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Adult FriendFinder Review

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Adult FriendFinder is one of the most popular destinations on the Web for individuals, couples, and groups looking for casual encounters both online and in person. The site is a no-holds-barred, totally unfiltered adult haven packed with profiles, photos, videos, chat rooms, blogs, live member webcams, and so much more. If you're looking to get naughty and want the internet's help, AFF is the place to be.

In an industry that changes practically every day, Adult FriendFinder has had surprising staying power. The company was founded in 1996 by Andrew Conru, who had previously created WebPersonals and FriendFinder.com. Days after launching FriendFinder, an early social networking service, Conru noticed users were posting nude photos and seeking partners for sexual activities. He founded Adult FriendFinder in response, followed later by numerous other niche dating sites.

There's a good reason AFF is a long-time staple in not just the adult dating niche, but the online dating world in general. The site's user base grows regularly and forms an extremely engaged community. Adult FriendFinder's range of interactive features is vast, almost shockingly so. Though the profiles are not the deep personality portraits of traditional dating sites, they are very comprehensive and the number of search options, games, and other functions rivals and even exceeds many well-known dating sites.

Twenty years after its launch, Adult FriendFinder claims to have over 40 million members and has earned multiple awards for its service. The site won the 2010 XBIZ Award for "Dating Program of the Year" and was voted “Best Adult Dating Site” of 2012 by About.com. More recently, AFF won “Adult Site Of The Year” at the 2015 XBIZ Awards and “Best Dating Site” at the 2015 AVN Awards.

New users can join for free and create a profile, upload photos and videos, and view limited versions of other members' profiles. They can also communicate via IM and chat rooms, and watch live member webcams. However, much of the site's useful functionality is only available to paid members. Users with subscriptions can view complete profiles and conduct advanced searches, and have full access to Adult FriendFinder's messaging system.

Searching for matches comes in many forms on AFF. The basic search is what you'd expect to see on any dating site: gender, relationship status, age, distance, etc. The advanced search, available only to paid members, introduces a suite of adult-oriented filters. Other search options include new users, nearby users, and users currently online. Members can also search by kinks and interests or play a thumbs up / thumbs down Hot Or Not game.

Much like Facebook, Adult FriendFinder has an Activity Feed. Scroll down on your homepage for updates on users worldwide, users near you, users you have added as friends, and users you have saved to your Hotlist. You can view and comment on videos, photos, statuses, and live broadcasts – or post your own, if you're feeling frisky.

One of the highlights of the AFF experience is the Community page. The user community is highly active across blogs, interest groups, contests, a magazine, and courses in the Sex Academy. It's a great way to dip your toe in the water if you're not yet ready for one-on-one interactions (and even if you are, it adds a welcome element of fun to the site).

Adult FriendFinder's wealth of features and functionality is both a pro and a con. On one hand, it excels at keeping boredom at bay and ensures that all users, no matter what their interests or comfort levels, find something to tickle their fancy. On the other hand, the site is visually cluttered and can be confusing to navigate. It can also be sluggish to load.

Provided you're up for the challenge of those downsides, Adult FriendFinder is a thoroughly stimulating experience that has more than earned its place at the top of the adult dating site heap. The site makes it easy to meet and interact with other adventurous people online, engage in cyber sex, and arrange in-person encounters. Give the free version a go if you're curious. No-strings adventure awaits.

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Awards

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2016 Dating Sites Reviews Choice Awards - Sexy

Note: See this page for a full list of past awards

Positive Features of Adult FriendFinder

  • Adult FriendFinder was one of the first adult dating sites, and it remains one of the most well-known and reputable in the niche
  • Profiles are extremely extensive, offering both “traditional” dating site questions and a wide range of additional questions and quizzes of an adult nature
  • AFF has a very active social community where members post blogs, write articles, create interests groups, offer advice, and host contests

Negative Features of Adult FriendFinder

  • Access to Adult FriendFinder's features is severely limited for free members; paid membership is essentially required to make effective use of the site
  • The user interface is not as simple or intuitive as some other dating sites; the huge array of features and cluttered design can be difficult to navigate and slow to load
  • AFF has no data-driven matching system; all connections are made by the users themselves

