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FriendFinder.com is the only online dating service that allows members to join for FREE! Although to use all of the features and capabilities that FriendFinder has to offer, a member must upgrade their free membership to a paid membership, there are still quite a few features available to free members.
What are Some of the Features Available to Free Members?
Free members can browse all of the profiles on FriendFinder.com for free, they can create and post their own profiles and the free membership also gives them limited access to contact other members.
What Sets FriendFinder.com Apart?
First off, they claim to have almost four million members. While it is very difficult to verify this type of information, we can attest to the fact that FriendFinder is one of the largest online personals services and is right up there with Match.com in terms of number of members.
FriendFinder.com is also only one of the sites in a network of ethnically and religiously targeted personals sites that allows for more focused searching of single men and women of specific races and ethnicities. This allows the user to better target the type of person they are looking for. The other sites in the FriendFinder network are:
Italian FriendFinder - Italian Personals
Asia FriendFinder - Chinese Personals
Filipino FriendFinder - Filipino Personals
OutPersonals - Gay Sex Personals
Gay FriendFinder - Gay Dating Personals
ALT.com - Fetish & BDSM Personals
German FriendFinder - German Personals
BigChurch - Christian/Catholic Personals
Indian FriendFinder - Indian Personals
Jewish FriendFinder - Jewish Personals
Amigos.com - Spanish/Portuguese Personals
Adult FriendFinder - Sex Personals
FriendFinder also features: Blogs, Chat and Groups. These are special features available to paid members that are pretty much what they sound like. Blogs allow members to post their own blogs or read other members blogs, Chat provides a facility whereby members can chat with other members and Groups allow people to join a group focused on a particular hobby or activity along with other single members who are also interested in that hobby or activity. This makes it easy to find other single men and women on their site who have similar interests.
FriendFinder.com Paid Member Benefits
Once a free member has upgraded their FriendFinder.com membership to one one of paid member benefit levels, either Bronze, Silver, or Gold, these members then get priority profile listings, full contact and chat capabilities. The difference in the Gold membership is that these members have their profiles posted ahead of Silver and Bronze members and they get additional months at no extra charge.
Unlike some of the other large online dating sites, FriendFinder.com has not been featured in television or radio ads. They have grown their membership through word of mouth, other affiliate websites (like this one) and by providing excellent customer service and giving their members results.
How Easy is it to Set Up Your Dating Profile at FriendFinder.com?
Members profiles are extremely simple to set up. You can provide as much or as little information as you want, but remember the more the better! Information is categorized into: Personal, Physical, Geographical etc. FriendFinder.com also allows its members to post up to five photos and we can attest that the profiles with the most photos get the most looks, as well as responses. Paid members can also post voice and video introductions (but remember for video intros you will need your own webcam).
Are Search Results Accurate?
The results FriendFinder.com displays as a result of member searches are complete and accurate. When you perform a search twenty profile results are displayed, with the most relevant, paid members with photos being displayed first, starting with those members having the highest membership level (Gold members appear first, followed by Silver members, then Bronze and finally Free Members.)
FriendFinder.com has consistently been adding features. Although sites like Match.com may still have a few more features and 'specialty' departments or areas, FriendFinder.com does a great job of providing a sense of community and all their features are geared towards having their members meet and interact with one another. FriendFinder.com also has one of the most advanced ID features to help prevent the creation of fake profiles and help ensure that all members are real live people-single men and women who are looking to meet you!
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