For those single men and women who are looking specifically for a casual dating experience, there are only a few online sites out there that cater to this demographic. If you’re looking for the strict opposite to the Match.com, eHarmony.com or OKCupid.com’s of the world, you may have to look into more ‘adult’ territory. When you’re not looking for a relationship but still want an encounter that’s casual in nature, it may be best to look at a website that offers those ‘no strings attached’ kind of encounters.
XDating.com has become one of those websites to sign-up and use if you want a short-term partner or a casual encounter with someone of the opposite sex. Married couples or people in relationships may also opt to join this website as well if they are open to the ‘swingers’ kind of lifestyle and want to seek out new partners for these kind of experiences.
XDating.com is owned by DG International Limited, which is an LLC that has its headquarters in the Saint-Kitts and Nevis Islands as well as branch offices in Wilmington, Delaware and St. Peter’s Port, Guernsey.
XDating.com was only created in the current year of 2016 and is a really new website in the online dating community. It’s important to remember that this online dating site is for ‘adults only.’
Users who sign-up to register as a member of this website must be eighteen years or older when they join. If you need to get in touch with the customer service or support network, you can fill out a ‘online support form’ or send an e-mail message to email@example.com with your question, query or comment.
This adult dating website may show explicit adult content when you sign-up so it’s important to be aware that it is not to be used at your workplace or office when you’re browsing the website’s content.
- Sign-Up Process
Whether you are a standard or a premium member of the XDating.com website, you’ll be able to create, maintain, and edit your personal profile that comes included as a free feature when you sign-up and register.
In order to join, you’ll need to give your e-mail address and a password as well as your date of birth in order to complete the registration process.
XDating asks for you to give your date of birth in order to help verify that you are eighteen years or older and that you’re mature and old enough to use this website.
XDating is able to be accessed both on your laptop or personal computer as well as through a mobile device like a smartphone or a tablet due to their being a ‘mobile’ version of the website.
It’s important to note that when you decide to create your profile, you’ll have to agree to both the terms and conditions of the website along with the e-mail newsletters, updates to your account notifications, and the special offers that are used by XDating and its’ recommended affiliates.
- Basic Profile Information
After completing the registration process, you can move on to the basic profile that you can add personal information to depending on how specific or general that you want to be with other members and the website itself.
You’ll first have to create a unique ‘username’, which users who visit your profile can use to help identify you and remember you by.
In addition to the username, you’ll also be asked for your current location, where you grew up, and your desired traits and characteristics in a casual dating partner.
If you want to make your profile stand out, it would be best to include as much personal information as possible so that other users will get to know you better even before they send you the initial message of interest.
- Profile description
You’ll be able to add a ‘profile description’ talking about who you are, where you’re from, what are your interests and hobbies, why are you on this dating website, and what are you looking for on XDating.
This profile description can be as short or as long as you would like depending on how detailed you would like to be.
- Physical characteristics
It also won’t hurt to have more personal details about your physical characteristics listed in your profile so that other members and visitors will have a better idea of what you look like based on specifics rather than guest work.
If you want to share these physical traits, it would be best to share your height, your weight, your body type (athletic, average, overweight, skinny, etc.), your hair color, your eye color, etc.
By sharing all of this information, there will be no surprises if you decide to meet up with this person later on for a date.
- Uploading Photos
When you really want to attract more attention to your personal profile, it would be wise to upload your pictures to the profile to gain more interest.
In order to upload your photos to the profile, you can either select these pictures from your personal files or use your e-mail address to attach and send them to your custom e-mail address that is apart of your user account.
It’s important to remember that these should only be pictures of yourself or you with friends or family. You should not be displaying photos, which only show your cars, your house, or your pets.
Everybody in the profile pictures should be over the age of eighteen and their contact information such as their name should not be visible in the actual picture.
If you follow all of these steps, the amount of visitors or users expressing interest in your profile should increase ten-fold.
- Visit unlimited amount of profiles
As a free member of XDating, there are a few other features of the website that you can access and utilize that will make you a part of the membership base. You’ll be able to visit an unlimited amount of profiles which goes into the thousands given how many members of the website are currently active.
Even though you won’t personally be able to send messages to other users of the site, you can still read and receive those private messages that have been sent from premium members of the website who are interested in getting to know you better.
- Direct interest
The ability to upload personal pictures of yourself will help to attract sustained attention to your profile. If you also decide to complete your personal description and fill out your basic information, both standard and premium users of the website will have a good idea of who you are and what you look like.
Despite not being able to message other users, you can indicate your ‘direct’ interest in them by ‘liking’ their profile, which they will be getting an indication about when they sign-in and see that they have a new notification.
Safety and Security
As a user of XDating.com, you should be aware that you’ll be open to receiving special offers from the website as well as its’ affiliates, which will usually come in the form of advertisements and membership discounts.
For your security, you’ll have the discretion to be able to share as much or as little personal information as you would like to.
- Report or block a member
In order to prevent yourself from being exposed to spam messages, fake users, or fraudulent activity, XDating offers the option to either ‘Report User’ or to either ‘Block User’, which is shown on each active profile on the website.
If somebody is seriously bothering you, you can rest easily knowing that XDating has your safety in mind by being able to report certain users or blocking them from contacting you.
However, it’s up to the individual user of the website when it comes to how much they want to share, who they want to trust with their information, and which users they decide to get in contact with.
Unfortunately, only certain features are going to be accessible to those members who have subscribed to a paid membership and are considered to be ‘premium’ users of the website.
- Unlimited messaging
When you’re a premium member, you’ll be able to send messages to all users of the website regardless if they are free or paid users. You can also receive unlimited messages from these users who will be able to reply to your messages without any restrictions.
If you would like to let other members know what you are up to, you can post personal updates through the special ‘dating center’ feature.
This additional feature is unique to the XDating website and is very useful in helping premium members attract more attention to their profiles.
- Better profile visibility
You’ll also have the benefit of securing additional visibility as a premium member because you’ll be featured prominently in the ‘search’ results at the top of each page.
This particular benefit is highlighted with the fact that you’ll have a ‘star’ icon next to your profile, which will show that you have received more profile visits than other users.
If you’re looking to upload your own videos of yourself or to see videos that other users have posted, you’ll gain full access to these videos when you sign-up and register as a premium member.
- Live chat
When you are a premium member of the XDating website, you’ll have the freedom to interact with other users in a variety of ways. There is a ‘live chat’ feature, which will make it easy to get in touch instantaneously with other users if you find that they are online and available and you’re interested in getting to know them better.
Beyond just chatting, you can also send a direct message to another user whether they are a standard or premium member of the website.
If you want the other member to see what you look like, you can get even more creative and send a video message to that person so they can see your face, your mannerisms, and your personality all together.
- Dating center
Since the ‘search’ function that is offered on XDating is not very customizable and won’t help to narrow your options meaningfully, you can instead use the popular ‘Dating Center’ feature, which is quite useful instead.
The ‘Dating Center’ compiles a list of relevant profiles and pictures of other members who you may have interest in.
You can scroll through a listing of them and see if there are any that you would ‘like’ or ‘favorite’ to keep around for later when you would like to send a message along.
All of these profiles and pictures that you scroll through will be single men or women who you can choose from these listings to see if you’re interested.
These compilations are updated on a daily basis so you’ll be able to see new profiles each day. If you are being sent a large amount of messages and you’re only a free member who has just signed up recently for the website, you should proceed with caution because it is probable that most of these messages are from spam profiles or are fraudulent users.
- Like or dislike
If you’re looking to match directly with another user, XDating.com offers a similar feature to the dating application Tinder where members can scroll through profiles and ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ them depending upon their individual preferences.
If you both ‘like’ each other’s profile, you’ll appear in each other’s ‘matches’ section of the profile pages and you’ll be able to send the other person a message to begin the conversation.
- Live cam
If you decide that you’re interested in the ‘adult’ section of the website and want to experience something more intimate in the virtual world, the XDating website does link to ‘live cams’ websites where you can chat with male or female models in a more personal setting, although it may cost you some money.
In addition, there are a few adult websites that also advertise their services, which are adult and explicit in nature. These websites are not owned by XDating but are rather affiliated with the website and have advertising displayed on its’ pages.
Costs of Membership
If you’re a free member of the website and want to stay that way, you won’t have to worry about payment. However, if you want to get more out of your membership and want to upgrade to a premium subscription, then it may be worth it to look into the paid subscription options.
There are three total premium subscription options of varying costs and lengths of time. Because of this, you’ll have the flexibility to choose which of these options works best for you as a premium member.
- One month membership
The first option for a paid membership is the shortest in total length at one-month total for a subscription but is also the most expensive.
If you are just looking to try out the website as a premium member and want to access all of the available features, then this particular option may be for you. For a one-month premium membership with XDating, it will cost $30 for the one month and you will only be billed one-time at the beginning of the subscription.
- Three month membership
The second option is less expensive than the first option but also comes with a longer period of subscription. The second option is a three-month commitment with each month costing $20 per month for a total of $60 for the membership.
You will be charged for all three months of the subscription during the beginning of the billing period. Overall, you’ll be saving up to 33% in the overall cost per month but will have to commit to a longer subscription period.
- Six month membership
The third and last option is the least expensive per month but is also the longest commitment compared to other options. For a six-month premium membership, you’ll pay only $15 per month for a total of $90 for the entire subscription period, which is 50% savings on a monthly basis.
Once again, you’ll be billed at the beginning of the payment period for the entire membership cost.
If you wish to cancel your ‘automatic renewal’ of your membership commitment, you must do so manually on your ‘account settings’ page in order to get out of your membership commitment.
Positives and Negatives
XDating.com is not a perfect online dating website and only caters to a very specific demographic of single men and women. However, there are still a number of positives that should be factored into your decision before you say yes or no.
- Dating center
The ‘Dating Center’ feature is quite unique and really helps each member search through a great number of profiles to find the ones that they are compatible and are good matches with.
- Easy to sign up
The fact that you are able to sign-up, register, and create your profile within ten minutes or so is quite useful if you want to begin accessing the website and its’ features right away.
Unfortunately, the negatives of this particular online dating website outweigh the positives in the end.
The high prices are difficult to stomach especially since the website doesn’t have a lot of unique features and its’ membership isn’t that large.
Joining this website comes with a large risk of being exposed to spam and/or fraudulent users, very explicit adult content, and a lot of unnecessary advertisements.
- Limited search feature
The ‘search’ option is also very basic and isn’t really all that customizable making it hard to find specific compatible members in your results.
- Slow loading website
Lastly, the website can be very slow to load at times and has a number of glitches and hiccups that occur keeping you from having a seamless and enjoyable experience navigating the website and its’ features.
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