You know your dating site is a major fail when you attract too many of the same sex. And when that number tends to be 2.7 million men, and only ONE woman, you know you've got a major, major, problem. A conglomerate of 3 dating sites had to close down because of this.

Most of the female accounts were fake. And to get on the site, dudes looking for love had to pay 80,000 Yen for a chance to date one of them on the site.


The Tetsuo Miura Group executives have been taken into custody for this scam. They made $52.6 million because men thought they were going to have a chance at love.


According to the UK's Daily Star:

The three sites together had 2.7million registered members – but bachelors had been enticed to sign up by members of male staff pretending to be women.

Police raided homes and arrested nine executives believed to be behind the fake sites.
In this latest case, victims were lured into paying 80,000 Yen (£475) to subscribe via Japan’s largest social networking site and phone app Line, text messages and e-mail.

But the female profiles were complete shams, often using pictures of pretty girls ripped off from elsewhere including profiles on genuine matchmaking services.

Thirty male employees, nicknamed ‘meat men’ and earning outrageous salaries, worked part-time masquerading as flirty girls in a bid to snare unsuspecting singletons.


Internet marketing firm Tetsuo Miura Group, which set up the sites in 2004, had raked in 6.6billion Yen (£34m) in fees, it was reported.

One victim spent the equivalent of almost £69,000 interacting with what he thought were hot girls interested in him.

Founder Tetsuo Miura, 42, and eight other workers were taken into custody for questioning by police in Chiba, east of Tokyo.

They were arrested on suspicion of fraud.

What's really weird is that, why didn't more women join the dating site? 2.7 million potential mates could be a good thing, right?