NaughtyDate is an adult dating site for flirting, messaging and meeting other casual daters. It’s a community for having fun, and not necessarily a good place for finding long-term relationships. While this site is tailored to casual dating and hookups, it doesn’t have the sleazy look and feel of other adult dating platforms. Some might even dare to say it’s a classier way to meet like-minded adults who want to date around, have steamy sexual experiences, but also maybe just hang out. Also, it’s designed for singles, so this isn’t a swingers community. That said, it is open to straight and same-sex relationships.
NaughtyDate is owned by Together Networks. More than 15 years of experience in the dating industry. Operates in 45 countries and works with 238 dating brands and online communities, including NaughtyDate, Quickflirt, and Loveaholics.
|Members from the U.S.A.||300,000|
NaughtyDate has about 750,000 total members around the world. A little less than half of those users are in the United States. Other popular countries on the platform include the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, and Poland.
In a typical month, the site sees about 300,000 log-ins, so it must be doing something right. On the other hand, there have been various reports and allegations claiming that NaughtyDate is filled with fake profiles, so that might account for all those website hits.
Most members fall within the 25-34 age group, although there’s a surprising percentage of people aged 55 and older (23%). Members must be 18 years of age or older to use the site. There’s a surprisingly high number of men on NaughtyDate (77%), making it a good place for women to check out.
Creating a Profile
Signing up for this site is super easy and takes about five minutes. Select your gender and sexual orientation, put in your age, and enter a valid email address and password. The site will generate your geolocation. Your profile isn’t complete until you receive the email verification message, so keep an eye on your inbox. You’ll receive a confirmation code that you need to enter into the site. You can complete your registration without uploading a profile picture, but if you do share one, keep in mind that there are photo guidelines and restrictions, as set forth by the site moderators. They’ll review any images that you upload before allowing them on the site.
At this point, you may go on to fill out the rest of your profile, or you can start perusing the site. Upon registration completion, you’ll be granted five free chats, so use them wisely. You’ll also be taken to the homepage, where you’ll notice a live chat box pop up in the bottom right-hand corner. This Site Assistant chatbot is there to give you some starter tips for completing your profile and improving your chances of attracting other members.
If you do decide to go back and flesh out your profile, you can add a status heading (what you’re feeling at the moment), a video, your smoking and drinking habits, details about your appearance (hair/eye color, tattoos/piercings, weight/height), and your education level. These details take less than two minutes to put in, yet so many people on this site skip the process.
While you’re updating your profile information, you can also take a look at your settings. This is where you can manage your notifications, change your password, and activate incognito mode so you can browse accounts anonymously. You can also turn on the “promote my account” feature in which the site will send promotional messages to your matches while you’re offline. Finally, you can choose your “safe mode” level, which dictates who can message you on the site. Full safe mode only allows messages from verified members while basic safe mode allows everyone to chat with you unless they’re flagged as suspicious.
Using the Site
Be aware that once you register, your chat inbox will probably fill up with messages rather quickly. Odds are these are from scammers or fake accounts, so be careful. You’ll also receive a notification if someone peeks at your profile. This can help you see who’s checking you out and whether you’d be interested in reaching out to them.
The flirtcasts on the site can help with breaking the ice. These are short, cheeky messages that can help you grab someone’s attention. Some examples include “If you ruled the world, what rules would people have to obey?” and “If we had a rendezvous together, what would we do?” Alternatively, you can send winks to those you find attractive, or you can like their profile.
Your options as a basic member are rather slim. You get those initial five free chats, but after that, you’re stuck sending winks and browsing profiles without any further communication. This can make finding a match extremely difficult. Premium membership grants you the ability to see full-size photos and send unlimited messages, thereby greatly reducing their browsing time on the site. Even so, free members can look at profiles, see who viewed them or sent a wink, and check out the homepage feed.
Finding A Match
The search filters on NaughtyDate are quite basic. You can search by age range, location, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and body type. You can also filter out anyone who doesn’t have a profile photo. The homepage will show you nearby men or women who match your search preferences. You can sort these results by popularity, age, distance, and when they were last active on the site. You can also see who’s new to NaughtyDate and who is currently online.
When you click on someone’s profile in the search results, you’ll go to their account page. From there, you’ll see their photo, age, gender, and location. Next to their picture are options to chat, like their profile, or add them to your favorites. Scroll down to see more details about them; this is the same information that you filled in when you fleshed out your profile. Unfortunately, lots of people bypass these details, so it can be hard to get a reading on who would best match your preferences. If you want, you can request that they send you a photo, or you can scroll to the bottom of the page to see similar profile suggestions.
