FriendFinder-X is for singles and couples of all genders and sexual identities. The service’s tagline is ”Hook up, find sex, or meet someone hot now.” This is a place to connect with others who share similar kinks, fantasies, and sexual desires. It’s an online community where just about anyone can fulfill their needs, be it a hot and heavy encounter or a steamy chat or video.
The platform was created in 1996 but continues to be a hotspot for flirtatious engagements and connections. It’s one of the largest adult friend-finder sites in the world and sees thousands of active log-ins per day.
Keep in mind that this platform is more than a casual encounters site (it says so on the homepage, after all). FriendFinder-X is meant to bring more erotic passion and excitement to people’s lives. That shows up in different ways, such as a one-time rendezvous, a steamy affair, or a one-on-one online video chat.
|Total members||98 million|
|Daily active members||100,000|
Half of the user base is made up of 25-44-year-olds. That said, each age group is represented on this website, 18 and up, of course! Females outnumber males, 60-40. That said, the site is open to straight and LGBT+ singles and couples, so there are lots of relationship possibilities here.
FriendFinder-X has an active member pool, so there’s always something going on. Moreover, these users come from all over the world, and reports suggest that some 98 million people use the site. That said, there is a large hub of members in the United States. Other active regions include the United Kingdom, Asia, and the Middle East.
Keep in mind that couples can register on the site, too. That means you may run into a swinger couple looking to add someone to their fun. Whether you know exactly what you want or you’re looking for a brand-new experience, you’ll probably run into it here.
Everyone has their reason for coming to this site. Perhaps they’re newly single and looking to mingle, or maybe they want to explore their same-sex attraction in a safe space. Some of the members are professional models and work in the adult entertainment industry. There’s a mix of people here, and that’s what keeps things so exciting.
Something that you’ll quickly notice about the members on here is that they aren’t afraid to ask for what they want. Most people are straightforward and unabashed in their sexual urges and desires. After all, this platform is mostly used for casual encounters rather than long-term relationships.
Creating A Profile
Registration is free and takes less than five minutes. You can register alone or with your partner. Start by identifying your gender and who you’re looking for (men, women, groups, etc.). Next, enter your birth date, country, and zip code. Then you can enter your login credentials, which include a valid email address, username, and password.
After that, you can add some personal details such as your body type, marital status, and sexual orientation (straight, gay, bi, bi-curious). Finally, you’ll need to add a tagline to your profile. There’s also a section where you can write a brief bio, but this is optional. Once that’s complete, you’ll receive a confirmation email. Just click that sent link and you can start exploring the site.
Users can flesh out their profile with public and private photo albums and descriptive bios. People use this space to write about their interests and hobbies, how they like to spend their free time, and what their sexual kinds and fetishes are. Some users even deck their profile out with “bling,” which is an animated GIF or icon. You’ll also see a compatibility chart that assesses how well you would get along with that person, based on your profile information.
Possible actions that you can take on someone’s profile include adding a testimonial, giving them bling, adding them to your Friends List or Hotlist, giving them a tip, or becoming a fan. However, these options are only open to premium members.
Using the Site
Once you make it to the homepage, you’ll discover lots of features. On any given day there are over 250,000 member-submitted videos and over 3,900 live member webcasts. The Live Model videos are hosted by adult entertainment professionals. Besides videos and chats, they also post X-rated photos that members of their “Fan Clubs” can access. You can request entry into the Fan Club and upon acceptance, you can see their full profiles and give them tips.
There are different ways to interact on the site, although most of them are inaccessible to non-paying members. People can send emails, instant messages, flirts, and virtual gifts. They could also become a fan of that profile or tip them with purchased tokens.
The site has thousands of chat rooms that are organized by geographic region and topic. There is also a ”Hot or Not” feature that works like Tinder. The community content features blogs, surveys, forums, erotic stories, contests, Member Magazine, and groups.
There’s also the Sex Academy, which offers courses on how to have a better sex life. Through its partner, AdultFriendFinder.com, users can watch adult movies.
Finding A Match
The homepage will show matches near you, as well as who’s currently online and who’s a VIP member. You can use the search menu drop-down to see specific results. The Advanced Search option lets you look for people based on criteria such as physical appearance, lifestyle habits, age, distance, and more.
When you visit someone’s profile, you’ll be able to see if they’re a Gold member and if their ID has been confirmed. As a free member, you won’t be able to view full profiles, only thumbnails of profile photos. If you hover your cursor over the profile picture thumbnail, a blurb of the person’s bio will appear. You can see their age, gender, and location, as well as how many photos, friends, and fans that person has. It will also show the basic info that you entered when you registered (body type, etc.). However, without a paid membership, you can’t send a message, flirt, or gift.
