The reply rate from members is pretty good. For every ten or so messages I sent, I got at least two replies every time. Sure, if you’re a chick those numbers might not sound too great, but for a guy they’re as good as you can ask for.
It’s very rare that girls outnumber the guys on a dating platform (the only other one that comes to mind is Passion), so this is quite an achievement
Better yet, the replies were from real people. I know this because they didn’t respond with basic template messages like “wanna hook up?” or “wanna trade pics?” They were genuine, at least from what I could tell.
NaughtyDate has a good age distribution of users. I myself am a thirty-something gentleman, and I found more than enough ladies to whet my appetite. Hookup sites tend to attract the younger crowd, but there were plenty of Gen-Xers for me to get to grips with.
With that said, I did indeed come across a wide range of age groups on my searches. I don’t know the exact figures, but I most of the people seemed to be 28+.
Free membership for women. Most new dating sites always seem to be a sausage fest at first, and no one wants that. But NaughtyDate has preempted this problem and found a way to anchor in the ladies.
I always find it quite cheap when dating sites utilize pornography to sell their shit
Flirtcasts are a nice little tool; perfect for the shy user who wants to fuck but doesn’t know what to say. They’re also perfect for hookup sites since most people aren’t interested in long-winded conversation. Flirtcasts are basically a way of saying “yeah, I want to get into bed with you,” without having to be so direct. It’s a win win situation.
Lastly, the fact you can send a few of these Flirtcasts as a free member is a good way to test the waters. The only problem is that if a user replies to you, you can’t respond to them since you don’t have an account. But still, it’s a nice (if a little cheeky) way to prompt you into signing up.
Profile information is quite limited. You just have the basic stuff; age, location, body type and a few photos. I know it’s a hookup site and most people don’t care about the person they fuck’s education or income, but sometimes it’s nice to know these things.
The lack of a coherent matching system is a bit of a bummer. There are no optional personality quizzes to take or anything like that. You’re simply thrown out into the deep end to sort through every user on here and find one who takes your fancy. The only thing that you and your potential fuck partner has in common is that you live within a few miles of each other.
You can’t view full-size photos until you’re a paid member. Because I’m a sneaky mofo, I sometimes reverse image search profile pictures to make sure they’ve not been stolen off the internet. As a free user you can’t do this because the pictures are too small for Google to recognize.
There’s no porn content on the site, whether that’s dotted around the borders via ads or in people’s profiles. It seems unnecessary to me.
I came across quite a few staff profiles on my travels. Now, it’s not like they’re trying to give the illusion that they’re genuine site members, but I really didn’t see the point of having so many of them. The staff profiles are on there for security reasons and to send advertisement messages (but they’re rare), but I don’t really see the need for more than one of them.