This, in itself, doesn't mean anything, except that anonymity is the preferred method-of-operation of hoaxers.
2) The site was registered in 2010, but it claims that its business has existed since 2007. However, I can't find any evidence that Atlantis ever existed before 2011.
And that's a labor of love in itself." However, I still have my doubts.
Here are the things that have my hoax-sense buzzing: 1) The site is registered anonymously.
Most recently, weighed in on the matter -- and they too decided the site seemed to be real, since they managed to contact a spokesperson for the site who, in turn, connected them with a woman who claimed she had actually been on a date with a sea captain through the site.
conceded that both the site rep and the woman could have been in on the gag, but noted, "if that's true, someone out there is trying really, really hard to make us believe that you can sign up to date sea captains on the internet.
S., is one of the only top-ranked sites that allows members to not only register, but also to search and message for free, deriving more of its revenue from advertisers.