Imagine an army of online users, fighting to find a soul mate in everyday life or just a friend with or without benefits. They are tired of carrying their swords and shields from one paid website to another; they are just marching on, looking for a source of decent adult entertainment.
Are they to be blamed for their realistic goals? They are just looking for an oasis on online dating, and maybe Fdating is the right fit for them.
Have you ever thought about finding some extra time to go to a pub and chat with everyone you see and whom you like? There’s not that much time in a person’s life, is there? That’s precisely why dating and hook-up websites were born.
In this review, we will explore this website’s features, the main flaws, and points of strength. At the end of this article, you will be ready to choose on your own, knowing perfectly what you are availing, or what you are missing.
Let’s get started.
Once upon a time in 2005, a crew of developers was sitting on their chaise longue, thinking about how to boost online dating and make it safer and more real.
They were able to manage large streams of data and to create usable websites, and they wanted to serve humankind, providing a free service. Now Fdating holds several hundreds of users, and it’s still completely free.
“How do they pay for the service?” you may ask. Well, B Moniker Online Services LLC now owns the Fdating domain, and it basically lives on advertising and, likely, by selling users’ data to third parties.
If you have not already typed Fdating on your research browser, try to do it now. You will see the main page displaying in front of your eyes. Is this the real website? No, it is not. They are just as transparent as possible, getting you to the point than the web site’s design is already familiar to your eyes.
If you search for the website, you will already see how it looks like. Now, this is just a mirror, and you should register if you would like to use all the features. You will need an email address and a password, and that’s it.
No email verification, no further details will be asked to you. You would just be here and available for other users to find you and to chat with you.
There are hundreds of users here. Hence, see the small profile icon in the main toolbar? Click on it and present yourself accurately. You can add a profile picture, and it is strongly recommended, as there are tons of fake users here.
We will say this now, and we will repeat it more times throughout the review. There are fake users, that’s a fact. We should not blame the webmasters, though, as if your concept is a place where there is no hurdle in front of the entrance door, then everyone will get in without permission.
In this “everyone,” there are burglars, robbers, e whores, catfish scammers, and who knows what more. If you think you can detect and avoid them, then consider Fdating just as normal “real” life.
Are you ready for matches? No? Are you more a lighter type of person? Ok, first of all, you should get to know more about the dating websites’ jargon. Here a “match” is not a fight nor something grandpa-smoking related.
A match occurs when you like someone who likes you back. Not only this, but it may also happen when you get along well with each other. Here finding a match, in this sense, is easy. Imagine those hundreds of users, mostly from North America and Europe, looking for other people to be friends with. Already keen on this scenario?
So, after having signed-up, all that you have to do is look for other users. You can also chat through the chatbox on the toolbar at the bottom of the page and match.
You can get to a match in several ways, and you will find users around you very quickly. We will explore further in the “search” paragraph.
It works as usual on dating websites: see the search box on the top left of the page? The one you have seen on the main page as soon as you typed the domain name on your keyboard. That one, there we go.
This is the “quick search” box. Here you put some search filters on, and then you just launch the search. New user’s profiles will appear on your screen, and you will be able to search through them manually.
There’s also the “gallery” function: Fdating offers you a range of profile pictures that have been carefully selected for you, according to your location, age range, of preference.
Maybe you are wondering how the website can understand your taste. Well, that’s a good question. We are wondering too, as we were about to sign-up with a female profile, to write our fair review. Still, even though we were about to write down, we were straight, the website was keeping on showing us pictures of women.
Well, here in the gallery, you will hopefully find some profiles you may like. But only if you sign-up and complete your profile first. These profiles are showed to you a bunch at a time, page by page, and you can say whether you like them or not.
There’s no “swipe” function, as in many other dating websites.
One last search type. We have already talked about the quick search. There’s a complete search feature on the main toolbar. Press the “search” tab, and you will see a lot of filters displayed. They are just a lot. Pick the ones you need, and go on with the “search” button.
As you have already sent all your personal information to the website, we can’t really see the point in deleting your account. You can just go to the settings, select the “no notifications” option, and then just log out.
Or, better, you can try using the website without registration, take a look, and then decide.
So, if you would like to delete your account, you should write to Customer Support. See the “Contact Us” tab? You can use that and fill in a form explaining to them the reason for you saying farewell.
There are more real men than real women, more fake profiles than real ones. This is one of the most important flaws of the website. A beautiful, brilliant idea, creating a totally free dating website.
But then, scammers and fakers came. They are continually bombing new users with requests, messages, and so on. You won’t be able to have a peaceful tor on the website; they are going to spoil your free time in every way possible.
