Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 -- The International Alliance for Honest Dating Sites (http://www.HonestDatingSites.org) has been officially launched. The mission of the new Alliance is to provide consumer education against fraud and spotlight sites that agree to operate by a unifying code of conduct. Approved sites are allowed to display the Alliance’s “Seal of Approval” as a symbol of trust for consumers.
The Alliance’s founders are three veterans of successful global romance sites: Peter Christopher (ChristianFilipina.com), Mark Davis (DreamConnections.com) and John Abbot (ChinaLoveMatch.net). The trio draws from years of industry experience and track records of helping create many happy marriages across the globe.
Prior to the collaboration, each of the founding members had developed strong concerns about the state of the international online dating industry. John Abbot reported, “After hearing the hundreds of stories from our members who had been scammed on other dating sites we decided to investigate. The disappointing conclusion was that there are far more deceptive practices being propagated by online dating sites than we had imagined.” The group decided that something had to be done about it.
“Many people are giving up on dating online or with matchmakers because of bad experiences,” said Mark Davis. “Without standards in the industry, how would anyone know the good operations from the bad?” He added “HonestDatingSites.org was formed to showcase the international dating sites that operate with integrity and the client’s interests at heart and provide standards by which international dating sites can be measured.”
Peter Christopher remarked, “With the multitude of shady practices we have discovered at mainstream and niche dating sites, it’s a miracle anybody is able to meet on them at all. The absence of government intervention and broad, consistent public knowledge exposing the deceitful and fraudulent activities of our competitors has allowed many fraudulent services to grow, becoming increasingly brazen in their disregard for decency and responsibility to their own paying members.”
The new Alliance website provides articles, videos and lists of fraudulent practices. The unifying Code of Conduct can be found there along with a list of sites that have been viewed and approved to display the Alliance “Seal of Approval” as honest dating sites.
Davis, Abbott, and Christopher agree that, “Honest men and women should not have to be the victims of fraud at the hands of the sites they trusted in good faith. We aim to raise awareness about the types of fraud in the industry and to help sincere men and women find and use trustworthy sites in order to develop real relationships.”
Invitation to Join
The Int’l Alliance for Honest Dating Sites is extending an open invitation to apply for admission. Now through March 1, 2014, managers and owners of international dating websites are welcome to apply for admittance to the list of “Approved Sites”. Each approved site will be able to proudly display the seal of approval on their site and have a dedicated page on the Alliance’s site. The managing director of the Alliance will contact all applicants and conduct an interview. For more information, see the “Suggest a Site” link in the navigation at http://www.HonestDatingSites.org.
About the International Alliance for Honest Dating Sites
The Int’l Alliance for Honest Dating Sites was founded by leading industry experts. HonestDatingSites.org serves as a resource for men and women looking to international dating sites as a means of forging lasting relationships. The organization is dedicated to enforcing dating site integrity and highlighting those proven to be trustworthy, helping to ensure that honest users are not wrongfully exploited by unethical practices. For more information please visit http://www.HonestDatingSites.org.
Peter Christopher, Christian Filipina, http://www.christianfilipina.com, 800-578-1469, [email protected]