It incentivizes women to join the site by allowing them to message men once they join without having to pay for a monthly membership.
Throughout the site’s promotional material and its welcome page, it presents itself as the ideal place to meet, flirt and hookup.
– Available Platforms –
We conducted our testing on NaughtyDate’s desktop browser version. We had been informed that a mobile app version was available, but we were unable to find it on Google Play.
Like a momma dog searching for her lost puppy, we searched and combed through the vastness of the worldwide web and discovered the NaughtyDate mobile app hiding in third-party app repositories.
That meant that in order to use the mobile version of the site one is expected to download and install an APK from a website operated by who knows who from who knows where. For obvious reasons, we took a pass on downloading the mobile app. We would urge you to pass on it as well. In the event that you are more daring with your smartphone than we are, you must download the APK, then change the settings on your Android device to allow for the installation of apps from unknown sources, cross your fingers nothing nasty happens, and install it.
– Registration Process –
Normally, sites such as NaughtyDate use a “fast-track” registration process. While the site does employ this type of registration, during our testing, fast it was not.
All of our testers encountered issues getting past the first page of the registration process. After entering their required information they were stuck in a loop to nowhere. NaughtyDate would not advance to the follow-up registration screens. After several minutes, one of our testers was able to register successfully. Another one was successful after starting from scratch an hour later. A third tester was unable to register after repeated attempts over two days.
We dare say that this definitely constitutes what those in the tech world would call a “bug.” Others of us would just call it a piece of sh*t hosting server for NaughtyDate. You may call it what you will – it didn’t fill us with enthusiasm nor anticipation of what was to come.
– User Experience –
Once our remaining testers were able to access the main platform of the site, whatever was left of our hopes and dreams for a naughty nirvana were dashed to bits.
Instead of finding a platform welcoming of new users, we found one poised to deploy legions of fake profiles and chat-bots to lure unsuspecting horny men into paying for an upgraded membership.
Upon seeing wave after wave of incoming messages from supposed female members we read through NaughtyDate’s terms of service and sure enough – it revealed that it uses such practices for fluidity, marketing, and entertainment purposes. Call it what they may, the sad reality is that your inbox fills up not with the pleas of sex-starved local vixens waiting to devour your manliness in a fit of lust. No, no, no… those messages clogging up your inbox are solely there to get at your money.
Maybe you are a saintly soul and believe that even baiting sites such as NaughtyDate are capable of redemption. Maybe, just maybe, when YOU register the site will magically change its ways and you will actually hook up with a real naughty woman. To those of you who hold out for such a hope, remind us to offer you a great deal on some lunar real estate later. For now, here are the costs associated with a NaughtyDate membership.