Adult Friend Finder

Casual Affair Lips(Warning: This site is not for prudes) Adult Friend Finder is the world’s largest adult social network whose main purpose is getting horny adults to chat, meet and hook-up for either a short term thing or something more permanent. The site is packed full of features and always has a heap of members online for chatting or lining up something else. With over 52,000,000 members worldwide and nearly 300,000 in Australia, there’s bound to be someone who tickles your fancy.

 

Sign Up Process

Sign up at AdultFriendFinder.com for your free Standard account. You will be prompted to fill in a couple of lines about yourself and, as we suggest with all affair/dating sites, you should fill in these areas as completely as possible. This finished, we again suggest filling in your profile completely as well as uploading your full gamut of photos as with this site you will earn you bonuses when you do(read more later).

 

 

Membership Base

 

It’s no throwaway line saying AdultFriendFinder is the largest adult social network / pick up site in the world. They currently have a little over 52 million users worldwide with Australia boasting *297,995 users.

*Figures correct as of 12 Mar 14. Source: Adult Friend Finder Admin

 

The majority of Adult Friend Finder’s users fall into the 25-34 year age group, the second largest being the 18-24 year group. The percentage of users by state are NSW – 27.1%, QLD – 24.3%, VIC – 22.3%, WA – 13.5%, SA – 6.9%, ACT – 2.4%, TAS – 2.0% and NT – 1.5%.

 

Your greatest chance of a hook up is if you are straight or a couple but there’s plenty of action for all kinds of niches including Transgender and the like. If this site doesn’t have what you are after then the Friend Finder network has a number of other sites which you can check out via the links below:

 

Adult Friend Finder Scam

“I was on there for one month, I even highlighted my profile but nobody emailed me. What a scam!”

A quick Google search will show up quite a few people claiming an Adult Friend Finder Scam but, in the majority of circumstances, these are people whinging because they simply haven’t picked up.

These types of complaints speak volumes about the type of people who are claiming an Adult Friend Finder Scam. A quick tip for people who think you simply need to chuck up a profile and wait for sex to show up on your doorstep, you’re kidding yourself!

Just because it’s online, doesn’t mean that some of the usual courting process needs to take place. Namely aimed at Men, unless you are Brad Pitt’s better looking younger brother, no woman is likely to throw themselves at your feet without so much as a hello. And also, a first comment such as ‘Nice Tits, Let’s Root!’ will not get you where you think it’s going to. Adult Friend Finder brings together people looking for similar things so your chances are greatly improved but you still need to stand out from the pack.

Another supposed Adult Friend Finder Scam is that they employ a horde of cam girls to seduce you into signing up. The fact of the matter is, anyone can sign up and the very nature of these sites tends to attract unscrupulous people looking to try and scam others. There are cam girls and marry me for residency types on the site, as there are nearly all sites, but it is the level to which they become a distraction that you should take into account.

During our use of the site we have of course come across many of these fake profiles but they are by far in the minority of the encounters we have had. These profiles are also very easy to spot in nearly every case and can simply be added to your blocked list and reported to site admin who investigate and remove the offending profiles.

It helps to view some stats for complaints to put them into perspective. From the first page of Google search results for the term Adult Friend Finder Scam, there are a total 242 negative reviews about the site dating back to 2008.

242 negative reviews from around 52,000,000 users or about 0.0004%.

 

Cost

Adult Friend Finder offers a Free trial and Paid Membership options.

Standard (Free) Membership allows you to:

  • Chat on Instant Message (IM) and in the Chat rooms
  • Respond to Gold Member Messages
  • Hotlist Other Members
  • Like photos & videos
  • Join Blogs and Groups
  • Basic Search with Gender, Sexual Interest, Age and Location filters
  • Watch One (1) Live Member Webcam

 

Standard Members may also qualify for popularity privileges which give viewing and email access to 50 members. You can qualify by having an interesting profile which gets a large amount of views within a three day period.

 

Adult Friend Finder’s Gold Membership gives you all of the above plus:

  • Advanced Search with every filter you can imagine including breast or penis size
  • Unlimited Live Member Webcams
  • Send Messages
  • Send Flirts
  • Send Friend Requests
  • Read Complete Profiles
  • Watch Videos
  • View Full-Size Photos
  • Comment on Photos and Videos
  • Receive Priority Customer Service

 

  • Cost Per Month
  • 1 month

  • $29.95

  • $29.95
  • 3 months

  • $59.80

  • $14.95
  • 12 months

  • $179.10

  • $9.95

 

If you don’t get laid within 3 months, email support and your membership will be extended free for three months. Conditions, such as sending three emails per month, apply.

Adult Friend Finder accepts payment by Credit Card, SMS (significantly more expensive) or Cheque/Money order. Paid membership will appear on your statements as FRIENDFINDER 4087021033.

Payment are set to auto renew by default meaning that your original membership type will be re charged as it’s about to expire. Unlike most sites, you have the option to turn off auto renew without deleting your account. This is done on the My Account => Membership Status => Billing History page.

If you want to delete your entire profile visit My Account => Delete Account => permanently delete Account. Make sure you have turned off auto renew prior to removing your account.

 

Features

Adult Friend Finder offers an enormous amount of features to pass your time on the site. In fact, it is one of the most fully featured sites you will come across anywhere and there is something for everyone.

  • ConfirmID – The first, and we believe best, item we will cover is the ConfirmID service. This allows members to send a copy of their Driver’s License or passport along with some other details to Adult Friend Finder so they can verify you are real. Once approved, you will get a verified badge next to your profile so other members know your profile is real and, you will also get 2 weeks FREE GOLD MEMBERSHIP. This is one of the better ideas and services that you will see of any site and demonstrates how serious they are to maintain a ‘clean’ database.
  • Standard Contacts – This feature lets all free Standard Members to contact you. The benefits of this additional feature are obvious as there are an enormous amount of new users signing up daily, users who can only contact members who have this option.
  • 1 month

  • $19.95

  • 3 months

  • $35.85

  • 12 months

  • $107.40

 

  • Profile Highlight – This option makes your profile stand out in search results, messages and comments; therefore drawing more clicks to your profile.
  • 1 month

  • $9.95

  • 3 months

  • $26.85

 

  • Adult Movies on Demand – Thousands of full feature adult movies in high quality format ready to stream or download.
  • 1 month

  • $20.95

  • 3 months

  • $44.85

  • 12 months

  • $131.40

  • 30 Day Profile Access – Should you want to view one member’s full profile and you aren’t a Gold member, you can pay $2.95 and open it up for 30 days.
  • Adult Chat Rooms – A multitude of chat rooms that any member can jump in and use; Topics of conversation cover everything from Daddy’s Girls to Techniques.
  • Live Model Chat – There are free models to chat with but to watch private shows it will cost you credits which you can buy through the site. The amount of credits depends on how much the model is charging.
  • Live Member Webcams – Adult Friend Finder members can (and do) stream live cams of themselves getting up to some crazy shit, all for your benefit.  Gold Members can watch any and all member’s webcams.
  • Bling – Icons which can be made by you, gifted or borrowed from other profiles. They are small pictures which you attach to your profile to draw interest. The more people who borrow and use your Bling, the more links you then have pointing back to your profile. Gold Members can create larger sized bling.
  • Contests – There are numerous contests running constantly and generally involve submission of a photo or video to win prizes. Prizes generally consist of free Adult Friend Finder memberships.
  • Points Program – Encouraging user engagement and giving huge rewards for doing so, Adult Friend Finder’s Points Program awards differing levels of points for completing certain actions on the site. Confirm your ID – 1000 points, Upload a Photo – 100 points. These can be redeemed for things such as becoming a featured member, hosting your own private chat room or even upgrading your account.

Points can also be purchased:

  • 1000 Points

  • $11.03

  • 2000 Points

  • $20.95

  • 3000 Points

  • $29.77

  • 4000 Points

  • $37.49

  • 5000 Points

  • $44.11

 

  • Featured Listing – Costing 50 points per day, your profile picture will show up separately and more prominently on the left side of the page. Only three members per day can be displayed so a random daily selection is made to see who is shown.
  • Magazine / Blogs – Write your own for points and to meet people or read others for advice and discussion. There are tens of thousands of articles online.
  • Groups – Join up groups to meet and chat with like-minded people.
  • ….And More – We’ve covered most things but the sheer volume of features is just overwhelming. And, Adult Friend Finder regularly adds more features to the site.

 

Ease Of Use

Adult Friend Finder has a mass of different features and finding your way around all of them may be a little overwhelming for some. The layout of the site is very user friendly with most options available via drop down menus from the top navigation. Should you get stuck anywhere there is a help link available on each page which has one of the most extensive FAQ’s we have ever seen

 

Site Experience

Our Adult Friend Finder experience has been nothing short of fantastic. Not just the sexual exploits but the chat rooms, groups, cams and other features as well. As previously discussed, people who think they’ll sign up and be banging away within the hour need a reality check (even though this does happen, it certainly isn’t the norm). You are going to have to put in some effort but this site, with its huge, active membership will pay off with a little perseverance.

 

Customer Support

Customer support for Australia is a little light on as there is only email support available through the site. The FAQ mentioned earlier is very in-depth and the vast majority of your questions should be answered there. If you need to email support, click on the ‘Help/Contact’ link at the top right of most pages and navigate to the ‘How can I email your service department?’ link. Response time for our test query was 18 hours which is not fantastic but certainly quick enough to head off any major billing or other issues.


Conclusion

Adult Friend Finder is without a doubt one of our favourite sites; whether it’s just shooting the breeze in the forums, chilling out with the huge adult movie collection or lining up a date with one of their horny members. If there is any criticism of the site it may be that there are too many distractions from most people’s primary goal on the site, hooking up with someone.

