In today’s review, we are going to be looking at a site that’s more about hooking up with someone than wanting long-term love or perhaps someone that’s marriage material.
And that site is No Strings Attached.
It’s part of a group of dating sites that are targeted at people that aren’t looking for the emotional bonds that love brings.
They just want the physical part of the deal.
That means more “wham bam thank you ma’am” and certainly no “I love you’s”.
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This full review will see just what No Strings Attached has to offer.
We will cover:
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No Strings Attached Review in Video Form
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Check out the ratings.
Ease of Use – 4/5
Effectiveness – 3/5
Key Features – 3/5
Pricing – 3/5
- Easy to sign up for a profile
- Strong user base
- Well priced
- Can’t view profiles or message users without membership
- No mobile app
Who Is It For/Demographics?
The physical side of relationships.
Sometimes, that’s all people are looking for.
It’s not only limited to people who are single either.
More and more people who are in unhappy marriages, perhaps where the physical aspect of the marriage is non-existent, turn to sites like No Strings Attached to help meet their desires.
That’s why hookup sites like No Strings Attached (just like BeNaughty or Ashley Madison) flourish just as much as traditional dating sites(like Tinder or eHarmony) do because, without a doubt, there is a demand for them.
And things don’t exist if there isn’t a demand, right?
It’s important to note that No Strings Attached isn’t just about men looking to hook up with women and vice versa, it also caters to the gay and lesbian community.
How big is the No Strings Attached user base?
So let’s look at how many people make use of the hook up website.
Well, this is not a new site at all.
It was first established in 2006 and over the years has built a large user base.
- The site has around 3.5 million users
- Around 1.6 million of them, just under half, come from the United States
- Just over 20 000 new users join the site each month
- That’s around 240 000 users each year, a growth rate of around 7% per annum.
It’s not the biggest hook-up site on the net but No Strings Attached offers an active user base that can be found across the globe, that’s for sure.
No Strings Attached gender ratios and age breakdown
Fact… more men sign up for profiles on a site like this than women do.
Well, that’s not always entirely true but it’s accurate around 95% of the time.
That’s just the nature of hook up sites it seems and yes, there are more male profiles on No Strings Attached.
More than double it seems.
- 70% of the user base are male
- 30% of the user base are female
When we look at the age breakdown of the users of No Strings Attached, there are a few interesting things to note.
First up, the most popular group on the site are between the ages of 25-34.
They come in at 29% of all users.
What I really found interesting is that the next biggest group comprised mostly of men.
And they were ages 55 and up.
Normally, this group would have a high user base on a site that caters to older sugar daddies or senior citizens.
I wasn’t expecting the “ages 55 and up” group to have so many users (22%).
Another strange anomaly is that in the 35-44 year-olds, women have more profiles than men.
Here’s a breakdown of the user groups in terms of active user numbers:
- 25-34-year-olds (29% of all users, 20% male, 9% female)
- 55+ (22% of all users, 21% male, 1% female)
- 35-44-year-olds (17% of all users, 11% female, 6% male)
- 18-24-year-olds (17% of all users, 10% male, 7% female)
- 45-54-year-olds (15% of all users, 12% male, 3% female.
So it seems that no matter your age, you will stand an excellent chance of finding decent matchups with the smallest user base – the 45-54-year-olds – contributing 15% of all users of the site.
Ease of Use
Enough with all the numbers, let’s get down to the site itself, starting with the registration process.
It’s a little different from other hook up sites but won’t take much of your time to complete.
First up, you need to provide the following information:
- A username
- Who are, for example, an attached male or single female
- What you are looking for, for example, a single male or an attached female (this is a checkbox so you can tick the options you prefer)
- Your email address
I mentioned that the registration process is a little different from other sites and that’s because at this point, No Strings Attached will send you an email that contains a password that you will need to log into the site.
They also validate your email address in this manner, so effectively it’s a two birds with one stone scenario.
Once you receive the email, you can enter it and go to the next step of the registration.
The information needed here includes:
- What type of encounters you are looking for (hook ups or online)
- The country, state and city you live in
- Your birthdate
- Your ethnicity
- Your body type
- Your height
- Profile headline
- An area where you can describe yourself
Once you’ve completed that information – it will take around 5 to 10 minutes of your time – you are immediately taken to the member sign up screen.
Don’t sign up yet, you can have a look around the site and check out the features before you make that decision.
