FindMyFling might sound like the perfect website to discover a host of women looking for hookups and casual relationships. But it describes itself as an “online entertainment and social networking website.” So, you might be a bit confused as to what this website actually offers once you create an account. That’s why I was keen to put it through its paces in my FindMyFling review.
I’ll warn you now: there was a disappointing piece of fine print that appeared before I’d even completed my account registration. But I’ll get to that later. First, I need to explain how this review works, and what makes a good online dating website in our eyes.
To find out how likely you are to land a date on Find My Fling, read the review below.
In this basic summary, I rate Find My Fling out of 10 for the most important aspects of online dating; perfect if you don’t want to read the whole detailed review.
For context, these ratings are compared to the ones we awarded AFF, which we regard as the best website out there for arranging casual fun and no-strings relationships.
Our team rates each site objectively based on many hours of independent research, the features each site offers, and how it compares with other sites. The ratings are the opinion of our editors and their extensive experience.
|Quality of Women
Our opinion of how attractive the typical woman is that uses this site and how easy they are to connect with compared to other sites.
How many people are using this site to actually meet people compared to other sites.
How easy is this site to use and how quickly can an average person begin meeting people compared to other sites.
|Privacy & Safety
Does this site take proper precautions to safeguard its members, their identity, and their data.
Our opinion of how easily an average person will be able to achieve their dating goals with this site compared to other sites.
Will the time and money spent using this site pay off for an average person based on the opinions and experience of our editors.
It’s very important that you take note of the small print when signing up for Find My Fling.
As soon as you’ve entered your location, desired username, password and email address, you’ll be asked to check a box agreeing to the use of fictitious profiles.
Once you verify your email, you’ll be asked to agree to a number of other terms, including this one.
“I would like to chat with all profiles on this website, even though I am aware that I cannot make physical arrangements with the fictive profiles.”
These were the only two warnings I spotted throughout the whole testing period, so it’s possible that some users may miss them both. It’s also not made clear how many profiles are fictitious in these warnings. So, some desperate users may be still willing to give it a shot, even if they spot them.
As you may have spotted, the second warning includes a link to the full terms and conditions of Find My Fling. It’s here – and arguably only here – that the true purpose of this site is revealed.
In Article 3, it says: “Findmyfling.com is the platform for users to chat with fictive profiles. The website, service and content are being provided for entertainment purposes only and are not intended to be used for establishing meetings with other users.”
So, there you have it. This website is not designed for finding a date.
The document continues to explain that profiles marked with a heart icon are fictive profiles with which physical contact is not possible. Low and behold, every profile I checked had the heart icon next to it.
Credit goes to Find My Fling; when you hover over the heart, it tells you that physical contact is not possible with this woman.
However, these hearts are only included on the profile, not in your inbox or during the search results, and the warning only pops up when you hover your mouse over the heart. More could be done to clarify the fictitious nature of this website.
Within a day of opening my FindMyFIing account, I’d received messages from over 100 accounts. This was without uploading a picture or a single word to my bio.
As we’ve established, every profile I checked was fictional.
These were detailed and literate messages. Some of them were sexually explicit. Some even attached some racy pictures that weren’t included in the woman’s profile. Almost all of them asked me a question, in an effort to have me reply to them. If only women tried this hard with real-life online dating.
Instead of charging monthly for a premium membership, FindMyFling forces you to buy credits in order to send messages on its platform. It costs one credit per message you send. That includes replies to messages you receive and multiple messages to the same account. You start with zero credits, meaning you can’t send any messages without paying.
The minimum spend is £16.49 for 10 credits. Yes, that’s a stonking £1.65 per message (this website is a UK-only website). You get a discount if you buy more credits in bulk. The full price list is below.
For research purposes, I bought some credits and sent some messages out to these profiles. When I checked back 24 hours later, every single profile had replied to me. That’s unheard of in real-life dating. All of the messages had some thought put into them. These responses were clearly penned by humans, not bots.
All of the responses asked questions of me, so I can keep spending money to send messages. As these profiles are fictional, it’s highly possible that it was the same person (or team of people) writing all these responses to me.
To see what would happen, I continued the conversation and asked if the women would be willing to swap phone numbers or social media details. Every time, they made excuses, saying they would feel more comfortable chatting on the website.
Even when I explained that I couldn’t afford to keep messaging them, the excuses continued. Each message would still contain a question for me to answer.
Perhaps there is a small niche of men out there who actually like the idea of chatting with fictional profiles. However, if you prefer to actually meet and hook up with women from the internet, I’d highly recommend using AFF. This was ranked as our most effective hook-up website for a reason.
It’s packed with single women from all over the world, who are primarily interested in casual sex. In most cases, you should be overwhelmed with women to speak to, and many of them are happy to meet up for some no-strings fun after just a few messages back and forth. Don’t settle for roleplay when you can have the real thing!
AFF is currently offering a free trial, so there has never been a better time to give it a go. You’ve got nothing to lose!
Below, I have summarized the main pros and cons of Find My Fling.
You can write a small bio in the “About Me” section. On top of that, there are loads of multiple-choice questions to answer if you want to share more information about yourself.
There are a lot of fake profiles to browse through on this website. Most of them have unique blurbs that have been written about each woman. A lot of them have multiple photos too.
Still, remember to search for that heart icon, which confirms that the profile is fictional.
The website looks very modern and is easy to use. You’ll be greeted by the main dashboard packed with images of the women to send messages to. You can filter by age, gender and location. All messages are sent via the inbox, which is on a separate page.
It’ll cost you one credit to send a message, and credits are obscenely expensive. Still, if my review is anything to go by, you can expect a reply every single time.
The site works on a credits system. It costs one credit to send a message. Here are your options for buying credits.
You are also given the option to buy a Premium membership. This allows you to see all photos in full resolution, including private photos. You can also discover who viewed your profile.
Premium members supposedly get five times more messages – in case more than 100 a day isn’t enough for you!
A premium membership costs:
Need some quick and easy answers to frequently asked questions abou this site? Here are our FAQs.
The URL is www.findmyfling.com
Enter your email address and password in the top-right hand corner of the screen.
You can search for profiles on the main dashboard. Click “Members” on the main navigation to get there from elsewhere on the main website.
Navigate to a member’s profile and you’ll notice a grey box to type your message in.
To view your inbox and continue existing conversations, click “Messages” in the main navigation.
For a list of better alternatives, take a look at our guide on the best hookup apps and websites.
Navigate to “Settings” in the main navigation. At the bottom of that page, click the button that says “Delete My Account”.
Find My Fling runs on a credits system.
It’s not a legit way to find someone to date, that’s for sure. Find My Fling explains to its users that its purpose is to chat with fictional profiles for entertainment purposes only.
It’s easy to question the ethics of a website like this. Should it be made clearer that there are only fictional profiles on this website? Perhaps…
However, it’s difficult to label Find My Fling a scam, as you’re told what to expect before you sign up.
Anyway, now you’ve read this review, you’ll know what to expect from Find My Fling. If you’re looking to arrange dates with real-life women, you should try a different website.