2021 Sinder Review: Just Like Tinder, But Is It Better?

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Online dating is a beautiful thing and makes dating life so much more convenient. Sadly though, there’s always a group of people that come along and remind us why we can’t have nice things. As we’re going to cover in this Sinder review, MySinder.com is an example of exactly that.

As such a strong advocate for all things online dating, I love doing reviews like this. The more we can expose which sites are terrible, the more common knowledge it can be. If we can save just one person from getting ripped off, it’s worth every second of the review process.

That said, I need to be sure these reviews are fair and unbiased. The best way to do that? A standardized review process that I follow for every dating site and app review.

How we reviewed Sinder
The process is simple and effective but time-consuming. It always starts with a completely blank profile. I fill in only the required information and just leave that account to sit for a day or two (spoiler: this site proved exactly why we do this).

After that, I’ll use it as a free user for one to two weeks, depending on the results. For this phase, I complete every part of my profile including high-quality photos, a proper bio etc. Here, I’m looking to set up as many dates as I can without paying for anything. Most people want a site that’s free and effective, so it’s an important step.

After that, I’ll upgrade to a paid account so I can make a direct comparison. Did a paid account give me more dates than the free one? Were the premium perks worth the money?

By running through all of this personally, I can give you the most in-depth, informative review rather than regurgitating other reviews.

Our Complete Sinder Review

The site upon login

Having reviewed so many fake dating sites now, MySinder.com set a lot of alarm bells ringing almost immediately. Before we get into the details though, let’s take a look at a high-level comparison against a legitimate website.

For hookup-focused sites like Sinder claims to be, we always compare against Adult Friend Finder. Being one of the biggest names in hookup dating sites (almost 105 million users and counting), they’re a great point of comparison.

When you have easy, effective and legit options out there like that, why would anyone bother with these cheap fakes? So, let’s see how Sinder compares.

Site logoAdult FriendFinder logo
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.

2 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.

10 10
Privacy & Safety

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

4 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

As usual with these sites, the numbers tell us most of what we need to know. By all means, the site is easy to use but that’s about the only positive thing I can say about it.

Spam messages start seconds after creating a profile

Messages upon loginRemember how I said there’s a reason I leave a blank profile for a couple of days? This is it. I want to see if “women” are going to message a completely blank profile, claiming they’re attracted to me.

No real user will ever message a profile with no photo or information. That means you know for a fact these are bots or scammers.

In prepping for this Sinder review, the spam messages were real. In the first 60 seconds, I received three of them. In the first 24hrs, I had a total of 13. Further proof that they’re fake, the messages come in faster when you’re actively logged in.

This is usually to promote urgency. You’re online right now, so are all these women that are messaging you. If you don’t upgrade to a paid account you’re going to miss out on all of these women!

Of course, in reality, it’s more likely to be a small team of men offshore somewhere — in this case, Prague where the company is based. By the third day, I had 37 messages but not a single successful conversation.

Almost all the messages are in French

As someone actively learning French, this was both helpful and amusing. In terms of finding a real date though, it was just strange.

My browser language is English, my location is the US and there’s no way for me to change language preferences on the site. What’s even more confusing is the rest of the site is in English. Navigation, privacy info, most bios, etc, all in English yet the spam messages are in French.

Payment options are in Euros and their privacy info shows they’re based in Prague so honestly, I have no idea what’s going on there.

In any case, I responded to the one message I received and replied to in English. “She” responded in French!

A message in French

If I’ve got my translation right here, her response roughly translates to “I want you here with me, not a piece of clothing between us.”

Very forward but not at all a response to my message. What’s even more amusing is that it’s exactly the same type of trash you see from other fake sites, just in French.

Some more rough translations of their first messages:

  • Do you think I’m sexy?
  • Do you like romantic women?
  • Want to see my hot pics?
  • I want you now

All very forward and certainly not the type of message real women are going to send as an icebreaker. At this point, I can only assume the people behind sites like these get their understanding of women from a site that rhymes with CornHub.

