Friendfinder Review

Friendfinder Review

 

 

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Friendfinder.com is an online dating site that has retained its easy-to-use format while incorporating essential modern features and innovations too. With a user base numbering in millions, it has been among the most popular platforms for making friends, connections, casual dates and life-long relationships.


WHAT WE LIKE

  • You can browse user profiles even before creating an account.
  • The site has an interactive magazine with articles submitted by members and a question and advice section.
  • Good value for money

 


WE WE DISLIKE

  • Search filters are not as comprehensive as some other similar sites.
  • The site provides too little features for free users.

 

 


THE SIGN-UP PROCESS

Friendfinder.com has a free registration process that is relatively simple and does not take a lot of time to complete. It includes the primary dating site entries such as gender, orientation, location, etc. and then goes on to optional fields such as hobbies, experiences and general view of life. The optional fields need not be entered during the sign-up process if you are in a hurry. They can be filled up later by opting to edit your profile. You can upload a few profile photos, and you will be ready to enter the site in no time.

A confirmation link is sent to your email once you fill out the required fields in the registration process. All that you've got to do is open your email, check your inbox and click the link from the site and you’re good to go. Alternatively, you can also use your Facebook account to register and sign in through your social media account.

An exceptional feature of this site is that you can browse through the list of users by doing a simple gender and location search even before you sign-up for an account.


MATCHMAKING, SEARCHING, & FILTERING OPTIONS

FriendFinder has a ‘Compatibility chart’ that gives you data on whether or not you will be compatible with the profiles that are displayed on the page. However, there is no mandatory rule that you have to stick to what the chart says. The site also allows you to pin down your thoughts in a personal blog that is exclusive to the website.

The search function has most of the necessary filters you would expect on a dating site. You can search for members by including parameters of who is online or through users who have recently joined the site. You can also find specific members if you know the user’s handle (username), or you can use the search bar with particular details of the type of results you want to see.

The ‘VIP’ feature allows you to get search results that only include paid members. This ensures that your results are other users who are equally committed to finding the right person on this site.


COMMUNICATION TOOLS

All the essential communication tools are available only to paid users. So, as long as you are using the free profile, you will be restricted mostly to browsing and view the site. Paid members will have access to instant messaging as well as the option of emailing a potential date. Upgrading your profile will also allow you to create ‘private’ chat rooms where you can send invitations to other users. You can also send a ‘wink’ to other users to test the waters before taking the plunge into direct messages.

The ‘Hot or Not’ feature allows you to browse through the images of potential dating prospects. This form of interaction is simple and quick because all you have to do is either click on ‘like’ or choose ‘not interested’ to move on to the next image.

The FriendFinder magazine is also a great way to make your thoughts known to others on the site. Users can contribute articles to the magazine, and it can be an excellent way to get ‘noticed’ by other members who might share similar opinions.


USER SAFETY

Users can report fake or abusive profiles to the ‘Abuse team’ for review. If the user's behavior is found to be breaching the terms of use, the mods permanently ban the user from the site. The site goes as far as trying to track down the ISP of the reported username to try and eliminate it from the source.

Payment modes and functions are all kept confidential so that the risk of vital information leaking out without the owner’s consent is brought to a minimum.

The website also offers a Q &A format of commonly observed issues and how you can deal with them.


PRICING

Friendfinder.com gives its users two modes of subscription, each with its own set of benefits and features. The Silver membership will cost you $22.95 for one month, $41.85 for three months ($13.95 per month) and $65.70 for six months ($10.95 per month). The Gold subscription charges $34.95 for the one month plan, $59.94 for the 3-month program ($14.99 per month) and $71.7 for the 6-month plan ($11.95 per month).

The Gold membership will give you access to additional features such as faster profile reviews, view all the photos of other users and appear in the top results of searches made by other users.


CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Users can go to the ‘Help’ section of the website to send emails to the administrators about any problems they might face.

The website also provides a FriendFinder Feedback form that lets you enter your suggestions or any feedback to the site for improvement or enhancements.

The customer contact section also contains the postal address of the website’s office if the measures mentioned above fail to yield results.


FINAL CONCLUSION

An affordable membership make FriendFinder a good option for new users who want to foray into online dating. It has one of the most extensive user databases along with networking from friendfinder.com’s partner sites. As with any other dating site, users have to be cautious about fake profiles and scams that might appear along the way. However, all in all, it continues to deliver successful connections for those users who are willing to pay for a subscription and commit to finding someone special through the platform.

 

 

 

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