There are currently over 500,000 users from the U.S., and approximately 100,000 of those members who are active each week. These numbers prove that the site ranks among the largest and most popular casual dating sites for those looking for short-term fun.
Female members are more active than male members, at least in sharing photos and videos. Since members on this site are real people, they send and receive plenty of invites to chat on video. This feature gives users a good idea of what the other is like before they decide to meet in real life.
Instead, you’ll find both single and attached members looking for a casual partner. I’ve reviewed other sites that emphasize short-term encounters, but this is one of the few that caters exclusively to casual affairs.
To join the site, all I had to do was provide a few short details, including my name and email address. It took less than a minute in total. Then I was able to log in to my account and continue creating my profile. I had the option to start searching for members right away if I’d wanted to, but I decided to see what matches I got from adding some details to my profile. It was nice to see that the results were a good match.
There are more features waiting around the corner for me if I choose to upgrade. In the meantime, I’ll continue to fill out and add to my profile as much as I can in order to find the best matches.
Once I’d entered my requirements, I was presented with my results, showing members that I can get in touch with. Here are the various ways that members can communicate on the site:
- Instant message
- Private email
- Webcam chat
- Blog communication
Unfortunately, unless I upgrade, the only one of these options open to me is the Flirt option. Though even if a member Flirts back, I still can’t exchange messages with them without a premium account.
One feature I felt was a nice touch, though, was that I can save specific profiles if I want to get in touch with them later, saving me the hassle of having to go through the search process again. Even as a free member, I could add members to my “hotlist.”
I wasn’t able to see any other user’s profile as a free member. Although from what I could see, some of the thumbnails in the search results were pretty interesting–some leaving less to the imagination than others.
Members can add media (photos and videos) of a sensual nature to their profile. Much like the photos in the general search results, I was able to see thumbnail previews of the videos. Of course, I would need to upgrade to view them in full. I could then filter the results by popularity or gender.
There’s also an option to view videos in the “High-Quality Member Videos” section, where you’ll see the highest-rated videos, as voted on by other members. For premium members who like adult videos that feature real-life amateurs, they’ll enjoy this feature.
There’s no mobile app or mobile-friendly site for No Strings Attached, which was disappointing. I tend to use my laptop for dating sites, anyway, but still, an app would have been nice for when I’m on the go.
As a basic member, I was able to add details to my profile in order to increase the odds of finding the right kind of casual partner for me. I also had a limited number of matches I could search for. There are other advantages of a free account, too, such as receiving daily matches, adding users to your hotlist, and Flirting with other members.