Online dating is a fantastic thing when you find a website or app that really works for you. Unfortunately, though, it seems that many dating websites are complete wastes of time. In preparing for this Flirt.com review, I saw a very familiar template and knew exactly what I was looking at.
We like to do a lot of dating site reviews here at Beyond Ages to eliminate fake sites and time wasters. Since your online dating experience can only be as good as the website you use, it’s an important factor. By pointing you in the right direction with a detailed review, you can spend more time on actual dates. That’s how it’s meant to work, right?
No need to hide the conclusion for this site all the way at the bottom. It’s part of a massive network of fake dating websites that seem to point back to TopOffers.com. If you’re not familiar with this network, I’d suggest reading through the rest of Flirt review anyway. The more you can understand and look out for these fake sites, the safer your credit card will be.
Adult Friend Finder is arguably the biggest name in hookup websites which makes it Flirt.com’s biggest competitor. A great first step to any review is a brief comparison between the best option out there (AFF) and Flirt.
So, below is a quick comparison so you can see how the two stack up.
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.
Basically, everything but the usability of this site is pretty bad. You can navigate it just fine and the layout isn’t terrible at all. Unfortunately, though, that helps nobody when the only “women” you’ll talk to are a bunch of guys somewhere offshore.
If a hookup is what you’re looking for, go ahead and check out Adult Friend Finder instead. They boast over 60 million (real) users and are specifically targeted at hookups. You can send a handful of messages and expect a few replies even if you’re not an expert at flirting online. It’s infinitely better than giving this dodgy network your hard-earned money.
If AFF doesn’t do it for you, we recently reviewed all of the top dating apps and websites out there. Have a look through that list and see what appeals to you most.
When you spend as much time as I do writing detailed dating site reviews, you get to know the larger networks. In the case of TopOffers, a large portion of their sites all seem to use the same template and tactics. Just take a look at the five other sites in their network and how similar they are. As you can see, Flirt.com looks exactly the same too.
They seem to register a collection of cringe domain names like “Shagaholic.com” then duplicate the site over and over. About the only thing that really changes is the color scheme, honestly. So, the moment I logged into with my free account I knew exactly what to expect and I wasn’t surprised.
As I began writing more and more of these reviews, I started to see the same names in the footer. The closer I looked, the more connections I saw. It turns out this network includes a massive 218 fake dating websites! Of those, most fall under one of six shell companies:
If you ever see one of these names in the footer of a dating website, it’s time to cancel your account.
This is a fair question and an important one to answer. In short, nothing about the 218 sites in their network are legitimate, but they use tactics to pretend otherwise. You’ll constantly receive messages from profiles on the site but they’re all behind a paywall or you need to pay to reply. These will be flirty messages from a bot that’s trying to fool you into paying for a premium account. With any site that’s going to use tactics like these, I could never suggest handing over your credit card information.
On top of this, as we found in our Flirt review, they’ll use your information to populate their other websites as well. They’ll duplicate your profile on other dodgy “dating” sites, which means you might become the face of a bot soon enough!
It’s a big affiliate network — you are the product. As the saying goes, if you’re getting something valuable for free, you are the product.
No matter how questionable the site, we still manage to find something good about it. In the case of this Flirt.com review, all the “positives” are more like backhanded compliments.
The messaging experience on this website would be great if there were real users on it. The layout is so intuitive and easy to use but any attempt to talk to someone brings you to this:
Even when you get a pop-up window in the corner like the one below, you can’t reply. The moment you click in the text field to reply, you’re taken to that same subscription page.
Quite sad really. Yakf3 said I wouldn’t regret meeting her and yet it doesn’t seem like I’ll ever get the chance now. It’s the same problem with every single bot that messages you.
As you can see in our recommendation, some of them don’t even show you the initial message. You just get a notification that someone sent you a message and you need to upgrade to view it.
In our Flirt.com review we found that the only thing you really gain from creating a profile is the potential to become a star. There are no actual users on here to interact with but there is a chance you’ll be an unpaid model for multiple brands. Who wouldn’t want their face associated with “Shagaholic,” right?
A big red flag that a dating site isn’t what it claims to be is a sea of ads. Unlike what we found in our Flirt review, legit sites like Adult Friend Finder or eHarmony make their money through repeat subscriptions. They have no need for ad revenue and, so you won’t see ads on those sites.
Interestingly enough, Flirt.com doesn’t actually have ads anywhere. While the many lookalike sites I’ve reviewed have quite a few, Flirt was a little different. Since this is all part of an affiliate network, this alone must bring them enough revenue.
Finally, to wrap up this Flirt.com review I’m going to run through the most frequently asked questions. This should cover everything you need to know, but feel free to reach out if I missed anything.
Flirt.com is another part of the dodgy TopOffers affiliate network. You won’t find any real users on this site and they reserve the right to use your content for their own purposes.
You can sign up to Flirt with an active email address. Once you’ve created an account, all you need is that email address and your chosen password.
Flirt is not worth a second of your time. Instead, check out our review of the best dating apps and websites.
When you create an account, by default you’re given a free membership. This allows you to search for members and receive high volumes of spam. Since there are no real users on the site though, there’s really nothing you can do here as a free or paid member.
Going by the other reviews I’ve seen online, it seems unlikely they’ll actually cancel your subscription. You’ll have to cancel your credit card if you want to stop the payments.
Official instructions to cancel your subscription are below but if you’ve signed up for a paid account, contact your bank asap.
To delete your profile just follow these steps. Note that you’ll have to cancel your paid subscription before you can do this.
Not at all. This site is part of the Top Offers affiliate network. It’s one of 218 fake dating websites designed to get your credit card info.
As a paid member, you can just click “Chat” under any user’s profile and start chatting. Since all profiles are bots though, there’s really no point. As a free user, clicking Chat will just take you to the subscription page so you can sign up for a paid account.
To search for particular profiles on this site you can use the search bar at the top of the home page. It allows you to select the gender, age range and location of women you want to see. Again though, the only results you’ll get are bots.