The pricing is brilliant for what’s included (especially with the three month guarantee thrown in) and the membership is really active, making the entire experience a good one.

This is only our third, five star rated site and for very good reason. Sign up for your free account at AdultFriendFinder.com and have a look at what’s on offer. We know you’ll be impressed.

Aussie Cougars

Casual Affair LipsAussie Cougars is yet another white label dating site like Cougar Root (CR) run by the same company, Global Personals Ltd. You can read our CR review here. Also a newcomer to the market (18 months), Aussie Cougars suffers from the same issues we uncovered in our review of CR. We will offer a comparison between these two sites throughout the review but the end result is still, we recommend looking for a better cougar website.

 

Sign Up Process

 

Sign up is free and you can do it at AussieCougars.com. After filling in the basics, you will be given the option to add a short bio to your profile which we recommend you do. Your bio needs to be approved before going into your profile. Next you’ll be prompted to upload a photo. We recommend uploading at least a few. Next is the personal characteristics which covers things like height, religion and even your downstairs maintenance regime. Finally you will be asked to pick your pleasures from positions to turn-ons and more.

 

At this point Aussie Cougars has the upper hand as CR doesn’t even prompt you to fill in these profile sections which are an absolute must to have any success online.

 

Once again we received no responses from the sites admin regarding user data so we have had to rely on the numbers that we could generate using their search features. We will once again use Melbourne + Sydney for our capital city numbers and Geelong + Wollongong for our regional ones.

 Aussie Cougars Header

Membership Base

 

As per our review for CR, we deduced the number of users and came up with *946,929 Aussie Cougars members of which 52,093 were female and 894,836 were men. That ratio is 94% males to 6% females. A very shitty ratio if you’re a male but pretty bloody good for the females. If you have looked at our CR review you will notice that those numbers are pretty much the same. There’s a reason for that which we’ll discuss further later.

 

Aussie Cougars age distribution is once again wide and also completely inappropriate for a site that should be dedicated to hooking up younger men with older women. Instead we once again have a site that has figures like over 40% of the women are under 30 and over 60% of the men are older than 30. For a site that should be concentrating on Cougar / Cub relationships, the disparity is atrocious.

 

I would like you to check out the two tables shown below. On the left are the numbers we got when researching CR on the 25 Aug 2013, on the right we have the numbers for Aussie Cougars taken on the 30 Aug. Look similar?

 

Cougar Root Female Comparison Table

Cougar Root – Female Members

Aussie Cougars Female Comparison Table

Aussie Cougars – Female Members

 

*Correct as of Aug 2013. We used Aussie Cougars search function to cover all of Australia and then honed in on the Capital and Regional areas. We did not bother listing the breakdowns for men this time due to the blatantly obvious sharing of member databases and, therefore, very similar numbers to Cougar Root.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just in case the picture hasn’t come together yet, here are some screenshots taken on the 30 Aug 2013 of both Aussie Cougars and Cougar Root.

 

Aussie Cougars Home Page Comparison

 Cougar Root Home Page Comparison
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The same dodgy practices are in place here as well with several messages received to both of our accounts before we had even completed our profile. It is very difficult to gauge whether the user base is actually active due to the amount of spam traffic that is being used to con you into an account upgrade.

 

Aussie Cougars and CR are equal here because, well, they’re basically the same bloody scam, err .. site.

 

Cost

 

If you’re already a Cougar Root member then this next section is probably going to piss you off a bit. You can sign up to Aussie Cougars with the same discount code we shared for CR ‘ADULT25’ so that you can receive 25% off. You may want to read bit further before taking that plunge though.

 

Aussie Cougars offers the same free limited membership or paid subscription.

 

Free membership includes:

  • Sign-up
  • Create / Edit profile
  • Advanced / Custom search
  • Create favourites list
  • Send unlimited winks
  • Receive winks, messages and favourites notifications (can’t read or respond to messages)
  • Use of Encounters (explained below)

 

A Paid subscription includes:

  • Send and receive private messages
  • See who has checked your profile
  • Create / Read dating diaries
  • Create / Watch video profiles
  • Use ‘Who’s Near Me’ search map
  • Astrological Birth Date report
  • Sun, Love and Passion Profile
  • Send Gifts (requires extra credits)

For the EXACT SAME SERVICE, you are paying about 15% less than Cougar Root. You are still paying for crap though.

 

Whereas CR was the most expensive site we had come across, Aussie Cougars has seen fit to charge a more reasonable, yet still grossly inflated amount.

 

You will be re-billed automatically when reaching the end of your current subscription period and the name ‘Global Personals Ltd’ will show up on your credit card statement.

 

Cancelling your account is straightforward and can be done on the site via the Contact Us link in your profile.

 

No guarantees or refund policy is available but you can request a refund through the Contact Us page.

 

Aussie Cougars support staff hours are between 0900 – 1730 via phone (England) on 0011 44 17 5327 1286 or you can use the Contact Us link on the site.

 

Aussie Cougars wins hands down on this one as they offer the EXACT SAME SERVICE as CR but do it cheaper.

 

Site Features

 

In addition to what we’ve already covered, Aussie Cougars also offers:

 

  • Live Models – An additional little piece of deceptive marketing which is an attempt to suck you into paying for a third party webcam site which isn’t affiliated with Aussie Cougars in any way, shape or form.

  • Dating Diary – Basically it’s a personal blog where you can write down your thoughts.

  • Encounters – Basically a different method of winking. You rate profile pictures on whether you would like to meet them or not and they can do the same. We don’t know what this achieves.

  • Astrology – Horoscopes, etc

  • Who’s Near Me – A map is overlaid with symbols depicting where members are based on their suburb. You can click on these symbols and view profiles directly from the Who’s Near Me interface.

  • Gifts – For extra credits you can send virtual gifts to another member. NOTE: Any credits purchased will be AUTOMATICALLY topped up to the same value initially purchased once you have used them up. Turn it off if you don’t want this.

 

Aussie Cougars has two further options they term as ‘Bolt Ons’.

 

  • Search VIP – Highlights your profile picture in the search listings to draw attention to it.

  • Read Notification – Sends you an alert when your sent messages are read.

 

These Bolt Ons are $4.99 each per month and are also automatically re-billed

 

Some of these features, such as Who’s Near Me, are well thought out and applied and make the sites usability that much better. Other features, such as Encounters are just plain pointless and add nothing to the experience. And, the Live Models feature is an outright scam. If you wanted to use a porn site, you would visit a porn site. This just tries to sucker people in thinking that the cam girls are part of the Aussie Cougars site which just isn’t the case.

 

Ease Of Use

 

The Aussie Cougars site layout is very straightforward and should present no problems for anyone. All pages are available from the main menu and the home page shows relevant information such as new members, photo updates, etc.

 

There is also an Inbox at the bottom of the page for easy access to notifications, messages, winks, favourites and more.

 

Site Experience

 

Site experience can be described as no better than crap. The time-honored tactic of the Admin’s sending spam messages from fake profiles in the hope that you will upgrade to a paid subscription is being used. This happens before you have completed a single scrap of your profile.

 

We received the below emails at the exact same time to two different profiles on Aussie Cougars and  Cougar Root. It is the same person supposedly sending us a private message, we think that’s pretty unlikely.

 

Aussie Cougars Email Capture

Rebecca wants to chat with us on Aussie Cougars…

 

Cougar Root Email Capture

…and on Cougar Root at the exact same time??

 

 

Upgrading to a paid membership will reveal generic ‘Hey Big Guy, how you doin?’ type messages and even these will dry up once they have your money.

 

Aussie Cougars and CR are neck and neck here once again, as they should be because it’s the same scam.

 

 

Customer Support

 

Once again, Aussie Cougars has a couple of addresses you can send emails to which will be ignored charter@globalpersonals.co.uk and support@whitelabeldating.com. There is also the international phone support number 0011 44 17 5327 1286 which can be used between 0900 – 1730.

 

No FAQ page could be found but digging through various links such as Membership and Customer Charter will eventually produce dribs and drabs of information.

 

Same customer service team, same response, or lack of one.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Aussie Cougars is another canned, cookie cutter website from Global Personals Ltd designed to siphon money out of your account into theirs whilst providing a lacklustre service in return.

 

Fake profiles, a membership base unsuited to the type of site it’s meant to be and shared between god knows how many other sites (five that we’ve found so far) plus spammy admin emails equates to a crap site.

 

Noting the sharing of members with other sites, you also have to wonder why they only included 50,000 females and over 800,000 male profiles although, these numbers can’t be taken that seriously noting the fake profiles used to send spam messages from.

 

In a word, Avoid! Aussie Cougars (and CR) could, but most likely won’t, get you what you are after. Save your money and find a different Cougar site. You can check out a comparison of our favourite sites here.

Cougar Root

Casual Affair LipsCougar Root is a relatively new (<2 years old) adult dating site whose primary purpose, as you may have guessed from its title, is to hook up men with Cougars. Unlike most of our other reviews, we have felt the need to be extremely critical with a number of areas of this site so if you don’t read any further then at least take this with away with you, we warned you.

Sign Up Process

 

There is zero cost involved so if you want to get started, head to CougarRoot.com to sign up. To join, all that is required is your sex, first name, date of birth and email. Unlike most sites, there is no requirement to fill out any of your profile or include a picture (although many sites don’t require pictures) to get started. With that basic information entered, you can begin searching for people.

 

If you do fill in your profile, which we highly suggest if you want any chance of scoring, initially you only complete a short bio that must first be approved by admin before adding more. Once it is approved you will have the chance to complete a very basic ‘tick and flick’ questionnaire that expands on your physical appearance, habits and interests.

