Our Flingster Review for 2022: Should You Give It a Chance or Run?

Screenshots from our review of Flingster

You’ve likely already read a few Flingster.com reviews but still don’t really know what to make of it. As you’ve probably noticed, most of the reviews out there have been written by people who haven’t even signed up for a free trial, let alone the paid membership. My review is different. After spending several weeks using both the free and paid versions of the site I can give you the deep dirt on if it’s actually worth your time.

Flingster first started getting popular in the early part of 2020 and that’s when we first took notice. We’re always looking for new and interesting dating and hookup apps to try.  There are a lot of scam dating sites out there that take your money without offering anything in return so we like to take one for the team and then share what we find with our readers.

How I Reviewed Flingster And Why It Matters

I was keen to test Flingster’s premium service and give an official verdict on whether it’s worth your money. At this point, the Beyond Ages team and I have tried out over 100 different dating and hookup apps but we love finding new ones that help singles, especially guys, find great results.

It takes a lot of time and money to do a proper review but it’s the only way to get to the truth.

My review process
  • I spent several weeks using both the free and paid versions of Flingster
  • I examined every corner of the site and tried out all the different features
  • I sent several dozen messages to women of all kinds
  • I followed up consistently using tried-and-true techniques that we teach that have led to hundreds of dates for me personally
  • Usually, I’d test to see how many women would agree to meet us in real life but Flingster randomly connects you to women all over the world which made this impossible
  • I then compared my findings to those from the 100+ other dating and hookup apps we have recently reviewed to understand where WellHello stands

We use the same set of opening lines and profile details when testing online dating websites, so we can give you a fair comparison to the best available hook-up apps and websites. Spending this much time and effort is the only way to get a real feel for the site and its value!

So, did we enjoy an incredible video chat experience or fall for the Flingster scam? Here is a quick comparison to our current favorite hookup app and a more detailed breakdown further down:

SiteOur ExperienceOur RatingFree Trial Link
This Year's Top Rated Site
Experience Highlights
Experience Highlights
  • Best results for regular guys
  • Over 60 million active members
  • Our top hookup site for the year
  • Not good for long-term relationships
9
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Experience HighlightsExperience Highlights
  • A lot of fake messages
  • The matching system is really bad
  • Very few real women
  • Full of bots 
  • Lots of red flags
2
Try Flingster

The Full Flingster Review Results

For those of you who aren’t interested in learning about every key detail of the Flingster.com experience, we have created a basic summary. The chart below ranks Flingster out of 10 for the elements we believe to be the most important aspects of online dating.

For context, we have compared it to AFF (which you can try for free), the hookup site where we’ve been seeing guys get the best results lately.

Logo for flingster.com Logo for AFF
Overall

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.

2 9.5
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.

1 9
Popularity

How many people are using this site to actually meet people compared to other sites.

2 9
Usability

How easy is this site to use and how quickly can an average person begin meeting people compared to other sites.

7 10
Privacy & Safety

Does this site take proper precautions to safeguard its members, their identity, and their data.

8 10
Effectiveness

Our opinion of how easily an average person will be able to achieve their dating goals with this site compared to other sites.

2 9
Value

Will the time and money spent using this site pay off for an average person based on the opinions and experience of our editors.

2 10
Our Recommendation

Our recommendation

The time we spent using Flingster was frustrating. We were unable to make a half-decent connection with anyone.

This leads us to question whether there are really over 2.7 million people who have signed up to the website, as Flingster claims.

Indeed, there were a few signs that some of the accounts we communicated with weren’t human at all.

Overall, compared to AFF, it looks pretty bad.

Flingster kept matching us with the same “women”

Once you’ve set up your account, the Flingster algorithm will automatically pair you with another user and you can start chatting, either by typing or via webcam.

With the free service, you aren’t able to filter what gender you’re paired with, so your experience will be frequently interrupted by images of men masturbating into their camera. You can imagine what the guy below is about to do.

Flingster Video Chat Screenshot

The paid service eliminates this possibility. But the algorithm would appear to keep matching you with the same women over and over (names aren’t revealed, but location is).

This suggests there really aren’t many women using this website at all.

We kept receiving the same messages

For the purposes of the review, we kept persisting with Flingster until we had sent messages to 50 different women.