At a Glance

Address:
AdultFriendFinder.com
Regions:
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, International
Languages:
English, Chinese, Dutch, French, Italian, Portuguese, Other
Member Numbers:
50,000,000 ?
Cost per Month:
As low as $14.95 / month
Membership Types:
Free - Basic
Paid

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Adult FriendFinder Free Membership

  • Free memberships are available
  • Included:
    • Mobile app available for iOS and Android
    • Create a basic profile
      • Sign-up
        • Can join as an individual or a couple
        • Indicate gender, relationship status, and the desired gender/status of matches
        • Input birthdate, location, and email address
        • Choose username, password, and introduction title
        • Optional: tell others about yourself with a short description
    • Complete full profile
      • Free Response Answers
        • Who you want to meet
        • Tell others about yourself
        • Describe your ideal match
      • Profile Location
        • Primary profile location
        • Traveling location
        • Hometown location
      • Physical Information
        • Height, body type, ethnicity
        • Hair color, hair length, eye color, glasses/contacts
        • Specific body type details by gender
      • Personal Information
        • Sexual orientation
        • Smoking, drinking, drugs
        • Kinks/interests
        • Occupation, religion, education, marital status, children
        • Willing to relocate
        • Languages
      • Additional Questions
        • Sexual activities and interests
        • Swinging/swapping
        • Fantasies
        • Sexual accessories
        • Dreams and goals
        • Physical descriptions
        • Entertainment, sports, and hobbies
        • Work and living environment
        • Outlook on life
      • Personality Type
        • A questionnaire that lets you tell other users more about your personality and helps you find more compatible matches
        • Respond to statements with “strongly disagree,” “somewhat disagree,” “somewhat agree,” or “strongly agree”
        • Sample statements include
          • I'm more outgoing than my friends
          • People who don't take risks are boring
          • I prefer to read a good book over television
          • It's important to openly discuss sex with my partner
      • Photos
        • Upload images by webcam or filename
        • Create albums
        • Get verified by uploading a photo of yourself with your username displayed in the picture
        • ConfirmID
          • Confirm your ID to increase your chances of hooking up and get a 500 point bonus
          • Input legal name, address, gender, and date of birth
          • Upload a copy of your current government issued identification (passport, driver's license, or other photo ID)
      • Videos
        • Upload videos by webcam or filename
      • Add/update a short status
    • Basic search using standard form or by username
      • Save up to 200 members in Hotlist
      • Watch 1 live member webcam at a time
      • Like photos and videos
      • View current contest and latest finished contest
        • View, like, and comment on contest photos
      • Chat on IM and in chat rooms
      • Read blogs and join groups
      • Initiate, read, and reply to Premium members who have purchased Standard Contacts
      • Earn Popularity Privileges
        • Popularity Privileges reward Standard members for having many other members view your profile
        • Ways to receive Popularity Privileges include:
          • Record a sexy member video
          • Encourage others to add you to their network
          • Post in Adult FriendFinder's magazine and advice lines
          • Join a Group and participate in discussions
  • Not included:
    • Advanced search
    • Cannot communicate with members via email
    • View complete profiles of other members
      • Exception: some standard members receive viewing privileges based on the popularity of their profile
    • Initiate, read, and reply to messages
    • View full-size photos and full-length videos
    • Comment on photos and videos
    • View previous contests
    • Send friend requests or flirts
    • Save more than 200 members in Hotlist

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Bisexual
  • Couple
  • Group

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • In a Relationship
  • Married
  • Separated
  • Divorced
  • Widowed

