Fling.com App Review

There are quite a few different dating sites on the market for individuals to use, and a lot of them tend to be pretty new, and therefore relatively inexperienced. One that’s been at this game for a while, and therefore has a pretty good notion of what they’re doing is Fling.com. Here’s my full review of it down below, but a quick rundown directly below…

  • Solid security
  • Get laid guarantee
  • Been around for over a decade
  • Run by industry pioneers
  • No fake profiles
  • Great mobile functionality

image of the Fling.com homepage

Fling.com App Review & Login Process

The site first started back in 2006, when the internet was nearly as large of a community as it is today, and currently boasts over 50 million members, globally, with many of these individuals being concentrated in countries like the United States, United Kingdom, and Russia.

With their intuitive website design and straightforward signup process, Fling.com is a comfortable experience for most people. Below, I’ll provide a breakdown regarding the best (and worst) parts of this veteran dating site.

The site first started back in 2006, when the internet was nearly as large of a community as it is today, and currently boasts over 50 million members, globally, with many of these individuals being concentrated in countries like the United States, United Kingdom, and Russia.

With their intuitive website design and straightforward signup process, Fling.com is a comfortable experience for most people. Below, I’ll provide a breakdown regarding the best (and worst) parts of this veteran dating site.

Rating Criteria

Here are the criteria and overall breakdown of the ratings for Fling.com.

  • Usability – 80%
  • Support & Safety – 90%
  • Features – 80%
  • Cost To Join – 80%
  • Member Quality – 92%
  • Overall Value – 95%

Usability: Really Good For The Most Part

Fling.com tries to keep subscription and signup straightforward, allowing people to enter simple facts such as their gender, zip code, sexual preferences, etc. before getting an e-mail address & preferred password.

After a simple e-mail verification, you’ll be ready to start checking out what Fling has to offer. That is unless you’re unable to access the site.

While Fling.com promotes itself first & foremost as an international dating site, some folks might be surprised to learn that they’re not able to access this dating site from their country of origin, as certain governments ban websites such as this.

Features: Pay-To-Play

Fling.com has a fairly robust search option, eschewing a complex algorithm instead of so-called “free searching,” which gives guests the ability to set any & all dating parameters themselves.

This is nice, as it provides a custom-tailored search for matches that can sometimes nail your specific details better than a computer program. Here are some other bright spots I found:

  • Free initial signup
  • Profiles can be run much like social media, allowing for status updates, etc.
  • User pages can get quite detailed, allowing members to really flesh out their biographies
  • The site offers an online store for sex toys and other fun items
  • No complicated compatibility tests
  • SMS messaging is enabled if members choose to opt-in
  • A large list of chat rooms

I should warn you, although the functions listed above are quite attractive, many of these features (including sending & receiving messages from other users) can only be accessed once you sign up for a paid member profile, the details of which I cover later in this article.

Trend of Fling

Trend/Popularity: Peaked in 2007 in the US, Still Really Huge

Fling seemingly hit their stride about a year after they started up the site, with a fair amount of interest following them until mid-2008.

I pulled this information from Google Trends, and while they’ve made some updates to their geographical assignment algorithms over the past few years, the dip in interest for Fling.com happened well before these changes were implemented. The site recently peaked again in June 2017.

Running these same numbers by state, it seems to be that the American Southwest has traditionally had the biggest user base on Fling.com, so if you’re in Texas or further west, this site might still be a good bet.

Member Quality: Generally Great

Fling.com doesn’t have any fake profiles, but these tend to be mitigated by the pay-to-play platform. Users who’ve created just a free baseline profile are unable to reach out to other members, meaning that scammers tend to be locked out of Fling’s true functions.

While verification could be a bit more rigorous (perhaps by requiring a connection to a separate social media platform), it still appears that Fling.com does a pretty good job of keeping out the riff-raff.

Support & Safety: Almost 100% Spot-On

The Fling Network promotes a “24/7 profile review team” that oversees member safety on a day to day basis. The site is also adamant that they don’t solicit user information to other third-party advertising companies, meaning that everything you share is kept confidential.

If you upgrade to a paid member profile or decide to purchase on their online store, Fling uses safe services like WTSeTicket and SegPay, which are independent companies that members can always reach out to with any financial concerns.

My one complaint with Fling.com is that any & all links to their official privacy policy just redirect you to spam, and currently, users looking to read up on their data safety will have to find this policy on other, third-party review sites.

Pricing: Bang For Your Buck

While signing up for Fling.com is free, as I mentioned above, there isn’t a whole lot you can do on the site until you sign up for a paid membership.

Getting into the paid version of Fling means that you’ll actually be able to reach out to other profiles to try and make a connection.

You’ll have to pick between their silver and gold options, which have different pricing tiers depending on what features you’d like to have. If you’re just dipping your toes, I’d definitely recommend the silver option to start with.

Ratings: Pretty Damn Solid

The mobile version of Fling.com maintains a 4.1 rating on Google Play, with over 50,000 installs as of this writing. Comments are generally pretty positive, with most folks stating that they’ve been quite successful using the app.

Pros:

  • Easy to use interface
  • Smooth installation process
  • Available in quite a few different countries

Cons:

  • No matchmaking algorithms
  • Users aren’t always concentrated in your area
  • Users have to pay to use almost all features offered

Conclusion: Fling.com Is The Best Of 2019 & 2020

While Fling.com may not be breaking new ground with their tried & true methods, the site has been functioning continually for over a decade. They have a dedicated user base that tends to be full of repeat customers, as well as relatively impressive sign up numbers to this day.

Fling.com still lands itself respectable rankings in 2020 and was winning awards as far back as 2012. If you need a direct hookup app, but can’t find what you’re looking for with the more standard offerings like Bumble and Tinder, I definitely think you could do a whole lot worse than Fling.com. In fact, in all honesty, I think it’s quite possibly the best adult dating app on the market today.