Only 12 of them wrote back to us, and even then the conversations were typically very short before the women disconnected the chat. Keep in mind that the chat feature has an instant translation feature. However, we don’t know how accurate it is.

Flingster Chat 1

Almost all of these conversations would follow the same pattern. The women would ask our age, then to see our penis. When we tried to change the conversation, they would disconnect.

We only saw one woman on webcam (for about five seconds before she disconnected).

We can’t say for sure that some of these women were bots. We’ll lead to you to draw your own conclusions about that…

Either way, these were far from stimulating conversations and the odds of chatting with a woman on webcam are slim to none. You’re more likely to see videos of various men in different stages of undress, pixelated privates or some guy on the toilet:

Flingster Video Chat Screenshot 2

Flingster also sends an automatic scam warning to users whenever you ask them for their contact details, which will surely make them wary about staying in touch with you outside of the website.

There’s next to no chance of meeting up on Flingster

Flingster connects you randomly with accounts around the world. With a premium account, you can filter by location. But you’ll be waiting a lot longer to connect with someone if you do. We were most frequently chatting with women in India, Panama and Saudi Arabia.

We tried to exchange phone numbers with women whenever we could. But they always denied our request. There is no way to reconnect with the same Flingster user twice unless you exchange contact details.

This alone makes us question why anyone would choose Flingster over a website like AFF, where you can chat with real women in your local area and consistently arrange no-strings hook-ups. Unlike Flingster, AFF actually gives you control over who you can chat with, and that gives you much better odds of actually getting laid.

Positives and negatives of Flingster

Despite our not-so-great experience with Flingster, there are a few positives that come with the negatives.

Positives
Negatives
  • User-friendly interface
  • Choose between text chat, webcam or both
  • Instant language translation
  • There are definitely some real women
  • There appears to be very few female users overall, and there were barely any in our location
  • Some accounts communicated like bots, although I can’t say for sure
  • Out of the 50 women we opened, only one used her webcam, and we had 0 meaningful conversations

Even if you’re happy to just chat with random people from around the world, with next to no chance of ever meeting them, we still wouldn’t recommend Flingster.

A well-regarded hook-up website like AFF has a much larger user base and allows you to use a range of filters to select who you actually want to connect with.

What’s more, in our experience, the majority of AFF users are keen to message back, meet up and get down to business.

Instead of waiting and waiting to hopefully take part in some virtual sexiness with a random stranger on Flingster, we recommend you arrange to meet your ideal woman on AFF and enjoy the real thing!

AFF is even currently offering a free trial, so there really is no reason not to give it a try.

Profiles, pictures, and members

Flingster Chat Settings

When you’re paired with another Flingster member, you’ll always see their gender, location, bio and the amount of ‘hearts’ they’ve collected. Unless they turn on their webcam, there is no way of seeing what they look like, as there is no option to include a profile picture.

You can add a short bio on your profile. But none of the accounts we were paired with did so. Another sign that these aren’t real people…

You can also add tags (like boobs, ass, sex, nudes, straight, gay etc) to your profile to show others what you’re interested in.

It is possible to send a ‘heart’ to an account you enjoy chatting with. The amount of hearts collected will be displayed on their profile. In theory, this is a good way to show people the legitimacy of the accounts they’re communicating with, although we imagine it could be easily manipulated. We were only given one star out of the 50 women we communicated with.

Design

We actually like the simplicity of the Flingster.com design. You’ll see the webcam of the user you’re chatting with on the left of the screen and text chat on the right. In the top right of the screen, you can toggle which gender you want to be matched with.

Flingster.com appears to be a reasonably modern website, and the algorithm attempts to match you with another user as soon as you’re disconnected from the previous one. We can’t comment on the quality of the video streaming, as we were barely paired with anyone who turned it on.

Flingster works perfectly well on mobile, although there is no dedicated smartphone app.

Messaging and chatting

Flingster Chatting and Messaging

As soon as you create an account, you are taken to the chat service, where you are matched randomly to another user. Paid users can choose to filter who they’re paired with by gender and location. You can choose to communicate via text chat, webcam or both.

If you want to use your webcam but protect your anonymity, Flingster gives you the option to add a range of mask filters onto your face. Some of them are designed to be reasonably kinky.

Flingster Masks

You can message as soon as you are paired with another user. As soon as you’re disconnected, your chat disappears and the algorithm immediately pairs you with someone else. There’s no way to reconnect with the same user and your chat history is not saved into any sort of archive.

