We read with great pleasure this article on Boston.com about how singles in Boston can better their experiences in the dating scene.
Sure, we all like to go out to bars and meet people. It’s life as a social person. Being social is healthy.
However, there are times we must sequester ourselves in our homes or offices and just get stuff done. For times like those, we turn to online dating websites.
It’s a new thing called a “Fling Dating site.” Basically, it takes the guesswork out of who wants to hook up and who is just there to get a cup of Joe.
We put one of our editors to the test, and this is his review.
Navigating the online dating world can be difficult and it’s not getting any easier. That’s why, when I find a legit dating site that gets results, I like to let people know about it. Fling.com is one of those sites. I can usually spot a fraud a mile away and I was expecting to find evidence of fraudulent practices at any minute, but the evidence never came. Fling is one of the few genuine dating sites out there and you have more than enough choices whether you want to flirt, date or have a casual encounter. They have a large number of users and, unlike many other dating sites, the users are real and not fabricated by the site. Even if you don’t hook up right away, they have a guarantee that they stand behind.
If you are anything like me, you will wonder why it took you so long to try Fling.com. I had heard of it before, but I dismissed it thinking that I would get to it eventually. I didn’t realize that it was a site that truly stood out among the rest. There were a few women who wrote me first, but I didn’t get bombarded with an unrealistic number of messages within minutes of signing in like many other sites I have tried. This is when I began to realize that Fling might be a legit dating site.
There might have been less messages sent to me, but the ones I receive were real. I wasn’t use to so many of the messages coming from real women. The more details you add to your profile, the more likely you are to attract users who closely fit your idea of an ideal mate. Once I learned that and added more details, I would receive less unsolicited messages, but the messages I did receive were predominantly from women with whom I shared a lot of common interests.
What I ended up with was a choice of three women in the first two weeks of using the site. Well, I had many other choices, but these three were the hottest. I found it hard to choose from these women, but my decision became easier the more I interacted with them. Too many choices is certainly better than too few.
Fling features all the main search options you would expect from a dating site along with some other, more detailed, search criteria to help you narrow down your search as much as you like. You can indicate if you are searching for males, females, couples, or groups. You can select your desire age range, location, marital status, turn-ons or fetishes, body type, height, picture availability, and unlock additional search filters when you pay for a premium membership. When you find a match that you are interested in, you can click on the quick chat button next to their profile to get the conversation started. It’s sort of like using social media. Remember to indicate on your profile whether you are looking for a date or a no strings attached affair. This will help you get what you want without as much confusion or beating around the bush.
Cost / Benefit Comparison
A free basic membership allows you to create a profile and view the explicit photos. You must pay for one of the many membership options to use all the features and send messages. A Silver membership allows you to view larger photos, add members to your Black Book, and contact potential matches through instant message, e-mail, and web cam. With the Silver membership; only other paid members can respond to you. Gold membership has the same features as the Silver, but you get premium profile listing and free members can respond to you.
Silver 3-Day Trial: $4.95
Silver 1-Month Subscription $24.95
Silver 3-Month Subscription $16.65 a month
Gold 2-Day Trial: $2.48 a day.
Gold 7-Day Trial: $9.95.
Gold 1-Month Subscription: $34.95
Gold 3-Month Subscription: $19.98 a month.
Gold 6-Month Subscription: $11.65 a month.
Gold 12-Month Subscription: $6.67 a month.
One of the main reasons Fling.com is so popular is the level of safety. They use secure software to process payments, so your financial information is secure. The safe filter allows you to filter out all of the explicit content on the site if you are not comfortable with being naughty. Fling is a secure site, but you should still use caution when interacting with anyone on the internet and caution is even more important when you meet someone in person.
Pros and Cons
- Tons of real members
- Chat rooms
- Video chat
- Free webcam tokens
- Sleek design
- Adult photos and videos
- Find a date in 3 months or get 3 months free
- No compatibility software
- A lot of features that may be confusing at first
Fake profiles are few and far between rather than the other way around with most dating sites.