You can choose to upload a photo at a later stage, which we highly recommend that to you do and use the maximum allowable 10 photos if you can. Uploading photos can be done via your computer, MMS or using webcam. Webcam photos will be time stamped. Alternately, you can send an actual photograph to the sites owner (whose address in England will be emailed to you shortly after joining)

 

CougarRoot Header

We unfortunately can provide you with no solid statistics about ages, sexes, sexual orientations or the like as the several emails we have sent to their admin requesting this information have been completely ignored. In fact, the only time support has ever sent us an email was when we abandoned our upgrade cart and they sent us a message to remind us to complete payment.

 

We have put together a bit of a spreadsheet of the members in Melbourne and Sydney plus Geelong and Wollongong (the largest major regional townships) below to give you an idea of the user base and age distribution.

 

 

Membership Base

 

The best guesstimate we can muster is *888,251 members of which 51,697 are women and 836,554 are men. That equates to 94% males and 6% females. Great if you’re a women but men, you better bring something really, REALLY special to the table.

 

There is a good distribution of ages although, considering the nature of the website, the huge percentage of people who fall outside of the ‘cougar / cub’ generally accepted age brackets does kind of fly against the whole cougar concept. In fact, from our test areas we can see that in the capital cities, 43% of female users don’t even meet the absolute minimum age considered to be a cougar followed by 37% and 33% respectively in regional areas. And in the capital cities 60% of the males are older than the normally acceptable age for cubs followed by 64% in regional centres.

 

CougarRoot Stats

 

*Correct as of Aug 2013. We have arrived at these figures by expanding Cougar Root’s search function to cover Australia’s entire geographic region. We did the same for the ages and used two capital cities and two major regional centres to get a comparison of the geographic distribution and amount of members. Please refer to the table for our results.

 

As you can see from our table above, the majority of members will be in the capital cities with a reasonable showing in the major regional centres. To find out if there are members in your area, simply sign up for the free membership and do a search based on your location and see what turns up.

 

Cougar Root’s user base does appear to be very active. In fact, we received dozens of private messages to both our male and female profiles in the first day, even though we hadn’t filled in our profile or even added a picture. I think you can see where we are going with this.

 

One of the major issues we have with this site is that it is a ready-made dating site using a company known as White Label Dating. What they do, for a percentage of your generated revenue, is provide you with the website, technical support, marketing and management. They also provide, and this is where it turns dodgy, pre-populated members. These are members who have signed up to different sites also using the White Label Dating service who then get imported or shared into the membership database of Cougar Root without any idea that they are part of it. They are simply there to boost numbers and not take an active part in the site.

 

Cost

 

Firstly, If you are going to sign up to a paid membership which we personally don’t recommend, then make sure you use the discount code ‘ADULT25’ to at least get a 25% discount. You may want to read bit further before taking that plunge though.

 

As mentioned earlier, Cougar Root offers a free limited membership and a paid subscription.

 

Free membership includes:

  • Sign-up

  • Create / Edit profile

  • Advanced / Custom search

  • Create favourites list

  • Send unlimited winks

  • Receive winks, messages and favourite notifications (can’t read or respond to messages)

  • Use of Encounters (explained below)

 

A Paid subscription includes:

  • Send and receive private messages

  • See who has checked your profile

  • Create / Read dating diaries

  • Create / Watch video profiles

  • Use ‘Who’s Near Me’ search map

  • Astrological Birth Date report

  • Sun, Love and Passion Profile

  • Send Gifts (requires extra credits)

Cougar Root is hands-down the most expensive cougar dating site we have come across. Whilst there are no limitations on the number of messages, winks, etc., the monthly cost still far outpaces other sites that do place certain limitations on services. Also, considering the lack of basic functionality that is almost considered standard (and often included for free) on other sites like instant messaging, video chat and private chat, the price is in no way justified.

 

Repeat billing is used and your credit card will be re-billed on the final day of the term of your current contract. You will be billed for the same period as your initial signup. Billing will appear on your statement as the fairly nondescript ‘Global Personals Ltd’.

 

Cancelling your account is a very simple process and simply requires you to click on the Contact Us link at the bottom of any page and selecting Delete My Account. This is one of the better sites we have seen for account deletion as many will make you jump through hoops to remove it.

 

There are no guarantees and no specific refund policy is in place however, their terms and conditions state that they will review any requests for refunds. You can talk to Cougar Root’s support staff between 0900 – 1730 via phone (international to England) on 0011 44 17 5327 1286 or via the contact us or support link on the site.

 

Site Features

 

Aside from the previously listed features, Cougar Root also offers:

 

  • Live Models – A service which is really just a link to a cam girls  porn site and actually rings more alarm bells as to the type of site this is versus allaying any fears that this site might be a scam.
  • Dating Diary – A public online diary that others can view to find out more about you.
  • Encounters – Allows you to select whether you would like to meet someone or not and if they respond the same way to your profile picture, then you can get in touch. We aren’t quite sure of the point of this feature it seems to just be a different way of winking at someone.
  • Astrology – Astrological stuff, horoscope, find out more about yourself and what your future holds, etc.
  • ‘Who’s Near Me’ Search – Other members are overlaid onto a map and indicated by a numbered circle. You can get a visual idea of where people are and clicking on the numbers will bring up the profile of that person. Accuracy is down to suburb level only for obvious privacy and safety reasons.
  • Gifts – Paid membership gives you access to these virtual gifts you can send to someone but you must purchase credits to actually send the gifts. The amount of credits you buy depends on the expense of the gift that you want to send. NOTE: Credits are automatically topped up once they run down so if you don’t wish to purchase more credits after an initial gift, make sure you cancel.

 Cougar Root - Who's Near Me

Cougar Root also offers two other ‘Bolt-On’ options to help your chances on the site. The first is Search VIP which highlights your photos in the listings to draw more attention to your profile and the second is Read Notification which alerts you when any messages you’ve sent have been read. Each of these Bolt-Ons are $4.99 per month and are also automatically re-billed.

 

Whilst offering some excellent features such as the Who’s Near Me Search, the other features such as Astrology and Encounters are just fluff and the Live Models feature is an outright con. In our opinion, if people wanted to view porn sites, not meet real women, they would go to a porn site. This, along with the on-site advertising to other cam sites, is purely another way for this site to squeeze money from you as every time you use this service, they receive a commission.

 

Ease Of Use

 

All of the Cougar Root features are easily accessed via the menu bar which is available through any page. The home page shows newest members, diary entries, photo updates, etc. and also has a quick search box. Along the base of each page is inbox which allows for easy access to latest messages, winks, profile views and the like.

 

When viewing others profiles you can send winks, messages or add to favourites and you can use the ‘Encounters’ feature as well.

 Cougar Root Header 2

Site Experience

 

This site uses the tried and true dodgy technique of sending you ‘private messages’ in the guise of other members in order to get you to sign up for a paid membership. This is even before you have completed a single scrap of your profile. Once you sign up to a paid membership you will find that you only receive generic or ‘canned’ responses from these people, if you receive anything back at all.

 

We didn’t encounter any third party spam and in their terms and conditions they state that they actively manage their database for these types. Any spammy or annoying profiles can be added to your ignore list and you can also report profiles directly from the profile view if you believe they are acting outside of the bounds of good taste or the like.

 

Customer Support

 

There are two support email we have come across, one accessible through the contact us page and the other is  support@whitelabeldating.com, we have never received a response from either. Also, you don’t seem to be able to send them an email via their contact us page outside of the support hours.

 

As previously mentioned Cougar Root’s support hours are 0900 – 1730 and they can also contacted via phone (international to England) on 0011 44 17 5327 1286.

 

We could not find a dedicated FAQ page but there are bits and pieces of information spread throughout feature upgrade menus, Membership, Privacy Policy, Customer Charter and Terms of Use pages.

 

Conclusion

 

Cougar Root is a well organised, easy to use, money sucking machine that offers a fairly robust service but populates it with fake profiles, spammy administrative practices and the most expensive subscription service we have seen in any dating site.

 

Whilst females may find it pretty easy to pick up, all 50,000 of them (if these numbers can be trusted), men are going to find it hard to compete with the 800,000 odd other members attempting to attract the notice of those very few women.

 

We suggest avoiding this site altogether and, if you are looking for a good cougar site, then try out Cougar Life instead. The costs are significantly lower, they have a genuine *213,000 users and a Cougar to Cub ratio of 48% to 52%. You can check out our review here or visit CougarLife.com here.

*correct as of April 2013

Aussie Match Maker

Casual Affair LipsAnother site in the Match Maker network, Aussie Match Maker takes their tried and true design principles, easy to use features and great service that it applies to it’s other sites to bring us an Australian based Singles Dating Site that has a lot to offer.

Sign Up Process

It is completely free to sign up to this site so visit AussieMatchMaker.com.au to get started. You’ll need to fill in your basic details like sex and location along with a username. You’ll also need to state if you’re after a relationship, casual dating or a friendship.

Next you’ll be asked to fill out your profile with your interests, appearance and general details. Fill these in as completely and truthfully as you can as these will be the criteria against which people will decide whether or not to contact you. That complete, you can jump into finding potential matches.

 

Membership Base

At their core, dating sites are only going to be as good as the quality of its members. The main user base stats for Aussie Match Maker (correct as of Aug 2013) are:

  • Aussie Match Maker currently has in excess of 985,000 registered users.
  • The Male : Female Ratio is 1.6 : 1, a very good ratio considering the normal huge bias towards male members.
  • The median age of its users is 38 years old and over 50% of members are under the age of 30.
  • Only 10% of users identify themselves as Bi, Bi-curious or gay / Lesbian.

The majority of their members are located in capital cities and major regional centres throughout Australia and New Zealand with smatterings of members in other smaller towns. A real bonus of the free signup is that you can check for the number of users in your geographic region prior to taking up a paid membership. Simply use the search function and change the ‘Living Within’  drop down list to whatever distance you like from your postcode and it will return all members within that area.

