|Free to join|
|Dedicated to sex|
|Great mobile design|
|Full of interactive functions|
|Average number of users|
|Lots of empty profiles|
|Upgrade required to see all features and content|
Passion is a dating and hookup site that suits swingers, horny singles and rampant couples alike. Anyone over 18 can register for free, browse the site and make up a profile. To get the most from Passion, though, you have to upgrade, but prices are reasonable, and the amount of interaction you then have is unparalleled. The community area includes erotic stories, members can cast their own live cams and join chat rooms, and it has an amazing search engine that lets you find Miss or Mr Right right now. Get dirty-flirty, fall in love, simply find friends, or show yourself off on cam, it’s entirely up to you at Passion.
Passion holds millions of members' photos and videos and has a large number of registered users. There were over 40,000 members online during my visit.
When you first land on Passion, you’ll have to register to get any further. Registration is free, but there are a few steps to signing up.
Start your membership by answering two simple questions:
The second page asks the same question. Click Next, and you come to step three.
It is important to fill out each box, otherwise, you may have to return to the beginning and start again.
Enter your email address, make up a username and a password.
The questions in step five are optional. You can always add these details to your profile later.
You now have the chance to add some information, and the first box, your headline, is required. The rest, you can add once you have full access. By completing this final stage, you are agreeing to the site’s terms and conditions.
Click ‘Done’ and you will receive a verification email within one minute. Click the link you find in that email and you will be redirected to the members’ area of Passion. If you live in a European Union country, you will be asked to check the data consent form, a standard procedure, and with that done, you can continue.
Now you are a free member of Passion, you can set up a profile. You’ll see the link in the lower menu bar, and there, you can also add a profile photo. If you prefer, you can browse the site before setting up your details, but the fuller profile you have, the more hits you’ll get, and your search results will be more accurate. All of this is optional. Here’s what you can add to your profile.
Yes. There were over 40,900 members online when I visited the site, and many more are registered. You can upload your own photos and videos and see other members’ content. However, you can only see thumbnails until you become a paying member.
‘Bling’ is the word Passion gives to icons and small banners that you can add to your profile. There’s a tool to help you make these, and they say that if you have one, you’re more likely to attract more hits and visits. The Sex Academy is 100% free to gold members. However, there’s nothing on the page or in the help area to answer the question, ‘What is the sex academy?’
It’s very easy to search Passion because it has a powerful search engine and a detailed search page. The link is in the main menu with a drop-down list of search options including who’s online, who’s on instant message, VIP members and who is hot. Here are some details.
Working across the top menu at Passion, you find your main areas of exploration. Many of these have drop-down menus beneath them to give you more details, and it’s worth taking time to check all of them.
Passion has loads of nifty features that help you get to know your fellow flirters, and let you find exactly the match you are looking for. There’s much to explore here, from chat rooms to instant messaging, and from photo browsing to writing your own blog. One of the more unusual features are the erotic stories where any member can create a short story, upload it and share it around. The Community area also gets you involved with polls and contests, and Passion has its own community area with even more fun features. All this is open to free members.
You’ll want to know how your profile looks, and you can find the ‘view profile’ command under your username. Like all dating sites, Passion displays as much as you have put in, and the more the better. Here’s what it displays to other members:
Yes, the registration process at Passion is 100% free and the initial questionnaire doesn't take long to fill out. Once that’s done and your email address has been verified, you can browse the site, but there are limitations. Some features are only open to paying members, mainly the photos and videos. There is an upgrade link in your account dropdown, with a gold membership package to consider, and an extra package to add, so non-paying members can contact you. Full details of the packages can be found via the Help link at the very bottom of the pages. Prices may vary according to your location and currency. Mine showed in Euros.
Passion is part of the group that runs ALT.com, Out Personals and Friend Finder, and is a well-established adult dating and hookup site. What you get out of it depends on how much you put in, and whether you are willing to pay to upgrade. However, standard, free, members can still browse the site and use many of its features. There is some advertising, but nothing too intrusive, and it is stacked with loads of neat interactive features. Whether you're a guy looking for girls, a girl looking for guys, or any combination of men, women, trans and couples, you’ll find someone to connect to at Passion, one of the more reliable and trusted adult dating sites online.