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I signed up for a free profile to see if there were any golfers in my area that would like to meet up. I set up my profile, without a picture, and got two messages within a few hours. I bit the hook and bought a 1 month membership to find out that the two messages were identical and said, "How is your day?". I responded and wouldn't you know it both profiles disappeared. I got another message with nearly the same words!! I contacted golfmates and didn't hear back from them! I filed a claim against them with the FTC and contacted my bank! I will be in the Miami area in a couple weeks and plan on visiting them in person!!! AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!!!
This is a scam site! I like to play golf and I'm single so I thought why not? This sight is a scam. The emails are made up and the pictures are not real. There was 1 "model like" middle aged man with the right words as who he is and what he's searching. Only 1 problem. he's not real.....total fabricated. scammers
I started getting suspicious when I saw the exact same message from 2 different guys, then a different, but matching message from 2 different guys the next day. Now I have a message from someone who has never viewed my profile, so this site just confirmed - these aren't really messages. What a shame - it's a cool concept
UPDATE: response from customer service says that it you enable Mega-Wink, it can email people on your behalf....not getting a refund and not going to stop talking about it yet!!!
1. I would get emails from guys at exactly 2:30am.
2. I would respond to their emails but no respond back.
3. One guy (Hutch4) states on his profile that he is just learning to golf so he doesn't have a handicap, but his lowest score is less than 70. Boy! He sure learns quick. Golfmates can't even lie about golf right.
Don't waste your money! Very disappointing
I was on the website when I noticed a pattern. I started getting messages, interests, from members who were never online. They were never online before or after I received those messages. They strongly encourage members not to delete their profiles, in case "they change their minds and wish to come back". They use those inactive accounts but still shown on their website, to entice new members.
I never authorized an automatic renewal - they charged me another $70 on the same day that I cancelled my membership! Poor managed website, no results, and a fraud for sure!!!!
I have been on this site for 7 months now. There are few members and the ones who are, are generally from large cities. Unless commuting is not a problem for you.
My biggest complaint, which they ignore and deny is this. Messages of interest are sent to others that you yourself never sent, or even viewed that person. It is quite embarrassing and awkward either way.
There are also people who can see your profile, who have not joined. They attempt to send you there contact number, which gets deleted by the site.
I have contacted them and asked for a refund. No refunds are given. They also take no responsibility for manipulating the system.
My advice to you is this. Join a reputable dating site and find someone who enjoys golf.
Who really operates this site, whoever it is i hope gets hit with an errant shot at a golf course while he spends the money from us rubes who actually believed in this site. whats the saying"theres one born everyday". I'm a bit embaressed but you get treated better at a porn site.
All 'message' are canned responses...nobody is actually sending you a message unless they are an upgraded gold member. Even if YOU are an upgraded member, they cannot respond unless they are as well. Totally and completely worthless! And don't even get me started about their pathetic customer service.
I agree with all the one star ratings. I joined a few weeks ago and all canned responses which are always Hi There or How's it going. Thank goodness only signed up for 3 months so not a big waste of time or money. Can't wait till the subscription runs out so will not be bothered by all these fake emails.
Actually one star is to high for this site. It's a TOTAL fraud !!!! After you register for free then you receive a large amount of emails and interest. What you will find out is that Golfmates has a staff of people that send out fake emails to lure you into spending the $35 for a chance to connect. I admit I fell for it too but I hope someone reading these reviews will not. It's too bad really, a dating site that caters to the like minded interests would be a great thing but unfortunately this site is only interested in money and screwing over people.
This site is completely a fraud. Golfmates sends you emails from members, yet when you open the emails, they have been sent by Golfmates with canned sayings like : "Hi, how are today", " Hi, care to chat?" ,then they give a blue line to click on that basically says : "go ahead and contact this member".
Price is $35.95 a month and is nothing but a bogus site !
This site is totally bogus....Don't waste your money!!!! I received no real responses until I cancelled my membership.....to then receive 100+emails that I cannot read until I rejoin.
Too bad, it seems like a really nice way to meet somebody with similar interests.
Does anyone have a phone # for so called customer service??????????????????????
Like virtually all other reviewers, I say stay away from this scam site. Go to Match.com and use the keyword "golf" if you're looking for a golfer.
Complete and total fraud. Received dozens of "interests" until I joined and paid. The "interests" stopped. I got no response from even one of the women who had shown an interest in me. The customer service agent, Shy, was in the Philippines. She was polite and obviously scripted. Where are the consumer protection agencies we pay to investigate these criminals?
TOTAL FRAUD, DO NOT JOIN. Customer service is off-loaded to the Philippines to someone with little.no authority to resolve your issue. Email message alerts are bogus, just some new sucker joining or posting a profile. They claim a "no refund" policy to get around someone cancelling. If there is one, it's certainly buried in some unreadable font.
Don't do it! I am an avid golfer and thought this might be a good way to meet an interesting partner. After trying this, I believe the site sent bogus messages to get me to join and pay for their services. People who might have once been on, but are no longer using it.
When I decided to quit after signing up for only one month, my credit card continued to be charged. When contacted, golfmates refused to provide a refund... the CCard company I have resolved the issue in my favor.
Latest update, I see that I am "viewing" profiles of all and anyone within marginal distance to me, age difference of no consequence. This is ridiculous and not the case at all. I would not be surprised if I am "sending" them messages to entice them to pay and stay on the site.
Same as prior poor reviews. After receiving several email responses, I decided to pay for one month. Sure enough none of the ladies I replied to have yet to contacted me. Then after a few more days additional emails came in from different ladies but using the same phrase in the message. "Hi, your profile is interesting", had ladies use that line twice in 7 emails. What are the chances of that…..ya right scam. Don't bother save your money.