Relationships You can Look For

  • Casual
  • Dating

Adult FriendFinder Costs

  • Membership costs last updated November 12, 2016. Please check Adult FriendFinder for most recent pricing
  • Two membership types:standard (free), premium
  • Free membership includes:
    • All Free Membership features plus
    • Chat on IM & chatrooms
    • Hotlist others
    • Like photos & videos
    • Join blogs and groups
    • Watch live member webcams (only 1 video at a time)
  • Premium membership includes:
    • All Free Membership features plus
    • Watch unlimited live member webcams
    • Send messages
    • Send flirts
    • Send friend requests
    • Read complete profiles
    • Watch videos
    • View full-size photos
    • Comment on photos & videos
    • Receive priority customer services
    • No Ads
    • Purchase 1, 3 or 12 month subscriptions
    • Costs (USD):
      • 1 Month for $19.95
      • 3 Months for $59.80 which is $14.95 per month (plus recieve 1 extra month for free)
      • 12 Months for $179.40 which is $14.95 per month (plus recieve 6 extra months for free)
  • Enhance your plan with Standard Contacts
    • A monthly Gold membership offers unlimited access to all members, but free members cannot contact you. Selecting this option allows free members to see your full profile, and message or chat with you anytime
    • Costs (USD):
      • 1 Month for $19.95
      • 3 Months for $35.90 (40% savings)
      • 12 Months for $107.40 (55% savings)
  • Profile Highlight
    • Your profile will stand out in search results
    • Costs (USD):
      • 1 Month for $9.95
      • 3 Months for $26.85 (10% savings)
  • Points
    • Can be earned by performing a variety of activities on the site like sending messages, creating blog posts, and uploading photos
    • Can also be purchased
      • $3.00 for 200 points
      • $6.00 for 500 points
      • $10.00 for 1,000 points
  • Adult FriendFinder accepts credit/debit cards, electronic checks (ACH), gift cards, and mail/fax orders
    • Charges appear on credit card statements as "FFNHELP.COM*ADULTFRIENDF"
  • Subscriptions renew automatically

Adult FriendFinder Viewing & Communication Tools

  • Profile
    • Full profiles viewable with paid membership
    • Free members can view partial profiles or pay $3 to view a single profile for 30 days
  • Photos & Videos
    • Save to favorites
  • Mail Messages
    • Send, receive, and reply to messages from other members
    • Send Virtual Gifts via the Message Center
  • Send a Flirt
    • Included with paid membership
    • Free members can send a Flirt for $1
  • Gifts & Tips
    • Send virtual gifts purchased using points
  • HD Member Webcams
  • IM, Text Chat Rooms, And Live Cam Chat
  • Hotlist
    • Save favorite profiles to your Hotlist and see who has Hotlisted you
  • Testimonials
    • Ask friends to write positive testimonials that can be displayed on your profile. This helps other users get to know you through the eyes of the people who know you best
  • Add Friends
  • Keep up with your network on your Activity Feed
  • What's Hot
    • Hottest Photos
    • Hottest Videos
    • Hottest Albums
    • Hottest Members
    • Top Members
    • Adult Movies
  • Contests
    • All members can view, like, comment, and vote on their favorites entries of the current contest for free
  • Top Fans
    • A social game in which members compete to become each other's Top Fans
    • Use points to bid on profiles of members you like and compete against other fans for the top ten positions
    • Top Fans show up in their favorite member’s profile, Top Fan list, and notifications with a special badge and highlight
  • Basic Search
    • Filters: gender, relationship status, seeking, age, distance, join date, last login
    • Sort by: last visit, distance, newest members
  • Advanced Search (Gold Members only)
    • Filters: ethnicity, sexual orientation, body type, physical features, lifestyle, sexual interests, marital status, children, languages, education, religion, zodiac
  • Username Search
  • Who's online
  • New Matches
  • Members Near Me
  • VIP Membership
  • Hot Or Not
  • Kink Search
  • Browse (by location)
  • Saved Searches
  • Activity Feed
    • Global
    • Near You
    • Friends and Hotlist

Other Adult FriendFinder Information

  • Visit Adult FriendFinder's 'Community' page for member blogs, local and topical interest groups, the member magazine, advice and courses, and contests
  • Erotic videos, photographs, and merchandise can be purchased in the Adult FriendFinder Store
  • Adult FriendFinder is part of Friend Finder Networks, a company with a variety dating services targeting various territories and niche categories, as well as niche websites for alternative lifestyles and adult webcam websites

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