Flingster Searching for Females

Flingster is essentially a one-on-one chat room, rather than an instant messaging service. Unlike traditional online dating websites, you won’t receive messages from other users unless you’re online.

There is no limit on the number of users you can connect with, nor the number of messages you can send.

We attempted to start text chat conversations with 50 female accounts and received responses from 12 of them. Most of these disconnected soon afterwards, and the lengthier conversations were suspiciously formulaic.

What can you do with a free membership?

Most of Flingster’s features are available with a free membership. The only paid features are the ability to filter who you’re paired with by gender and location.

However, Flingster is so overcrowded with men masturbating into their webcams that it arguably renders the free membership unbearable (although we don’t rate the paid membership very highly either).

Advertisements

If you have a free membership and no webcam, you’ll see ads in place of a webcam video from your match. The ads are reasonably suggestive, though they’re pretty tame.

Flingster Ads

We weren’t served any adverts with our paid membership, nor were we pestered by scammers or members trying to sell us anything.

Pricing

You can purchase a premium membership for:

one week: $6.99

one month: $19.99

six months: $89.94 ($14.99 per month)

This is cheaper than many of its competitors. But we couldn’t possibly suggest that Flingster provides any value for money.

Flingster Review: Frequently Asked Questions

Not yet sure if Flingster is for you? Here are some FAQs for you:

What is Flingster?

Flingster is an instant adult video chatting app and site that lets you connect with random people anonymously. You can’t specify who you want to connect with; it’s all random.

Who actually owns Flingster?

Flingster is owned by Skyline Media LLC, a company registered in Wyoming, USA.

How can I contact Flingster?

You may contact Flingster via their contact form at https://flingster.com/contact/

Is Flingster real?

Yes, Flingster is a real site and app where you can meet plenty of strangers.

Is Flingster legit?

There is evidence suggesting that Flingster is not legit, although we don’t have concrete proof either way. Even so, we suggest you stay away from Flingster and opt for one of our recommended hook-up websites instead.

Is Flingster a scam or fake?

We wouldn’t call Flingster a scam. But we have no qualms about saying that its premium membership is not worth the money at all.

Is Flingster safe?

No, we’re not completely sure that Flingster is 100% safe. So use a VPN if you ever intend to use this site.

What are Flingster alternatives?

You discover the best alternatives to Flingster by visiting our guide to the best hookup apps and websites.

How does Flingster work?

When you create a Flingster account (which is free, by the way), you’re presented with a stream of other users you can chat with via text or video. You can’t choose who you get to chat with since it’s completely random.

Is there a Flingster app?

There used to be a Flingster app, but it looks like it’s no longer available.

How much does Flingster cost?

You can create a free account, or pay for a premium account. You can pay weekly ($6.99), monthly ($19.99) or for six months ($14.99 per month).

How can you use Flingster for free?

Yes, Flingster is completely free to use. Just create an account and you can start chatting.

Can you send messages for free on Flingster?

Yes, you can send messages and turn on your webcam with a free Flingster account.

How do you cancel your Flingster membership?

Once you’re logged in, click “My Account” in the top right-hand corner of the screen. From the menu that pops up, navigate to “Membership Status,” click “Details” then click the “Cancel Membership” button that appears.

How do you delete your Flingster account?

Once you’re logged in, click “My Account” in the top right-hand corner of the screen. From the menu that pops up, click the “Delete My Account” button which appears underneath your email address.

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    Overall

    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.

    1
    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.

    1
    Popularity

    How many people are using this site to actually meet people compared to other sites.

    1
    Usability

    How easy is this site to use and how quickly can an average person begin meeting people compared to other sites.

    1
    Privacy & Safety

    Does this site take proper precautions to safeguard its members, their identity, and their data.

    1
    Effectiveness

    Our opinion of how easily an average person will be able to achieve their dating goals with this site compared to other sites.

    1
    Value

    Will the time and money spent using this site pay off for an average person based on the opinions and experience of our editors.

    1

    Notice that all variables are marked to one, this is not my review but simply because I did not change them. I just wanted to write about something i feel as you clearly missed. When creating an account you can not use MasterCard, which i think is rather strange but also extremely annoying as i was about to create an account when i realised this problem.

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