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As we always tell our readers, when it comes to sites such as FlirtBuddies – those that offer a ton of eye-candy up front – make sure to kick the tires and take it for a spin before you commit to buy. This is what you can expect from FlirtBuddies
– Registration Process –
Registering on FlirtBuddies starts on the welcome page. Immediately to the right of the large image of the buxom blonde, you will find a registration box that indicates that it is a short four-step process. The first step requires you to state your gender along with that of the match that you are seeking. You then click on a big red button marked “NEXT” and you proceed to enter your selected username for the site, your selected password, and a valid email. You then click on a red button that is marked “FINISH SIGN UP” and voila, your four-step registration process is complete. You can literally register for FlirtBuddies in under a minute.
Technically speaking, there is a fifth step. You must click on a validation link that is sent to the email that you entered at registration. If you fail to do so within 72 hours of having registered, your account gets canceled.
– The Members Area –
Once you register, you are redirected to the member’s area. If you have not validated your email address, a small banner will be displayed at the top of the page reminding you to do so. You will also be reminded to create a user profile. Creating one, however, is entirely optional.
Creating a profile consists of uploading a profile picture and as many as five additional images. You can also write a brief “about me” introduction. Beyond that, your willow ekЕџi profile section only offers you the option to enter basic data about your physical attributes, such as age, height, weight, eye color etc. It is as if FlirtBuddies really doesn’t care to know too much about its members.
This same indifference to detail is carried over to their matchmaking search engine. The only criteria that you can filter for are the same physical attributes that you filled out in your own profile.
– What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks? –
After about one minute on the site, you will start receiving message notifications and chat requests from not one, not two, but from several “female members” of FlirtBuddies. The profile pictures attached to these messages will leave you eager to respond. Unfortunately, the moment you click on the button to reply, guess what? You can’t. Instead, you are informed that in order to reply or send messages you must first upgrade to a paid membership.
Well, hell’s bells, why would that matter if you have several hotties lined up and eager to get down to business with you, right? Remember, these are not real hotties. These are chat-bots. FlirtBuddies stipulates it in their terms of service that they use “fabricated profiles” and automated messaging systems to interact with members for entertainment and marketing purpose. Responding to these bots will get you as close to getting laid as speaking to the images in a lingerie catalog.
In case you do not heed or warning about the prevalence of chat-bots and fake profiles on FlirtBuddies, the cost to get full membership and to be able to use the communication features on the site will run you $ per month. You can trim down the average monthly price by paying $ for three months in advance.
FlirtBuddies also offers a three-day trial membership for $8.90. During our evaluation, two of our testers encountered problems with the trial membership. The site charged them an amount equivalent to one full month of membership even though they had canceled the trial membership before the three days had elapsed. We sent multiple emails to customer support, but we never received a response to our complaints.