This 2020 Flingster review will reveal whether it is a legitimate sex chat website. Flingster.com claims to be a free sex chat website, where you can instantly video chat with strangers from around the globe.
However, you’ll have to pay to access all of its premium features. The problem is: there are a lot of scam dating websites out there that take your money without offering the level of premium features you’re expecting.
So, did we enjoy an incredible video chat experience or fall for the Flingster scam?
Read on to find out…
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 Adult FriendFinder, a hook-up website which we regard as one of the very best for organizing no-strings sex.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 Adult FriendFinder, where you can chat with real women in your local area and consistently arrange no-strings hook-ups. Unlike Flingster, Adult FriendFinder actually gives you control over who you can chat with, and that gives you much better odds of actually getting laid.
Despite our not-so-great experience with Flingster, there are a few positives that come with the negatives.
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 Adult FriendFinder 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 Adult FriendFinder 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 sex with a random stranger on Flingster, we recommend you arrange to meet your ideal woman on Adult FriendFinder and enjoy the real thing!
Adult FriendFinder is even currently offering a free trial, so there really is no reason not to give it a try.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
We weren’t served any adverts with our paid membership, nor were we pestered by scammers or members trying to sell us anything.
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.
You can actually log into Flingster for free as a guest just by selecting your gender and clicking “Start Chatting.” From there, if you wish, you can create a new account or log in to your existing one by clicking the button at the top right of the screen. The registration process is extremely straightforward. In fact, you can choose to leave your bio completely blank if you wish.
As soon as you’re logged in, you’ll be randomly paired with another Flingster user and can start typing in the chat box straight away. You’ll remain connected to that user until one of you disconnects, at which point the Flingster algorithm will pair you with someone else.
You can’t search for individual members on Flingster. You can only chat with whoever the Flingster algorithm randomly pairs you with.
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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.