Fling Adult Dating Site Review
4.4 / 5.0 (299) Updated December 13, 2013
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Rating
  • Getting Laid 4.4/5.0
  • Mobile App 4.3/5.0
  • Live Chat 4.3/5.0
  • Active Members 4.2/5.0
  • Site Features 4.4/5.0
  • Privacy 4.3/5.0
  • Verified Members 4.5/5.0
  • Customer Service 4.2/5.0
Overall Rating 4.4 / 5.0
"Fling.com offers hot hookups with no strings attached."
Fling Editor Review
Derek
Derek

4.4 / 5.0
December 13, 2013

Overview

Fling has every option and feature you need to connect with like minded people. They're on this site to connect and get together when it feels right. Interacting with thousands of active members can't get any easier with the instant message features, mobile app and the advanced dashboard layout to oversee attractive members you have met. Meeting is the first step, interacting and making an intimate connection is what this site will help you do. Fling will help you find what you are looking for online.

So I heard about Fling.com(Fling) from a buddy of mine. I went ahead and signed up. I was hesitant to pay for an upgraded membership, but I understood nothing great comes without paying for it in some way. I started with the Free Membership because I wasn't familiar with the Fling brand. First I will tell you about my experience as a Free Member and then I will get into the advantages of having a Upgraded Membership with Fling.

Completed Profiles Get You Noticed

My first impression of Fling upon signup was good. The landing page looked sweet. I saw a lot of cuties on there I wanted to meet. I like to test things right away to see if the site is slow or if there are any hangups. So I signed up as a Free Member at like 2:15 PM. It took me 3 minutes to get past the first wave of questions on my profile. It asked me to remove my emails out of the Spam folder. I understood later that Gmail was moving my Fling emails there. I skipped uploading my profile picture initially. I didn't have one I was absolutely confident in. I naturally started browsing through the pages on the site. I figured I would get that uploaded after I got a hair cut. It was good they reminded me to add. I appreciated that. They recognized the need for a photo, since most people will not view profiles without one. They also recognized the need for privacy. If you didn't want to show your face on a hookup dating site, you didn't have to. I listed the ways photos can be taken to hide your identity.

Profile Picture Recommendations
  • Block Face
  • Adjust Lights to Shadow Face
  • Crop Out Part of Face
  • Turn Face Away from Camera
  • Picture Taken from Far Away

Member Photos & Videos Success

My favorite feature on Fling was the photo section and video gallery. I had seen a lot of solid photo sections on other dating sites. Most notably Adultfriendfinder.com(AFF). However, Fling is a favorite for photos and videos. What I liked about AFF's member photos was the sheer volume. AFF is one of the most established brands in online sex dating and in most categories end up on top. Where Fling supercedes AFF is the quality of the member's photo gallery and video collection. I can't say that Fling comes close to touching the AFF number of photos. Fling has the second most in terms of photo volume and first in videos. What I really enjoyed about my time on Fling were the private member photos. I admit I have a slight fetish about looking at photos of people doing voyeuristic things. I also loved it when members put up their amateur sex videos. A lot of the women advertised what they loved to do and what got them off. Erotic photos speed up the online member screening process. If they were comfortable sharing themself online, they were probably very willing to share themself in person. That was another big reason I spent a lot of my time in these sections.

The Home Page is really powerful. It has a nice dashboard to see Flings features. A fun aspect was the "Hot or Not" feature on my Fling Home page. A screen came up while I was on the Home tab. It showed women's profile photos. You selected the ones you thought are hot and then it would send them all Winks for you. I appreciated Fling made it easier to connect with so many Members at once. I liked that Fling also found out who was close to your area and highlights those profiles. This was the "Hotties in Your Area" feature. It's probably on top because it's the most important block of information. Everyone wants to meet someone close to hookup. I listed all the widgets in my home page.

Widgets on Home Page:
  • Who's Online Now
  • Hotties in My Area
  • Members on Video Chat
  • Featured Members
  • Premium Live Cams
  • Who's Viewed Me
  • Messages
  • My Friends
  • Member Uploaded Photos
  • Member Uploaded Videos

Benefits of Upgraded Memberships

I wanted to find out more about "Hotties in My Area." Sadly, it was blocked to free members. It prompted me to a paid upgrade screen. I knew I had to pay to get anything worth while. I got the one month at Gold because I wanted to see how it would go. I didn't want to commit to anything too long if it didn't work out well. I didn't care how much it cost because it wasn't charging a lot anyhow. I am not too sure what the difference is between Gold and Silver memberships. I tried to find out on the site and Google, but I couldn't find out. I started browsing through the site as a Gold member. A lot of these women were hot! I sent a person a "Wink." I sent a few people messages. Being an upgraded member was the only way to actually use the site. I listed the Upgrade pricing tiers below.

Membership Upgrade Tiers:
  • 2-Day Trial $1 Gold Level Membership
  • 1-Month Membership $24.95 Silver, $34.95 Gold
  • 12-Month Membership $99.95 Silver, $119.95 Gold

Flirt with Success

After years of scoping the online dating scene I stopped caring about filling out a complete and detailed profile as a way to meet members. I realized that all I want to do is look at pictures, send requests to talk to the women, and I would do anything to get them in the sack. If I swa a profile I like, and the members photos are smoking hot, I would check out all the member's photos and videos. I start off each day reviewing my profile and checking to see if I got any responses. When I get random "Winks" I can honestly say I didn't care. I only reached out to women that responded back to me. I also responded quickly when women accepted my Friend requests. It showed they were cool with me. I "Friend" most of the hot women I saw. If dating is a game of numbers, my best chance is to get as many friends on the site as possible. There was a feature called "Notify Me." It updated me whenever a member did anything. I would know when she posted more videos, photos or updated her profile. It was a good way to stay current with them.

