Fling is a casual dating site that was founded in 2006 by Global Personals Media and is headquartered in Florida. As the name suggests, this is a place for finding a summertime fling or a one-night stand. There is a range of people on the platform, and most of these folks are open to unconventional lifestyles and approaches to sex. Some of them make money through live cam shows, some of them are models, and others are just keen on experimenting with their sexual preferences.
If you’re looking for other individuals who are into group sex or cam girls, or you want to meet swinger couples, this is the place to go. On the other hand, if you want a meaningful, long-lasting relationship, this isn’t the site to hit up. This is more for those who are looking to have fun, get wild and have once-and-done encounters with people.
|Total members||50 million|
|Members in the U.S.||18 million|
|Monthly visits in the U.S.||3 million|
|Weekly active members||700,000|
Fling has a large user base, with about 50 million members in total. The majority of those people are based in Australia, Russia, and the U.S. There are around 18 million users in the United States alone. While members range in terms of age, gender, and sexual orientation, the average user is between the ages of 30 and 35. Of course, you’ll be able to find college students, working professionals, and more. Fling’s U.S. site sees 3 million monthly visits and about 700,000 weekly active members, so it’s a pretty busy platform.
Also, members are quite bold in what they will post. This is a casual dating site that is open to your kinks and preferences, whatever they may be. Some members do live webcam shows while others are just open to hook-ups and casual sex. They won’t be shy about revealing this information through their photos and profile pages.
Creating A Profile
To register on Fling, all you need to do is provide a valid email address. Signing up takes two minutes and requires minimal information. You need to put in your zip code, gender, and age and specify a username for your profile. Given the naughty nature of this site, it makes sense that people go by their usernames rather than their actual first names. It’s not uncommon for individuals to choose a username that reflects their interests, such as friends-with-benefits or sub-dom roleplay.
When you’re creating your profile, you will be prompted to specify the gender that you’re looking to match up with. Profiles look similar to what you’d see on other social media sites or dating platforms. You can post status updates and just about any kind of photo you want. Nudes are allowed, although photos that primarily showcase private parts will not be permitted. That being said, don’t be shocked to find explicit profile pictures while you’re perusing the site.
Also on your profile, you will have the chance to specify your body type and other physical traits. You can add a personalized blurb about who you are and what you’re looking for on Fling. If you want, you can fill out additional details such as your religion, education, career, what languages you speak, and what kinds of sexual scenarios you’re comfortable with. Overall, you can make your profile quite detailed, which will give you more chances of success in finding a great match.
Using the Site
The site isn’t very pretty and looks rather basic. Yet, most visitors to Fling aren’t going to be interested in that. Upon signing up, you will see the Activity Center, which shows you who viewed your profile and who sent a request to be your friend. In the top-right corner are your account settings, where you can deactivate your profile, cancel your membership, adjust your notifications, and more. You can also access the search filters and sort through all of the options to find your preferences, such as age range, location, etc.
Most of the site is only accessible to paying members, and with a free account, you can’t send messages or even view full profiles. While it’s nice to know that only paying members can see any private pictures that you post, it also means that you can’t access any information without paying as well. Keep in mind that anyone can see your profile photo, but not any other images. Also, you’ll get notified when you receive a message, even if you can’t read it. Therefore, it’s very tempting to shell out the money for a membership.
So, what can you do for free? You can create your profile and post your pictures, as well as use the search filters to find matches in your area. You can also play the “Who’s Cute” game where you rate other members based on their photos. The more you play, the more visibility your profile gets on the site, making it easier for other members to find you.
Everything else is exclusive to paid members. This includes text and video chat, which opens the door to live cam flirtation and steamy conversations. Fling has a live cam company partner that allows the site to offer live cam girl shows to paid users. This is where you can watch live cam girls, make requests, and chat with them. Individuals need to pay a per-minute rate to access the live cam chat room. To entice non-paying members, you can preview photos and bios of the cam girls for free.
Another part of being a paid member is that you can access more explicit content on the site, such as photos and videos that show sexual scenarios. Fling is also partnered with another company, and this one is an online retailer of sex toys and merchandise. Through the Fling website, members can buy all kinds of sex toys and accessories, as well as adult DVDs. From time to time, there are special discounts and promotions and even freebies in the shop. Billing is discreet and shows up as “GameLink” on your credit card statement.
Finding A Match
You don’t exactly get matched up with other members on this platform. Rather, you utilize the search filters to find someone who you think will be a good hook-up, friend-with-benefits, or whatever it is you’re looking for.
There are also different filters you can use on the search function, such as only looking for members who are currently online. You can also search for people based on how popular they are or if they’re new to the site. There are the typical filters too, such as age, gender, location, and sexual preference. You can get pretty precise with your search, too. If you want to find someone who is live streaming, you can specify that in your search. You can also look specifically for members who have access to photos.
