In the sea of online dating networks where like-minded people can meet and share experiences, I’ve reached Alt.com. This online place is for people that have more exotic tastes like fetishes, BDSM, bondage, and more. There is no judgment here, and even inexperienced people are welcomed to explore their fantasies.
People that are into BDSM, bondage, fetish sex, and more can find what they are looking for on Alt.com. It is free to join and browse the basic features, but to look for anything further; you will be required to get a premium membership. Once you upgrade your membership, you’ll have access to private information about the members and more info on the more exotic erotic tastes. I did my homework and here are my findings of Alt.com.
My Insider’s Review of Alt
Alt.com caters to the alternative bondage community that enjoys BDSM, bondage, and fetish sex. People can meet online through the site and are free to arrange a meeting in person. The homepage of the site shares the basic offerings of the site, as sharing videos and live chat with like-minded members, as well as the possibility to find a hookup with a person that shares similar tastes. The site has an active community of users that are into all kinds of fetishes and if this is your thing, then you can certainly find it on Alt.com.
General Info About Alt
- Sign-up is free, 5-step registration
- 20% ladies and 80% guys
- Fetish, bondage, BDSM and other exotic tastes
- Adult movies and live-action available on the site
- Filters to improve search per preference
- Verifying account with proof of identity
The site claims to be the best BDSM dating site and states that they have about 2 million members; about 400K of them are US-based members, with about 80K active on a weekly base. This site caters to men, women, couples, and groups, and people can be into men or women and find what they are looking for here.
For a simple verification, there is an email confirmation step which one must follow. The members are required to show proof of identity to verify their account, in which case they get a verified badge, so other members can see that they are serious users.
How To Join
Joining Alt.com is very simple and straightforward. When signing up, you will see a 5-step process that you must fill out completely. First, you need to sign-up as a man, woman, couple, or group.
Next, you need to answer some basic questions like sexual orientation, role, race, body type, and marital status. To fill out a complete profile, members need to write about themselves a little bit more.
There is a geolocation feature on each profile that shows the location of each member. This way, the users can decide to contact a member that is close to them if they are looking to meet in person.
Connect With Members
Based on the selected membership, the members get several options to connect with other members. To make contact, any user needs to be logged in on the site.
Next up, browse through the profiles offered per your preferences and select a member you wish to contact. After finding the profile you want to contact there are several options for making initial contact.
There is a menu named Interact below the selected profile. Here users can find the options to contact each user. There is the option to add someone to a Hotlist, to flirt with someone, buy them a gift certificate, send an email, add to your Network, and send a voice message to them.
There is also a live chat room where you can have a conversation with a member based on mutual interests which are interesting for people that are learning the ropes, so to speak.
Profiles on Alt.com
Alt.com allows its users to enter a lot of information about them, but the extent of this is optional. The profiles are detailed and most go into very specific details. People can share their level of experience, and guys can even share the size of their “equipment.” There is info about personality type, kinks, bling, testimonials, and more.
This is quite the information and its purpose is to be open with the other members, as this community feels strongly about being open and honest. There is a catch, as this information is only available to premium members, and the basic, free membership only gets you this far.
The site is very clear that the photos are the responsibility of the members, and they are in no way responsible for them. Alt.com doesn’t do background checks on the members and people should share personal information with common sense.
Alt.com has three levels of memberships, standard (free), silver, and gold membership.
The free membership allows only basic stuff like chat, send instant messages, browse through profiles, upload a video greeting, have a Hotlist, and email up to 10 matches.
The silver membership has all the basic stuff plus advanced searches, contacting users, fast photo reviews, view videos, view a limited number of user photos, and more. It will cost you $22.94 for one month, $41.00 for three, and $123.50 for 12 months.
The gold membership gets you all the premium features Alt.com offers, plus fast technical support. To become a premium member, you will need to pay $34.44 a month, $69 for four months, and $185.3 for 18 months.
Alt.com has a black background with a yellow logo theme and white font color. This gives it a darker, more of a sexy appeal, but they don’t deliver much in the exoticness of the design. The front page is nice and has enough details about the site and services.
There is a mobile app for iOS and Android (with users in many states) and these have the same theme as the website, allowing you to use Alt.com on the go.
IMO, the website can use a facelift, as it has a basic design and their FAQ section could be better. But overall, the site serves its purpose just fine. The website and support are in 10 languages, so people can find and talk to people in the language they prefer the most.
The special features include a Hot or Not list, where users can decide whether a photo is hot or not by judging images one by one. The fetish checklist is a section where people get to share their kinks and sexual fetishes and search for members that share the same kinks.
People can get matched according to a sexual biorhythm char and per their Astrological compatibility depending on the sign of your zodiac and Chinese zodiac.
The bling feature allows you to make your profile more interesting and naughty, showing off your creativity to the community. Blings are available as small icons that can be added to your posts.
The silver and gold members get advanced technical and customer support, the silver members will get answers in 24 hours, where the gold members will get support in less than 12 hours.
A feature I found interesting (cause I’m nerdy like this) is their Magazine page. Here the members can share stories, essays, poetry, and advice, and other members can respond with appropriate advice.
Alt.com is for people that have unorthodox fetishes and are into BDSM, bondage, and exotic sex. In this online community, members can find people with similar tastes, and newbies can explore their sexual cravings. The site has a good membership base considering the crowd it caters to.
The three levels of memberships allow different freedoms on the site with interesting features. Clearly, the most expensive membership has the best features, and these members have the option to more easily find matches that share similar sex-related fetishes and even meet up to bring these to life.