With millions of users and over eleven years of activity, Fling.com must be doing something right. This site promises to hook you up with the cutie (or pair of cuties) of your wildest fantasies. With Fling.com, you can bring your threesome dream to life, land a good one night stand, or build a long-lasting sexual relationship with the partner(s) of your choice. But does this site actually live up to that promise, or is just another site for you to fall prey to online dating scams?
When you first get on, Fling.com comes across as a more legit site than some others like Local Hookups or Flirt.com. For starters, the pictures in the background on the registration page look like real people. In addition, you have the option to sign up as a couple. The option for couples adds immediate credibility to a site: couples are less likely to fall for scams for sex because they’re not desperate – they’re already getting laid on the regular. Couples also have the benefit of two people on one account, meaning they’re twice as likely to sniff out a scam in the making.
The feeling that Fling.com doesn’t want to scam you is supported by the first big thing you see upon registering: a commitment to authenticity. They promise not to create fake accounts and have a 24/7 support team to help prevent and shut down sham memberships.
This sunny first impression is immediately dampened by an ad to pay for their Gold Membership as soon as you try to click on perks as simple as messaging or using a chat room. For those, you need a membership, and can choose from one of five price points:
This pay scale definitely encourages users to opt for a longer membership, and to make potential gold members more secure, they have a guarantee: if you haven’t hooked up with anyone in three months, you get three more months on the site for free. Although a refund would be nice instead, the three free months seems to suggest that Fling.com really believes in their ability to help you get some.
The most frustrating thing about this Gold Membership popup is that it lacks a clear exit button, leading less tech savvy users to believe they’re trapped on this screen and must pay then and there. However, if you click the word “Fling,” you’ll be sent safely back to the previous screen.
Right off the bat, get ready for nudity – and lots of it. This is not a page to go browsing on when your boss or the barista could pass behind you any second. But don’t mistake these naked members for bots. They may be diverse in age, appearance, and interests, but they’re all here with the same objective as you: to get laid. With varying photo quality and unique taglines, it’s immediately a relief to sign onto a hookup website not overrun by bots or models trying to scam you.
The majority of people on this site seem to be looking for threesomes. You can search for couples, men, women, or trans* users, and people can identify as straight, bisexual, or gay. These members are slender, BBW/BBM, and everywhere in between, and run the beautiful rainbow of races and ethnicities. Best of all, this site is pretty evenly balanced in gender, with loads of couples peppered in between, meaning there’s truly someone for everyone on Fling.com.
This site has a handful of perks, like their “Who’s Cute Game,” which is basically Tinder with points. Once you swipe through 200 users, you get featured for a day at the top of the search page. At 400, you’re featured for a week. And with 800, you become the real deal, and get featured, highlighted, and jettisoned to the top of the search results. With incentives like these, users are encouraged to participate and genuinely start meeting cuties in their area.
You can also sell your premium content like steamy photos and videos of your most salacious acts. But if that’s not enough for you, or you don’t want to sell, try out Fling.com’s chat rooms and webcam models, which can both be accessed and enjoyed with a Gold Membership.
By clicking on the tab for Trending Now, you can find spicy free photos from other horny users around the world, and give them some sexy and appreciative comments right back. And if you’re looking for something particular, try filtering by status to look for people with one of four particular parameters:
These four options help you filter out people who don’t fit exactly what you’re looking for, helping you settle in and find the person who will take your fantasies out of your head and onto the sheets.
Like a lot of kinkier dating and hookup sites, Fling.com is far from free, despite advertising claims. You can only swipe on five people per day, and can’t message them or communicate if you don’t splurge on an upgraded membership. That’s why some users make their screenname the first part of their email address, and their tagline “at yahoo dot com,” so interested users can just email them instead. That’s the only way you can hope to make a connection without springing for a Gold Membership.
If you’re down to pay, they’re down to play. Sign up here for a legit and consensual good time, especially if you’re looking for threesomes or people who want to test their own sexual boundaries. I'm giving Fling 3.5/5 stars.