Simply click on the “home” menu to move off the membership payment page.
No Strings Attached site design
Before we get to the inner workings of the site, let’s talk a little about the overall design of No Strings Attached.
It’s pretty busy.
You will notice straight away that this is a hook up site because some members are not scared to have nude profile pics.
You will also see access to live camera models, a standard when it comes to sites like this.
The design itself is nothing to write home about but it’s also not going to annoy you if you spend time on the site.
Finding your way around No Strings Attached
So No strings attached has one set of menus found at the top of the screen by which you will navigate the site.
- Home: If you want to return to the main screen, click the home button
- Find members: This menu has a number of sub-menus like “my member matches”, “members near me”, “my favorite photos”, “advanced search”.
- Find video: Here you have a number of search options for video content on the site including member videos
- Upload: Here you can upload your own videos and photos
- Live webcam: Click here to access live webcam action from models and other members. You can even have your own webcam session
- Inbox: This is where your incoming and sent messages are found
- Hotlist: If you add someone to your hotlist or they add you, it will be recorded here
- Views: See who has viewed your profile
- Flirts: If you flirt with someone or they flirt with you, it’s recorded here.
It’s an extensive menu system, that’s for sure but it’s all you need to find your way around No Strings Attached.
The No Strings Attached profile
During the registration process, you would have only filled in some aspects of your profile.
It’s important that you complete it.
To do that, click on the home screen and then on edit profile.
There is nothing special about the profiles on No Strings Attached.
They include all the regular information that you would expect to see, for example:
- Physical information (like your hair and eye color, hair length, if you wear glasses and other aspects that you filled in during registration)
- Lifestyle information (like your sexual orientation, marital status, how many children you have, your occupation, if you drink or smoke, if you do drugs, your religion and your home language)
And that’s it.
Also, at this point you would not have uploaded a profile picture, so don’t forget to do that, it certainly helps.
It’s time to test out what No Strings Attached has to offer.
And to do that, it’s all about the quality of the searches the site returns along with how you go about contacting anybody that’s taken your fancy.
When launching a search, you have a fair amount of parameters that you can work with.
- The gender the returns should be
- Their relationship status (attached or single)
- What they are interested in (virtual encounters or hook ups)
- Their age range
- How far they are from your location
There is an advanced search as well but that’s only available for members of No Strings Attached.
We will look at those advanced search options a little later in the review.
I was impressed with the returns I received on the searches I made.
Even though I live in a smaller town, there were matchups near my location.
But as soon as I clicked on a profile to view more, I was taken to the membership screen to sign up.
That’s right, you cannot view profiles of other users without becoming a member of No Strings Attached.
Reaching out to other users
Is viewing someone’s profile that important on a hook up site?
It’s probably not as important as a regular dating site.
That’s because you are going to reach out to people that you are attracted to first and foremost.
So the question is, can you contact someone on No Strings Attached even if you cannot see their profile, or is that a member’s only option as well?
You will notice that for every profile in your search return, there are three options:
Click on the hotlist button to add them to your own user hotlist that you can come back to.
If you click on flirt, they will be notified that you flirted with them.
But what about email?
Is this a way to contact someone on No Strings Attached for free?
And the answer to that is no.
As soon as you click on it, you are taken back to the membership sign-on page.
So other than flirting with someone, there is no way to speak to a potential matchup if you don’t have a membership.
Opting to take out membership on No Strings Attached will give you access to the following.
1. The ability to contact other users and see all profiles
The ability to contact other users is the most critical aspect of any hook up site.
You need a way to start the ball rolling so to speak.
With membership, you have the ability to use the email feature to chat with others.
Also, you won’t have the problem of not being able to see the profiles of other users.
2. Advanced search options
Users have access to a huge range of advanced search options which are based on certain profile details.
- If they have children or not
- Body type
- Hair color
- Hair length
- Eye color
- Spoken language
- If they smoke, drink or do drugs
Without a doubt, it’s always nice to have all these extra parameters to be able to search for the kind of matchup that you want.
3. Watch member videos, webcams, and view photos
Webcams and videos are a massive part of No Strings Attached.
And the community is pretty active that’s for sure.
So if you opt for membership, not can you only see all the pictures that others have posted, you can watch their videos as well as view their webcam shows.
4. Model webcam shows
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No Strings Attached doesn’t only have user web cames, but proper live shows from models based around the world.
