An Inside Look At Adult Friend Finder Network
Claiming to be "The world's largest sex and swinger's personals community", Adult Friend Finder is one of the most visited commercial websites on the internet, with more than 20 million members worldwide. The website is basically a meeting place for those looking for sex partners, friendship, or serious relationship. Adult Friend Finder was initially a traditional online dating service known as FriendFinder, but when members started posting photos with adult content, the owners decided to create a brand new "Adult" dating site. Thus, Adult Friend Finder was born, and along with it several related sites such as http://GayFriendFinder.com, http://NudistFriends.com, etc came into being.
The search system on Adult Friend Finder is based on criteria such as Your status – woman, man, couple, two women, two men, and group; What you are seeking – woman, man, couple, two women, two men, and group; and What you are looking for – sex, group sex, discreet relationship, chat, and fetishes.
Membership: Standard, Silver and Gold
Standard or basic membership and registration on Adult Friend Finder is free, with which you can you can chat, post a profile, send instant messages, and browse through the worldwide database of profiles (limited). In addition, the popularity of your profile can earn you privileged access. However, you need to upgrade your membership in order to contact other members via anonymous email and enjoy the other special features. For example, with Silver or Gold Membership ($12 per month), you
can view and contact any members
get more comprehensive search options
receive a personalized list of potential matches
can watch thousands of member videos
faster profile/photo approvals
have your profile featured above those posted by basic members
With Gold Membership, you have access to all services with a much better speed; storage limit, duration, and size are also expanded, and you can use specific keywords in the search option to obtain all details of other profiles that you might be interested in.
Chat and Webcam:
Any registered member can join the chat room but privileges extended to paying customers include the ability to hotlink to any profile of other chatters, and open private chat rooms. Paying members can also broadcast their live webcam publicly to any member who desires to watch, or to the entire chat room crowd. About 1000 to 1500 live webcams are broadcasted at any given time, and members have the option of paging the broadcasting member to begin a chat session. Besides webcam and chat, downloadable and web-based instant messengers are also available.
Adult Friend Finder has recently been accused of scam and online phishing. Several sources have reported that the public has been deceived with fake profiles, chat room "decoys", fake communications, and Advance fee fraud. There are also charges regarding the use of contentious advertising techniques such as spam and spyware. Whether these accusations are true or not, Adult Friend Finder continues to remain one of the biggest online sex and swinger's personals communities in the world, still increasing in size and membership.