BeNaughty Review 2019

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4/5
  • Very active community, lots of messaging going on
  • You can upload photos and videos to your profile
  • All essential features are free, no need to spend money
  • Almost no fake profiles, report function works very well
  • Quite a few profiles are empty and not properly set up

BeNaughty was founded in 2000 by Together Networks Limited, a community of over 200 brands, including numerous dating sites. The company is currently headquartered in Valletta, Malta. BeNaughty was designed to help users bypass the awkward chit-chat and get right to the juicy stuff. This is a community that encourages users to go for it and jump into romantic and sexual adventures.

This site is not the best for long-lasting, meaningful relationships, but if you want to have fun and “be naughty,” then this is the place. That being said, the site is designed for singles and isn’t necessarily meant for open relationships or swingers. This is your chance to find like-minded individuals in your community. BeNaughty has country sites for the U.S., U.K., Australia, and more.

This dating website isn’t specific to any one lifestyle (such as extramarital affairs, long-term dating, or quick hook-ups). Rather, it is more open-ended and while it emphasizes sexiness, it attracts a diverse user demographic. The overall attitude here is non-judgemental and non-restrictive.

Membership Statistics

Active Weekly Members 120,000
New Weekly Members 40,000
Success Rate 89%
Monthly Visits 13 million
Members in the U.S. 500,000

Gender Disparity

Men 48%
Women 52%

Age Ranges

18-24 25%
25-34 35%
35-44 20%
45-54 15%
55+ 5%

Membership

BeNaughty is used in over 70 countries and has separate sites for North America, Asia, and Australia. It’s most popular in the U.S. but is also successful in the U.K., Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.

Members on this site are looking for sexual encounters of all kinds, including hook-ups, threesomes, and casual dates. The most popular age group on BeNaughty is 25-34 (35%) followed by 18-24 (25%). Unlike the majority of online dating sites, BeNaughty has a higher percentage of women (52%) than men (48%). As such, women are the most active and communicative on here.

The BeNaughty homepage boasts an 89% success rate worldwide. They see 40,000 new members weekly and over 13 million visits per month. There are about 120,000 active weekly members on average, and in the U.S. alone there are 500,000 total members.

Creating a Profile

The sign-up process for BeNaughty is super simple, and most of the questions can be skipped. This may make it easier to create a fake profile, but the site has a verification policy in place to reduce that risk. Even so, there are lots of incomplete profiles on the site since people can make an account without providing too many details.

Members must be 18 or older, and they can register for free. Upon signing up, you’ll be asked to upload a profile picture, as well as provide your age, email address, gender, and city. You need a profile picture to participate in most of the free features, but you can also upload photo albums and videos to your profile page. Once your account is set up, you can specify your search preferences and start browsing the site.

Using the Site

Since sign-up is free, there are some unpaid features that you can use. If you’re a female user, you can message others for free. The messaging application is the most popular feature on the site and is similar to Facebook Messenger. It’s quite easy to use and will have a familiar look and feel for most members. Also, you can send photos and videos via the messaging feature.

As a non-paying member, you’ll be able to play the “Cute or Not” game in the Like Gallery. In the same style as Tinder, you can swipe left or right on different profile pictures. Those that you like will go into a list of liked users, and you can also see who liked you.

The “Promote My Account” option allows you to send messages and winks to potential matches for a higher likelihood of finding a date. You can also access the BeNaughty blog, which has dating and sex tips, articles on how to boost your profile and have greater success on the site, date ideas, and more. The blog posts haven’t been updated since early 2018, but there is lots of content on there.

Another free feature is the Newsfeed. This is a tab you can click on at the top of your dashboard. It shows recent activity from users in your area, such as new photos they uploaded and status updates. You can also send preset messages called “flirtcasts,” to multiple profiles within your match preferences at once. An example of a flirtcast would be, “How about a crazy night of love in my cozy bungalow! What do you think?”

Benefits of a paid subscription include access to the chatroom function, which includes public and private chat, as well as more freedom in terms of viewing photos and videos and sending messages. You can also go into your settings menu and turn on incognito mode so you can browse profiles anonymously.

Speaking of the account settings, all members can use this menu to change their notification preferences, access their favorites list and their profile, remove their account from the site, and promote their profile to others. They can also turn on Safe Mode, which makes their account more private, and they can choose their Naughty Mode settings. There are three options here: normal, sexy, and no limits. Normal shows typical profile pictures, sexy shows shirtless photos, and no limits will expose nudes.

All of these settings can be a bit overwhelming to a new user, so there is a site admin chatbot that guides you through the website and tells you about updates.

