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|Reviewed by: Will Peters|
|Number of Reviews: 41|
|Average Score: 72|
Initial review: 5/6/2011Adult Friend Finder is one of those sites that boasts a host of naysayers along with a good number of supporters too. However, love it or hate it, it remains one of the most popular dating sites on the market. Even if some of our surfers complain about fake profiles, there are definitely lots of genuine visitors to this site's pages. As some of our readers have commented, if you know what you're doing then you can meet real people here.
It's free to join AdultFriendFinder, so I'd probably do exactly that and then check out the activity in my local area. However, there's a bit of a catch, because only the U.S. (by zip code) and the U.K. (by a list of select cities) offer truly localized search results before you pay. For other countries, you'd need to upgrade to search within a specific distance of your home location or the typed in name of a city of your choice.
What's more, you cannot access most profiles before upgrading. Some paid members may spend a bit extra to make their profiles accessible to everyone and some people gain free viewing privileges bases on the popularity of their profiles. However, these are exceptions to the general rule. It's too bad, because there were some rather drool-worthy thumbnails of some profile pics.
Now you might be wondering why a site with such limited free access to dating profiles could be so popular. I would say that personally the free member cams here are a major attraction. It's really as if you're getting free porn, because some amateur exhibitionists both male and female) really show you everything that they've got. I even saw some couples where the guy and girl really get explicit with one another.
You'll also find blogs, an online magazine, chat rooms and groups you can join that all give you a sense of community. I also think that reading some of the user-submitted content that fills these various areas will make it clear that some people are very real indeed. You can also set of your own personal list of friends, so there's that handy social networking aspect of the site when want to keep in touch with folks.
There are cheaper sites out there, but some surfers say they met someone even before upgrading. It is free to reply to messages from paid members, so I can see theoretically how hookups could happen before springing for a premium membership. In the end, despite the fact that Adult Friend Finder has its fair share of detractors, it offers so much free that you should really see for yourself if you like it.
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