KyivPost

Deceptive Love: Agency hires women to encourage men to pay

Print version
March 15, 2013, 1:20 a.m. | Ukraine — by Svitlana Tuchynska

Users of some of the world’s most popular dating sites, run by an English company with offices in Ukraine, suspect they are being scammed.
© Pavel Podufalov

Svitlana Tuchynska

Editor's Note: BBC, the British public service broadcasting corporation, investigated Cupid plc, a firm that bills itself as one of the world's top online dating services, following customer complaints. The Kyiv Post followed up with an investigation of Cupid's business practices in one of the dating agency's offices in Ukraine. The BBC report can be read here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21552566.

Announcement To Readers

Since 1995, the Kyiv Post has been the world's window on Ukraine. Please support the newspaper’s quality, independent journalism with a digital subscription. Subscribers receive unlimited access to all stories, archives and PDFs from the Kyiv Post's staff writers and news services.
More info.

12 months
1 month
$50.00Pay $20.00Pay
The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.
comments powered by Disqus

KyivPost

© 1995–2014 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the www.kyivpost.com material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at news@kyivpost.com
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.