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If you think you’ve seen it all, check out Alt and think again. As part of the FriendFinder Network of online dating websites, Alt boasts an massive user-base of well over 2 million members. When it comes to alternative adult dating, membership numbers correlates with variety, and it’s certainly the spice of life at Alt.
Having reviewed many alternative and adult dating websites over the years, we’re familiar with the ins and outs of this sector. However, some of the kinks and fetishes on Alt still surprised us. It’s clear from browsing through the categories of kinks listed by users that Alt will have something special for everyone.
Users already familiar with AdultFriendFinder will notice some overlap, but Alt takes things to another level. As well as benefiting from the FriendFinder Network’s popularity in terms of membership numbers, Alt also uses the same top notch website templates, tools, and functionality, giving members a user-friendly and rich browsing experience.
It’s clear from browsing through the categories of kinks listed by users that Alt will have something special for everyone.
Signing-up as a Standard (free) member is very straight-forward and quick: just enter your email address and respond to the confirmation email which you should receive promptly. Users are then encouraged to fill out a profile, or at least a minimum amount of information, such as name, location, age and a brief introduction.
Although additional profile information can be filled out later, we would encourage you to enrich your profile as much as possible from the outset; this will greatly improve your browsing experience and will also help you decide which membership subscription is best for you.
As well as the usual profile details, Alt offers a range of features which all members can use to enrich their experience. Firstly, members can upload lots of photos to entice other members to get in touch, by showing how flexible you are in body and mind.
Secondly, members can add videos (the kinkier, the better) highlighting personal fantasies, preferences and general demeanor. For some people, tone of voice is just as important as physical appearance, so audio-visual recordings are a great way to find that perfect person with the voice of an angel or demon, depending on your preference.
Thirdly, the ‘Fetish Checklist’ is a quick and easy way to summarize what you’re into, what new things you’re keen to explore, and what stuff doesn’t appeal to you. The Fetish Checklist is several pages long and very comprehensive. The ‘results’ can be added to your profile so that your preferences are clearly visible and searchable.
Most new users will be content to begin by simply browsing the kinky content that other users are uploading every day. In fact, this can be a great way for complete beginners to gauge what they’re into and how far they’d be willing to go. More experienced users will soon want to take their fantasies into the real world, and there’s no better place to do so than at Alt.
The Standard (free) membership should certainly whet your appetite and give you a good feel for the way things work. However, if you want to see more than an overview of other users’ profiles, you must upgrade to either a Silver or Gold membership.
It’s as a paying member that you’ll really be able to make the most out of Alt. A Silver membership is slightly cheaper but, if you’re happy with Alt, we would recommend spending a few extra dollars a month for a Gold membership. Gold membership offers more bang for your buck, as it gives you full, unrestricted access to everything that Alt has to offer.