More About NaughtyDate.com
Started a few years back as a platform for enhancing experiences related to popular hookup culture, NaughtyDate presents itself as a fitting service for mostly casual relationships. Want a friend with benefits, a one-night encounter, or a brief relationship with a total stranger? That’s supposed to be their bread and butter.
Here are some substantial numbers to back up our NaughtyDate review:
- The site’s userbase slowly gets up to a million people, currently residing with a bit more than 900k profiles
- Almost 20k unique users visit the site daily, close to 100k – weekly
- Data about signups is vague, but up to 5 thousand people sign up each week
How to Signing Up and Login to NaughtyDate.com?
Interested in trying? Become a new user. Creating your profile is relatively easy:
- Go to the site’s main page by NaughtyDate.com
- Select your preference and enter your age – the site is LGBT-friendly but doesn’t allow minors
- Come up with a hard-enough password and enter your email
- Hit “Join now.” Congratulations, you’ve now become a free user
Now’s the catch: remember entering your email? Before you can access most functions of the platform, you’ll need to verify your account. It is one of the standard anti-scam features; we’ll talk about how the site cleverly implements it later in our NaughtyDate review. For now, you need to go to your email inbox, find the letter the site sent you (don’t forget to check in your Spam folder if you can’t find the message!), and click the magic link. Congratulation, your NaughtyDate sign-in is complete.
To log in after you haven’t used the service in a while, simply enter your email and password.
Members and Profiles Structure
The member base is the most important part of any dating service – even if it looks ancient or loads for a whole minute, if you are sure you’ll find a partner here – you’ll let it pass. Now, NaughtyDate is relatively smaller compared to the likes of Flirt.com, it has less than a million users, but there’s a reason – it is still a niche site used for casual dating. We created a few profiles to test the waters, and there seems to be a relatively equal number of men and women in our area – tell us if you’ve had a different experience, and we’ll update the review! According to other reviews, our numbers are correct.
Now, we looked at different users in our neighbourhood, and their profiles weren’t very detailed. There are a couple of pictures (sometimes more), a name, preference, and a few extra features: sometimes there is a small text block about a user, but mostly a bare minimum. Now, about photos: users can’t upload any explicit pictures and/or pictures of other people into their profiles, it is strictly prohibited, and moderators ban members who are trying to deceive others. Moderators check out all content you upload to be visible by other users, so no fakes or catfishing. Oh, and you can add videos to your profile, too; just remember that the videos should be as SFW as possible.
Contacting Members on NaughtyDate
There are three main ways to get in contact with other members at NaughtyDate:
- Find the profile you like by searching for men or women, all singles available for a hookup in a set radius around you, and send them a message. A standard in the industry, you may also attach photos or videos to your message. Still, the “nothing too adult” rule is relevant here too, a user may report you to moderators.
- There are a lot of similar features on the market, and you can find it here too. A “Flirtcast” is a small message you can send to ALL users in the group you are interested in around you.
- Send a “Wink’. Can’t come up with any ideas on what to write? No problem, “wink” at a user you like and hope he or she responds at you with something more creative. However, they can pass the wink back and you’ll be trapped in an endless cycle.
NaughtyDate.com: Security and Support
The website’s security is on the level you’d expect from a hookup site. “Don’t ask – don’t tell” – the lack of info on user’s accounts can be easily explained by safety reasons. Don’t put the data you don’t want to be leaked online, and it won’t leak. The service uses encryption to ensure private information stays private, so don’t worry about your messages and payment information; those are safe.
Are you concerned about fake accounts? The first rule – don’t respond to messages that look like ads. The second one – enable the “safe dating” option. It filters out all unverified accounts so that you won’t be bothered by bots!
The support team works 24/7 and usually responds in a couple of minutes. Seek the “support” section to contact them if you have any issues, questions, or want to complain about a user.
We found some fakes, but NaughtyDate DOES NOT have a mobile app. We don’t recommend you to use one if you find it online; the service should notify you if an app would be released. Right now, the only thing close to an app is a mobile version of the website. And we liked it! It has a smooth interface, totally resembling a basic desktop option and a UX, which outshines the desktop in simplicity. It’s safe to recommend using the platform on your phone.
- Safe Dating: a feature to forget about bots and precarious accounts. Just disable access to your profile and only let verified users contact you.
- FlirtCast and Winks – two distinct ways to introduce yourself to a potential mate online: a friendly letter of mass invitation and an individual sign of attention.
- Send pictures and videos in chats. Ask flirty people to send you a “Hello” on video, so you’ll know they are real.
- Free version and a trial: use the site for free to look at singles, or purchase a short-term trial to familiarize yourself with the functions.
Pros & Cons
NaughtyDate.com Costs and Prices
NaughtyDate offers a progressive membership fee, which means the more you purchase, the cheaper it gets! Now to the prices:
- Discover profiles
- Use the limited search functionality
- Five free messages
- Free users can’t enlarge member’s pictures; you can only look at miniature versions
- Full access to search functions
- Contact and message whomever you want without limits
- Explore all the best features right after your signup and login
- Receive priority support compared to free users
NaughtyDate.com Review – Editors Conclusion
“NaughtyDate is simple. Too simple, if you ask: no social media feed, intricate gamification features, it doesn’t even have stories (and thank the Lord for it). Basically, it gives you what you came here for – a space to select singles for a quick and naughty time together. What’s best is that everyone here knows why they are here and what to expect from other users. Sure, it might seem shallow, but when the goal is pleasure, not romantic love, this website does a great job, maybe the best in its niche.”