their offerings such as: what are their membership rates, what is included in their memberships, what are their cancellation procedures, and whom can customers contact if they have any questions?