When I first began to investigate dating sites, I couldn’t believe how many were there, let alone how many were faux there – promising love but giving only scam. Insert broken-hearted emoji here. That’s why it’s crucial to shop around first. Reading reviews will give you detailed insights into such questions as where you should go, who you should trust or why you should just keep scrolling. Ironically, that’s the perfect segue into our Wildspank review aka autopsy – a DOA dating site if there ever was one.
For your reference, we compared Wildspank.com with AFF, our gold standard due to its longevity, dependability and stellar reputation.
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.
And by the numbers, this is how it went down. AFF (which you can try for free) is the obvious criterion against which most, if not all, sites fail. They have an enormous user base with genuine, detailed profiles and an active, engaged community. If you’re looking for a legit casual dating site, look no further. AFF will literally hook you up.
No one should be wild for or even mild about this site. Just opt for captivity.
From the incongruous name to fake site treats such as immediate bot messages, obviously false profiles and a home company with shady terms and conditions, this review qualifies with a lot of the same that appears to be the template for counterfeit dating factories.
However, the site does throw in a spanner or two in HOW it’s off. It appears to exist merely as a gateway to other, equally fictitious dating sites – what. Then I went to pay for my membership. Super what. Spoiler alert: the paid features portion of this Wildspank review is a fast read.
Regardless of this site’s true raison d’etre, it is definitely NOT as a legitimate dating site.
Fortunately for those seeking genuine connections of the casual kind, we’ve already vetted the best dating apps and websites for you. And should you wish to skip Go and collect $200 naked, go directly to AFF. With over 100 million users on their roster, extensive filters and likeminded actual humans, you will hook up as many times as you’d like to go around that board.
Just skip landing on Wildspank.com. Ever.
First, a pet peeve before I dissect this site: what is with the name? Why would you use spank, even for a faux site that has nothing to do with BDSM or corporal punishment for fun? And then to pair it with this tagline:
“Try Wildspank. To make love happen.”
But NOT by getting wild and NOT by getting spanked. Talk about false advertising on top of false everything else. Why is this site trying to repel any real users? Real question.
To continue, WildSpank.com hits all the wrong notes but let’s address the most obvious one: ads. Ads ads ads ads ads. On the profile homepage, on your profile, on every profile. All for OTHER DATING SITES.
Here are what the hidden ads look like:
When you click on any one of them, a plethora of choice appears:
But it gets better. If you click here, you get this:
WildSpank is a “dating site” that exists to send you to other “dating sites” that are the exact same template as this with a logo change. And your profile is already there. Of course. Because Twilight Zone.
That whole situation is much creepier than the usual blank profiles that abound on fake sites and on this one.
Or the bot messages that are recycled through different Wildspank “users” because who doesn’t want someone who’s “made of romance”?
Though the terms and conditions of the parent company Timespace Limited do state that Wildspank.com sends “precomposed custom messages” to protect you from potentially risky or abusive “custom user” messages.
Feel free to reread that as many times as you’d like; it will never make sense.
Finally, when I went to pay for a membership, they rejected my credit card.
This posits several possibilities, none of them happy. If this site doesn’t want money for nothing, what does it want?
It may be that, for nefarious reasons, Wildspank has to continually change their third party payment system. But worst case scenarios include only PRETENDING they didn’t take your credit card then charging you under a different company name…or this site is using your pictures and information across all sites to legitimize their illegitimate activities as well as selling them to other dodgy networks.
What’s the best thing can you do on the site with a paid membership? I doubt there’s anything. I would say to not be extraneously charged or have personal details all over the web, fingers crossed.
If you want your money to help you meet real women, get that credit card of yours safely over to AFF. So many women! And everyone is on the same casual-only page, which AFF is highly focused on facilitating.
From my experience, it’s really the only site worth trying these days if you want to hook up. You don’t have to be extraordinarily good-looking (like you need to be on Tinder) and you don’t need to guess if the women you’re talking to want to get laid. AFF is by far the most convenient way to get some action!
Time to summarize what we liked and didn’t like about WildSpank. I’m sure this summary won’t come as a surprise.
Many of the women on Wildspank are very presentable. Too good looking, like reality show contestants or media influencers. There was an IG ready match on the front of my “like gallery,” beckoning me on, but when I opened “liked you,” blank profiles filled the screen. Because popular, yo.
Individual profiles have blurred pics and no personal info – just more clickbait.
Basic, busy and one size fits all. Here’s another site Wildspank.com sends you to. You’re welcome.
Now just imagine if they used this nice design to create a real, working dating site. That would be something, huh?
Gratis, Wildspank allows you to like profiles and initiate 6 chats daily but no messaging. Since there are no actual people on the site, you’re all good.
Did I receive fake messages on this site?
The question is: did I receive anything BUT fake messages from this site?
I would either get an ominous military time limit to open a message – because more official, obvs.
Or a random, ESL-tinged hello. Just off enough to be enjoyable.
Besides adding filters to your search, liking profiles and a few chats a day, this site’s most frequent, free and unasked for feature is sending you to their other, identical sites.
It has multiple advertisements on literally every page.
When you go to any profile, you will not see THEIR pics, because blurred. But no worries – they show you pics of apparently available women if you upgrade or you could click that ad instead!
These are odd numbers but what’s really irritating is Wildspank makes you do your own math. Ugh. And who is going to charge 99 cents on their credit card for ONE DAY of dating?
A day! – $0.99
A week – $3.99
A month – $16.50
3 months – $27.90
In conclusion, whatever this site is – and I honestly cannot tell you because NO IDEA – it is not a dating site. Nor are there any Lusty Locals, Steamy Snaps or Wives to Go Wild for you. My condolences.
STAY OFF Wildspank. It exists for reasons unknown but definitely dodgy.
In case there’s anything I didn’t answer about everything this site, here are the basics.
It’s a “dating site” that’s part of Timeshare Limited, a global company out of Malta.
It’s configured to appear as a dating site. But once you enter, it’s just ads for other dating sites that are identical to WildSpank.com – that is to say, equally false and shady.
You log on from the upper righthand corner of the sign-in page.
Well, after my WildSpank review I’d say anything that isn’t based in the Twilight Zone…like these that we recommend as best hook up sites.
You can’t use this site for free because you aren’t able to message anyone without a paid subscription. And because no one exists to message.
Free or theoretically paid, you go to your profile on the top right corner, click settings, scroll down and choose “remove account”.
The site then sends you through a series of screens ending with this one.
Or, if you’re feeling chatty, give Timespace aka Wildspank aka Lusty Locals aka Steamy Snaps a call.
Again, here are membership options that required a calculator and are just as random as its name:
A day! – .99
A week – 3.99
A month – 16.50
3 months – 27.90
NOT IN THIS UNIVERSE.
While we don’t like to say Wildspank scam, because possibly litigious, we do mean this site is inexplicably shady in every possible way. Do not give them anything – not your pictures, not your personal information and def not any credit card details because who knows how and where this site and all of its sister sites will misuse them.
There are chat options on every profile, but you aren’t able to message unless you have a paid membership, which this site did not grant to me.
On your profile homepage, the search option is on the upper left corner of the screen. The filters are underneath and just below that you choose all, online or new members.