AFF is one of the most well known adult dating brands out there, boasting global membership numbers in the high millions (it claims to have almost 100m member photos), a huge team of staff and a marketing budget to match. Yet despite these impressive facts, one of the most common questions we get asked is whether AFF is a scam.
Is AdultFriendFinder Legit?
Let's dispel this myth immediately – is AFF legit? Absolutely. This is not a trick, it's a genuine hookup site that really aims to get you laid. They even have a guarantee proudly displayed after you register offering three months free if you don't find sex on AdultFriendFinder.com. Of course, that doesn't mean it's a brilliant site (and it comes with some small print), but it does mean they believe that their site is an environment where women can successfully meet men for no-strings fun. And incidentally, although the site is far from perfect, we think they do a pretty good job.
Joining is simple; a two-step sign up where you add your basic details along with some introductory profile information, a nice touch as so often these hookup sites can be filled with completely empty profiles. Once you get inside, prices are lower than we've seen when doing other dating site reviews and it's cheaper when you commit to a longer period (you need three months before the guarantee kicks in). You don't have to pay at this point, you can continue on and take a look around first. You have to validate your email before members can find you, which is good as it means the people you're looking at, in theory, have validated theirs, cutting down on people creating AFF scam accounts.
Adding a photo is simple, browse your files or take webcam pic. They also suggest you add a photo with your name to show you are who you say you are. It's refreshing to see an adult dating site taking this stuff seriously and again shows that AdultFriendFinder.com, as a business, is legit. The site design is a little outdated for me, but it's functional. The main navigatoin is easy on desktop and mobile. Interestingly, they have a points system in place (500 for confirming ID to prove you are a genuine member), which can be redeemed for alerts that let you know when someone has read your messages, sending virtual gifts, profile highlighting, etc. It's a nice idea that brings element of gamification to the site.
AFF has a lot of features, in comparison to other casual dating sites we've reviewed – for example, you can run searches via a Tinder style 'Hot or Not' game or 'Kink Search' (where you can search by particular fetishes). The good news is that these options, along with the Advanced Search, can be used before you upgrade (most sites require a subscription).
To view a profile you don't necessarily have to upgrade, either – you have the option to make a micropayment to gain access. However, when it comes to sending messages it's the same deal as most – you need a full membership. There's a bunch of other things too, such as Community Pages where anyone can add blog posts (25m blog posts to date) a “Sex Academy” for tips and tricks, member competitions and even live video broadcasts of members. The site works well on mobile but should you want an app, there is the option to download the AllFriendFinder app to access this site and others that the company runs.
Is AdultFriendFinder Worth Checking Out? Our Conlusion!
Overall, we like AdultFriendFinder.com and hope that's been reflected in this AFF review. It's not the most sleek site, it's not the best for every location and in some cases you may want to check out AdultFriendFinder alternatives such as 4SexOnly.com or BeNaughty.com. But with guarantees, free search options and rewards where members can prove they are real, this is a legit site that actually wants you to get laid tonight. No doubt about it!
Last point before we round off this AFF review - as always, we recommend that you add your profile to multiple hook up sites in order to vastly increase your chances of getting lucky. It's like winning the lottery, the more tickets you buy, the better chance of winning.