FriendFinder Review

FriendFinder Review

FriendFinder is a renowned online dating site devised specifically for people of all ages and genders to look for online fun, live webcams and live chats as well as real-life encounters. Established in 1996, FriendFinder is a mammoth of online dating sites, that has been helping people of all orientations and relationship statuses to look for their perfect partners for more than 20 years. These days it has an immense user base of over 40 million members from around the world, each of which has their own tastes and preferences. Not to mention, that back in 2010 the site was granted the XBIZ Dating Program of the Year prize, and back in 2012 About.com awarded it with the Best Dating Site prize.
  • mobile compatible
  • secure payment
Score
  • 9.2

    Safety

  • 9

    Price

  • 9.2

    Overall

  • 9.2

    Usability

  • 9.2

    Search options

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Ease of use

While the FriendFinder's layout might seem a bit scary and overwhelming at first glance, you’ll soon understand that it’s as easy as any other layout of any other dating site. All of the essential features are displayed on the top bar that’s black in color, so you are very unlikely to miss it. There you can find your messages, notifications and home button in addition to other cool features. Apart from that, you can also see all of your notification in the right lower corner.

Features & communication

FriendFinder offers you a bunch of very useful communicative features. From such standard features like sending and receiving messages and flirts, you can also add people who you like to friends as well as send them virtual gifts, which will make you much more noticeable among other users. In addition to that, you can add and view other user’s personal photos and videos and tip people you like! If you want to see how hot you are on the site, on the left sidebar you can see how many people have flirted with you, how many have hotlisted you, and how many people are considering themselves fans of your, ahem, talent. Apart from that, you can also keep track of the people you’ve been interested in with the help of a bunch of handy features. If you are interested in a good show, make sure to check out the Live Action section where you can see Live Models, Live Member Webcams, check out the top Broadcasters, join some Casual Chat Rooms and make use of the Instant Messenger. Apart from that, there’s also a cool Community section, where you can check out other users’ blogs, join groups, read the FriendFinder magazine! 



Search tool

FriendFinder provides several ways you can choose to search for members. You can see Who’s Online now, take a look at New Matches, check out the Members Near you, brose VIP Members, and play Hot or Not! Apart from that you can browse members by their geographic location or use basic or advanced search tools. A basic search tool has a selection of such general filters as gender, age range, and distance. You can also browse users by their join date or last login date as well as choose to be shown people, who are online now, who are broadcasting now, who have photos and videos, only highlighted members, only confirmed members and so on. The advanced search also enables such filters as race, orientation, body type, preferred male endowment, bad habits, relationship status, desire for kids, education, religion, astrological sign, and spoken languages. 

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Safety

FriendFinder does its best to protect their members from various scams and harassing. They encourage each of their user to block and report profiles that show signs of suspicious or rude behavior immediately. In addition to that, FriendFinder offers such features as “Private Call” and “Confirm ID” that strengthen your security even further, remember, however, that you’ll get charged for the

Pricing & Plans

While you can use FriendFinder for free, the amount of activities is very limited and don’t show the site’s full potential, so if you are not satisfied with the features you get access to your free membership, you can always opt to sign up for one of the feature packages, which include a 1 month Gold Membership for $40/month, a 3-months Gold Membership for $27/month or $81 quarterly and a year Gold Membership for $20/month or $240 yearly. While the costs might seem a little bit pricey, the quality of the platform makes up for it in spades.
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Conclusion

FriendFinder is one of the oldest and most respectable casual dating platforms on the market, that has been awarded with several prizes throughout the years. It has one of the largest user bases out there, so there’s hardly a possibility that you won’t be able to find a partner you’ve been looking for. People there are very open and are definitely not shy about their preferences and sexual desires. If you are looking for a dating platform that won’t leave you hanging, we suggest trying it first.