Online Dating

Adult Friend Finder: Reviews From the Experts — (Plus 3 Other Options)

Hayley Matthews • 2/13/17 •
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In the musical “Avenue Q,” the character Trekkie Monster sings a song called “The Internet is for Porn,” bursting the bubble of his good-natured neighbor Kate Monster, who just wants to teach her kindergarten class how to use the world wide web.

According to Ogi Ogas, co-author of “A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the Internet Tells Us About Sexual Relationships,” 42,337 sites — or about 4% out of the 1 million that received the most traffic as of 2010 — were sex-related. Ogi also said that 13% of online searches from July 2009 to July 2010 were for erotic content. We’d guess that those numbers have only grown since then.

It appears that Trekkie Monster is right — a lot of people use the internet to find sexy photos, videos, chat rooms, and hookup buddies. One of the first sites in this niche was Adult Friend Finder (AFF), having launched in 1996. So, what are they all about? We’re here to tell you.

Adult Friend Finder Review | 3 Other Options

Adult Friend Finder: Large User Base & Had Some Security Problems (3.5/5.0 Rating)

First things first, we have to address 2016’s Adult Friend Finder hack when about 340 million accounts were jeopardized, with 15 million of them supposedly having been deleted. The information compromised included usernames, emails, signup and last login dates, and passwords.

Adult Friend Finder is extremely popular and has increased its security measues since it was hacked in 2016.

During our research on AFF, we found some user reviews that said profiles can appear inactive, they’ve gotten a few spam-like messages, and they were confused about the payment system and ended up being charged.

Adult Friend Finder is clearly one of the largest hookup sites in the dating industry, but you should still take into consideration all the opinions out there.

If you find that you still want to try AFF, all you’ll have to do is say whether you’re a single or a couple looking for men or women, and then input your birth date, country, zip code, email, username, and password. Next, finish filling out your profile and start searching for matches at no cost.

Make no mistake: this site isn't about making friends, it's about short-term "hookups" and affairs only. Note that a basic account costs $14.95/month, but it's well worth it if casual sex is your goal.

Overall Rating ★★★★ 3.5/5.0
Gender Ratio M: 65% | F: 35%*
Popularity 25.5 Million*

To access premium features, you’ll have to upgrade your account: either one month for $19.95, three months for $59.80 ($19.93 a month), or six months for $179.10 ($14.93 a month).

3 Other Adult Dating Site Options

Adult Friend Finder has been around for over 20 years, which feels like a lifetime on the internet, so they’re definitely one of the most established dating brands around. However, if you’re still on the fence, we have three alternative sites for finding frisky singles that might work for you.

BeNaughty is a popular "hookup" site that drops all the pretenses of dating and just gets down to the nitty-gritty of hooking up. Browse profiles in any town for free. Full Review »

Overall Rating ★★★★ 3.5/5.0
Gender Ratio M: 48% | F: 52%*
Popularity 13.3 Million*

BeNaughty is pretty straightforward — this is where horny singles come to be naughty without any judgment. While AFF has had news about hacks and fake profiles, BeNaughty hasn’t, which means it could be a safer option. Mainly because the site uses SSL encryption technology to make sure your personal information stays private and verifies every member either via text or phone call.

A hookup site specializing in casual encounters, secret affairs, live chats, and member videos, FriendFinder-X skips the awkward "dating" stage of a relationship and fast-forwards straight to the sex.

Overall Rating ★★★ 3.4/5.0
Gender Ratio M: 64% | F: 36%*
Popularity 1.2 Million*

FriendFinder-X is a well-known name in the online sex space, as it was launched more than 20 years ago. The site sees millions of monthly visitors, and makes millions of connections every day. A standard subscription won’t cost you a penny, and you’ll be able to make your own profile (photos included), search on your own, have match recommendations emailed to you, and flirt (e.g., via likes and more).

Zoosk's integration with social networks and its popular smartphone app make it one of the fastest-growing dating sites for casual and serious daters. Full Review »

Overall Rating ★★★★★ 4.6/5.0
Gender Ratio M: 48% | F: 52%*
Popularity 3.8 Million*

Zoosk isn’t exclusive a hookup site, but it has so many members (over 38 million, to be exact), that you shouldn’t have any trouble finding someone who’s got the same adult activities on their mind. Zoosk is also similar to other hookup-based apps, like Tinder, because its Carousel is a way to quickly look through potential matches and give them a yes, no, or maybe.

Adult Friend Finder: Worth a Consideration

If you’re like Trekkie Monster and are surfing the web for someone who’s just as into frisky fun as you, Adult Friend Finder is a name you’ll hear often. The site was hacked several months ago, but they’ve added more security features since then. If you’re looking for other options, we’ve given you our three favorites. Good luck!

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