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Review - Fling

Product Category: Adult Dating

Type:  Subscription

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Company Line:

Hook up with sexy singles looking for fun adult dating on Fling.com!  Search millions of singles & swingers, and meet real people with verified photos near Toronto. Share sexy pics, explore erotic fantasies, and have a fling right now using our live video web cam chat.

Overview:

Upstart Fling is to the online adult dating industry as Facebook is to social networking.  Once a relatively small sex personals, Fling is growing rapidly with thousands of new members daily.

As with most adult dating sites Fling offers a free membership, which only allows you to communicate with premium "gold" members until you yourself are a paid member.  Thankfully Fling offers a 7 day trial for a modest price of $10.  Full membership rates are comparable to other services at about $17-35 depending on the commitment term and tier.

The site offers two tiers of membership, silver and gold, the latter allowing you to communicate with free members which dramatically increases your dating pool.  

Although Fling doesn't have as many features as Adult Friend Finder, it has everything you need to hook up.  In addition to the usual stuff Fling does offer video chat rooms and forums.  Fling also offers so called, free web cams, which is another revenue source for the company as you'll have to pay to see nude shows.

Profiles:

Profiles on Fling are basic and straight forward.  There are fields for your location, age, race, physical characteristics, employment information, what you're interested in (Fetish, Group Sex, Sexual Relations, Online Flirting, Other), and so on.

Many other adult dating sites have gone out of the their way to add as much personal info as possible including astrological information, personality profile, naughty or nice test, endowment, what sex acts you enjoy, on so on... but frankly it can be information overload.  

There are, of course, sections for writing about who you are and who or what you are looking for. This is really where the rubber hits the road.  Other than including photos this is the part that will make or break your experience on Fling.

Fling offers three sections for your multimedia.  The first section offers space for 10 profile photos including your main photo.  The second and third sections provide space for creating a gallery of both photos and videos.  It appears that this space is unlimited and can be shared optionally with other members.  The site also offers a switch for make your profile invisible except to people you contact... great feature first introduced by Lavalife

Searching:

The search interface is clear cut, as you would expect given the limited number of profile fields.  You can search by location limited by country, postal/zip code, or city.  You can choose to look for men, women, transsexuals, couples, or any combination therein.  You can check off various interests, and choose the age range for search results.  Finally, you can choose results for members that are currently online, in video chat, those with photos, and finally those with verified photos.

All the advanced search features can be used together for comprehensive results.  None of the advanced features are limited to gold members.

In addition to searching you can browse photos of all members in your area and keep tabs on your friends kept appropriately in your "black book."

The Experience:

Fling is no different than AFF in that many members aren't members at all; they are web cam girls trying to drum up business.  Most times it's easy enough to spot the perpetrators as they are usually 18-21, look like lingerie models, and say their hobbies include swallowing cum and gang bangs.  I'd suggest you try to steer clear, but if you don't at least avoid giving out your instant messenger client and email address during the first couple of exchanges.

As I live in a major metropolis it's not usually a problem finding prospects on dating sites.  Once getting past the scams I was able to find quite a number of single ladies (my preference) looking to hook up. 

Over the course of a month I went out on 3 dates, although I could have probably been on more if I had the time and was a little less picky.  As always, my approach was to contact everybody with a thoughtful and personalized introductory message.  My response rate was a little higher than that of AFF, which I suspect is because Fling is a newer site with fresher profiles.

Out of 40 contacts I received 8 responses, and as I said went on 3 dates.  In the month I received 6 responses to my profile (no photos on my profile although I suggested I had some to share) but wasn't super enthusiastic with any of those women.  If you're decent looking you're bound to get a lot of responses once you post a face shot.

Pros:

  • Simple and easy to use system
  • Large pool of new members
  • Great inexpensive 7-day membership option

Cons:

  • Many fake profiles
  • Very few "free membership" capabilities

The Skinny:

Fling has a fresh membership base, and is dead simple to use.  Fling offers only the features you really need and not much extra.  Like almost all adult personals Fling does has it's fair share of spams and scams.  With excellent search tools and video chat it's easy to meet singles, or couples if that's what you're into.  I was able to hook up without much difficulty at all, 3 times in a month, proving Fling works.   

Demo: can only communicate with gold members

Cost: US$20-35/month, US$9.95/7-days 

Link: Fling

TVSR Score: 
8.5
Review - Fling
Average: 3.6 (9 votes)1
Review Rating /10 (Outstanding)


review | by Dr. Radut