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|Reviewed by: Will Peters|
|Number of Reviews: 40|
|Average Score: 72|
Initial review: 7/27/2006Adult Lifestyles Network continues to be a true adult dating community welcoming both swinging couples and singles too. I need first to correct my comment from last year about no thumbnails on search results. I discovered that if you roll your mouse over the little man, woman or couple symbol on the list of your results, a small preview window pops up displaying a few details and picture if there is one. One thing that does appear to have changed is free access, which has become limited to browsing profiles only. However, comments from one of our surfer and various ALN members on their message boards contend that its biggest advantage over competitors are its real profiles and genuine opportunities to meet like-minded individuals.
AdultLifestylesNetwork delivers a true sense of community. Many sites talk a big game but don't have any balls when it’s time to play. ALN seems to have actual men and women serious about what they're online to get it. That’s not to say it doesn’t have some of the same drawbacks and issues that other sites have, but it compensates quite well for those limitations.
The ALN profile process requires choosing many checkboxes for a full accurate physical description. However, essays are optional to fill out. As with any site that doesn’t make write-ups mandatory, some profiles are sparse regarding details. Nevertheless, unlike some other sites, I noticed many members (female not just male) had pictures and videos, often of an X-rated nature, although these are often posted separately from profiles in special gallery sections.
Otherwise, ALN is serious about bringing people together for sex. There are numerous ways to connect with people and you don't need to be a paying member to use them. There are listings of swinger parties and clubs, other orgy announcements and live chat, in video or picture enabled versions. There is an instant messaging system called Sex911, which is a way of hooking up in real-time.
The search option on any page defaults to the traveling distance from your zip/postal code (for UK, US and Canada) initially provided in your personal profile. The main search page allows for expanded range results. My only negative comment is that returned searches do not display thumbnails and men far outnumber women.
There are other extras including forums, blogs and non-adult content games. I confess some blog entries are highly stimulating. Besides some whiny types feeling misunderstood, many people's tawdry tales were scintillating smut through and through. Becoming a paid Adult Lifestyles Network member, you get access to the Wild Rose Network, which is a vast collection of amateur porn sites, providing hours of viewing pleasure. The membership rate is well worth it just for the porn access without even counting the unlimited access to personals, so I think Adult Lifestyles Network is worth joining.
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