There’s a huge variety of dating and hook up sites available – which ones are both legit and give you the best bang for your buck, figuratively and literally? If you’re looking to put your explorer’s hat on, here’s a summary of what will be on your Spicy Match map. Are you really a swinger and you just didn’t know it? That was the question I kept in mind while investigating for this Spicy Match review from the inside out.
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How many people are using this site to actually meet people compared to other sites.
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This Spicy Match review is a good news/bad news scenario. The GOOD news is if you’re a bisexual or bicurious female wanting to explore options, this site is tailor-made for you. EVERYONE is looking for girls with girls.vThe bad news? If you’re a straight male, you’re on so few search lists you might as well be an endangered species. For spicymatch.com, I was literally the odd man out within 1000 miles. After a full review, we have to recommend that any single guys give this a firm pass!
But the best news of all? AFF, the gold standard of any of the best hookup apps and websites we reviewed, would be more suitable than Spicy Match. It’s being with like-minded users. You’ll find it easier to pair up on AFF because of the huge number of profiles and the extensive filters, and because everyone wants the same thing.
We’re not saying it’s a Spicy Match scam by any means. It’s an absolutely legit global entity. I just had very few profiles of women or even couples in close range to message let alone set up a naked meet. Like a handful.
The first thing you see on their homepage is a conga line of women. Not just subliminal, this is the cover of any swinger’s manual. Then you peruse the photo contest page:
These pictures would seem encouraging until you read the pages-long single-spaced Spicy Match manifesto on the bottom of the home page which gives helpful definitions and a detailed background of swinging.
If you read through it all – and it’s a lot – you will be versed in their philosophy and able to decide if swinging is for you. And also to realize those contestants, they aren’t generally looking for a penis.
Travel! Events! Erotic forums, webcams, photo contests, pages! As a newbie, I wished for toddler water wings before diving into all that was available. At every step, so many options, all about shared sexual experiences – if that’s your thing.
Reading. Googling (TV/CD is transvestite and crossdresser). Contemplating. Again, a fair amount of effort if the odds are not ever in your favor.
However, once your photo is approved, Spicy Match will allow you as a free user to view the cams, browse members, send messages and chat. They also send lovely support emails and give ever-changing tips and tricks on the sidebar.
I applaud the site for its transparency at every turn. But if you’re looking for a one on one connection, pass SpicyMatch.
A trial membership is free. Premium and standard memberships have a variety of payment plans. However, if you don’t want to spend a lot on the site, you can always be a verified member. We’ll get to that in a bit.
Verified members qualify for a discount as well, confirming again how important users’ safety is to SpicyMatch.com
As for what you receive as a paid member, this is just one of three pages – a lot of value for your swinging dollar.
Spicy Match also offers a cash forward Loyalty Program for members recruiting members which, given the covert nature of the community, makes complete sense.
When my trial profile gave me less than 40 matches in my area and of those, only a handful looking for someone like me, I thought: “Paid membership and advanced search will save the day!”
Only these profiles had “straight male” in their choices.
The map is a cool graphic though, giving you all the profiles closest to your location as well as clubs, nudist beaches, nudist campsites, mature shops, swinger hotels and swinger resorts that are available in that particular area. The Spicy Match logo signifies a swingers venue and the plain purple dots are city landmarks.
Any single guy on Spicy Match will clearly see that he’s not the target demographic of the site. But if you’re looking for an easier, more effective way to hook up, AFF is definitely the way to go.
It has a really active social community with a lot of activities and choices for single users, female or male, to connect with like-minded hookup partners. Profiles are genuine and extensive, and the user base is 100+ million. AFF even has a free trial promo. Easy peasy.
In conclusion, here’s what we liked and did not like in our Spicy Match Review:
Profiles, pictures and members are clearly authentic. There was no evidence of fakery except maybe this SWF looking for her soul mate ON SPICY MATCH. Hilariously one of the few women I could find “looking for a single straight man”, she did not reply to my message.
One thing though, you need to scroll down and scrutinize every profile’s “searching for” before even thinking about messaging anyone.
Below is an example of a profile for a couple where they can each specify their stats. This is a pretty good feature that’s more thorough than other swingers sites.
The design is a Facebook doppelganger and generally intuitive. It has that Carnavalesque cover photo on the homepage and your profile’s news feed is easy to understand and navigate. The tips and tricks on this sidebar about fake profiles showcase their solid security.
Basic browse is the left sidebar on your newsfeed page. As a trial member, you receive all categories but you can modify your distance. The drop-down menu gives you advanced search as well as your local map; both are paid features.
You can message for free with the chat option in the bottom corner, a la Facebook, which is a great feature for a trial member. There were no fake messages or, unfortunately, any real replies to my messages but the support people emailed me often.
For free, the basic functionality allows you to conceivably contact and connect. Success on the site though is geared towards swinging couples and bisexual/ bicurious women.
I also have the feeling that, as an often stigmatized community, they are more cautious than not about possible interlopers posing as genuine new users.
On the right sidebar are sponsored messages but they all appear to be from business partners involved with the travel and events. There’s also merchandise such as SpicyMatch bikinis, so everything is on brand and in house.
As already mentioned, all membership pricing is in Euros as the site is European in origin. There’s also a lot of discounts and codes online.
Well, I put my explorer’s hat on to do this review and discovered as a heterosexual male, it’s pretty much impossible to decide if I’m a swinger because I got no action. While it seems like it’s a legit site it just isn’t that good for a single guy. We consistently found better results on other sites and don’t think most guys will do well on Spicy Match either.
Was it my sexual orientation? Was it my unmarried penis? Was everyone just completely uninterested in both?
As per the swinger’s manifesto, I’m going to say a resounding yes. Without judgment, the nature of this site is wide-ranging while being exceptionally singular in its purpose.
Although I cannot recommend this as a hookup site for singles, if you put a wedding ring on that penis and bring your wife to SpicyMatch, I’m sure you’ll find a much more comprehensive welcome.
Just in case I’ve missed some important basics, here are the answers to some frequently asked questions:
SpicyMatch.com is a global swinger’s site. Open to couples and singles, they welcome anyone interested in exploring their lifestyle with a great deal of information and options. The site facilitates casual connections and shared sexual experiences. But it’s also very much a community with a common philosophy as well.
On the upper right-hand corner of the home page, you input your email and password then click log in. There is a box underneath for “keep me logged in” as well.
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You can easily set up a profile to begin messaging and chatting as a trial member. Just click “sign up” on the home page and give yourself a while to fill everything in.
However, you can’t adjust your browse filters, except for distance, view visitors to your profile, chat with cam broadcasters or see your local map.
You can either message the help desk OR go to “Account” using the drop-down menu on the top far right and click the tiny “Delete my account” pictured below.
Once again, here are the membership categories and prices in Euros and don’t forget, there are lots of discounts available online.
It is a totally authentic site BUT it is for swingers, which is a specific community with a focused intention of shared sexual experiences. If you’re a female open to exploring your sexuality, this is the place for you.
However, if you go on as I did, a single straight male looking for a one-on-one hook up, you will most likely not be successful. At all.
Even as a trial member, you can send and receive messages. Once you’ve found someone you’re interested in, click the message box located near the top right of their profile, just under their picture.
On your home newsfeed page, “members” is located on the left sidebar. Click the drop-down to browse. As a paid member, you can set your filters for browse, choose your advanced settings or peruse the map for your closest matches.