Have a thing for blondes or tall guys? You can fiddle around with the search filters to look for people based on eye and hair color, body type, height, ethnicity, and more. The keyword box lets you put in certain words or phrases that may help you zero in on a particular profile or sexual quirks, such as BDSM or threesomes. Members will have to have these keywords included in their profile to show up in the search results.
When you get your search results, you will see a listing of profiles. Each photo will have the same options next to it: Send Message, Quick Chat, Favorite, and Notify Me. Sending a message means you type a unique greeting or question to the person, whereas Quick Chat lets you choose from a list of icebreakers. Some examples include “You look great. Care to chat?” and “Like what you see? Hit me up!”
At the top of your results page, there is a button that allows you to send flirts to anyone who matches your search criteria. This is a bulk action that can help you gauge others’ interests and get on their radar.
Fling’s user interface is basic and doesn’t have much design appeal, but most people who use this site aren’t looking at the web aesthetics; they’re looking for partners. The simplicity of the platform makes it easy to navigate and find what you’re looking for without the bells and whistles, but it still feels a little cluttered.
The site doesn’t have a mobile app, but they are on social media. You can find them on Snapchat @FunCandyLive or Tumblr @FlingOfficial. On Instagram and Twitter, they’re @SnapCandyLive. For those who try to access Fling from an unsupported country, the site reroutes to WebDate.com. This isn’t likely to happen since Fling is an international website, but it does occur from time to time. WebDate.com is another online platform run by Global Personals Media.
Upon signing up, the site sends a verification message to the email address you put in. Even so, it’s still possible to access and use the site without opening the verification email, so it seems kind of pointless. It might also make you wonder just how secure the site is. It does specify that it has a dedicated team that eliminates fake accounts on the site and that user information and log-in details are never sent to third-parties. Also, Fling won’t spam your inbox with messages, and you can unsubscribe from their emails at any time.
The site has been recognized by AVN (Adult Video News) and was an AVN Awards Show winner for Best Dating Site. Those who are worried about safety can read through Fling’s code of conduct on the terms and conditions page, which explains how users can stay safe online. There are guidelines on how to avoid Internet fraud and how to block another user.
If someone is misusing the site, you can report them via the “Report Abuse” link at the bottom of the page. The corporation can be reached at Info@globalpersonalsmedia.com or 305-998-7777. The mailing address is Global Personals Media 705 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
Fling has average pricing, but the basic features are very limited. Most people will need to opt for a subscription if they seriously want to use the site. “Gold Membership” grants you all the free features, plus the ability to view and like other profiles, text and video chat with members, participate in cam chats with live Webcam girls, and purchase from the sex shop. A one-month subscription costs $34.95, while six months costs $11.66 per month. A yearly membership costs $9.90 per month.
If you go on the free route, you will only be able to send flirts, add your photos, play “Who’s Cute” and see who viewed and liked your profile. Fortunately, there are trial accounts available. A two-day trial costs 95 cents and a 7-day trial costs $9.95. The site also offers free trial promotions from time to time where you can try out a Gold Membership at no cost.
You can pay by credit card or PayPal. Billing is discreet and shows up as csreadybill.com 855-208-2296. Fling has a three-month guarantee, so if you don’t find a successful hook-up within three months of purchasing a membership, you’ll get an extra three months for free.
|1-Month||6 Months||12 Months|
Does Fling have a mobile app?
No, right now Fling is only available on Web browsers such as Google Chrome and Firefox.
Is there a way to censor nudity on Fling?
If for some reason you don’t want photos that contain nudity to show up while you browse, you can go to your Account Settings and turn on Safe Mode. To do this, go to the top right corner of your screen and click on your user icon. From there, click on Account Settings, then Profile Settings, and choose Safe Mode. This will filter out the nudes and explicit photos on the platform for you.
Does Fling have a code of conduct?
There are certain guidelines when it comes to posting images. Photos can’t include children or minors, and users are discouraged from posting pictures that specifically showcase private parts. Any zoomed-in images of genitals are not allowed. The Terms and Conditions also specify these rules and further guidelines about the code of conduct.
Can I block another user on Fling?
Yes. You should be able to click on the “Block User” button on their profile, although it’s a feature only available to paying members.
Can I solicit money on Fling?
No. Asking for money or tips is not permitted on Fling. The live cam girls on the site are from a company partner and are part of a rate-per-minute service.
How do I cancel my subscription?
Go to the top-right corner of the screen and click on your user icon. Go to Account Settings and click on then click on Manage Membership on the menu that sits to the left. You should see an option to cancel your membership there.