 

 

Cost

The costs for Aussie Match Maker are the same as the other sites in their network. The four packages they offer are the free Trial membership and then the Silver, Gold and Platinum paid memberships.

The Trial Membership allows you to:

  • Post your profile on the site.
  • Reply to messages you receive.
  • Send 3 / 5 Winks a day to users you like. (unverified vs verified profile)
  • Reply to any winks you receive.
  • Access chat rooms 4 – 8:30 pm daily

The Silver Membership allows you to:

  • Send 4 new messages per day
  • Send 8 new winks per day
  • 24/7 Chat room access
  • No private chat requests

The Gold Membership allows you to:

  • Send 12 new messages per day
  • Send 12 new winks per day
  • 24/7 Chat room access
  • Unlimited private chat requests
  • Post community notices

The Platinum Membership allows you to:

  • Send 25 new messages per day
  • Send 25 new winks per day
  • 24/7 Chat room access
  • Unlimited private chat requests
  • Post community notices

Here is a table to help illustrate the different package allowances a little more easily.

 

Trial

Silver

Gold

Platinum

Max new messages sent per day *1

0

4

12

25

Max new winks sent per day *1

3/5*2

8

12

25

Max replies to winks / messages per day

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited

Access chatrooms 24/7

4-8:30pm

* * *

Request private chats

* * * *

Post community notices

* * * *

Search listing priority

Lowest

Third

Second

First

Note:

*1 Unused message or wink credit does not roll over to the following day.

*2 Trial members whose profile has been verified can send up to 5 winks a day, otherwise 3 winks a day.

The costs for each of these packages are:

SILVER

  • Cost Per Month
  • Discount
  • 1 month

  • $53.95

  • $53.95
  • 3 months

  • $76.95

  • $25.65
  • Save 52%
  • 6 months

  • $107.95

  • $17.99
  • Save 67%
  • 12 months

  • $154.95

  • $12.91
  • Save 76%

GOLD

  • Cost Per Month
  • Discount
  • 1 month

  • $74.95

  • $74.95
  • 3 months

  • $109.95

  • $36.65
  • Save 51%
  • 6 months

  • $152.95

  • $25.49
  • Save 66%
  • 12 months

  • $219.95

  • $18.33
  • Save 76%

PLATINUM

  • Cost Per Month
  • Discount
  • 1 month

  • $107.95

  • $107.95
  • 3 months

  • $156.95

  • $52.32
  • Save 52%
  • 6 months

  • $221.95

  • $36.99
  • Save 66%
  • 12 months

  • $313.95

  • $26.16
  • Save 76%


Paid memberships can be covered with credit cards, BPAY or by cheque / money order. Your card will be billed to Giga Pty Ltd vs Aussie Match Maker. Cancellation is extremely straightforward and done via your main user interface under the Accounts – Payments – Automatic Renewals tab.

Take Note: Auto-renewal is enabled by default so if you sign up for a paid subscription, you will be automatically charged at the end of that subscription period unless you cancel prior to it. There are no guarantees and no refunds

As with their other sites, we have found their pricing to be very competitive with similar sites and especially considering the number and quality of the user base. We have noted in our review of Adult Match Maker, that we particularly like the minimal financial difference between the Silver and Platinum packages which only amounts to about 50 cents a day when comparing the 12 month packages.

The unfortunate thing, from our perspective, that carries over from their other sites is the amount of contacts that the Silver and Gold packages offer in comparison to the Platinum. We find that, especially when establishing ourselves on a new site, we tend to send quite a few more messages than these packages allow. This will come down to a personal preference though and for others, the allowance may be more than enough.

Aussie Match Maker only has one other optional cost, the rather unique PostagePaid Service. The idea behind this service is that those members who sign up for a trial membership and could therefore not normally contact you, now can. This significantly expands your potential to meet someone as there are a large number of people who sign up for the trial and rely on paid members contacting them. These people can now initiate that contact with you; it is a great advantage over other paid members.

Postage Paid will set you back $71.96 each quarter but in our eyes is a service that’s well worth a try. Be warned though, it is also set to auto-renew so if you want to cancel it, do so before it expires.

 

 

Site Features

In addition to the previously listed features, Aussie Match Maker offers the following additional features at no further cost.

  • Mobile Responsive – Offers all features of the regular site on your mobile
  • Public and Private Galleries – Show off your normal photos to everyone but share your private ones with only those you choose to
  • Create and Manage Your Own Lists – Keeping track of your actions, your favourites and what not can be difficult. Aussie Match Maker makes it easy with Hot List, Block List, Ignore List and Viewing History.
  • Advanced Search – Search by relationship status, Interests, Lifestyle, Physical Attributes or even piercings.
  • Community Notices and Events – Member initiated and organised groups and events.

 

Ease Of Use

If you can use a computer, you can use Aussie Match Maker. The site layout will be very recognisable to anyone who has any experience with computers with all features being accessible via drop down menus from the main page.

Your message inbox’s, lists, etc. are organised like nearly every email program currently on the market, making it very easy to setup and then keep track of of all your correspondence.


Site Experience

Like all of the sites in the Match Maker network, this one delivers on what it sets out to achieve. The success you will have using the site is entirely dependent on the way you promote yourself and respond to others.

If you treat others the same way you would as if meeting them in real life, you will have significantly more success than if you are crass and to upfront. Whilst talking about this type of person, we must mention that you will come across some trolls, namely in the chat rooms, where they will attempt to gain some level of response from you. Report them and let the admin deal with them.

There are also some spammers on the site, an unfortunate issue affecting most dating sites, but the admin are very proactive in weeding out but it does require members to report these profiles in order for admin to remove them. We found the support team to be excellent when dealing with any reports.

 

 

Customer Support

Customer Support is offered via the Contact Us page accessible from the main user interface and any dealings we had with them were resolved within 24 hours. There is also an in-depth FAQ which covers most questions you could conceivably come up with.

 

 

Conclusion

Aussie Match Maker carries on the fine traditions of the other dating sites in the Match Maker network. The site offers access to chat rooms daily for non-paying members, a rarity for dating sites, and an illustration of the commitment the sites owners have to the user satisfaction. It is a fully featured, well run and easy to use site that allows you to get on with the task at hand which is meeting people.

Whilst the male to female ratio is a slight detraction, we found that the community vibe, the proven ability to meet someone (as evidence by the testimonials on the site) and excellent features more than made up for this issue. We recommend giving it a try.

Adult Match Maker

Casual Affair Lips

Adult Match Maker is primarily a hookup site. It caters predominantly to the horny but, amongst the group sex and swinging, there are also a large number of people looking for friendship, dating and relationships. With an excellent community vibe, outstanding features and a great cross section of sexual appetites, there is something for everyone.

 

 

Sign Up Process

You can sign up for your free profile at AdultMatchMaker.com.au. The signup process is straightforward; select your sex, birth date, interests and then your location and you’re half done. The next step is to flesh out your profile with what you’re after, what turns you on and a tick and flick description section covering everything from your looks to your piercings.

Adult Match Maker caters to singles, couples, groups or transgender after anything from dating to a relationship to something kinky and plenty in between. The user base is predominantly younger people with the remainder being rounded out by the middle aged.

Membership Base

Here are the important stats directly from the website’s support team (correct as of July 2013).

  • Adult Match Maker has over 2.4 million current subscribers.
  • The vast majority of members fall in the 18 to 44 year old demographic.
  • 67% of members are Straight
  • 25% are Bi or Bi-Curious
  • 7% are Gay or Lesbian

The geographic distribution covers every capital city, major regional centre and just about every other town in Australia. The numbers are obviously proportional to the population with the majority of users in the larger populated areas. To find out how many people are using Adult Match Maker in your area, simply conduct search within whatever distance of your location you wish and check out the number of profiles that show up. You can do this with the free account.

One thing that was not available (undisclosed) was the male to female ratio. This omission serves to illustrate what is the primary complaint about the Adult Match Maker site, the slant towards male members. At best guess we would estimate about a 70:30 male to female ratio which clearly puts the odds in the girls favour but does make the competition tougher for the men.

The site membership is very active as a quick check of numbers during the prime time slots will show you. In fact, the first night we signed up there were over 4,000 members online, not bad for a Sunday night in our opinion.

 

Cost

Adult Match Maker offers four different membership options, one being free and the other three, Silver, Gold and Platinum being a paid subscription service.

As a free member you will have the ability to:

  • Post your profile on the site.
  • Reply to messages you receive.
  • Send 3 / 5 Winks a day to users you like. (unverified vs verified profile)
  • Reply to any winks you receive.
  • Access chat rooms 4 – 8:30 pm daily

 

As a Silver member you can:

  • Send 4 new messages per day
  • Send 8 new winks per day
  • 24/7 Chat room access
  • No private chat requests
  • Cost Per Month
  • Discount
  • 1 month

  • $53.95

  • $53.95
  • 3 months

  • $76.95

  • $25.65
  • Save 52%
  • 6 months

  • $107.95

  • $17.99
  • Save 67%
  • 12 months

  • $154.95

  • $12.91
  • Save 76%

As a Gold member you can:

  • Send 12 new messages per day
  • Send 12 new winks per day
  • 24/7 Chat room access
  • Unlimited private chat requests
  • Post community notices
  • Cost Per Month
  • Discount
  • 1 month

  • $74.95

  • $74.95
  • 3 months

  • $109.95

  • $36.65
  • Save 51%
  • 6 months

  • $152.95

  • $25.49
  • Save 66%
  • 12 months

  • $219.95

  • $18.33
  • Save 76%

As a Platinum member you can:

  • Send 25 new messages per day
  • Send 25 new winks per day
  • 24/7 Chat room access
  • Unlimited private chat requests
  • Post community notices
  • Cost Per Month
  • Discount
  • 1 month

  • $107.95

  • $107.95
  • 3 months

  • $156.95

  • $52.32
  • Save 52%
  • 6 months

  • $221.95

  • $36.99
  • Save 66%
  • 12 months

  • $313.95

  • $26.16
  • Save 76%

The value for money that we have experienced on the site is very good. In comparison with other similar sites, the monthly fees are reasonable, provided that you take out a three month or greater subscription. One thing we do like about the pricing structure is the relatively little difference between the Silver, Gold and Platinum packages ($14 per month or about 50 cents a day for the 12 month Silver vs 12 month Platinum)

Note: Adult Match Maker is an auto-renewal subscription service so if you want to cancel, make sure you do so at least three (3) days prior to your subscription end date. They also use the discrete Giga Pty Ltd, which will appear on your credit card statement.

