LavaLife.com is one of the most dishonest websites we’ve ever come across in all our time evaluating websites.
Yeah, we evaluate scammy hookup websites for months at a time, and THIS is the one that pisses us off.
Want to know what made our LavaLife test so different? We won’t keep you in suspense.
LavaLife.com Review: Why We Believe LavaLife.com Is a Scam
First of all, yes, there is a section of LavaLife.com that operates as a personals website, and we did attempt to use it. This isn’t a great site, but it’s been going since 1983, longer than one of the guys on our team has been alive, so we figured it was worth checking out.
No, it wasn’t on the Internet then.
Back then, LavaLife.com was just LavaLife, and it was a phone-based service. Surprisingly, LavaLife.com still operates primarily as a service where you can waste your money on the phone talking to girls who might as well be working as phone sex operators…except you’ll never actually get to have phone sex with them.
The most worrying thing for us is this phone business. We tried it out a few times, and got charged $75 for the pleasure of buying almost an hour’s worth of credits. The point is that you spend money, then you get to call girls who have made their phone numbers (routed through secure LavaLife lines) and leave them voice mails. If they like what they hear, they can make the decision to get back to you after.
Unfortunately, LavaLife is a scam.
This site cheats. When it routes your voicemail through, it will also delete any part where you mention your email or phone number. It will not allow you to share your phone number or email through the LavaLife.com system. In other words, it doesn’t want you to actually HOOK UP, it just wants you to spend a lot of money THINKING you’ll hook up when in reality all you’re doing is leaving voicemails and paying for the privilege.
This site also frequently has billing “errors.” We’ve been double-charged four different times over the course of four months. Customer service was totally unhelpful when we tried to straighten it out, and LavaLife.com never reimbursed us.
Analysis Of LavaLife.com: Why LavaLife.com Is Not Legit
Let’s get to the actual personals section of the website.
On LavaLife.com, we sent out 720 emails to girls we thought were hot. Of those, only 52 even bothered to reply! Why?
Eight out of ten profiles on this site are fake.
Of those 52, almost all of them were actually fake profiles, set up to try and seduce guys into paying for more time on this stupid timesuck of a website. It didn’t work on us, so don’t let it work on you, either.
Why LavaLife.com Is Not Real: More On Our LavaLife.com Review
If you spend much time online on dating sites, you start to be able to spot a fake profile pretty easily. Some good signs that a profile is fake and just made to scam you include:
The woman looks too beautiful to be true
She responds to every email the same way
Her profile is very generic
It includes a LOT of emoticons/smileys
Not every profile with emoticons is a scam, but a surprising amount of them are. Maybe the developers think it’s sexy? Weird.
LavaLife.com Review: The Conclusion
You can do better than this website.
No matter who you are, no matter how much game you think you do or don’t have, you can do better for hookups than you could ever possibly do on LavaLife.com. This website is a disgusting scam that takes advantage of guys who want to get laid. Stick with a GOOD website, like SocialSex, our personal favorite.