Global personals dating sites

For example, if you use the dating section of the Evening Standard or the Independent, it’s actually Global Personals you’re signing up with.

It’s called “white labelling” – a well-known company can launch a dating website with the company’s branding all over it, but Global Personals runs the back end.

Ryan said: “You’d take Helga from Iceland and make her into Helen from Manchester and write a profile.

They would use these fake profiles to send flirty messages to innocent users – as many as 400 messages an hour were sent by the team.

Global Personals tried hard to keep the practice a secret.

Global Personals is one of the UK’s largest internet dating companies.

Headquartered in Windsor it makes £40m a year, has 130 staff and runs 7,500 dating sites.

Early on, Williams was joined by Steve Pammenter, a recruitment consultancy owner who helped set up Global Personals Limited in order to fund and launch White Label

In 2009 WLD announced annual turnover of £25 million, hired Darren Damiano from as financial director and secured a further 2000 plus partners.

Millions of people looking for love sign up for internet dating sites every year.

They hand over intimate details about their lives in the expectation they will meet genuine daters.

There are also some unusual terms on some websites where they claim they can irrevocably use any information that you have provided to them.

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