Dating Site Reviews

Is AdultFriendFinder a Scam Dating Site?

In our quest to find the perfect adult dating website, we decided to investigate The reason we investigated the site is because a lot of you asked us to check the legitimacy of the site.

As with all dating websites, there are a couple of factors to keep in mind that immediately help you detect if a site is trying to scam you. With AFF, we found a couple of these factors and we would like to show them to you.

Why is the legitimacy of AFF in question in the first place?

AdultFriendFinder is one of the oldest and biggest adult dating websites of our time. But it doesn’t mean the site is free from scam. Here are some of the reasons that easily tell the intent of site developers.

You Can’t Do Anything Unless You Pay

Most adult dating websites out there today let you test the site before you become a paid member. AdultFriendFinder, on the other hand, does not let you do anything until you pay a subscription fee of at least $25.95 for a month. Other subscriptions include $59.80 for 3 months and $179.10 for a year.  Read more about that on

As soon as we opened the site, it took us to a subscription page where we were asked to pay upfront. We skipped this step and tried testing the site out. But when we tried to do anything such as get in touch with a woman on the site or open an incoming message, we were taken back to the subscription page. In short, you can’t do anything on the site unless you become a fully paid member.

We can only wonder why AdultFriendFinder is hiding their services and does not allow people to test it? We signed-up anyway to see what was inside.

Messages Started Flooding in Immediately After Sign-Up

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This is from their home page. Is it too good to be true? Maybe.

We have tried and tested quite a few adult dating websites in the past and whenever we start receiving messages from hot women immediately after we sign up, there is a very good chance that the site is full of fake accounts.

If you’ve ever used a legitimate online dating website, you should already know that it takes a lot of effort to grab the attention of women on the site. You need to have a solid profile photo and a good message to get someone’s attention. But when you sign-up on AdultFriendFinder, suddenly every woman finds you attractive and starts sending in messages.

Too Many Women in Nearby Areas

Another huge giveaway of fake profiles on the site is that you’ll see a lot of women near your area immediately you sign-up. Are these women actually real? Quite likely no. The profiles you see in an area near you are nearly always fake and auto-generated. Sometimes, the site members also act as affiliate marketers who create profiles in such a way that they appear to be living next to you or in a very nearby area.

Once you start talking to them, they tend to force you to upgrade your subscription. They may even try to sell you other things or just plain get money out of your pocket. This is exactly what we experienced when we tried contacting one of the women who was supposedly living in the next street from our location.

In simple words, if you sign-up on a site and it shows you hundreds of women living very near you, they are most likely fake profiles.


AdultFriendFinder is definitely using dubious tactics to make its users pay a sum of money before they can actually avail the full features of the site. In this site’s case, it is nearly impossible to do anything unless you are a fully paid member.

We believe that if a site does not let you test its features out, or at least talk to a few women before paying the subscription fee, the site is most likely scamming you. So to sum this up, we doubt the legitimacy of AdultFriendFinder and warn you that it isn’t a 100% trustable site.

Sure you might still be able to find real women on the site, but at its current state, you will mostly run into bots or fake profiles.

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