In case you’re new to dating, real women don’t talk like this.

So much activity for a blank profile

Sinder ReviewBefore I even populated my profile, I’d already received a total of 43 notifications from MySinder.com. A mix of messages, likes, matches and so on.

See for yourself in the screenshot below. Note that My Profile is only 1% complete — completely blank.

Even after completing my profile, nothing really changed. The same level of spam happened, still in French and no real users came to the surface.

 

Users will often “view your profile” the moment you view theirs

To further promote the (false) idea that you’re in high demand on this site, you get a lot of profile views. You’ll see a small pop-up notification in the corner when this happens and the number in the “Visits” badge increases.

What gives this away as fake is that it almost always happens within seconds of viewing someone’s profile. 

Sample profile

Also interesting about this example is that “her” name is “Moderated” and her bio is one of the few in French. I’m so confused by this site in general. I suppose that’s one thing we can be thankful for with fakes like this — they’re usually easy to spot, by design.

User profiles are filled with other suggested profiles

Another strange thing I noticed was the layout of user profiles. It’s not uncommon to have a strip of similar users at the bottom for you to check out. On Sinder, though, about 50% of the screen is taken up with these suggestions.

So many suggested profiles

If this were a real dating site, this would be terrible for “Gabbie” here. She gets a single column of screen real estate in her own profile!

A Tinderesque Hot or Not section

You’ll find Hot or Not in the navigation pane that takes you to a feature that works much like Tinder. You choose the X or heart to determine if you’re interested in that person or not. If you both like each other, that’s a match and you can start chatting.

Hot or Not feature

Of course, this is entirely redundant since, even as a free user, you can chat to any user without matching. Why they bother adding this in I’m not entirely sure. We’ll add it to the long list of things that make no sense on MySinder.com.

What I did notice is that these profiles were fast to message me after we matched. I suppose it’s just another way to make you feel in demand. That said, I matched with “Camille” who was quick to message me (it literally took seconds) with an odd opener. Written in French, it translates to:

“I might not be the prettiest girl on here but trust me, I know how to please a man.”

Camille, do we need to have a chat about confidence levels? There’s a lot to unpack there.

Stay away from Sinder

If it wasn’t clear enough already, I highly recommend that you stay as far away from Sinder as you can. It’s just one of the low-quality sites out there that will waste your time (and money if you bother with a paid account). Of course, swimming through a sea of awful dating sites isn’t ideal, so let us lead you towards a site that actually works: Adult FriendFinder.

Adult FriendFinder is one of the top hookup sites in the world. With millions of users worldwide, it remains one of the most established and reliable sites out there for people who want to meet other singles. And by other singles, I mean real women who behave and chat like actual human beings. In case you’re worried about being catfished, AFF has its own webcam service that can help you get to know your matches better.

So why bother with Sinder when you can try out the Adult FriendFinder free trial?

Positives and negatives of Sinder

As with any site, I do try to find some sort of silver lining. In the case of MySinder.com, it was tough.

Positives
Negatives
  • The site loads fast and is easy to navigate
  • It’s a fake dating site — users are fake
  • Constant spam message, starting just seconds after creating a profile
  • The messages are almost exclusively in French
  • No real users means no real conversations or dates

A free profile lets you do enough to see that you won’t get anywhere

Where this site differs from other lazy sites like it is that you don’t need to pay to see that it’s clearly not worthwhile.

As a free user you can view and message profiles, receive endless spam and see for yourself that it’s a waste of time. Sure, you’re limited in how many messages you can send, what you can view, etc but it’s still more than enough.

Most fake sites will hide the messages behind a paywall. This way, you can’t know that it’s fake until you’ve already paid them and potentially compromised your credit card.

Instead, a paid account will give you:

  • The ability to view full-sized profile photos
  • Unlimited messaging
  • The ability to see all users in the search results
  • Their “Intellectual MATCH system” (which I can find no info on)
  • The ability to share and view videos
  • A personal support assistant

Questionable terms and conditions

Something I like to do with terrible sites is look through their privacy policy and terms and conditions. They tend to bury ridiculous things in here for some reason, as though documenting their tactics makes it okay.

