4 out of 5
Fling.com claims to be the “World’s Best Adult Personals!” Their homepage also explains, “Fling.com is the hottest place to hook up! Find sex by contacting fellow Fling members and get laid tonight. Thousands of exciting new members sign up and create adult dating profiles every day. Check out millions of fun photos, adult personals and watch webcams that allow you to party with members live! We also make it easy and safe for you to meet online. Use our award-winning, real-time video chat to get acquainted before you meet in person!”
The site’s design and layout is nothing special. But I’d rather have great function and a site that I can be successful on than a sleek, flashy site with no members and overpriced memberships.
Fling.com claims to have million of members, and offer to let you browse local profiles before you join. This is a nice feature as often you’re left guessing whether what is displayed on the homepage is an accurate depiction of what the site contains. They allow you to search by gender and ethnicity too, so if you’re specifically looking for Asian ladies, you can see what kind of selection Fling has before sign up.
Sign up is the normal procedure: I am a ___, Seeking ____, email address, password, zip code, age – bam. You’re signed up. They will next ask you to choose a username and choose your “interested in” from a list: new experiences, casual encounters, group fun, online flirting, meet in person, open to relationship (you can choose as many as you’d like or none at all).
Once you’re all logged in, the first thing they will suggest is to edit your profile: you can add photos, your birthday, race, height, body type, hair color, eye color, income, profession, religion, living situation, languages you speak, whether you’re willing to travel, your play level (webcam play, weekend romps, one-time fling, sex and maybe more, curious, meet new people, conservative), “About Me”, and “About You”. Oh, and if you don’t fill out your profile, they will be sure to remind you every time you hit a new page, so you might as well just do it now!
On the Home page you will find popular members, who’s online now, members on video chat, featured members, who’s viewed your profile, your friends, and new members in your area.
You can do advanced searches of members, or quick searches by popularity, new members, or who’s online now. You can send winks or “quick chats” (short, pre-written flirts) to any of the resulting members. BUT, if you try to view any profiles you will be directed to the membership page where you find out (surprise) that you need to join in order to contact any one.
You can, however, play their “Who’s Cute?” game in exchange for “a featured profile for a day”. They show you 8 photos and you click on anyone you think is cute. If you think no one is cute, don’t click! Then click next. Simple as that. They will continue to show you 8 at a time until you reach 200. If you go up to 400 you will get a featured profile for a week. After that they offer a featured profile for a month, a highlighted profile, and top ranking in searches for 800 cute evaluations. But I’m not gonna lie, I stopped after 400.
Fling.com also takes extreme measures to get rid of scammers and fake profiles. They even offer a way for you to prove you are a real person by “verifying” your account (using a webcam) and giving you a badge on your profile, much like twitter does with people of influence. You can also report profiles you think are scammers to the Fling team for investigation. You can also adjust your profile settings to make your profile discreet (photos only viewable by you and those you have approved), make your profile inactive (hidden from search and messaging), or so that you are browsing in “safe mode” (blocks explicit sexual content from appearing in search results).
Fling.com Free Membership features:
- large member database with verified members
- ability to browse members and search by most popular, new members, online now
- accessible through social media (Google+, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram)
- 24/7 live customer service
- available as mobile app
Fling.com Silver Membership features:
- all the features of the free membership
- ability to perform advanced search (by appearance, locality, keywords, etc)
- ability to view all member profiles and photos
- ability to send and receive messages
- access to instant messenger
- access to video chat
- ability to create private 1-on-1 sessions with other members
- three month guarantee (if you don’t connect with anyone, you get your next three months free)
Fling.com Gold Membership features:
- all the features of the silver membership
- profile is features on all search results
- ability to send and receive emails from free membership members
Signing up on Fling is free. A Silver Membership is $8.33/month (for 12 months), $16.65/month (for 3 months) or $24.95/month (for 1 month). A Gold Membership is $6.67/month (for 18 months), $19.98/month (for 3 months), or $34.95/month (for 1 month). You should note that all multiple-month subscriptions are billed in one payment.
Unfortunately, as with most sites, you can’t do much without purchasing a membership. However, I find that with site there is less to do than normal. Not being able to see anyone’s profile didn’t give me much incentive to join. If they let you browse, but not contact, that would be par for the course, you know? Or maybe let other members message you, or give you a few free messages.. something to prove that you can actually connect with real, interesting members.
Fling.com has a large member base (of verified, REAL members), multiple ways to communicate, and your safety in mind. It’s an adult dating website you can feel comfortable being on. It’s also no-nonsense. They definitely push for all their members to be honest and descriptive about their intentions and how far they are willing to go on this site. Overall, I would recommend this site.