The biggest detractor we have found is that Silver and Gold packages are really quite limited with the allowances for messages. Whilst this comes down to a personal issue for each user, we find that, initially, we tend to send quite a few messages and 4 or even 12 can be quite restrictive.

Adult Match Maker also offers a nice service called PostagePaid. This additional subscription allows any member, including trial members, to contact you for free when they view your profile. PostagePaid members can also be searched for directly from the search pages, exposing you to trial members who are looking to contact someone without having to purchase a subscription first.

This is a very clever idea as the number of people who take advantage the free sign up but never take out the paid subscription numbers quite a few. This option opens up the playing field for you dramatically as these unpaid members can now contact you whereas previously, only you (as a paid member) could initiate contact with them. In short, you will get more action.

The PostagePaid service isn’t cheap at $71.96 per three months but you will see an increase in the amount of members contacting you, which is the whole point.

Note: This is an auto-renewal service which means every three months, if you paid by credit card, you will automatically be charged another $72. If you only want to trial it for three months, make sure to cancel before the billing date.

Billing is via credit card, BPAY or Cheque/Money Order. Cancellation of your service is the easiest we have ever come across on any dating site, simply click on your Account => Payments => Automatic Renewals and disable it. No phone calls, emails or threatening letters required. The site does not offer a guarantee or a refund.

 

Site Features

Aside from the standard dating site features of winks, messages etc. listed previously, Adult Match Maker has a list of excellent features.

    • Mobile Friendly – You can access all of the sites features on their mobile site
    • Public / Private Gallery – Keep those risque photos to only those you trust
    • List Feature – Keep track of everyone via your Hot List, Block List, Ignore List and Viewing History. You can also Create and Manage folders to separate your lists.
    • Advanced Search – Sure every site has advanced search but not down to the level of piercings, pubic hair and breast size
    • Couple Search – Search for couples matches based on the attributes of each individual within the couple
    • Community Notices – Clubs, Groups, Events, Swingers, Articles, Testimonials. This place has got everything.

All of these features are free to use provided you have the appropriate level account (see Costs section above) and that you have verified your profile. During our time on the site we encountered zero down time on any of the listed services.

 

Ease Of Use

Any PC user will immediately feel comfortable with the site layout. The drop down menu is across the top; Profile, Messages, Winks, Photos, Lists and Account Menus are down the left side in a drop down format also allowing easy access to everything you need. Messages, Winks and Lists are easy to organise with standard email type folders being used (inbox, sent items, folders, etc.)



Site Experience

As with any site, the success you achieve on Adult Match Maker will be largely dependant on what you put in. We’ve found that with a properly set up profile and a decent attitude that this site really can deliver on it’s promises. There is a fair discrepancy between the number male and female users and this can impact on success rates but the sheer number of site users does make up some of the ground to address this issue.

We found the use of all of the site features very simple and experienced no glitches or downtime. The community feel to the site and the excellent chat rooms are a big feature for us and we found them to be at the better end of any of the other sites we have used.

An issue that can raise its head is spammers and trolls. These do exist on this site although they are by far in the minority and can generally be easily spotted. Dodgy profiles can be reported easily via the Support menu and in the interim, you can block or ignore those profiles that are annoying you although you should find that this is not a prevalent issue.

 

Customer Support

Administrators seem to respond very quickly (within 24 hours) to most requests and they can be contacted via their support page which is accessible from any page. There is an extremely detailed FAQ which covers just about every facet of the site that we could think of. There is no phone support offered.

 

Conclusion

Adult Match Maker is one of the best run, patronised and most fully featured hookup sites in Australia. The site is easy to use, has a varied membership base covering most geographic areas and excellent uptime for all of the services we used. It major, and only detraction, is the male to female ratio. For the females, it’s an absolute boon. For the males, if you can overcome it, this site definitely has the potential to boost your online dating success.

Cougar Life

Casual Affair LipsIf you don’t know what a Cougar is then you may be in the wrong place. But, if you’re a 35+ plus woman with a desire to get a young stud or, alternatively, an adventurous young guy with a penchant for hot older women, look no further. Cougarlife.com is here to fulfil your every Cougar / Cub dating desire.

 

Sign Up Process

Head over to CougarLife.com and tick the very straightforward bio boxes. Next you’ll be asked for your basic details, make sure you’re honest. While building yourself up and posting a picture of a model may get people talking to you, do you think it will fly when you meet IRL?

 

Regarding the picture and caption, this is your only chance to get browsers to click on your profile, use a good looking, good quality photo and write something a little better than ‘Looking for a root!’. You can also sign using your Facebook account.

 

As a guest member, if you decide not to upload at least one photo (we recommend three), website functionality will be restricted although, if you upgrade to a premium membership, you can use all services without a photo. Again, photos are going to be your major initial draw cards so upload at least one quality one. Fill in the rest of your profile including what you are looking for and a bit about yourself and you’re ready to start searching.

 

Membership Base

Cougar Life has 213,000* Australian users with 113,000 new users since April 2012 (over 3,000,000 worldwide). With their recent focus on Australian advertising, those numbers are exploding, resulting in around 300 new sign-ups per day.  In fact, Australia now boasts the world’s third largest user base behind the US and Canada. The female to male, I mean the Cougar to Cub ratio is 48% to 52%, an excellent ratio considering the normal bias towards male subscribers.

* figures correct as of April 2013

 

The age range for Cougars is, as you would expect, 35+ with the average age being 43 years old. Cubs primarily slot into the 25 to 34 (45%) year range with 26 being the average age. The bulk of the remainder are 18 – 24 (25%) and 35 – 44 (22%).

 

The majority of users are located in Melbourne and Sydney with a good distribution in the other capital cities. There is also an increasing number of members in the major rural centres. Outside of these areas, you are going to need to travel. You can sign up for a free account to check member availability in your area.

 

One of the aspects we really like about Cougarlife.com is the user interaction. Nearly all dating sites are bloated with tire kickers or window shoppers, just wanting to see what’s available out there. Cougar Life has an extremely active user base, in fact, Cougars go on an average of 2 dates per week.  The success of the site is greatly supported by that inherent trait of experienced women, namely the desire for a younger man and no qualms about going after one.

 

A small note, be realistic when looking for a match. There likely won’t be thousands of women online at 4a.m. on a Tuesday in your local area.

 

Cost

Cougar Life offers a limited free and a premium paid service which uses a credits based system.

Free Membership Includes:

  • Create / edit your profile
  • Upload photos
  • Search / Advanced Search for matches
  • Send Flirts
  • Receive Messages / Gifts / Private photos / Flirts
  • Add other members to your favourites

 

Premium Membership

 

  • Number of credits
  • Cost per credit
  • 1 month

  • $40

  • 100 credits
  • 4¢ per credit
  • 3 months

  • $87

  • 500 credits
  • 0.17¢ per credit
  • 12 months

  • $144

  • 3000 credits
  • 0.05¢ per credit

Premium Membership Includes:

  • Your profile listed at Top of Search Results
  • A Premium Member Badge for your Profile
  • Your Profile Appears Highlighted in Search Results
  • An Exclusive 6 Hour Window of Access to New Members
  • You are Recommended to New Members

 

You will use your credits for the following services:

  • Send messages to another member  – 5 credits (free to same person after initial)
  • Open received messages from another member  – 5 credits (free after initial)
  • Send virtual gifts  – 5 to 35 credits


The credits will be used each time you use one of the above listed services and you have the time period of your subscription until those credits expire. How quickly you use them up will depend on how you use Cougar Life. If you want to smash out fifty messages as soon as you join then a one month package is next to useless. If you intend to be more selective with the people you contact then the one month package may be suitable. The 12 month package is significantly better value if your budget allows for the initial payment, although we found the three month suitable for low to medium usage.

 

Any unused credits at the period’s end are void so make sure you use them before then. If you run-out, simply buy another credits package and keep on going. The only other cost you will encounter is if you wish to have mobile access which is a one-off fee of $5.00. However, there’s an app for use on the go which is free to use.

 

Note: CougarLife.com uses a recurring billing setup. If you wish to cease payments simply call the toll-free number 1800-665-872 between 9am and 7pm AEST, three days prior to your subscription renewal date. Also, if privacy on your credit card bill is important to you, the very nondescript ‘CL Media’ that Cougar Life uses shouldn’t raise too many eyebrows. It should also be noted that refunds are not offered for any of the subscriptions.

 

Features

Aside from the features already listed previously, there is also:

 

  • Who’s Viewed Me – See everyone who has viewed your profile and one click to check theirs
  • Find a Date Tonight  – Tag yourself or view others ready for action today
  • Private Photos – Setup / Send or Receive access to private photo albums
  • Free Cougar Life App for Apple iOS  which offers the majority of the sites functionality

 

In a nice change of pace, during our time on the site we have not experienced a moment of downtime, either with the site or any of its features. In our experience, this is a rarity when using dating sites where any number of things can, and often do, affect the end user experience.