In case there was any question about the legitimacy of the profiles on Sinder, they confirm it’s fake. Literally, in writing, they confirm that they use fake profiles for “…entertaining the user for promotional purposes and other reasons.”

Terms and conditions revealing fake profiles

They also require unreasonable amounts of notice to cancel your paid subscription. Technically, this is in their Terms and Conditions so fighting this would be tough.

Automatic renewal of membership

Even the fact that they deem a 1-month subscription to be just 28 days is a strange stipulation. It’s not like shortening your access period by two or three days actually impacts anything.

Anyhow, the site is very clearly fake and you don’t need to hand them credit card details to see that for yourself. None of this matters so long as you don’t fall for their tactics.

Sinder Review: FAQ

To make sure I’ve covered all the frequently asked questions, here are few more answers to help you out. If I’ve missed anything though, be sure to let us know.

What is Sinder?

Sinder is another dating app with fake profiles (they literally say so!). Like many imitations, you’ll start receiving fake messages from the second you create a free account.

In my time using the site, I wasn’t able to have a single real conversation.

How do you log into Sinder?

You can create a free user account by filling out the basic form on their home page. After that, you’re free to look around, message users and complete your profile.

The username and password you provide in this sign-up process is what will be used to log into the site in the future.

What are Sinder alternatives?

Clearly, Sinder.com is a fake dating site. Rather than wasting your time here, focus on sites that actually work.

To save you the legwork, we’ve already reviewed the best dating apps and websites. Take a look at our list and try the ones that seem like the best fit for you.

How do you use Sinder for free?

When you create an account on MySinder.com, you’re given a free profile by default.

This allows you to view member profiles, send and receive messages and use almost all features of the site. The only real difference is that you’re limited to how many messages you can send and how many people you can “like” in Hot or Not.

How do you cancel your Sinder Membership?

To cancel your paid subscription, follow these steps:

  1. Click User Profile from the navigation pane on the left
  2. Click the Settings icon on your profile photo
  3. At the top, you’ll see Membership. Click to open these options
  4. Select Cancel Membership

How do you delete your Sinder account?

Deleting your profile is also simple, just follow these steps:

  1. Click User Profile from the navigation pane on the left
  2. Click the Settings icon on your profile photo
  3. Click Delete Account
  4. Click Delete My Account

How much does Sinder cost?

Pricing for Sinder is in Euros for some reason. Since exchange rates constantly fluctuate, be sure to check the current conversion rate if you’re going to sign up (which I strongly advise against — the site is entirely fake).

Below are current conversions in USD, based on today’s rates at xe.com.

3-day trial €1.35 ~$1.63

1 month €24.99 ~$30.18

3 months €13.45/month ~$16.25

6 months €9.45/month ~$11.41

By upgrading to this paid account, you’re getting access to:

  • View full-sized profile photos
  • Unlimited messaging
  • See all users in the search results
  • Their “Intellectual MATCH system (which I can find no info on)
  • Share and view videos
  • A personal support assistant

Is Sinder legitimate?

No. It’s another fake dating site that even confirms this in their Terms and Conditions. They’ll use fake profiles for “…entertaining the user for promotional purposes and other reasons.”

In my time using the site, I didn’t come across a single, real user.

Does Sinder really work?

No. There are no real users on the site so the only profiles you can communicate with are bots.

Again, they confirm this in their Terms and Conditions for some reason:

“The portal may contain fake profiles created and controlled by the website with which it is not possible to arrange real encounters.”

How do you send messages on Sinder?

Sending messages is as simple as click the speech bubble icon in any user profile.

How to send messages

Even as a free user, that’s all it takes. Since the profiles are fake, the best you can hope for is an automated response, most likely in French for some reason.

How do you search on Sinder?

To filter the fake profiles on Sinder, click the gray bar at the top of the “People nearby” section (the page you see when you log in).

You’ll be given a collection of filters to narrow down your search.

How to search on the site

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