After an incredibly quick signup that takes less than 10 seconds, with no requirements with regards to uploading photos or writing a blurb about yourself, you can start searching xDating for a partner, date or casual fling. Everything of note happens in the ‘Dating Center’, with a long list of updated information along the left similar to a Twitter feed, and a several boxes along the right to show you who else is online, has made contact or viewed you shows up along the right. ‘Matches’ show up in the left side column, although I couldn’t figure out what criteria was used to match me with other members, since I didn’t fill out my profile, add a photo, or otherwise state what I was looking for other than a gender preference upon signing up. I was told there were no matches, so I’d have to start ‘liking other people’ if I wanted a match, and if they ‘liked’ me too we’d get matched up.
Unique Features of xDating
xDating offers a ‘Safe Mode’ that you can flip to either on or off at will. It automatically starts you off with safe mode on, and any adult-oriented pictures show up as a grey box. With safe mode off, all pictures and videos, regardless of their content, are fully visible.
Bare bones might describe the format well, although it is high tech. A search nets you people in your area with just gender, age, picture (if available), number of photos they have posted to their profile, town, country and user name for 20 people per results page. The focus is definitely on the photos, which works for an adult-oriented site.
- Non-members cannot see how much the service costs without signing up first. While this is common procedure for many of the largest dating sites today, I still don’t agree with it and cannot support its practice;
- xDating uses recurring billing, which means they will charge your credit card for the same time frame as when you signed up until you cancel it. Or in other words, if you purchased a 6 month membership, you’ll get charged for another 6 month membership again at the end of it automatically should you not cancel in advance. Again, many dating sites use this practice today, but I’m still not a fan and don’t support its use.
xDating Membership Fees
xDating costs either $19.98 a month for three months (billed all at once for $59.95) or $29.95 a month, billed monthly. Users can pay by Visa or Mastercard only.