Looking for a casual fling and wondering if xDating.com is right for you? Here is our eye-opening XDating review.
XDating Review Results
Final Word on XDating.com
Online dating can be a fun and innovative way to meet like minded people. Just avoid the absolute bottom-feeders, like xDating, and you will be fine.
Our experience during our xDating.com review make us rate it: NEGATIVE - STAY AWAY
— Pros and Cons of XDating—
- First ever review we’ve done in which we found nothing positive to say about a site. (Although, they do use proper grammar in their terms and conditions section — there, at least one good point so we don’t seem too evil during this xdating.com review.)
- Full (and we mean FULL of fake profiles)
- Gives dating sites a bad name
— in-Depth xDating.com Review —
Online dating sites come in many varieties. Some serve those seeking long-term romance, others focus on those seeking casual “fun.” Some are inexpensive, others are pricey. Some offer excellent matchmaking results, while others do their best, but fall short, in playing cupid. It would be safe to say that 90 percent of the established dating sites offer some semblance of value to their members. This is true even when they do not meet all of a user’s expectations. It is one thing to stumble upon a dating site that is not suitable for you, and quite a different thing to find one that is, for all practical purposes, a farce.
That is the best way to describe those remaining 10 percent of dating sites that simply have no saving grace — they are a farce. Even though they are not violating the letter of the law in terms of deceptive practices — they still manage to offer the absolute worst value and user experience to their members. Their entire business model relies solely on feasting off the need for love or lust of others while giving them nothing in return.
Yes, these dating sites are the leeches of the industry. They are the foul smelling rotting masses of rancid fakery and deceit that give the top 90 percent of dating sites an undeserved bad name. They would rather spend heavily on marketing and conniving corporate lawyers to craft their disclaimers and terms and conditions than to invest in matchmaking technology and algorithms.
High on our list for dating sites that fit this slimy and maggot-infested mold is xDating.com. Brace yourselves and read through the entirety of our xDating.com review. It will give you real insight on what to avoid on a dating site.
— Registering —
At first glance, xDating.com will look to most people like any other online dating site focused on hookups and casual encounters. The home page used to encourage registration provides visitors with plenty of pictures and profile blurbs of supposed members. These include a mixture of stunningly beautiful women, as well as more realistic pictures. In the upper right-hand corner you’ll find a simple registration box. All that is required to register is an email, your birth date and the selection of a password that you will use to access the site.
In our testing, we received an email requesting that we verify our registration by clicking on an attached link. Once we did so, we were official members of xDating.
— First Impression —
When we logged into xDating for the first time, it seemed like your average dating site. You had a listing of other member profiles that you could browse through. There was a search function that allowed you to conduct specific searches. You had access to your profile information so that you could add more detail to your own profile or upload pictures. There was nothing present that would surprise you for its innovation, but likewise, there was nothing present that would tip you off that you may be heading toward a bad experience. The only thing that might strike some people as odd, were the extremely high ratio of explicit and extremely provocative profile pictures from supposed female members.
— xDating Features —
The central module for xDating is called the “Dating Center.” That is where you can find any messages that other members have sent you. It is also where you can see profiles that have been matched to your profile based on your preferences and geographic location. Of those matches, those that are online are marked with a label that reads “currently online.”
The “Search” module allows you to search for other members based on your preferences for age, geographic location and whether or not they have a profile picture posted on their profile.
The “Your Activity” module allows you to see a complete history of your activity on the site. It is also where you can access and modify your profile.
There is a module called “Cams.” This allows users to chat with other users via webcam.
A section called “Movies” directs users to what appears to be a different site listing several pornographic short movies available for viewing.
— xDating Cost—
Registering with xDating and navigating the site can be done for free. You can even use the search feature without having to pay for a membership. When it comes to the communication system for the site, membership is required. Users can receive messages from other members, as well as private chat or webcam requests. However, they cannot reply to them unless they pay for a membership.
A monthly membership for xDating costs $29.95 — rather high in our opinion for a hookup site that doesn’t use any real algorithms for matchmaking. This monthly price can be brought down to $14.99 if you pay for six months in advance.
Before anybody pays for anything on this site, it would behoove you to read the following section. It outlines what really got under our skin about xDating.
— Fake Profiles on xDating, Fake Everything —
It is not unusual for some dating sites — especially those with a high volume of turnover for its members — to include what are often called “faux profiles” on their sites. Some even use these faux profiles to interact with members as if they were real people. Such sites reveal this in their terms and conditions. While such faux profiles are irritating, most sites that use them do so sparingly, or at the very least make identifying such faux profiles easy for the user.
xDating takes the faux profile concept to a whole new level. Not only is xDating packed with fake profiles — we honestly would not be surprised if 90+ percent of their profiles were fake — but they use them aggressively to lure free members into paying for membership. They do this by flooding user inboxes with messages from these fake profiles. They do the same with invitations for instant messaging and video chat.
The video chat messages from these fake profiles obviously use a real female in a video recording stating how she “really wants to chat” with you on cam and “have some fun.” The attack of fake communication is relentless. It appears as if the entire site were designed around that purpose.
Like we mentioned earlier, they clearly state that they use computer generated profiles to engage other members. They also clearly state that they hire third-parties to use these fake profiles to communicate with other members. In other words, xDating uses computer bots and hired hands to do their best to get some poor schmuck to plop down some cash to answer a message that did not even come from a real female member of the site. We’ve come across similar enticement models in other dating sites, but most of those at least had some reasonable percentage of real profiles in their system.
We see xDating more as a portal to create fantasy than to hook up real people. It’s really disappointing.