 

Ease of Use

CougarLife.com is a very basic site to navigate through. Every option is available via the main navigation bar, customised search is available in all menus and the quick access menu for your inbox, gifts, photos, etc. is prominently displayed. In short, it is one of the cleanest, easiest to use dating sites you will come across.

 

The simplicity of the site’s layout doesn’t mean a lack of function. The search bar is customizable for ages, distance, new member or currently online members.  The advanced search refines choices even more down to physical attributes, race, religion and more.

 

If you want to contact another member, every communication option is available in their profile view and any communication you receive is automatically brought to your attention in your dashboard or navigation bar.

Site Experience

At the risk of sounding obnoxious, CougarLife’s legitimacy is backed up by the fact that not every profile picture is of a model, with the photos showing genuine people, mostly. The very lack of millions of perfectly sculpted men and women, so prevalent on other Cougar dating sites and oh-so-very fake, is one of the aspects that immediately make this site appealing and accessible to its users.

 

That being said, amongst the ‘diamonds-in-the-rough’ are those truly stunning Cougars and Cubs who exemplify the most base idea of the Cougar / Cub relationship.

 

Another thing you’ll notice is that you won’t have a dozen messages waiting for you before you’ve even finished your profile. It’s a refreshing change from many other cougar dating sites, trying to scam you into a premium membership before you’ve even had a chance to get a feel for the site.

 

 

Customer Support

There is a basic FAQ accessible in the footer which covers basic site use and that is likely as far as you’ll need to go. Should you need more information there is a support contact form accessible here for any queries. You can also call their toll-free number 1800-665-872 between 9am and 7pm AEST.

 

 

Conclusion

CougarLife has a considerable advertising investment and its focus on branding has ensured that their maintenance of the user base and site is second to none. This investment not only promotes new members to regularly join, it encourages long term members to remain active for far greater periods than on other Cougar dating sites.

 

The active membership base, ease of use and excellent price point ensures that the main focus of the site, hooking up Cougars and Cubs, occurs without having to put up with the crap that is so prevalent on other Cougar dating sites. Cougar Life gets a highly recommended.

Cougars and Cubs: Dating’s Resurgent Trend

Casual Affair LipsAlthough its roots in popular culture can be traced back to the sixties and the highly awarded movie ‘The Graduate’, Cougar dating is experiencing a breakout role in the dating scene of late. The social stigma once attached to Cougars is slowly being overturned and these women are being recognized for what they actually represent; strong, independent women who know what they want and aren’t afraid to go and get it.

 

For the un-initiated, a Cougar (as defined by the urban dictionary) is ‘ An older woman who frequents clubs in order to score with a much younger man’. CougarLife.com, the web’s largest Cougar dating site is attempting to redefine this description to any women over 35, dating a man at least five years younger. A Cub is the younger male partner in the relationship.

 

Why the resurgence in Cougar dating?Lady In Red

 

From the clichéd Stifler’s Mum to Cougar Town, popular media has grasped onto an emergent trend and bought it to everyone’s attention, igniting the testosterone of millions of men who hadn’t realized that older women are, in fact, hot. Cougars that had repressed their desires for uncomplicated ‘arrangements’ with younger men took confidence in the reduced stigma and ventured out of the nightclubs and into mainstream dating circles.

 

How does it work?

 

To understand the Cougar / Cub dynamic, we should look at what makes up each person and how that gels with the other. Cougars are older, established, independent women with little time for games, a clear idea of what they want in life and, often, just entering into their sexual peak. Cougars are also weary of the politics with men of the same age where pay check comparison, emotional baggage and lack of stamina can detract from any kind of relationship, short or long term.

 

Often portrayed as wanting only a short-term toy boy, this image is gradually shifting and a greater number of Cougars are entering into long term relationships with their cubs, although, there are many ‘classic’ Cougars still on the scene seeking temporary sexual satisfaction as well.

 

Cougar Car

Cubs are known for their unwillingness to put up with the head games and neediness of younger women as they are establishing their own path in life and looking for uncomplicated relationships. Step in the Cougar, a mature woman who can guide them emotionally, mentally and sexually through these formative years without burdening them with their own troubles. Oh yeah, and they find them completely hot.

 

But does it work?

 

On the surface the Cougar / Cub relationship appears perfect.

  • Each partner is at or near their sexual pinnacle,
  • Often only looking for short term satisfaction,
  • Both are looking for relationships or arrangements without the politics encountered when dating in their own age brackets,
  • The cub can be focused on his own goals as the cougar is already established,
  • Cougars guide their cubs into manhood in a gamut of ways, and
  • The natural self-confidence of a young man gels perfectly with the gained confidence of a mature woman.

 

 

What is the reality?

 

Like any couple, Cougars and Cubs have relationship difficulties to overcome. The prominent argument against dating younger men is that socially, it just doesn’t fit. This is something that does rear its head reasonably often and the following types of comments should be expected;

 

‘So your taking your Mum out for dinner are you?’

 

or

 

‘Is that your Son?’

 

Short of a little name calling and some backwards glances, this is not insurmountable and shouldn’t really even register as a problem, if you are content within the relationship. Family and friends will also accept your choices, even if it takes them some time to come around.

 

Another argument against Cougar dating is that eventually he will want kids and she won’t or already has. This is no different than any other relationship where one partner is keen for kids and the other wants career or travel or even has children from a previous relationship. In fact, quite often younger guys are dating older women because they aren’t pressuring for marriage and children. Like any other relationship, open and honest communication is the key to knowing your partners desires.

 

 Pearl Necklace

 

‘There won’t be a sexual connection ‘cause older women are less adventurous’, is something that you may also hear. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, Cubs, you’ll likely be surprised by how adventurous, aggressive and sensuous an older woman will be. All that experience versus your handful of women, you do the math.

 

Finally, the burgeoning physical difference as time goes by. Whilst it may become quite noticeable if we are talking fifteen or twenty years difference, if you’ve been in a committed relationship up to that point, I imagine you weren’t just in it for the looks.

 

When it gets down to it, what makes you, as an individual, happy?

 

Beach CoupleCubs, do you find Cougars hot, do they fit your lifestyle, and do they offer something you can’t get from women your own age? If you answer yes, then go for it, regardless of the other crap you may contemplate about the possible drawbacks. Sign up for your free account at CougarLife.com.

 

Cougars, do you lust after Cubs, do you want an ego boost on your arm and in your bed, do you want the uncomplicated attentions, the power in the relationship and a pliable hunk of hunk to mold? If you also answer yes, forget the stigma and go for it. Sign up for your free account here.

 

 

 

 

 

BeNaughty Australia

Casual Affair LipsWe should point out before we begin that BeNaughty is not designed as a married affairs site. Their raison d’être is as a hook up site for singles and couples.

Sign Up Process

Sign up for your free profile at benaughty.com by entering your basic details. Once you’ve confirmed your email, you can leave your profile there and jump straight in trying to find someone, although we recommend you fill out your profile a little more. The profile completion is very easy allowing for photos, description, desires and preferences. With this simple process complete you can begin your search.

BeNaughty is primarily geared towards single men but the options are for single men and women as well as couples for either straight or gay hook ups. Due to the ratio of males to females, women get everything totally free.

 

Membership Base

BeNaughty Australia states 1,002,126 members (at the time of writing this only 3,098 were online) indicating that this membership base is really not very active. Best available information says that male female ratio is about 70:30 so guys, you’ll need to bring something special to the table to hook up.  Ladies, the odds are in your favour.

The member distribution seems to be fantastic as, when you enter any postcode, even in outlying regions, you will normally receive dozens of matches close by, even in areas that you wouldn’t think support populations that large. Maybe it takes into account people willing to travel quite a distance?

Anecdotal and personal experience would show that a large percentage of these profiles (namely female) are spammy or for BeNaughty’s ‘marketing’ or ‘conversation stimulation’ purposes, which is listed in their T&C’s. While there certainly are real profiles on the site, sifting down to them does present a challenge.

The remaining ‘real’ profiles are predominately straight males which, for the female members, is an absolute boon. Be warned, professional scam artists have and do frequent BeNaughty Australia. If you sign up, play it safe until you are sure about a person, and don’t give them your credit card details, ever.

 

 Cost

BeNaughty uses a subscription based model which is automatically re-billed each month. Any cancellations must be made prior to the next billing schedule. There are a number of different membership packages available which are listed below.

 

The BeNaughty Standard or Free membership entitles you to:

  •  Register your profile
  • Upload a video
  • Search and browse profiles
  • Vote for other members
  • View your activity page
  • Send winks
  • Send icebreakers (5 per day)

The BeNaughty Basic package will cost:

Three day trial

One month

Two Months

Three Months

$5.00 ($1.66 a day)

$29.99

$49.99 ($16.66 per month)

$84.99 ($14.16 per month)

You can also elect to have a Trusted Member Status which elevates you higher in search rankings and will set you back $1.99 per month.

 

The Basic package entitles you to:

  • As per the free membership plus;
  • Send and receive unlimited emails
  • Unlimited voice and video chat
  • Chat room access
  • Comment on members’ profiles
  • Send and receive icebreakers

Warning: The three day trial immediately reverts to the monthly package after the trial period. To cancel the trial, read more below.

 

Ladies, you automatically receive Diamond Member status which allows, at no cost:

  • Send and receive unlimited emails
  • Unlimited voice and video chat
  • Chat room access
  • Comment on members’ profiles
  • Send and receive icebreakers
  • All for free.

Men, to actually meet anyone you’ll need a paid membership. Aside from the previously mentioned basic packages, there is the ‘Connect’ or ‘VIP’ upgrades available to help you meet someone much more quickly.

