Although this one seems to be a relatively new horse in the stable, it’s clear from the start that swipe-affair.com has thoroughbred credentials. From the moment you arrive on the sleek and sexy homepage, it’s clear to see that the people behind this site have not only a wealth of experience in the online dating world, but also that they know a thing or two about designing professional, gorgeous-looking websites.
The homepage offers 25 world-wide locations with respective language options and the currently available countries range from South America, across central and eastern Europe to South Africa.
So, what’s it all about?
Well this is made very clear from the start through the excellent help section which clearly describes the site from all the features so that any potential members can see what they are signing-up for, should they have any doubts or reservations after reading the two page-subtitles that announce “Sexy Love Affairs” and promise that “Your next sexual affair is just a swipe away.”
The help section at the bottom of the homepage is very clear and, well, helpful. It outlines exactly what the site is about, how to use it and what the terms and conditions are. There’s plenty of detail here but the main thing here is that it is as basically free to join and use.
What’s inside the box…so to speak?
Singing-up is extremely easy and all that is necessary is to add some profile information and, optionally, some pictures. Once completed, you have access to other users you may be compatible with, based on the details you entered. The site does not disappoint and, once you are inside, it continues to be a great experience. The membership is quite diverse and users are not shy about stating exactly who and what it is that they are looking for! It should be said that it’s not for the feint-hearted.
The professionalism of the site is continued throughout and it has a very easy to navigate layout. Changing or adding details to your profile information is also easy and there is a ‘wallet’ section so you can keep an eye on how many coins you have at any time. The basic functionality is, as the name suggests, based on the swipe system so that you can scroll through potential dates, message them or add them as favorites to go back to at another time. It has also been designed to be mobile and tablet friendly so you can use it when you are out and about or away traveling.
Another great feature, which is quite unique, is that they have included a very helpful ‘dating tips’ section with lots of advice about how to use the site and also about online dating in general. This makes it ideal for ‘newbies’ to this kind of thing who may still have any concerns about what they are getting into.
Users are very responsive and when we tested it out, we received lots of messages and contacts quickly. It’s interesting to note that the women users were often the ones to make the first contact (with our male profile) which is quite unusual from our experience.
Privacy and safety
The help section has a very comprehensive breakdown of the site’s commitment to trying to ensure a safe and friendly environment while keeping users’ information anonymous until they actively choose to reveal more to other members. The terms and conditions are very clear and there is an easy to use the contact form should any user need to report anything untoward to the admin team.
The main points worth mentioning are:
- It is a free site with no commitments or recurring charges, though you do have to use ‘coins’ to interact with other members
- Coins can be earned through various actions like daily logins or uploading pictures and adding profile information
- Coins can also be purchased if you want to get busy and contact lots of other users
- The site is very secure with built-in privacy features, SSL certificates and verified credit card portals
While we are not usually so gushing about the sites we review, it has to be said that this one really does stand out from the crowd and we would have to give it full marks for doing exactly what it sets out to do. It’s maybe not the best site for finding serious commitment and romance, although this would be far from impossible. However, if you looking for flirting, fun and highly sexualized encounters, this site is definitely worth checking out. The only downside is that it’s not available in more countries, though this may well change in the near future.
Although this one seems to be a relatively new horse in the stable, it’s clear from the start that swipe-affair.com has thoroughbred credentials. From the moment you arrive on the sleek and sexy homepage, it’s clear to see that the people behind this site have not only a wealth of experience.
- Lots of match opportunities
- Free features
- Safe and secure
- Well-designed site
Free trial period