When we talk about a traditional sex dating website, the focus is on Adult FriendFinder. Traditionally, it has been one of the most popular destinations on the web for casual dating. Or as Adult FriendFinder describes itself, the world’s largest sex & swing community.
With a rich history dating back to the 1990s, Adult FriendFinder has surprising endurance. While most websites from this period have long since gone out of business, Adult FriendFinder manages to hold its own in a world where apps call the shots. But connoisseurs are apparently of the opinion that Adult FriendFinder is the place to be if you want to end up between the sheets with someone. Adult FriendFinder is the dark place on the Internet that counts as a haven for adults who have specific needs. With that said, there are only a limited number of Dutch users.
Who is it for?
Are you looking for sex? Do you long for a sex buddy? Or do you settle for a one-night stand? That’s exactly what Adult FriendFinder is for. For decades, Adult FriendFinder has been sacrificing itself to facilitate the place where sexually oriented people can find each other. The goal of Adult FriendFinder is simple: to make it as easy as possible for you to meet people using the Internet.
Adult FriendFinder is intended for anyone over the age of 18 who is sexually oriented. It invites both men and women, as well as couples who want to have new experiences together. Adult FriendFinder was also one of the first to be open-minded enough to allow transsexuals, transgenders and transvestites to sign up.
Moreover, it’s not all about sex dates, although you might expect it to be. In fact, the adult version of FriendFinder is a limitless and unfiltered website that consists of profiles, photos, videos, chat rooms, blogs, live webcams, forum and much more. If you want advice on sex dating, fetishes, alternative dating and swinging, you’re in the right place too. By its own admission, Adult FriendFinder has nearly 105 million members of which more than 25,000 are online at any given time.
How does it work?
As a new user you can join for free and create a profile on Adult FriendFinder. With this profile you can upload photos and videos and view limited versions of other members’ profiles. As you guessed it, it is possible to see the full versions if you pay. You can chat with other members via personal messages and in the chat rooms, but you can also read blogs, browse the forum or watch members’ live webcams.
So while you do have some options as a free user, most of the website’s features are only available to paying members. Subscription users can view full profiles, perform advanced searches and have full access to the messaging system.
Adult FriendFinder Feed
Searching for like-minded people can be done in several ways on Adult FriendFinder. The basic search is not unlike what you would expect from a classic dating site: there are filters for gender, relationship status, age, distance and more. Especially since Adult FriendFinder is an international dating site, it’s convenient that you can search by distance. The advanced search goes a bit further and gives you more options for filtering. This search, which is only available to paying members, offers options to search by sexual interests and other adult characteristics.
Other search options that allow you to get in touch with others include new users, nearby users and users who are currently online. In addition, Adult FriendFinder also features the well-known Hot Or Not game that allows you to express your interest.
Just like the popular social media, Adult FriendFinder also has an activity feed. This is a timeline that is displayed on your homepage where updates from others are posted. Both from your friends and from users worldwide you can get information in this feed as well as from users you have saved on your Hotlist. In the feed you can comment on videos, photos, statuses and live-cams, but of course it also offers the possibility to post messages yourself.
Besides the Feed, one of the highlights of Adult FriendFinder is the community. The user community is quite active in sharing all kinds of things related to sex. They do that sharing through blogs, groups, contests and much more. All these extra features make Adult FriendFinder more than a “normal” sex dating website. It makes Adult FriendFinder a social network that focuses on the adult side of relationships.
It won’t escape anyone when visiting the Adult FriendFinder website: the outdated design and layout. Both the homepage and the functions and messaging system are outdated. The whole looks messy and dated, while the website regularly loads slowly. The combination of the multitude of functions and the outdated technology make the website slower than other dating sites.
About Adult FriendFinder
Of all the dating sites and apps we know today, few existed before the turn of the century. Adult FriendFinder does. The company was founded in 1996 by Andrew Conru, then a Ph.D. student at Stanford University, who noticed that users of his first website were posting lots of nude photos and looking for sex partners. In response, he founded Adult FriendFinder – the offshoot of FriendFinder.1
In an industry that changes practically every day, Adult FriendFinder has always stuck to certain standards. In an industry where computer-generated fake profiles predominate, Adult FriendFinder has long been the exception. While others have spent years trying to lure people to those fake profiles, Adult FriendFinder has continued to build a welcoming and sexually open community with real interaction and real members. And there is something to be said about that.