Sending messages is a paid feature, as is sending a flirt or gift. Given that information, it makes sense why so many people opt for a paid membership.
So, what can you do as a free member? You can add someone to your Hotlist as well as comment on profiles and photos. If you find someone who isn’t good for you but would be a great match for a friend, you can refer that profile to them.
Gold members do have the option of adding on the “Standard Contacts” feature. This is a paid add-on that allows non-paying users to message Gold members. It’s convenient, but the thing is there’s no indication on a person’s profile letting you know they have this add-on.
A premium subscription, even if it’s for just a month, could be worth your while if you’re committed to finding people on this site. That way, you’ll be able to send unlimited messages and flirts, view all the sexy photos and live webcasts you want, add your favorite profiles to your Friends List, view private albums, watch adult movies on the site, and access FriendFinder-X’s Sex Academy. If you want to tip a live model, you’ll need to use the “credits” that are included in your subscription package. More on that in the “Pricing” section.
At this time, FriendFinder-X does not offer a mobile app. That said, the website is optimized for use on smartphones, so you can still access everything while on the go.
The user dashboard is quite cluttered and busy. There are flash ads along both sides of the webpages and there are so many options to click on that it can make your head spin. It will take some time perusing the website to get used to how everything is laid out.
Fortunately, there is a user taskbar at the top of the page that stays consistent throughout the site. This is where you can access the homepage, your messages, notifications, search filters, and community pages. The “My Stuff” tab is where you can quickly add photos, edit your profile, view your Hotlist, and more. The “Community” tab takes you to the blog, the chat rooms, the Sex Academy, erotic stories, and the Bling Manager. The “What’s Hot” tab will show you the hottest photos, members, and videos of the day.
On the left-hand side of the page, you’ll see your profile information. You can also view your profile by clicking the user icon at the top-right corner of the screen and clicking “View Profile.”
The site is powered by AdultFriendFinder, which is also its sister-site. For customer support, there’s a feedback form on the contact page, or you can call 1-844-528-5084. The mailing address is Various, Inc/FriendFinder Networks 910 East Hamilton Avenue, Suite 600, Campbell, CA 95008.
The administrative team and website moderators review every new profile, so your actions will be limited until the team approves your account.
As for keeping yourself safe, if you go to your account settings, you’ll see that you can adjust many preferences, including how much nudity you see on the site. Besides the content filters, you can set your message notifications, your profile visibility, and more.
FriendFinder-X’s pricing is expensive compared to similar platforms. Even so, lots of users have a Gold membership. They’re looking to get the most out of their time on the site, and this subscription allows them to take advantage of all the features and unlimited accessibility.
A paid membership allows you to send and receive unlimited messages, tips, and gifts, view full profiles and photo albums, access all of the community and group features, and interact in Live Model shows and video chats.
A one-month plan costs $39.95 and a three-month subscription costs $26.95 per month. The 12-month package is the most popular and costs $19.95 per month.
Besides membership, you may also want to purchase the Standard Contact add-on, which allows non-paying users to message you. This costs $20 for one month and $12 per month for three months.
That’s not all though. You can also buy tokens and/or points. Tokens are for tipping live models, while points are for buying virtual gifts. Token packs cost anywhere from $12 to $99 and points packages cost between $3 and $10. Joining a Live Model fan club is also an extra charge and starts at $14.95 per month.
All subscriptions are paid in full at the time of purchase, and you can pay by debit or credit card or checking account.
|Free||1 Month||3 Months||12 Months|
|Live Model Videos||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
How do I block someone?
Go to his or her profile and click the “Block” button next to their name.
Does FriendFinder-X have a refund policy?
The site has a strict no-refund policy.
What’s a VIP member?
VIP members are those with a 12-month Gold membership who are consistently active and contribute to the site. They pay a bit extra to have their profiles appear at the top of the search results, too.
Does FriendFinder-X have discreet billing?
Yes. The charge will show up as FFNHELP.COM*FRIENDF on billing statements.
How Much Does the Standard Contact add-on cost?
It costs $20 for a one-month trial and $12 per month for a three-month trial.
How do I delete my account?
First, go to the user icon at the top-right corner. Click on “My Account” and scroll down to the box called “Manage Account.” From there, you can click “Close Account” to permanently delete your profile. Keep in mind that you can also hide your profile from public view.