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FriendFinder-X Review




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FriendFinder-x is one of the largest hookup sites with more than 20 years of service. It is not just a platform to find casual sexual encounters, FriendFinder-x also offers explicit content including adult photos, videos, and live cams.


The site is intended for individuals, couples, or even groups of people of any sexual orientation, marital status, and nationality. There is an option to register a shared account for open couples who want to spice up their sex life or for a group of sexually active individuals.


Although there are many casual online dating sites available on the web, FriendFinder-x is very popular with its rich features. One of the most interesting features of the site is the Sex Academy, which offers a wide variety of online courses on sexual topics.


FriendFinder-x was launched in 1996 and is operated by FriendFinder Networks (previously Various Inc.), which handles a number of niche dating sites as well as adult entertainment sites.


FriendFinder Networks has operated many adult dating sites including Adult FriendFinder,, and AsianMatchMate. FriendFinder-x is available in four languages, English, Chinese, Dutch and French, and is accessible from all countries.

FriendFinder-x Cost and Membership Statistics


FriendFinder-x has more than 50 million members. Its site activity is quite high, with an average of more than 600 thousand visitors monthly. Majority of the visitors are from the United States which accounts to 72 percent. Other visitors come from the UK, Canada, India, Germany, and others.


The site is more popular to males. According to Alexa, males are overrepresented in the site while females are underrepresented, relative to general internet population. On the other hand in terms of age, most of the visitors are aged 25-34 and 25-44.


FriendFinder-x offers only one type of subscription, Gold membership. However, there is an additional ‘Standard Contacts’ add-on for Gold members which enables free members to view your full profile and send messages to you anytime. Below is the price list for both Gold membership and add-on with discounts depending on duration:


Friendfinder-x Cost


Aside from subscriptions, FriendFinder-x has another currency which are called points. These points can be used to send virtual gifts, view live broadcasts and many more.

Points can be earned through participating in activities in the site like daily log-in, verifying your identity, uploading photos, etc. Points can also be purchased from the site at varying amounts per bundle:
$3.00 for 200 points
$6.00 for 500 points
$10.00 for 1,000 points



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Free members don’t have much access to the functions of the site, especially messaging features. Free members also cannot access full profiles or send winks. Here are all the features available on free membership:

● Full Profile Creation


A full profile includes basic personal information and their ideals matches. It also includes common questions found in mainstream dating sites such as ethnicity, lifestyle, physical appearance, and hobbies.


The profiles in FriendFinder-x include many details about sexual activities and preferences. It has many questions about topics like kinks, sexual fantasies, swinging/swapping, sex toys, and others. There is also an additional ‘Personality Test’ to help gauge a user’s personality to help find more compatible matches. After completing the test, users will get a corresponding icon in their profile.


● Photo and Video Upload


Users can upload images and videos by webcam or filename. Aside from the profile photos, members can also create albums. It basically works like a social networking site where users can add photos and videos to their profile space.


● Basic and Advanced search


Basic search filters include basic profile information as well as last log-in date and member type (currently online, currently broadcasting, with photos, with video, highlighted members, Gold members, and VIP). Advanced search options include other parts of the profile such as personal background, body attributes, and languages are spoken.


● Viewing Profiles


Viewing member profiles is limited for free members. They can only view the information found in the search results and a thumbnail version of profile pictures. However, free users can receive privileges on profile viewing based on the popularity of their profile. There is also an option to pay 3 USD to view a single profile for 30 days.


● Member Activity Feed


View status updates, activities and new photos of other members. The activity feed can be filtered to show updates by friends and Hotlist, members near you, and Global (all members).


● Interaction


Save limited members in Hotlist, like photos and videos, read blogs, join online groups, and post short status updates. Sending flirts are not for free, standard members can send a flirt to one person for 1 USD.


● Messaging

Free members can only read messages sent by Gold Members and send messages to members who have purchased ‘Standard Contacts’ add-on. They can also access instant chat and chat rooms.


By upgrading to Gold membership, users can access all features available for free members plus the following:

● Ad-free browsing
● View full profiles of all members including videos and full-size photos and videos
● Save search options
● Search members according to kinks and fetishes
● Unlimited messaging features to all members which include sending flirts, email, instant messages and group chat
● Unlimited access to live member webcams
● Send friend requests to other members and comment on their status, photos & videos

FriendFinder-x also has many other unique features, some of which can be accessed with the use of points.

Hot Or Not- Shows random profiles which members can rate with a thumbs up or down. The results are aggregated so paying members can search by rating,


Top Fans- Users can use points to bid to be a member’s top fan. The list of top fans shows up in the member’s profiles and receives a special badge and highlight. Every member can have ten top fans.

Sex Academy- These are online courses with video or photo tutorials offered by FriendFinder-x. The topics range from erotic massage to sexual positions. Once finished, the user will get a badge of the course icon displayed on their profile.


