Fling is a hookup site with a large membership base of sexually liberated singles and couples looking for a fling. While the site is loaded with swingers, in our experience there are a fair amount of people who are, or are open to engaging in an ongoing polyamorous relationship.
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Fling has a lot going for it for those interested in polyamory. For one thing, there’s a lot of members, so finding the single or couple you’re looking for nearby shouldn’t be a problem, even if you don’t live in a major population center. There doesn’t seem to be any restrictions on user content, a policy that the members take full advantage of, and explicit photos are the rule, a real plus for those who like to see the whole package beforehand. Fling also has a GPS location-based mobile app for your iOS or Android smartphone which allows you to find the nearest people looking for fun, no matter where you might happen to be, perfect for when you’re on the go or traveling.
Signing up and setting up your profile is free, but like most dating sites, communication is impossible without ponying up and purchasing a premium membership. While premium membership is reasonably priced, the site gives you very limited accessibility at the free level, only being able to view a single thumbnail picture, the screen name and town of other members, which doesn’t allow you to really get a good feel for what is available without having to whip out your credit card. Also troubling was the deluge of messages that poured into our inbox immediately upon signing up. Either our stats are suddenly very appealing, there’s a real thirst for fresh new members, or something else is afoot. For the polyamorous, Fling seems to be mostly populated by swinger-types looking for sex, which while not a bad thing in and of itself, it means that you are likely going to have to explain your lifestyle to them.
Fling.com is a hookup site, plain and simple. It’s free membership is extremely restricted in what you can see and does not allow you the ability to send or receive messages. While there appear to be a lot of members actively seeking a hookup, the actual polyamorous community does not appear to be well-represented here.
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