Benaughty.com is a website for those seeking a more adventurous dating experience. Members have the chance to browse naughty photos or chat and flirt online. Women can use the site for free. Limited guest accounts for men don't allow email or chat.
BeNaughty is designed for casual relationships. It's not as explicit as sites like Adult Friendfinder or Hornymatches, but neither does it pretend to be a matchmaking site. It's a big community with around 864,000 active users.
It is owned and run by Cupid Plc - their other sites include Sex in the UK and Girls Date for Free.
Women can access all areas of the site for free including messaging, videos, and chat rooms, while men must pay.
The free men's guest account allows very limited privileges: You can't access email, messenger, nor view full size photos or videos. Although you can receive email messages, you won't be able to open them until you upgrade... one of the site's many "teaser" tactics which try to get you to buy into full membership.
On logging-on with your free guest account, you'll be prompted with a message telling you how many people tried to contact you but couldn't (because you don't have a photo). There's also another annoying popup which keeps asking you to add the site's email address to your contact list. This will allow their marketing material to reach your inbox.
BeNaughty is not a site for "techno-phobes". It has a "ton of options" and each section has its own selection of sub-pages. If you choose "Search", for example, another set of options appear which allow you to choose exactly which search type : Online, New Members, Friends, Favorites... Other things available include:
- Advanced profile searching:
Search for videos and photos, by lifestyle and appearance...
- A community section:
Blogs, chat rooms, success stories and forums
- Apps section (Downloads):
A messenger-tool and browser add-ins
- Mobile Apps:
You can download the Android app for your smart phone
As if this weren't enough, there are more options to choose from in the toolbar which appears at the bottom of the page. Quick links to all areas can be found on the toolbar, along with Facebook style notifications which will tell you who's tried to get in touch.
Searching for people
One of the nice features is the search form. The quick search box allows you to filter out profiles without photos, videos, or which otherwise don't match your basic preferences. Advanced searching allows you to dig a lot deeper and permits selection on physical appearance, relationship status, ethnic background and more.
The "Search History" is a handy button which displays your most recent search activity. Just click on one of them, and that search will be run again for you. Full members have the option to sort results in various orders such as "last visit", "distance" and "age".
Unless you upgrade, you will have very few options to communicate on BeNaughty. Sending winks and ice-breakers is free - you can also create a favorites list. Profiles can be rated. Unfortunately though it is not possible to search for the most highly-rated profiles.
Profiles you've viewed appear in the top tab section for easy access. Clicking any of the tabs will take you back to that person's page. You can clear these at any point by clicking the "cross" button.
Within a few moments of signing-up, I was hit every few minutes with chat requests from unknown people. This seems suspicious given that my profile was completely empty and I didn't have a photo uploaded. Accepting a chat invitation, "of course", will take you to the upgrade page.
I was also receiving 4-5 email messages per day, and likewise trying to open a message will prompt you to part with cash before being able to proceed.
All-in-all, this doesn't inspire trust in the site and just seems a bit "bogus".
To sum up....
BeNaughty has a large selection of naughty singles located in the U.S, U.K and beyond. If you are a man, signing up with a free account will allow you access, minus the ability to communicate or view full size photos. Women can access chat and email with their free accounts.
The site is aimed more at younger people who want a flirty or naughty encounter either online or in real life. It's not suitable for those seeking romance. Men are in abundance, outnumbering women by around 4 to 1, despite the free access that women are offered.
BeNaughty is "feature rich", but it doesn't have the most intuitive layout. The community areas such as chat rooms, forums and blogs add interest and are where people really express themselves.
By Tara Miller
- Good selection of features
- Nice platform, once you get the hang of it
- Active community section: blogs, forums, chat rooms
- Safety features: Optional membership verification
- Lots of popups and ads
- Suspicious messages and chat requests
- Free male users can't communicate, view full-size photos, and can't watch videos
- Chatrooms are inaccessible until you upgrade (men only)
- Verification: There's a monthly fee, simply for the privilege of being "certified"
- There's a delete option, but they inform you that your profile will re-activate should you log-in to the site again - so your details are never permanently removed.