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|Reviewed by: Will Peters|
|Number of Reviews: 32|
|Average Score: 71|
Initial review: 3/21/2012
Fling touts itself as the "World's Best Adult Personals" and that's a grandiose claim that I've read other places too. It's a statement that is difficult in some ways to confirm or deny, since what does it truly mean? This site certainly doesn't have the most extras or that much free access. Still, if you upgrade to a paid membership, then you can take advantage of the "get laid guarantee"and that's something definitely special.
Here's how it works in a nutshell: If' you're a premium member with a pic for 90 consecutive days and send/respond to five or more messages each week without getting laid, you'll get a 90-day gold membership free. The fine prints does state that their customer service will need to verify all of those details, so it's not something that happens automatically. I assume for the not getting laid part they take your word on it, although most of us wouldn't boast about striking out.
The comments from our surfers are mixed. Most folks are quite negative, while at least one gives a glowingly positive. I'd take any of the commentary with a grain of salt. Sex dating sites often have similar issues with spam as voiced in the complaints. The best defense is common sense. Use a free username search to check out a preview of the person's profile and often the few details you see make things clear enough.
That said there is a section of live cams that if you click the link to them as a free member you will prompted to upgrade to have access. Some surfers complain that models troll for customers by creating dating profiles. So let me make it clear that once you've upgraded you can access public preview chats like most cam sites offer, but you'll still need to buy credits to go private with girls or to watch recorded performances.
Still, as is always the case, success in hooking up just like any type of dating depends on the quality of your own profile and interaction with others regardless of how many members have joined or how "real" those profiles are. At any rate, you won't waste much time setting up a free profile, because few personal details are mandatory. However, I think that it should go without saying that if you get all kinds of messages when you've provided no info (even more so with no photo) they're probably not genuine.
One special and intriguing feature is the ability to create a "discreet" profile. You can still add a photo, but it shows up blurred out to anyone who isn't included in your list of favorite members and friends. Just keep in mind it may lessen your chances of being contacted, because a good profile pic usually gets you twice the hits.
You can search profiles free, but results can't be enlarged beyond a preview pane. You have no way of contacting anyone or showing interest until you pay. Once you've paid for a membership, the door to communication opens. You can send instant messages, use video chat and use email. Buy the more expensive membership of the two if you want to receive replies from free members.
As a paid member you also get discounted pricing on some porn sites as well as loads of adult photos and vids from other members, even if you take the lower cost option. As you are probably well aware, this site has some of the best promotion in the biz with ads everywhere, not just on the Internet. Granted the ads may be attracting more male than female subscribers. The popularity of Fling is its biggest selling point, so it's worth checking out your local area for free, even if you'll need to pay to really take advantage of its services.
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