Another way to find potential matches is by using the Like Gallery. This works like Tinder in that you see various profile pictures and you decide if you “like” them or you’ll “pass.” You can see a record of who you liked and who liked you. Find someone that you want to get closer to? You can share a naughty picture between the two of you.
That said, you may have a hard time finding a complete profile, which can be discouraging and provides further evidence that the site has a lot of fake accounts.
There is no NaughtyDate mobile app as of late 2019. Even so, the website is optimized for smartphone use, so there’s that. Both the Web (www.naughtydate.com) and mobile-optimized (m.naughtydate.com) versions are free to access, and they both have the same functionalities. The mobile-specific one tends to be easier to navigate. It doesn’t require quick Internet speeds and the layout is more organized.
The site is pretty basic, but that also makes it easy to use. Everything is clearly laid out and the menu tabs are intuitive and helpful. Lots of people lack profile pictures, so it can make the site look quite boring.
A turn-off is that there are lots of profiles on this site that include only the preliminary basic information. It’s difficult to get to know a person based on their profile if there isn’t any personality or uniqueness to it. Plus, if you’re a standard member, you can’t even message them, so you’ve got extremely limited access to getting to know others on the site. NaughtyDate will prompt you to fill out your profile upon registration, but you can skip this step and come back later, although you won’t receive any reminders telling you to do it.
One bright spot for NaughtyDate is that it has active moderators on the site who are always watching out for any potential scams or threats to user safety. There is even a page of safe dating tips on the website. This includes advice on how to maximize your chances of finding a date, sprucing up your profile, reporting suspicious behavior, and protecting private information in the chat.
Moreover, the adult dating platform does a good job of keeping it clean as far as profile pictures are concerned. In other words, you don’t have to worry about scrolling past X-rated photos as you browse profiles. This is a testament to NaughtyDate’s rigid content regulations.
Unfortunately, the platform has been slammed with reports of fake profiles. There are lots of unresponsive accounts on the platform, which leads people to believe that it’s littered with fakes. It’s worth noting that the Terms and Conditions on NaughtyDate reveal some disheartening news. It turns out that the company occasionally creates “Staff Profiles,” which are accounts that are managed by employees. According to the business, this practice ensures that the site is operating as it’s supposed to.
Regarding contact info, the customer support team is responsive and you can reach the team at 1-800-691-5793 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The mailing address is Together Networks Holdings Limited P.O. Box 146, Trident Chambers, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
NaughtyDate offers a variety of pricing plans, but it’s not clear what the differences are between them, besides their prices. Speaking of which, this site is on the expensive side compared to other online dating platforms. The Premium Dater plan costs $26.49 per month, while Extra Security and Chataholic are $12.60/month and $17.92/month, respectively. There’s also a three-day free trial for $2.97.
The pricing page doesn’t say much about the three plans, other than stating that Premium Dater is “all-inclusive.” It looks like free members can use the search filters, Like Gallery, and flirtcasts, as well as view profiles. Paid members get those features as well as unlimited messages, full-size photos, advanced search, premium support, read receipts, auto history cleaning, full HTTPS encryption, and appearance in the top search results
Subscriptions automatically renew, and all plans are good for one month. Users can pay by credit or debit card, and the billing is discreet and shows up on statements as lovflh.com18772032534.
|Basic||Premium Dater||Extra Security||Chataholic|
|View Photos||Limited||Full Access||Full Access||Full Access|
What are the profile picture requirements?
The moderators are strict about which images can be used as a profile picture. The photo must be a headshot and be free of obscene gestures or graphics as well as references to drugs or violence. Pictures can’t contain any minors (anyone under age 18), and copyrighted images of celebrities are not permitted.
How do I know if I’m talking to a Staff Profile?
To avoid falling for a fake account, keep an eye out for things like generic responses, quick messages right when you log on, and a lack of personal profile information.
What is NaughtyDate’s cancellation policy?
Members must cancel their subscription within three days of their auto-renewal date to avoid extra fees.
Why does my account have a User ID?
This is a unique profile number that the site assigns to every member. It’s meant to make things easier for the support team in case they need to resolve any issues related to your account.
Does NaughtyDate offer refunds?
According to the Terms and Conditions, no, the company does not honor most requests for a refund.
Are there scammers on NaughtyDate?
Every online dating site is susceptible to hackers and swindlers. The site moderators on NaughtyDate do a good job of weeding out or flagging suspicious profiles, but be wary of anyone who asks for your personal information or money.