It’s up to you and to your judgment now. There are some real users, and if you can detect them, then everything here will be just fine. You will be just like in real life, with tons of profiles, without knowing what’s behind them.
There’s not tell of what’s the main sexual preference here, but we have tried all kinds of options available, and we have noticed that as men, we were lumped by females’ messages.
The greatest part of them was fake. As women, instead, we were not lumped, but we received some more realistic messages. Then, we tried the homosexual and bisexual option, and we received almost nothing as females and some requests as males.
As users keep changing, it’s not possible to have a still picture of this.
There are all the ethnic groups you can imagine. Unfortunately, most of the time, there are no more than a thousand users online, so a lot of users are technically offline when you see their profiles.
Maybe they are not going to come on Fdating again. Hopefully, yes, as the ethnic variety of people is dramatically low, if you only consider people online.
There are no religious references in your profile search, and we could not spot any of them in users’ profile descriptions. We can’t say there are no religious people online, but for sure, if you are a religious person and you are searching like-minded people, this might not be the best place for you.
Just look for a religious website; it will work very much better for your needs.
The website is completely free. No gifts, no cryptocurrencies like credits, coins, love coins, and so on—no premium, gold, or silver memberships. This is a good starting point for you, especially if you are a newbie.
You can see who’s a registered user, though, but as we have said before, there’s no real point in saying that before.
With a free membership, which is the only membership available, you can chat, search for people using both the quick ad the complete search. Then you can also surf through the website, into the gallery section, the profile, account, ad so on.
You can chat as long and as much as you like. No limitations. Just one tip: make sure you don’t give away your personal information or your credit card details. A lot of scammers are here waiting for you to trust them and pay for their monthly rent. Don’t get fooled; you are smarter than that.
The website is totally free, as we have said before. This is true: no gifts to be bought, no virtual coins. If you are thinking about other dating websites: here there is no premium, gold, or silver memberships. Where’s the trap? Nowhere? They use advertisements and your personal data to earn a living out of this website. Facebook is doing that, as well, so you should not be bothered that much.
Well, as there is no paid subscription, you don’t need to cancel it. Yes, this is true. Totally free.
No payments can be performed here, so no troubles from that side. Still, the website is packed with scammers.
Scammers, we were saying… Not all of the profiles are like that. Of course, some real people are here just because they are curious. Some users have been here for quite a long time, enjoying the free environment, and testing their scam-radar around.
But a vast majority is composed of people who try to gain your trust and then ask for your address or bank account. Be aware that there are dozens of users’ reviews talking about that.
This is really a shame, according to users. Still, if you consider yourself able to detect these attempts of scam, and not to be spoiled, you can give it a chance.
The website is highly usable, and the ads do not include concern memberships within site. The ads are about other websites and services, and if you are not bothered by them, you can consider your overall experience on Fdating as user-friendly.
Test the website from the non-registered version, which is available on the main page. Everything is visible and clear, even if you are a newbie.
Fdating works just like any other dating website. You have signed-in, and you already know how to search for other users wholly or quickly. You can go on and surf through profiles freely, now. There’s not much more to be said about this.
There is no mobile app for Fdating at the moment. There are a lot of free dating apps for other websites and domains, not for Fdating.
The mobile browser version works, and it’s light enough to be used on the go with your mobile Internet connection. Make sure you have enough internet connection, though, and if you are using public wi-fi, it would be better for you to use a VPN of a private browser.
There are no limitations in Fdating. They won’t kick you out just because you are not using a regular browser because your IP is in a blacklist. You are just free to move, to come and to go, to chat and to match, to find new beautiful people online.
There are many free dating websites and apps which can be used either if you’re an expert of if it’s your first time. Just to name the most popular: Zoosk, Elite Singles, Match, E Harmony, Be naughty, Tinder. If you are looking for elderly people’s dating, you can use Silver Singles and Our Times. Then, for who’s looking for black people, there’s Ebony Flirt, and Black people meet.
The best option for homosexual people is Grindr, and so on.
Now you have seen all the flaws and good features of Fdating. There are a lot of free dating websites around. Some of them are free in the beginning, but they keep on lumping you with ads, or they are full of scammers and fake profiles, catfish scammers and people who are just kickers and don’t want to get a real date.
It’s up to you to judge if Fdating might be a good way to make new friends. Our take is: if you are good at detecting online scams, you can give it a try. If you are not, maybe a safer and more secure environment will be a little better for you. Everyone has their own taste. Now we can wish you an excellent dating experience!
Company: Moniker Online Services LLC
Address: 2320 NE 9th St, Second Floor, 33304 Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
Email: the website does not provide a valid email address. You can contact them by going to https://fdating.com/contact.