The pleasures of the flesh are meant to take center stage at AdultDateLink.com. You quickly figure out that unless you hand over your credit card you’re going to have incredibly limited access. The site gives you so few free perks that what you can see is hardly enough of an incentive to make you want to upgrade your membership. Still, toward the end of this review I do have something good to say about the site.
The sign-up process is painless. Actually, it is a little too painless. You can get your foot in the door and start surfing by entering a screen name, a password, an email address and your date of birth. It almost seems too simple. That is until you try to use the live-chat feature. That’s when Adult Date Link snaps you back into the reality of having to fill out a profile.
“For quite some time it has managed to maintain a healthy amount of visitors to its pages.”
I expected to be asked to upgrade before being able to use chat room. Instead, I was prompted to complete my profile. That process goes into great detail, so it easily takes 20 minutes or more to finish. Not only do you have to provide every detail about yourself, but also everything about your ideal match. Lo and behold, after all of that form filling, I discovered I’d still need to pay to chat live.
If you’re just looking to get in to do searches, you can skip over it and just add a headline and a short essay. When that’s done, you can run some searches. However, you’re then stuck with another problem, because you can’t see the profiles until you pay to upgrade. You can only see the last login date for the other members, a photo (if they have one), their location and its distance from your zip or postal code.
The only free way to communicate on the site appears to be through message boards, which aren’t going to really help you out that much other than allowing general discussions with fellow members. After all, even though you can see the username of other posters, you can only search by username as a paid member. The same need to upgrade applies to sending or even receiving email.
There is one positive thing to say about the site. For quite some time it has managed to maintain a healthy amount of visitors to its pages. The number has dipped slightly since our last visit, but the site’s popularity remains decent. So if you sign up to Adult Date Link, you’d better be ready to pay to play.