Fling.com is a site dedicated to facilitating those NSA adult adventures that seem to be all the rage today. They herald themselves as the “World’s best free casual dating,” but this site is pretty useless without you burning some plastic. In fact, free members can’t even look at another user’s profile and are limited to basic and unfruitful searching.
Society has become a lot more broadminded when it comes to sexuality and its expression in these “sex-positive” times. If white picket fences aren’t your thing, then Fling.com is right up your dark alley. Gone are the nineties drag of skanky nightclubs that are expensive and exhausting, or the endless bar trawling for a squeeze.
With Fling.com, You have the whole smorgasbord of sexual choices to explore, whether you are a single, a couple, or a swinger, or you are just up for a round of cybersex. Anyone over 18 has a chance to find exactly the scratch to satisfy their itch all in one nifty little spot. With a massive user base, you have a great variety of options available worldwide if you aren’t opposed to a bit of smut on your screen, that is.
Okay, so we are signup to an adult DTF site, so we can hardly expect to see unicorns and kitten images, but things get pretty hardcore from the get-go. We mean a lot of pics are not even about-faces at all if you know what we mean.
Many beloved mothers would say “I can see what she had for breakfast” about this kind of pics. This site got so XXX that they were booted off the App Store in 2017 until they cleaned up their house. Fling guarantees that they don’t create any fake profiles, but the sheer abundance of explicit suggestions seems to beg the question, are they allowing fake profiles?
This site is dynamic, with enticing photos and risqué videos. Its users can watch the scrolling gallery feed while presented with profile choices according to location and how hot they are. Users also have the option of a hot or not game called “Who’s cute?”
Its founder, Marco Nardone, set out to extend his social networking site Unii.com and created Fling.com, which he then launched in 2006.
Fling.com was the creation of notorious socialite Marco Nardone. Fling.com is marketed under a company name Global Personals media under Ross Williams who has a portfolio of over 12,000 dating sites.
Registration is a fast and straightforward process and can be completed in under five minutes. Simply select your gender and whether you are single or a couple. Then, pick the gender of the match that you are searching for. After, present your email address, age, and zip code. Then, you get a selection of images that you can designate as hot or not. This site then uses these choices to enhance your matchmaking.
Users have the option to upload their photo, then get to choose a personalized display name, describe their appearance, and choose the criteria of hotness they would like to find in a match. Users have the option to verify their user account via email or proceed to the site features without verification.
With matching being a pretty much proactive affair, premium account users have the option to upload as many photos of themselves as they want or access live cam where they can get to see for themselves.
There are no advanced machine learning algorithms to match you to your perfect hookup, no lengthy personality style questionnaires that are so awkward and time-consuming (do you feel fearful about the future? Are you an angry person?) But hell, you are here to find a discreet and mind-blowing bang, so you don’t really need to ascertain whether your date smokes or leaves a window open when they sleep (that is actually a question in EliteSingles exhaustive quiz!) So, searching is a kind of hands-on affair with a bare bone’s help from this site.
Premium members have an option of a rudimentary “smart match,” which collates user profiles by basic compatibility, but due to the basic information features, it is well, basic.
This site requires a hands-on approach to searches, with basic filters such as age, location, gender, and sexual preference. Searches can also be done according to who is currently active, who is new, or the most popular users. There are also advanced search filters according to physical characteristics such as body type, ethnicity, height, hair & eye color, and marital status, amongst other things.
Users will receive notifications when other users send messages but may only respond to those when they have bought a paid membership.
You have three options for communicating with your potential partner/s. You may send unlimited private messages if you are a premium member; or, you may opt for a quick chat from a list of premade phrases as an icebreaker. Otherwise, you have an option for SMS chat (also for premium members who have attached their mobile phone numbers to their site profile). This will not be visible to other users as this site acts as a buffer between these two parties.
You need to login to your Fling.com account, click on your profile pic and tap “deactivate my account,” “Delete account,” provide a reason for cancellation, and click “Delete Account.”
Fling.com has over 3 million members from the USA, with over 100,000 weekly active users. This site also has a large demographic from Canada and the United Kingdom. The scope of this site’s activities is vast, with over 14 language options to choose from.
The male-to-female ratio clearly leans towards male users, but this is common on NSA hookups. The average age of female users is 34, and male users 33 years old, but there is a large and growing younger demographic.
Anything goes on Fling.Com, and sexual preferences are no different. This site is open to couples, gay and Bisexual interactions, and a few more things thrown in.
Although ethnicity is included as an advanced search filter on this site, it is only used as a means of user preference, and there is an all-welcome policy when it comes to registration.
If you are out to join a Christian meeting group, then this is possibly not your best option social-network-wise. That being said, there are no discriminatory policies on Fling.com that includes religious intolerance.
Fling.com’s pricing policies are average to low in comparison with similar online dating platforms. There is a marked pressure expected by the site itself towards paid membership, not least of all through the lack of features in the free user experience.
Although fling.com hails itself as the world’s best “free” casual dating, the features available to free users are extremely limited. One needs a premium membership on the platform to do basic functions like messaging and opening user profiles.