 

The BeNaughty Basic + VIP upgrade package will cost:

One Month

Three Months

Six Months

$36.89

$70.69 ($23.56 per month)

$126.39 ($21.06 per month)

 

The VIP upgrade includes the following additional features:

  • Be among the first profiles other members will see
  • Highlighted profile in the search results
  • Different mail backgrounds to stand you out from the crowd
  • Add emoticons to add to your chat messages

 

The BeNaughty Basic + Connect upgrade package will cost:

One Month

Three Months

Six Months

$39.89

$79.69 ($26.56 per month)

$ 144.39 ($24.06 per month)

 

The Connect upgrade includes the following additional features:

  • All non-paying members can contact you for free
  • A Connect badge next to your name letting everyone know your status
  • Guaranteed increase in email and chat replies

 

You can also select the BeNaughty Basic + VIP + Connect which gives you everything:

One Month

Three Months

Six Months

$44.89

$94.69 ($31.56 per month)

$174.39 ($29.06 per month)

Standard payment method is via credit or Diners card. Alternate methods are mobile payments ($10.00 per week charge) or BPay which doesn’t attract any further charges.

Note: Credit card statement will show as www.quickflirt.com, not exactly a discrete title and one that will raise partners suspicions I’m sure.

BeNaughty.com does offer a refund provided you apply within seven days and also provided that you do not use their service in any way. To apply for a refund you can send an email here , with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Date/sum of transaction
  • The first four and last four digits of the credit or debit card that was charged
  • Name of the website registered email address
  • Reason for your partial refund request

Cancellation is an arduous process and should be undertaken well before your re-billing date. Follow the process below to cancel your BeNaughty subscription.

  1. Click on the My Account Link within the BeNaughty top menu
  2. Click Billing History
  3. Follow the cancellation procedure
  4. Enter your password
  5. Choose your reason for cancelling
  6. Call the BeNaughty phone number – 1800 187 218

 

Features

Aside from the features already listed the following are available for paid members:

      • Gifts – A virtual gift used to break the ice or show an interest in another member.
      • Member ‘fun’ rating – A way to rate other members using emoticons. This feature can be turned off if you don’t wish to be rated.
        • Auto-reply – If you’re away from your computer for a while you can craft messages which will automatically be sent to people interacting with you via winks, star ratings, etc.
        •  Profile rating – Give and receive star ratings out of five. Can be reset or turned off.
        •  Naughty mode – Standard mode shows member profile photos only. Naughty mode will show nude photos and videos if they’ve been uploaded.
        •  Star member – A weekly rotating board of the most active members.
        •  Icebreakers – Pre-written short messages to contact other members.
        • Mobile Friendly – You can access all of BeNaughty’s features via your mobile
        • BeNaughty Apps – There is an app available for Android devices

 

 Ease of Use

The BeNaughty Australia site is well laid out with menus easily accessible at all times. The main interface displays all relevant information in ‘widget’ format making it very easy to get a full picture of your admirers, status, who’s available, notifications, profile, etc.

 

Site Experience

Signing up, navigating around and accessing site features is fantastic. The issues begin when you start using the site for its sole purpose, hooking up with someone.

Prior to signing on for a paid membership you will get a lot of interest from other ‘users’. Once paid up, expect to see those numbers tumble dramatically and expect a significant number of the profiles that do contact to be attempting to scam you.

The chat rooms are excellent and varied but be prepared to be spammed. The fakes stand out reasonably well from the people actually wanting a hook-up but, play it safe until you’re absolutely sure. Video chat is a less enjoyable experience and oftentimes is not operational.

Aside from these rather large problems, the site can deliver on its promise of getting you a hook up, you just have to wade through the crap to get it to happen.

Customer Support

Easy to find but don’t expect a response or a rectification anytime soon. Reported spam stays up, service issues are acknowledged but that’s about it and cancellations (as mentioned above) should be submitted well before re-bill date.

BeNaughty Customer support can be contacted by email here or you can call: 1800 187 218.

 

Conclusion

BeNaughty is a well laid out / thought out site that suffers from scam artists and less than satisfactory customer service. The subscription payment model is designed to keep money in their pocket rather than assist the user and the intermittent nature of some of the services is also frustrating.

Can you find someone on BeNaughty.com? Sure. Women will succeed more easily than Men but guys, if you can sift through the crap, it is possible to find a like-minded soul looking for some fun.

If you’re not put off by the spam and are looking for some near instant gratification, then BeNaughty might be the fit for you.

 

Visit BeNaughty.com now to sign up for your free profile.

 

 

Ashley Madison Australia

Casual Affair LipsStarted in 2002 to fill a hole in the dating market, Ashley Madison has enjoyed massive success and now boasts a membership of 14 million people in 15 countries. Ashley Madison Australia launched in 2010 and over 500,000 members have joined, and that number is steadily increasing. With a huge membership base and an ‘Affair Guarantee’, Ashley Madison Australia is your one stop infidelity shop.

 

Sign Up Process

Like most dating /affair sites, sign up is free. Head over to Ashley Madison Australia, select your relationship status and start to fill in your profile. The profile process couldn’t be simpler. After entering your basic details you can jump straight into searching for people or you can tailor your profile with as much or as little info as you want. (Photos, sexual desires, etc.)

The male: female user ratio is approximately 3:2 with ages ranging primarily between 25 – 54 years. The site caters for married or single men and women looking for single or married men and women for hetero or homosexual affairs.

Membership BaseAshley Madison Homepage

As mentioned, Ashley Madison Australia has over 500,000 current members and this is increasing steadily. The user base is 60% male, 40% female, a very good ratio when it comes to affair sites. The site caters to predominately straight relationships but there is still a reasonable chance of a gay or lesbian hook-up . The major age density is the 35 – 44 range, closely followed by 25-34 and 45-54 with 70% under 40. Members are primarily located in capital cities but there is a good reported member base in country areas as well. While single members do feature on the site, the focus is namely on married people having affairs with other married people.

Ashley Madison Australia has very active members who are genuinely keen to bring some excitement into their lives. Of course there are some tire kickers, as on any dating site, but these can be spotted quite quickly as they are almost never paying members. One of the greatest features is the low number of fake or spammy profiles that plague other dating / affair sites.

Cost

Ashley Madison Australia uses a credits based system meaning no monthly recurring fees. You can choose from three credit packages:

  • Number of credits
  • Cost per credit
  • introductory

  • $59

  • 100 credits
  • $0.59 per credit
  • elite

  • $175

  • 500 credits
  • $0.35 per credit
  • affair guarantee

  • $275

  • 1000 credits
  • $0.28 per credit

Any of these ‘Full Membership’ packages includes the ability to:Ashley Madison Ad 2

  • Receive UNLIMTED mail messages
  • Send PRIORITY mail
  • Exchange PRIVATE photos
  • Appear FIRST in search displays

In addition to this, the Affair Guarantee (which is actually a guaranteed affair given you fulfill certain conditions) gives you 30 days of priority status (you appear in top 3 search results for geographic searches) and 24 hours of free chat on your first day.

You will need to use your credits for the following Ashley Madison Australia services:

  • Initial mail message to another member 5 credits (free to the same person after initial)
  • Send priority mail message 5 credits
  • Open a collect mail message 5 credits
  • Send AshleyGifts 20, 30 or 50 credits
  • Instant Messaging 30 minutes = 30 credits, 60 minutes = 50 credits

The following features are free to use:

  • Initial Sign-up and Profile
  • Basic and Advanced Searches
  • Receiving Winks
  • Send and Receive Photos
  • Add members to your favourites
  • Receiving AshleyGifts
  • Replying to a full members messages

Ashley Madison’s discrete billing methods include Credit Cards, PayPal and Western Union. There is no recurring membership fees, you only pay for credits as you need them. To cancel your membership, simply click on Manage Profile within the website and then Credit History. You can also delete your profile here.

Refunds only apply to the Affair Guarantee package on the proviso that you follow the guidelines laid out here. Should you not have an affair after following these steps, you will be refunded the entire cost of the Affair Guarantee Package.

Features

Nearly all of the features have been listed previously with the exception of:

  • The Travelling Man – If you’re going to be on the road, you can send a custom Ashley Madison Ad 3priority message to 30 members in the city you are visiting. Select the type, age, ethnicity and location you want to meet and Ashley Madison Australia brings the women to you.
  • Member Feedback – Used as a guide only but, you can ‘rate’ or view others experience with other members. Do they do good chat or maybe even more?
  • Fantasy Date – This is an immersive chat feature that sets the mood for your chat session with one or multiple members at the same time.
  • Mobile Compatibility – You can use mail features, search and access your favourites or your profile through your mobile device.
  • Mobile Apps – Ashley Madison has apps for Apple and Android Devices

Note: To use Ashley Madison Australia on your mobile device there is a one-off $24.00 fee.

All features work flawlessly and have a 100% up time. The cost of using these services as previously listed are the only costs you will encounter, there are no hidden fees, ever.

Ease of Use

If you have even a modicum of computer knowledge then navigating your way around the site will be a breeze. All features are available through the main console which appears as soon as you login. All of the menus are located in this console and are easy to access and use.

Site Experience

Ashley Madison Australia is one of the only affair / dating sites that actually delivers on what it promises. Any company that offers an Affair Guarantee can’t afford to not provide a fantastic service and they deliver on every front. There are some fake profiles and you will come across some spam (advertiser) accounts but these are by far in the minority. You have the ability to block any spam accounts from contacting you and site admin proactively review profiles to check for spam.

With the enormous investment in advertising and site review, the membership base is kept fresh and active. Ashley Madison has been around since 2002 and they are still going from strength to strength.

Customer Support

There likely be a limited need to contact customer support for any issues. Should you need any help, there is a detailed FAQ in the main console which should answer any questions. If you need customer support you can call toll free on 1800-885-723 or via email by clicking here. Ashley Madison support hours of operation for Australia are Monday 4pm to Saturday 1pm excluding public holidays.

