RIP Findmate

2015 - 2022

Findmate was an international dating site & app that was launched in 2015 and grew into an app used by hundereds of thousands of people. Unfortunately, it is no longer in service, and will not be returning to service.

The online dating landscape has changed drastically since it's inception, and is now so completely overrun with scammers and fraudsters from all over the world that its become impractical to continue operating. Since we introduced our video verification system, we've finally been able to clearly see exactly how many people were real vs. fakes and the numbers are alarming - 99% of users that sign up are a fake account of some kind. Just a small fraction of people who join the platform are actual real people looking for dating.

We're not alone, the industry is flooded with fake and scam accounts on every platform because with a dating app you can start messaging people right away, and they allow anyone to signup. The temptation for scammers will always be there so the problem will never go away, it will likely get worse as scammers adapt their process using advanced commercial tools and large networks of skilled operators to thwart even the best of defenses.

There is another alternative though, a way to meet real people - guaranteed to be legit because all of their members are vetted in person by the company who operates it. That alternative is A Foreign Affair, an international matchmaking service which we've heard great reviews of by people who have used their service and gone on tours. The company is based in Phoenix, and has offices all over the world, including Philippines, Ukraine, Colombia, Mexico and beyond where they can screen people and ensure you're only speaking to legitimate members.

We can't in good conscience recommend another dating site or app because they'll face the same problems we did - a never ending battle of dealing with scammers, but we can absolutely recommend AFA as the premier international matchmaker. They have been in business since 1996 so they know what they are doing and are experts at finding you that special someone.