Signed up a week ago and purchased a membership for 3 months. That is as much $$$ as I can spare for a dating site. Or is it really a dating site? I received notifications from 3 women that they favorited me but upon my reply with a real message they have not responded yet, 3/4 days.
Yesterday, I was online for about an hour and received 2 more messages. This time the two ladies were online and we started to chat. They gave some rather suspicious answers and descriptions, both said they were in the import/export or sales business buying goods from overseas and selling them in the US. Neither one writes good english, I mean not even High School like English. Both asked very quickly what I was looking for in a woman and they were looking for their soulmate. Then they wanted to continue the chat on Yahoo Messenger. One of them is supposedly half British and half African. I am mixed myself and cannot find much mixed in her. The other one has a mom in the UK and her dad passed away a year ago.
I proceeded to chat some more with one of the two and when it was time to say good night, she asked me to go into her account and upgrade it, so that her younger sister could use it to find her own soulmate.
I think that just sealed our fate. We will never cross paths in our lives unless she found out where I live by using my IP address.
I am not convinced about this site.
I have been following the site for a while now. The main page NEVER changes in regards to the number on line, # viewed me etc. I have been taking screen shots to prove this. I also was getting emails saying people were interested but they never sent them. ALL IS A SCAM... Be forewarned..
I was a paid member for two months. I did meet a woman and we golfed several times. Other than that there was no interaction with the other members. I did not continue my membership and recently I have received 18 emails. The funny thing is, these "members" that emailed me did not view my profile. I ask, hos could you send someone an email without viewing that person's profile. This site is fake!
they used to be okay but the site got sold and now they are going into their membership and spamming everyone; i get tons of mesages that someone wrote me to try to get me to join. don't they have a watchdog outlet to shut these people down? they are obviously about to lose it and very very desparate!
not sure what everyone is talking about....
i have met 4 different women on this site over a 6 month period .... THEY ARE REAL PEOPLE
i am still dating two of them ... don't freak out ... we have not committed to seeing only each other (yet)
i have had multiple responses to my profile ... and these emails are from real people....
This site has to be a fraud. I have had the same bad experience as have all of the other people who have complained on this site. I assume that anyone who leaves a positive comment here is part of the fraud. I would love to be part of a class action suit against this site.
I agree with the others. This website is a scam! They send fake emails making you believe someone is interested in you. I asked them about this and they said all communication was between members. I think this was a legitimate site before. It must be new ownership. This is making me think about a class action suit against them. This is pure fraud!
I couldn't believe the reviews and wanted to believe, so I joined to review my "messages" from a very attractive golfer, THEY HAD NOT WRITTEN ME AT ALL., the site just said so. I immediately requested a refund, which they came up with the line about no refunds, I told them that didn't apply to behavior I consider to be fraudulent. STAY AWAY
This site I jioned years Go then quit. It was better then by the way. I was working out of country and got notification daily I had emails. When I just came home over 110! Well, not one was an email. They were. This guy is interested in you, you are marked as favorite, i like your profile.lets meet up. These are not emails Nd they are not members I am sure. This site not like Match where. People actually join and for real communicate. Big scam. I am calling today for my 3 months back. Stay away from them
I have never even put a profile up on golfmates.com and I just met a guy on another site who said he emailed my profile that had exact same pictures & verbiage on golfmates.com and I never responded, but I responded to him now and he was surprised! I told him I've never been on this site and he described the different pics that he saw there that I don't have on the current site. I HAVE NEVER PUT A PROFILE UP ON GOLFMATES.COM! I just tried to go on the site and everytime I click on the golfmates.com link it takes me to ChristianMatchMaker.com which I did have a profile on years ago. Scammers!
A total scam with fake e-mails generated to make you think you're communicating with real people. Can't believe I was so foolish as to waste my money.
The same stupid $#*! is happening to me that is happening to everyone else on this site. Golfmates sends emails to me from other members that are supposedly interested members. I've sent several emails and have not even received one email back. This site is a scam. Total Rip Off.
As with all dating websites, the men in my age category are seeking women 20 years their junior. Conversely, all I hear from are men too old for me.
Just a waste of time...
Site tricks you into purchasing a membership by sending you "fake" emails from non-paying members. I say fake because the sender clicks a show interest button and Golf Mates generates a generic email. The sender almost always isn't a paid member and can't write to you but you can't find that out from the messages. You can't even read the entire message without paying and then it's too late. They have your money and won't refund.
(Wanted to rate this site so I added this review.)
I set up a "free" profile. Within days I had numerous emails (even without a picture posted). I decided to join for 3 months. I responded to several of these people who were supposedly interested. I have not heard back from even one person. I think this site is a total rip off!!
I believe that Golfmates.com is a bate and switch operation. I have not been a member for 2 years but my image was still on their site. Over the last week I got numerous emails from 5 different women all saying the same thing "Loved your profile, we have things in common". I thought what the heck, I'll bite and joined for $39.95 for 3 months. I looked on my profile and I had nothing on there about myself. I answered the e-mails and not one of the women responded. I can't tell if any of them are even active members. I thought that this is a very fishy site and cancelled the next day and asked for my money back. They wrote back and said no refunds. I am disputing this with my credit card company. I don't believe this is a legit site as they were trying to sell it last Summer. June 2012. I think they are trying to drum up business and the women that supposedly wrote me had no idea that I was not a member any more. I would not join this website. I wouldn't give it one star if they had a zero. Buyer beware.
Golf Dating website. Been around for a while, they have a lot more participants now so I thought I'd throw it out there. It's well run and not a scam of any kind, the people on the website are real folks.
The price is reasonable, and you can review all the listings before you join. Pretty solid service.
PS-Guys with $$$ handle with care...there is NO social dating site that is not without gold-diggers~
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