Conclusion

There’s not much to not like. The user experience is fantastic, the site easy to navigate, the membership base active and widespread and the cost excellent considering the guarantee in place. A very enthusiastic two thumbs up. If your up for an affair, Ashley Madison Australia is the place to do it.

Online Dating Sites Australia – Review Criteria

We have decided on a standardized set of criteria to judge all online dating sites in the interest of accuracy and fairness. While not all online dating sites will offer the same features,  membership coverage areas or services, we will present the information at face value and  give an Overall Score based on delivering what the site claims to offer.

While most of you will probably be looking for sites that can deliver near instant gratification via a casual affair, we will also review dating sites in Australia that are more geared towards friendships/relationships with a view to long term satisfaction as well as more niche type sites like Cougar dating.

Online Dating Site Review Criteria

Including but not limited to:

1. Sign Up Process

  • Are there initial costs?
  • Is it a simple or convoluted process?
  • Which ages, sexes or sexual orientations does it cater to?

2. Membership Base

  • How many members are there?
  • Is there a good cross section of sexes, sexual orientations and ages?
  • What is the member density for different areas, only major cities or regional centers too?
  • Are they tire kickers or active members looking to participate in the dating sites primary focus?

3. Cost.

  • What are the exact costs for each step of the way?
  • Are the costs appropriate for what they deliver?
  • What are the billing methods?
  • Are refunds/guarantees available?
  • How easy is it to cancel?
  • Discreet billing?

4. Site Features

  • What features are on offer?
  • Do these features consistently work?
  • Are there any further charges to use them?

5. Ease Of Use

  • Are all features easy to access?
  • Is the site intuitive and well laid out?
  • Is the site accessible to all or only those with a computer science degree?

6. Site Experience

  • Does the site deliver what it promises
  • Is there spam, scammers or trolls?
  • What is its prevalence and how is it handled?
  • Are there effective and easily accessible reporting tools?
  • Are the administrators quick to respond?

7. Customer support

  • Do they respond quickly to any of the above issues?
  • Are they efficient and friendly?
  • What are their hours of operation?
  • What is the method of contact, is it easy to find?
  • Do they provide detailed FAQ’s?

Who does our reviews?

We rely on a number of sources such as personal experience, research, customer feedback, press coverage, online complaints and user metrics. We will provide a multifaceted review from these sources to bring you the most unbiased reviews possible.

Why include bad sites?

Far be it from us to dictate which online dating sites you should be able to read about. In the interests of openness and fairness, we will present all of our findings, good and bad, and let you weigh the information up for yourself.

Why haven’t you reviewed ‘X’ site?

There are many hundreds of dating sites in Australia with more appearing regularly. We will research and add these sites in the future. If there is a site you would like us to investigate, please leave a comment below and we will endeavor to evaluate it as soon as possible.

 

I Need A Woman

If you can relate to the title of this article then hopefully, you have come to the right place. Whether it’s for a casual affair or for something more serious, meeting a woman in this day and age is not always easy and for a number reasons.

If you’ve done a little searching on the net, you may have come across a number of sites that claim to have the solution.

‘If you need a woman then you have to have a good job!’

‘You have to be tall to get a woman!’

In a word, Crap! Whilst a physical attraction is often the first ‘bite of the cherry‘, at least in a face to face meeting, I guarantee that not all women want the same thing. If that was the case, only 5% of the population would be in a relationship and the rest of us would wander about lonely and lost, knowing we could never attain the ‘required‘ attributes.

If you are saying ‘I need a woman‘, you may be after a range of different things. Maybe it’s a short term sexual thing, in which case I highly doubt that the women is interested in your job. There could be any number of things that could change the conversation from ‘I’d like‘ to ‘Where should we‘.

It could be proximity

‘I want a quickie and you’re around the corner’

It could be similar physical characteristics

‘I’m an average woman looking for an average guy’

It could even be a peculiar fetish in common

‘I like feet’

Lips (I need a woman)There could be a hundred other reasons why a women would want to hook up with you and the easiest place to make that happen is here. Ashley Madison Australia is a specialty website that is devoted to pairing up single and married people with each other, even to the point of giving a guarantee. If you need a woman, click here.

If you are after a short term physical relationship and a website is not your style, the next best bet is probably your local pub or club. Whilst you aren’t guaranteed to end up with someone and you may end up spending a small fortune on drinks, the environment is more social. Of course, it may also be that there’s no woman there that you find attractive, is looking for the same thing or is even interested you.

If you are after something more permanent then a dating website may still be the answer. The real advantage of using a dating site is that there is a surety about why both people are there in the first place. If you need a woman, you can be sure that the women on the site are there to meet someone else as well.

So how do you get a woman to like you?

Woman BedSimple, you don’t. The best and only way that you should ever meet a woman is to act with complete honesty and be your true self. While you may be able to pull off a charade for a while and get a date or two, in the end you will get found out. Even if you end up in a relationship with someone, are you going to be happy being someone that you aren’t?

I know that the temptation to talk yourself up in the hopes of attracting someone is a niggling thought ever present in the back of your mind but, resisting that urge will ultimately reward you. The old adage ‘There’s someone for everyone‘ is very true and whilst the first 10, 20 or more women that you like may not be interested, there will come a time when that perfect woman will appear.

The same thing also applies if you are using a site like Ashley Madison Australia. Be yourself, be honest and you’ll find that any encounter you arrange will be that much better.

If you apply these simple pieces of advice then hopefully ‘I need a woman‘ will become a statement of your past.

BeNaughty Scam

Ashley Madison - Have an affair. Married Dating, Affairs, Married Women, Extramarital AffairCasual Affair Lips One of the biggest concerns people have with joining any dating service is ‘Am I going to get ripped off?’ We’ve all heard stories of people paying out good money on hearing promises of guaranteed relationships or casual affairs, only to find that money would have been better spent elsewhere. The BeNaughty Scam is something that has popped up quite a few times from numerous quarters and, for quite a few reasons.
Firstly, BeNaughty is aimed at adults with little time for relationships and looking more for instant (or near to) sexual gratification via a chat or a hook up. On the surface this is a pretty straightforward plan but the unfortunate repercussion with this particular site is the multitude of prostitutes, escort services and cam girls infesting it.

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The BeNaughty Scam is that what you think are genuine profiles and messages are actually organized scammers, spammers and advertisers who are wasting your time and money. Whilst this may not be intentional on the part of those who run the site, it doesn’t change the fact that this is many people’s overwhelming experience.

 

george3277 from www.reviewcentre.com says,

 

“Absolute waste of money! There are no real girls on this site, it is just full of cam strippers and fake profile with automated reply’s which try to lure you on to other sites! scammers united! this site is not even worthy of one star but i had to rate it unfortunately!”

 

 

To their credit, the site managers have stated on a number of sites that they actively respond to all complaints about fake profiles and remove them. The issue, they say, is that they spring up as quickly as they are deleted therefore making it extremely difficult to successfully manage the spammers. These statements are not borne out by comment’s such as

 

 

“I have reported hundreds of fake profile’s to no results.”

Scam

 

The BeNaughty Scam gets worse as it appears the owners have resorted to their own spam bots in an attempt to convince people that there are quality people to meet on the site.

 

BigBert301 wrote this on www.reviewcentre.com

 

“I told them I was from BugTussle, AB and within 5 minutes, there a page full of pictures of local girls from Bugtussle all wanting to meet me! It’s a load of garbage! Bugtussle doesn’t exist!”

 

This doesn’t seem to be an isolated incident and occurs after signing up in order to get you to go from a non-paid member as well as to keep you on the hook and get your hard earned cash in their pockets.

 

torntone from www.complaintsboard.com says

 

“After creating a profile for BeNaughty.com i was hit with over 50 emails from supposed other members wanting to chat but when i bought the membership emails down to zero…”

 

The reviews from these sites don’t get much better. Of the 249 reviews for BeNaughty on reviewcentre.com, the average rating is 1.7 out of 5 and, as you can see above, that is primarily because the lowest rating they can give is a 1. But the BeNaughty Scam doesn’t end there.

 

There are also a number of websites with complaints from people who’ve had issues cancelling their subscriptions or general problems with payment processing. From attempting to double charge subscriptions to re-billing after a cancellation has been sent, the BeNaughty Scam has caught out a lot of people and recovering the funds has proven difficult.

 

Whilst it’s not always the company’s fault for re-bill errors (hell, even I’ve missed a cut off date before), but the sheer number of complaints point to this subscription model being bogus.

 

Otlore from www.complaintsboard.com shares

 

“Further more they use repeat billing on the site and you cannot cancel online?! You have to phone a premium number. COMPLETE RIP OFF – BE WARNED.”

 

All of this evidence points toward a site that is, at best, poorly run and, at worst, is actually an online scam. Aside from these apparent blatant rip-offs, the BeNaughty Scam is perpetuated by a heap of reports of chat rooms that only work for a few hours a day, video chat that barely ever works and an instant messaging system that is composed almost entirely of ripoff merchants attempting to lure you onto paid sites, almost completely hampering your ability to actually sift to the people genuinely interested in hooking up.

 

BeNaughty Review Red HairIf you are after a site which offers discrete encounters or casual affairs for singles and married people, you are much better off going through a trusted site like AshleyMadisonAustalia.com. You will be hard pressed finding complaints like the BeNaughty Scam which litter the internet as Ashley Madison Australia offer a great service on a brilliantly serviced website that’s short on scammers and big on actual people wanting to hook up. Ashley Madison Australia also use a much more sensible credits based system which means you only spend money when you decide to, no subscriptions required.

 

Check out their ‘Guaranteed Affair’ package here.