On the site LinkedIn you can see who viewed your professional profile. Fling has the same feature. It may seem like no big deal, but its nice to see who is checking you out. It's even better if they are hot. Even if they aren't hot, they might be into meeting up. They made the first move, so why not start something. These women have a high probability they are into you. If they took the time & looked at your profile, they definitely liked something. I loved this feature a lot. You don't see that on all dating sites. A major plus (+) in my opinion.

Fling Chatrooms

Chat rooms exist on almost all dating sites. Some chat rooms are going to dazzle you. BeNaughty has really nice chat rooms. Other sites like SocialSex.com will have something less stellar, but still effective. Fling's chat rooms are basic and do not have many "cool" aspects, but work really well. I mean they don't have any feature unique from any other dating site, but they remain traditional and classic in its usage. There were only a small number of chat rooms, and there were not a lot of users in those rooms. You would see the whole list of rooms available on one screen and you would see how many folks were in the room. Live Chat was not a biggest strength for Fling. To be clear only Paid Members can join a chat room.

Find Member Profiles Fast

Fling's "Search" section let you sort member profiles by number of photos. Members with a high number of photos are on top. This is a unique feature that I don’t see on any other dating site. If you value members with a large number of pictures, then this feature is a huge plus. This is only one way a search can pivot on Fling. You can also search by other factors on a profile. I listed the ways below.

Advanced Search Options:
  • Gender - Male/Female
  • Sexual Preference
  • Couples
  • Transsexuals
  • Age
  • Distance from Member
  • Appearance
  • Compatibilty
  • Interests
  • Profession
  • Text Search
  • Member's Last Login
  • Photo Count

Mobile App

I had the Fling App on my phone. The app worked just like a speed dating session. I scrolled through until I saw the women I liked. I let them know and moved on. It doesn't show as much information about the profile as the desktop, but who cares. You can't expect that on a phone app. No one would really use the extensive details either. If a person was really that into a person they could just open the site on their search browser and use the desktop view. I loved it that I could browse when I had free time. The app loads fast and doesn't take up too much space on my iPhone. I don't have much space left so that was a concern.

Watch Live Girl Cams

There was a live cam section where you can watch models. I wasn't really into watching live cams from the site because that wasn't why I joined the site. I was on Fling to hookup. If you clicked on the link, they would send you to the site FlingLiveGirls.com. It looked like a standard live sex cam site. You paid women to do tricks. You could have them strip, masturbate or have sex with someone. You could be that porn director you fantasized about being. The cost can rack up quick because you pay per minute. Reminded me of those sex phone operators in the old days. Now girls can really do what you want them to do and you can see it for reals. You can join the free chat rooms and chat with models. If you want to watch the models live video you have to tip. If you want to see her naked photos and videos you have to pay. If this sounds like an online strip club, it is. You can play with a lot of hot women and ask them to do the naughty things you might be embarrassed to ask women in person. It can be addictive, so be careful.

Gays & Lesbians Looking

When I searched for Gay or Lesbian members on the site I saw that there are a lot of members that fit into that demographic. However, after looking into it further I see a lot of the same members listed as Gay and Bisexual. Of course, it's not for me to decide how members classify themselves when they customize their profile but it can be misleading. Fling.com blends the 2 categories into the same demographic when Gay members should be separate from Bisexul Members. Other dating sites make that distinction and list their members as one or the other. While I am searching in this niche I want to note that it is available on Fling.

Like it Kinky

I was not into this kinda of stuff, but I understand some people love this stuff to the max. Of all the sex dating sites I have joined, I have always seen some profile describe Fetish as something they like. I understand its something that gets them off. None of the profiles I saw in Fling described Fetish as something they were interested in. Perhaps people in that community don't see Fling as a platform to share their lifestyle. Who knows. Just wanted to let you know, in case you were looking to meet folks really into Bondage and BDSM.

Swingers & Couples Looking

It would be tough meeting couples on Fling. I tried searching for some and found none. I saw that individuals were interested in meeting with couples, but did not see couples seeking.

Transsexual Partners

Another niche was the transsexual group. You can search for this aspect of members in the Advanced search. There are a lot of transsexuals on the site. They do not list whether they are pre-operation or post-operation, in case that is a factor in your choices. They also do not specify if they are transvestites or not. People that want to know the exact detail would have to ask the member. For adults interested in exploring the transsexual world this would be a great place to start.

The Bottom Line

This site has all the features I would want and they work. It's modern and mature like the people I met on the site. I recommend this to anyone who wants to meet adults looking for casual sex. It is a great tool that connects you with many like minded folks. You could meet one person at a bar, or you could meet thousands on this site. Play the numbers on this site and you will succeed.

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Site Facts
  • Site Launched June 2004
  • Review Created December 13, 2013
  • New Daily Members: 21,376
  • Interactions Today: 343,860
  • Members: 2,982,188
  • 100% Free Lifetime Membership
  • 70,000 Members on Any Time
  • USA Based
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Features
  • Instant Messenger Chat Live with Millions of Members
  • Message Center Send, Receive & Manage Messages (SMS/Text)
  • Chatrooms Chat w/ Members Looking for One Night Stands
  • Activity Feed See What Members Are Doing on the Site
  • Mobile App Connect from Your iPhone or Android Phone
  • Privacy Security Secured by Norton, the Industry Leader
  • Profile Enhancement Highlight Your Profile Over Others
  • Live Model Cams Chat with Live Models
  • Flirt Feature Flirt w/ Multiple Members At Once
Company Info
  • Company Fling.com, LLC
  • Address 500 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33325
  • Phone Support 877-717-3257
  • Live Chat Support None Now (In Development)
  • Email Support support@fling.com
  • Phone 1-888-824-3640
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