Our Review:

FDating Review December 2018

Established in 2009, FDating is a global dating community that wishes to connect singles from all over the globe who'd like to flirt, date, and arrange meetups among themselves. The site is available worldwide but most of its members seem to be from Russia and Ukraine, particularly the women.

There is no information available regarding who the operators of the portal are. We also tried looking for its contact information but we couldn't find any. It only has a FAQs page and a contact form where you can send your queries. We couldn't even find anything about how many users are registered. Even the site wouldn't give us a clue. 

Our team also searched for the meaning of the "F" in its name but our efforts were to no avail. Even after conducting an in-depth research, and actually scrutinizing each of the site's pages and corners, we ended up questioning ourselves about its meaning. We are left with the impression that what it means is "Free."

As such, what we know for sure is that the site is completely costless – you can create your profile, use the advanced search features, and send and receive messages without paying for anything. But is this real? Or even if it's real, is this free service worth your time exploring and navigating the site? To find out, read our intensive FDating review below and see for yourself.

Becoming an FDating Member – Registration Process

FDating Registration
  • Signing up is as easy as 1, 2, 3 – only takes a minute or two to finish
  • You can upload as many photos as you want
  • Other members won't see your new photos until they're approved
  • You'll be sent an email that contains your login details

Creating an account in this dating platform is plain easy. You just need to complete these three steps and you're good to go exploring the site:

Step 1: Basic Information

First, the site will ask you simple personal details such as your gender, country, username, and email address. Note that your username should have at least two characters, and you should not include digits. After that, you'll have to check the tick box that says, "I agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy."

At the bottom of the homepage, there is a disclaimer saying, "Warning! DON'T ever send money to someone you meet online! If someone asks you for money, please report the user by using our Report Abuse feature or contact us." Actually, this warning can be found on each of the site's pages.

Step 2: Personal Details

In here, the site asks about your personal background information. Such include your country, physical appearance, hobbies, and interests. There is also a quote box where you can describe yourself in your own words. Below that, there is another quote box where you can describe your ideal, future match.

For the two quote boxes, you are not allowed to include any contact information. These include your email address, IM screen names, and phone numbers. You are also prohibited from using coarse language. 

Step 3: Login Details

After filling out your personal details, a message will show up that says: "You have been sent a mail with your profile ID and password. If it is not delivered in 30 minutes, you may try with another e-mail address. Some mail services don't accept mail from us."

Upon checking your email, you can now use the login details that the site has provided. Go back to the site and enter your login information at the topmost part of the page. It is advisable not to delete the email from FDating, just in case you forget your profile ID and password.

What You See Is What You Get – Profile Quality

FDating Profile
  • All profiles and photos are available for everyone to see
  • No need to unlock individual images or information
  • The site admits that there are many scammers and fake profiles
  • There aren't a lot of sections to fill out
  • Most members don't fill their profile information completely

Your profile will only be unlocked once you use the login details provided by FDating. All profiles are available for everyone to see and there is no need to avail of anything just to unlock the images or information. What you see is what you get and there's nothing more hidden for you to discover.

Unfortunately, not all members fill out their profiles completely and diligently. Well, we can't really blame them as there isn't so much to fill out in the first place. Evaluating the profiles we have stumbled upon, most users only share their age and country – nothing more, nothing less. We tried delving in deeper but there are only really a few who have answered their profiles completely, including the description about themselves and their ideal partners.

Because of this, we can't help but assume that the existence of fake profiles is probably indubitably rampant. After all, even the platform does not hide the fact that there are many bogus users roaming around their site. They do give a warning about these fake profiles, frauds, and scammers, but that's all they can provide. It does have other security measures as well such as adding someone to the "Blacklist" or reporting by clicking the "Abuse" button on that person's profile. Yet again, this doesn't make a user absolutely confident.

Additionally, there are four buttons you will see right beneath the profile owner's primary photo. They are: "Send Message," "Add to Favourites," "Add to Blacklist," and "Abuse." There is also an indicator which shows you how many times has that profile been viewed already by other members.

Hello, hello! – Making Contact on FDating

FDating Search Options
  • You can actively make contact with anyone
  • No fees required in messaging someone
  • Members are not that responsive
  • No other ways to make contact except for messaging

What's a bit mediocre with FDating is that members seem to be quite unresponsive. This leaves you hanging on the other end, wondering if the other person is just too busy with something else or maybe he or she just doesn't really want to talk to you.

Whichever it may be, you have the choice to either keep on waiting for a reply or just move on with the next prospect. A bit of a reminder, though: never bug someone else with your simple 'his' and 'hellos'. If the person doesn't reply after so many hours, you can maybe try your luck contacting another member.

As to the platform's search features, you have the "Gallery" and the "Search" tabs. The Gallery serves as the official search feature. You can sort by gender, age range, country, physical appearance, and religion. The Search tab, on the other hand, is where you have the most chance of finding the perfect match. Its filters are more comprehensive. You can even search by profile ID.

Overall, communicating with other members on this dating website is a little tough. Yet, with a bit of patience and probably luck, you might find the partner of your dreams.