Available free features:
Silver Membership Costs:
12 months = $11.88/month
1 month = $35.59
Silver membership features:
Gold membership costs:
3 months = $19.98/month
1 month = $49.85
Gold membership features:
First, log in to your Fling account, click on the profile image, and select “Account Settings.” Then click on your profile pic. Select “Account Settings” and “Deactivate My Account.” Then proceed to “Help with Premium or Billing,” and click on “view.” From there on, you will be guided by the site on all steps you need to follow to complete your cancelation.
Users have the option of a safe mode view filter if graphic content is offensive to them. Fling.com subscribes to the general third-party information policy but with revisions. It seems their speculation of collusion between global Personals media and 12,000 online dating platforms where you have to agree to have a certain amount of your details shared among these sites. Including your photo.
Fling site is Norton verified, and payment is protected by outside services such as WTSe Ticket and SegPay. With popular online dating sites, there is no genuine 100% safety guarantee, but that is standard for online social platforms. This site has a dedicated support team available 24/7 for vetting profiles or any customer queries and complaints.
At registration, fling.com presents you with an array of flesh, which you are asked to rate according to your idea of who is cute or not. From there, the site does a rudimentary calibration of your preferred matches. Profile quality is fair with some leeway for personalized detail, but due to its NSA focus, these profiles are hardly exhaustive.
The profile fields follow the standard physical characteristic list and a small area to expand on interests and criteria for matches. There is a nifty optional area for the kind of kink you are seeking, such as regular bangs or once-off shagging. You can also let your prospects know whether you want threesomes, once-off fun or if you just want to experiment.
The website user interface will hardly win any website design accolades. The old-fashioned tacky maroon borders and the unimaginative icon look distinctly 90’s and low-budget. The interface is overloaded with pop-up texts and scrolling member photos and well, pictures of a lot of junk in various stages of revelation.
It’s busy, it’s clunky and well, just not classy at all. (Big surprise!) more and more modern niche sites are making sleek and artistic interfaces that give the potential member a positive and clean feeling about joining up (even if they just want a quick dirty shag)..
That being said, the navigation is straightforward and is accessible, and somewhat organized. Search filters are easy to access and use, from location to premium filters such as income. The text search makes it easier to find keyword links between potential amours. Verified users have a green badge that displays their authenticity, and users can post text, video, or image updates to their status.
The mobile version of the Fling.com adapts well to tablet and mobile formats and has a less cluttered feel than the home site. Feeds are better organized in the handheld version and easy to operate, but just remember that this is an NSFW platform!
Fling is an online dating platform for adult users seeking casual sexual encounters. This site facilitates the meeting of like-minded adults for NSA meetings with a massive user in countries across the globe. Fling.com caters to various sexual preferences and inclinations, and communication takes form in messaging, video, and live cam options.
The app is streamlined and functional, even if it is not the most innovative in terms of design and interface. Some features can be seen more clearly on the app version than on the site, which can be rather cluttered and busy. The app version is only currently available on Android versions, downloadable for free from Google Play.
Adult Friend Finder is also an adult online dating platform, with over 80 million users across the world. It has a much broader base of sexual expression and is a haven for couples or singles who want to spice up their sex life. They have a host of features to explore and the numbers to prove it.
Benaughty also has its sights set on hooking up horny couples and singles for NSA encounters. With over 120,000 active weekly users, you are bound to find your match.
Tinder may have matched up countless happy couples all the way down the aisle, but its shadow side has had even more success in hooking up folks for hot one-nighters. The fact that is pushing 6 billion matches so far makes it the hookup mecca of the online dating world.
So Fling.com is unabashedly its sex flaunting self. It’s not really stylish, nor does it have a userbase of features to rival the bigger hookup sites available. In its time, it was the toast of the hornbill town and caused waves on the online community.
However, as time went on, it got so gross that even Apple had to distance itself from its shenanigans and boot the site off. Fling.com relaunched with a bit of the scuzziest stuff removed or more closely monitored, but it never had its initial impact. As one of 12,000 online dating sites in Global Personals Media’s stable, there has been much controversy of inflating user stats by swapping users between its sister sites.
New users are inundated with a suspiciously abundant stream of beautiful women keen so keen to get their knickers off that they do it in their profile shots. And so many of them are interested in you, yes you, you average-looking lucky bastard.
But wait, you can’t reply! Suddenly you are in the sex haven of your dreams, and you can’t even answer back! It’s all so lame. So, meh. There is a cornucopia of adult sites out there that are classier, safer, and have features that are both innovative and intelligent.
Back in 2006, the idea was novel and took on like wildfire, but now we have moved on. Hello Fling.com, the noughties want their website back!
Still if it works, it works; just be prepared not to be wowed, unless you are trying to access the beaver thumbnails and such while Pornhub is down. A teenager’s paradise, yes? A site to choose when you are looking to hookup? I think Fling.com should be flung somewhere. Double bagged.
Company: Global Personals Media
Address: Global Personals, LLC 705 Washington Ave Ste 300, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA