In order to determine if AdultDateLink is legit — or if it’s just empty hype — we conducted an evaluation of its performance. Here is our AdultDateLink review.
AdultDateLink Review Results
Final Word on Adult Date Link
Based on our AdultDateLink review, the site does not offer any feature that is worth its membership price. The lack of freshness in its user base makes finding any sort of match on this site practically impossible.
We rate AdultDateLink as POOR.
— Pros and Cons —
- Fast registration process
- Plain, but easy to use interface
- Site is full of abandoned profiles
- Free version is very limited
- Paid membership costly in comparison to other sites
— Full AdultDateLink Review —
When you are looking for a fast hookup, a feature-rich hookup site with a large user base can be very helpful. AdultDateLink.com is a hookup site that uses the tagline “find new friends and sex partners tonight” to promote its service. With those words, you would expect it to serve as the perfect wingman in your sexual pursuits.
— First Impression —
The welcome page for AdultDateLink is generic in appearance. If you have visited other hookup sites you will be familiar with the look. The page does not offer any pertinent information regarding the service. Its sole purpose is to present you with the registration form to join the site.
The registration process is routine. The site only requires a minimal amount of information to activate your account. Profile pictures are optional — it’s entirely permissible to set up a hollow profile. In our experience, sites that allow for these types of skeletal profiles can be magnets for fake and abandoned accounts. The only piece of personal information that is authenticated is your email address — this due to the fact that you must click on a verification link sent to your email.
In general, our initial impression of AdultDateLink did not give us any high expectations for the site.
— User Experience —
Once we registered and logged in, we pretty much found what we were expecting. AdultDateLink has a user interface that is basic in structure and functionality. It reminds you of a service oriented website from the early to mid-2000s. This in of itself is not a bad thing. We actually found the site to be fast and responsive. However, where the bad taste really begins to come out is when you begin to conduct match searches. That’s when you first realize that nearly every feature on the site requires a paid membership to offer any degree of acceptable functionality.
In the case of search, the free membership only allows you to search under a limited set of criteria — basically, gender. It does not allow you to conduct a more nuanced search for age range, location, likes, etc. The only messaging feature open to free members is the public message board. This board is not very effective and does not allow privacy between you and the other member. Private messaging is only available with a paid membership. What’s worse, you can’t even see the full profiles of other members with a free membership.
While limitations under a free plan are common in the industry, we hadn’t seen one so restrictive as that found on AdultDateLink.
— Is a Paid Membership Worth It? —
The monthly subscription to AdultDateLink is $29.99. If paying resulted in good results, the site might have redeemed itself in our eyes. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Those complete profiles that we weren’t allowed to see in the free version, guess what? Most of them were stale — profiles that had been abandoned by their owners. We sent 75 messages during our AdultDateLink review to what were supposed to be ideal hookup matches for us. Of these, we never received a reply — not a single one!