Anything Special? – FDating's Special Features

FDating Special Filter
FDating Special Favourites
FDating Special Gallery

Unlike other relatively modern matchmaking communities, the site lacks some exciting special features. But here are some of the things you can check apart from messaging members or viewing their profiles:

Who's Viewed

This simple feature shows you who has viewed your profile, and how many times it has been viewed in the last 30 days.

Favourites

This is a list of the profiles you have favourited. They are all in one place so you can visit them again anytime.

Mail Filters

This feature lets you filter the messages you receive. You can filter by age, photo availability, or country.

Select Your Language

At the topmost part of any page, you will see flags that represent the most commonly used languages. You can choose from these flags the language you want to use in navigating the site.

Old school... is it cool? – Design and Usability

FDating Homepage
  • Design is plain and simply traditional
  • Functionality is not that complicated
  • Pages take a bit too long to load
  • Site's colours are not striking
  • Too many ads all over the place

As to the functionality and usability, FDating is okay. Yet, as to design, this is probably where the site could use some help. Each page has only two touches of colours: white and blue. If not for the profile photos and the flags, you might feel that the site is overly plain and simply old-fashioned.

Your homepage displays the number of members who are currently online. It also shows the users who are celebrating their birthdays right at the moment. Lastly and below, it shows a list of members who have recently registered.

If you're one who gets bored easily, then you might not enjoy the site fully unless and until you make contact with someone. Aside from the lack of special features, the design of the site might quite get you disappointed, especially with the number of ads you see on every page you visit.

Overall, though, to give the site some credit, it's easy to use and navigate. You don't need to be a computer geek or a high-techy millennial to understand its functions.

Real Life Review: What Do People Say?

"I have been trying the site for almost six months now. I can say that it's okay but the truth is, I'm actually looking for other dating sites already. Not that I have experienced being scammed or what. It's just that, I can't establish a strong contact with anyone. Each time I message someone, it's either she doesn't reply at all or we only end up talking for hours. Next day, she's gone. No response anymore - at all! So, I guess I'll find my luck in another dating site. I won't delete my profile, though. It's free, anyways. Who knows? A wonderful girl might message me in the future." - Bartender, 28

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Costs and Prices

FDating is an absolutely free dating website. It has no membership plans nor hidden paid special features.

Summary

FDating is a cool site if you're looking for something literally free of charge. It's not that hard to use, although its design is a bit plain for some people. It's friendly to adult users, but it might not be that appealing to daters of the new generation. Overall, we can say that even if there's no assurance that you can find your match, you can still try it as everyone's own experience is not always the same. Yet, if you're really looking for a site in which you have the freedom to utilise your profile to the fullest and find your perfect match, you might want to check our Dating Sites category. Who knows? This might be where you can find your once in a lifetime perfect match.

FAQ

About

What is FDating?

FDating is an online dating website that is completely free to use. It was established in 2009 and it's available worldwide.

Who operates FDating?

There is no available information regarding who operates the site. If you have questions, you can always use the contact form on their website to send your queries.

Is FDating available in other countries?

Yes, it is available in most countries.

Does FDating have an app?

Unfortunately, it doesn't have a mobile application. You can only access the site using your mobile's internet browser.

Is FDating really free?

Yes, the site is completely free. You can use all its features and enjoy its functionalities without paying for anything.

Usability

Why is FDating so slow?

There are times when the site loads too slow. The operators failed to disclose the reason why. When such a thing happens, you may try reloading the page you're trying to access.

Why haven't I received my email and password yet?

If you don't receive an email within 10 minutes after completing your registration, check your junk/spam folder. Some mail services sometimes mark FDating messages as junk mails. However, if this doesn't work and you think that your mail server is the problem, you can try using a different email address.

I forgot my password and need it emailed to me. How can I do this?

Go to http://fdating.com/password, enter the email address you used to create your FDating account and then click the "Send me my password" link.

How long does it take to have my FDating pictures approved?

It usually takes one to two (1-2) hours before your photo is approved, but there are times when it will take up to three to five (3-5) hours, depending on your photo's content.

Images with nudity, celebrities, trademarks, group pictures, or images that do not show your face are not allowed. Make sure that your photo is taken showing your face from the front and the lighting is good.

Photos that contain email addresses, website URLs, or any other form of personal contact are not allowed as well.

How do I turn on/off my FDating email notifications?

Just click the "Mail forwarding" link, which you can find at the top portion of the site, and follow the instructions thereafter.

How to delete my FDating profile?

Just click the "Delete my profile" link, which you can find at the top portion of the site, and follow the instructions thereafter.

Can I send email addresses or phone numbers in my messages?

You can send anything you like in your messages. Yet, the FDating site recommends not giving out your contact information until you feel confident enough that the person you're talking to is trustworthy. 

Can I find serious relationships in FDating?

We cannot fully assure you that you can find serious relationships in this site. There is quite a number of negative testimonials about it from its previous users. You can always try your luck but we believe that being a little more cautious won't hurt that much. 

Security

Is FDating.com safe?

As with any other dating site, we cannot entirely say that it is absolutely safe for everyone, especially that there are many reports about scammers and fake profiles. Thus, we suggest being extra careful when using the site. In fact, the site moderators also warn each member to be mindful of scammers and frauds.

What are the terms and conditions of FDating?

To check the terms and conditions and the privacy policy of the platform, just go to the bottom of any page and click on their respective links.

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