Contests- Different contests organized by FriendFinder-x. All members are eligible to vote for their favorites for free.


Erotic Stories- A collection of fictional stories submitted by members. All members can view, vote or comment on these stories.


Live Action- This section provides a live video area with chat rooms and flash chat options for cybersex. The Live Action also incorporates a newly added feature of FriendFinder-x called ‘Connexion.’ This feature allows the user to buy a ‘Lovense’ toy, through which members can control the sex toys used by their partners onscreen.


Virtual Gifts- Users can purchase gifts to send to members or send tips to those who are doing live broadcasts.

Ease of Use


The layout of the website can be overwhelming at first as it has too many features and information displayed. However, once you are used to the format, you can find that it is very ideal and easy to navigate. The site has five primary tabs, My Stuff, Live Action, Community, What’s Hot, and Search.


The sign-up process is very quick. You can immediately use your account after verifying your email. Finding appropriate matches isn’t difficult with its extensive search features. You can also view members who are online and currently broadcasting videos. However, you can’t do much without a paid membership, even sending flirts is not for free.


For better matching results it is advisable to spend the time to create a wholesome profile and upload a profile picture. Although you can get messages overnight even without uploading a profile picture, most of them might be from fakes.

FriendFinder-x has a mobile app available for Android or iOS. It covers all the functions of the site with a much simple layout. The mobile app is also optimized to have faster loading time than using a mobile browser.

How Safe is FriendFinder-X ?

The website is secured and verified by one of the most reliable web hosting company, GoDaddy. It has firewalls to ensure the safety of user information and all transactions are protected with SSL encryption. However, no website security can be called perfect.


On 2015, there was a breach on FriendFinder sites which compromised 4 million users. Another hacking incident in 2016 affected more than 300 million FriendFinder user accounts. It is very important to have discretion on uploading private information.


FriendFinder-x has verification procedures to identify which accounts are trustworthy. Users can verify their account by submitting a photo with the username displayed in the picture. There is also the ConfirmID to verify identity by uploading a government-issued identification document such as passport, driver’s license, and others.


However, FriendFinder-x does not do an individual criminal investigation of submitted profiles. Which means individuals who can create fake identities can also create fake accounts. The site reminds users to never reveal identifying information like passwords or home and work address and to stop communicating with someone who asks for money. The site has several ‘Report Abuse’ buttons for those who want to report members engaging in illegal acts.

How To Contact FreindFinder-X


Feedback Form

FriendFinder-x has a ‘Feedback Form’ on its website’s ‘Contact’ link. Users can also send an email directly at or contact customer service through post or telephone.

Postal Address

Various Inc. at 910 E. Hamilton Ave. Suite 600, Campbell, CA. 95008, USA; or
Ventnor Enterprise Limited at Suite 2, Second Floor 145 High Street, Colchester Essex C01 1PG

24/7 Phone Hotlines:

888-575-8383 (US toll-free)
0800 098 8311(UK toll-free)
1800 954 607 (AU toll-free)
408-702-1033 (worldwide)

Positives and Negatives




● Large user base of 50 million members
● Many unique features like Sex Academy and Connexion
● Rating system which sort top profiles, photos and videos
● Extensive search filters



● No automated matches
● Many additional fees. Other features require points
● Very limited messaging options for free members

Other Sites To Consider Also operated by FriendFinder networks. It has more than 50 million members and with slightly lower fees than FriendFinder-x. It also has a unique Purity Test which determines how pure or naughty you are.


iHookup- Similar to FriendFinder-x, this adult dating site is uncensored and provides a platform for cybersex. It has about 200 thousand visits per month and has a three-month guarantee where users can get three months free subscription if they can’t get a partner for the first three months.


Flirt- A more tame version of FriendFinder-x. Users can opt to censor the site of explicit images. It has more than 1 million members and has moderate site activity.


HotOrNot- A casual dating site with almost 400 million members and about 1 million online members at any given time. Unlike FriendFinder-x it does not have much explicit content. It is more focused on making connection and friends and is more similar to Flirt.

FriendFinder-X Review Final Words


All in all, FriendFinder-x is a good site for those who are looking for casual sex. The site is very reliable for those looking for a ‘quick fix.’ It has substantial features and options, anything needed for a hook-up site, and more.


New users can find suitable matches as long as you know how to sift through fake profiles. These things cannot be avoided in many large dating sites. Even though the management team cleans them up, some fakes get through the gaps. Online dating sites are a good platform for scamming and fishing prospects, especially those with millions of members.


One pitfall of FriendFinder-x is, it can be a money drain. Aside from the monthly fees, most of the interesting functions need points, and yes you will have to buy them. Points earned through participating on-site activities are a drop in a bucket if you want to enjoy site features.


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