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Dating Site: Passion.com
Rating: Above Average
Browse for Free? Yes
Free Membership? Yes. Click Here To Join Passion.com for Free
Slogan: "Sexy Personals for Passionate People"
Number of Members: 18 Million
Passion.com is an adult-oriented site, but one that does not feature the explicit or vulgar profiles present on some other adult-oriented dating and personals sites. Some of the better features are the number of members (at around 18 million), the ability to join for free and the capability to post multiple photos as well as a video introduction in your personal profile. The video introduction feature is our favorite.
Least Favorite Feature:
Large ratio of male to female members. Web Personals Online has found that there is almost a 4-to-1 ratio of male members to female members. This is good news for the ladies, but we people a balanced dating site should have about an equal number of men and women members. We would hope that Passion.com makes some effort to increase their female membership.
What are Some of the Features Available to Free Members?
Free members can browse all of the profiles on Passion.com for free and they are also able to participate in chat room discussions as well as Instant Message (IM) other members.
What Sets Passion.com Apart?
First off, they claim to have almost eighteen million members. While it is very difficult to verify this type of information, we can attest to the fact that Passion.com is one of the largest online adult personals sites on the internet. We do believe, however, that they share members with AdultFriendFinder.com, which is another adult-oriented sites within the same network of personals sites so there may be some member overlap.
Passion.com Paid Member Benefits
Once a free member has upgraded their Passion.com membership to one one of paid member benefit levels, they can then take advantage of the following features:
Chat - There are several chat rooms that are organized by geographic region or topic. Free members can join one of the pre-existing chat rooms, paid member can create their own chat room.
Who's Online - Both free and paid members can contact people who are currently online.
Profiles - Paid members can create more detailed profiles, include more photos and have video introduction privileges (you will need your own webcam for this).
Blogs - Passion.com also allows paid members to host their own blogs. This is a nice feature that allows members to talk about themselves or their dating experiences. We've found some of the blogs to be quite 'entertaining' if you know what we mean.
Unlike some of the other large online dating sites, Passion.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 sharing members with other adult-themed sites in the same network.
How Easy is it to Set Up Your Dating Profile at Passion.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. Passion.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 Passion.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.)
Web Personals Online has found several profiles online at Passion.com that do not appear genuine. Although Passion.com is a member of the FriendFinder network of sites, which are known for their integrity and customer service, it is still relatively young compared to the other sites within the network. We do not believe that FriendFinder had integrated their advanced ID feature, which prevent the creation of fake profiles, into Passion.com yet so just be aware when responding to any members on the site. If the profile or claims of the other member seems too good to be true, it just may be.
Although not up to the level of some of the other sites in the FriendFinder network, Passion.com has grown consistently and rapidly over the past year. Features have been added and there does appear to be more and more profiles from women, although the ratio is still heavily skewed towards male members. We say give it a try. Hey, at least you can join Passion.com for free to see whetehr you like it before upgrading to a paid membership.
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