Simplicity is seen as the hallmark of many things. According to various sources, it could be a sign of everything from a soul realized to the true mark of genius, and some would say the proof of actual truth. Unfortunately, in the case of Kinky Smile, simplicity doesn’t seem to mean any of these things. Rarely would I criticize a site for being under designed. In this instance, it seems a fair assessment.
In the case of KinkySmile, it’s hard to tell what’s limited before you pay and what’s just limited period. I mean, there are the times when you’re prompted to upgrade. That gives you a clue as to what more you can do if you paid. However, other things are not explained away quite so easily. Even when I look at the grid of services offered based on a membership level, nothing makes sense to me.
One thing that is clear is that you cannot do local searches before you switch to a premium subscription. However, even when you can do them, they aren’t quite as accurate as I would like. You can merely type in the name of city in which to search. I’m never quite down with that. I mean, let’s be honest. Loads of people either don’t know how to spell correctly, make accidental typos or forego all capital letters on the Internet. I imagine that you’d have to do a bit of messing around to find everyone in your neck of the woods.
“One thing that is clear is that you cannot do local searches before you switch to a premium subscription.”
The most important thing that isn’t clear is how many profiles you can view before you upgrade. It’s simply stated on the upgrade page that the function is limited until you pay. I was able to check out quite a few profiles though. At least 20. If the limit is daily, then they’re generous at least with that. If the cutoff is some cumulative larger number, I’m afraid I have limited time to find out. We’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.
There is only one way to contact other members on KinkySmile.com. You have to use email. There are no chat rooms. No forums are offered. There isn’t even instant messaging. Considering that it’s marketed as an adult dating site, it should realize that immediacy is of the utmost importance when someone is looking for a quick hookup. In my opinion, it is.
The site does constantly prompt you to upload a photo. It also offers some sort of matchmaking system. I wasn’t able to figure out how to activate it though. There are no FAQs or help section at all. Kinky Smile isn’t popular but given what I’ve seen, it’s clear why.