Rating: 4.5 / 5

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Our 2020 NoStringsAttached Review

As the name suggests, NoStringsAttached is a short-term casual dating site for individuals who are looking for fun rather than a serious relationship. This is reflected even further by the site’s content, with its sexy photos and videos.

You might be curious as to what else is inside, so before you decide whether you wish to sign up or not, I went ahead and created an account to test out what the site is like as a member. My NoStringsAttached review will tell you about what it was like signing up, creating a profile, and searching for members. I’ll also compare a basic membership with the benefits outlined in the premium membership, and whether I feel it’s worth upgrading or not.

Pros

  • A clear layout that makes it easy to navigate around the site and find what you’re looking for
  • Detailed and advanced search options
  • The option to maintain privacy when communicating with other members
  • Detailed and accurate results when searching for casual partners, including limiting the results based on desired location or body features.
  • A feature that allows you to use the site with your profile being either visible or invisible
  • The option to limit your communication to friends only
  • Add videos to your profile and browse the latest or highest-rated sensual videos

Cons

  • A lack of a No Strings Attached app to log in to the site on the go
  • Members profiles are completely hidden from basic members

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Member Information

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.

As the name of the site suggests, this isn’t somewhere where you’re likely to find love. 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.

Sign Up Process

Rating: 4.0 / 5

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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.

Contacting People

Rating: 3.5 / 5

screenshot showing members you can keep in touch with in the app

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:

  • Flirt
  • 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.”

Profile

Rating: 4.0 / 5

image showing a hidden profile

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.

Mobile App

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.

Membership Options

Rating: 4.5 / 5

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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.

To really make the most out of the No Strings Attached website, though, I would need to consider upgrading my account. A premium membership would allow me to send messages and engage in webcam sessions. So, if I wanted to see a person through my webcam, or just enjoy a webcam session with a professional webcam model, again, I’d need to upgrade. From just $8.33 per month with six months free, the cost of upgrading is reasonable enough.

The Bottom Line

No Strings Attached offers a number of interesting features. It combines elements of a traditional dating site, a hook-up site, and a live cam service for those who just want to be entertained by professional models. So, it does a nice job of catering to different types of members.

While it’s necessary to upgrade membership to experience the site’s more interesting features, the free account offers more than enough to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

What membership tiers are available?

There are two tiers of membership. There’s a basic membership, which is free, but with limited features, and a premium membership that allows you to contact members, along with numerous other benefits.

Can basic-level members message me for free?

Any member, including basic-level members, can message you for free as long as you are a premium member.

What can I do if I forget my password?

Once you’ve created your account, the No Strings Attached website will send you your password in an email. If you forget your password, you’ll be able to find it by reopening that same welcome email.

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