Finding a Match

The site doesn’t exactly find matches for you, but your dashboard will show members in your area, and you can tailor your search filters to your preferences. The search filters can be quite in-depth and include things like hair or eye color, drinking and smoking habits, ethnicity, body type, tattoos or piercings. There is no limit on how many matches you can see in a day, and you can sort through them based on age, distance, last active, and popularity.

You will immediately get match recommendations after completing your profile, and these initial matches are based on your location. You’ll also see which users are currently online and available to chat. There aren’t any tried and true matching algorithms on BeNaughty. Rather, it’s up to you to decide who best suits your dating preferences. Then, chat with them and get the ball rolling. When you find someone you like, you can send them a “wink” or a flirtcast to break the ice. Alternatively, you can add them to your favorites list and talk to them later on.

Accessibility

BeNaughty has a mobile app, but it’s only available in the Google Play Store. It has most of the same functionality as the desktop version with the same basic design and layout. It’s free to download, but it has the same free and paid features. Android users have rated it 3.6 out of 5 stars.

Safety

For a website called BeNaugty, the site administrators do try hard to keep members safe and protected. There are community standards for content like photos and videos. No nudity or pornography is allowed in a profile picture, and the administrative team tries to filter out fake photos using SSL encryption and an anti-fraud system.

Also, BeNaughty administrators put all profiles through a “photo test” before they can become public on the site. Users are asked to upload an original photo, which is then checked for duplicates on the site. Moderators also check to ensure the safety and community standards are followed. This measure is meant to eliminate the prevalence of fake profiles.

You can block another user by going to their profile page and clicking the three-dot icon next to their name and choosing “Block.” Keep in mind that there are two safe modes that you can access via your account settings. Full Safe Mode makes is so that only verified members can message you, while Basic Safe Mode will block flagged users from messaging you.

Again, the site admin chatbot will give new members some tips on how to use the website and stay safe. There are also safe dating tips on the site as well as a help page that you can access by clicking your user icon in the top-right corner and choosing “Get Support.”

The contact info for BeNaughty is 1-800-691-2342 or support@benaughty.com. Their physical address is Together Networks Limited, 19 Giovanni Curmi Street, Lija, LJA 1071, Malta.

Pricing

A free membership lets you see each user’s profile picture, but you can’t enlarge photos or access their albums. You can use all the search filters, and if you’re a woman, you can message others for free. However, men can’t access the full messaging feature or chat rooms without a paid account. Free members can’t access all of the information on another user’s profile, so they’ll be missing information there. They can still send winks to members that they’re interested in as well as add profiles to their favorites lists and see which members are currently online.

While you can successfully find someone on the website for free, you will get more benefits with a paid subscription. This includes in-depth information about a person’s profile, sharing photos and videos via the chatroom function, accessing other members’ locations, ranking higher in the search results, and browsing profiles anonymously with incognito mode.

As for pricing, you can choose between three premium memberships: Premium Dater, Extra Security, and Chataholic. Premium Dater costs $0.95 per day and highlights your profile, gives you unlimited messaging capabilities, and provides extra security. Chataholic costs $0.64 per day and grants you unlimited messaging. Extra Security costs $0.45 per day and allows you to browse incognito and will automatically clean your browser history for you. There is also a 3-day trial subscription available to new members for $3. Just be aware that it will automatically renew to a 1-month plan unless you cancel.

Individuals can pay for a subscription with a credit or debit card, and they’ll be billed under a digitized code, not as BeNaughty.

PlanPriceFeatures

 

Premium Dater

$0.95/dayExtra Security and Chataholic benefits, rank higher in search, unlimited messaging

 

Extra Security

$0.45/dayBrowse incognito, will clean your browser history automatically
Chataholic$0.64/dayUnlimited messaging

FAQs

Why would an account be flagged on BeNaughty?

Profiles may be flagged if they didn’t pass the initial photo test or they’ve exhibited suspicious behavior and didn’t abide by community safety standards.

What are the photo requirements on the site?

Users can’t upload the same photo more than once. Also, they must abide by the community standards and refrain from posting pictures showing nudity, pornographic content, children, violence, celebrities, and offensive gestures. Also, pictures without any people in them are dismissed.

Does BeNaughty provide discreet billing?

Yes, each member will be billed using a digitized code, such as 2go4pt.com180005812816.

Does BeNaughty have a free trial?

No, but they do offer a three-day trial for $3, which you may use just once. Be careful to cancel your subscription if you don’t want to be automatically renewed for a one-month membership.

Does the site run criminal background checks on members?

No, but they try to verify each member through an anti-fraud system and an encrypted photo test.

Is there a money-back guarantee?

The site claims that they have a 100% money-back guarantee, but the Terms of Use state that refunds will not be given once a subscription is used.