As a paying member, you will have access to many of these shows.
5. See who views your profile
The final member feature I want to take about is the ability to see who views your profile.
I always find this to be a useful tool on any dating or hook up site because it shows that they are interested in you.
No one is going to click on your profile they weren’t.
So those users are worth following upon.
There is no doubt in my mind, if you want to use No Strings Attached successfully, you are going to have to take out a membership.
And the key features that come with membership are reasonable in my mind, depending on what that membership is going to cost you.
No Strings attached offer what they call the VIP package.
This will give you access to everything on the site including allowing you to see unlimited profiles and send unlimited messages.
And don’t forget the member videos, photos and webcams.
This VIP package has three duration options:
- 1-month – $29.99
- 3-months – $59.95 ($19.99 per month)
- 12-months – $150 ($12.50 per month)
On the whole, I think that No Strings Attached is priced fairly.
I’ve seen cheaper hook up sites as well as ones that cost a lot more.
In terms of the member features that you get from the site, there’s a fair amount of bang for your bucks, so to speak.
Of course, No Strings Attached makes their longer member options enticing in terms of the saving that you can make when compared to a per month contract.
The thing is, you need to pay a larger amount up from to be able to buy into them.
And that’s something you have to weigh up as to whether it’s worth it or not.
When faced with these decisions, I always ask myself one simple question.
How long am I going to use the site?
With a hook up site, that answer is probably “for a while”.
You are not looking for love but for someone to have a fun time with.
And then you may move onto someone else, right?
At the end of the day, however, it’s your decision to make.
But overall, I think membership pricing on the site is fair.
Conclusion and Overall Rating
And there you have it, our review of No Strings Attached.
It’s a hook up site that has everything you need to find someone close to you to have a little bit of fun with.
And if you are into live cams from other users or even web shows from models, the site has you covered there as well.
I am a little bit confused as to why the ability to view user profiles is behind a paywall, that doesn’t make sense when they can entice you to become a member by making messaging something you have to pay for.
On the whole, pricing on the site is fair for the key features that membership offers.
No Strings Attached is fairly simple to navigate and the design is functional without being flashy.
And you are not bombarded with advertising like other similar sights.
Note, just like other hook up sites, there is going to be some nudity so be aware of that.
Perhaps more importantly, in the searches I performed, there were real people who were returned as matchups.
I saw no obvious fake profiles or bots.
Now onto my rating, I am going to give No Strings Attached 3.25 out of 5.
It’s a hook up site that’s worth trying out.
What’s your feeling about the site?
Would you try it out?
Let us know in the comments below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, if it wasn’t safe, No Strings attached would not have been around for 14 years.
Personal safety is up to you and as this is a hook up site where you are going to go out and meet people, that’s something you have to take very seriously.
From a security standpoint, your private and banking details are secure behind the necessary paywalls.
No, it’s not free.
You can register your profile and look around the site but when it comes to viewing other user profiles or sending them messages, you will need to be a member of the site.
Of course, it is.
No Strings Attached is over a decade old and is a popular hook up site on the internet.
No Strings Attached first started over 14 years ago.
It’s a global website in which users hook up for one-night stands, casual relationships or online encounters.
The site has over 3 million users and it continues to grow each day.
You have to be 18 years old to join No Strings Attached.
Simply register for a profile, follow the instructions, answer all the questions and then you will receive your password for the site so you can log in for the first time.
It is possible to delete your account on No Strings Attached but you can also take it offline so it’s not visible to other users.
To take it offline, click on the “my account” tab at the top of the page above the main menus.
Then click on “Change Profile Availability” tab.
From here you can choose to make your profile invisible by turning it off or if you want to delete it permanently, scroll down and click the “Permanently Delete My Entire Account” link.
Once you do that, your profile is removed from the site.
To contact No Strings Attached, fill in the form found here.
If you would prefer to send them a regular mail, you can address it to:
910 E. Hamilton Ave., Sixth Floor,
Campbell, CA 95008, USA
Ventnor Enterprise Limited
Suite 2, Second Floor
145 High Street, Colchester
With a hook up site, especially if you want to meet someone and not only have a virtual fling, it’s all about location.
So that’s the first thing that No Strings Attached does by highlighting profiles near you.
There are a few more parameters you can set on the site in your searches.
Members get even more of these based on other user profile information with an advanced search option.
If you’d like to block a user on No Strings Attached, you will need to do so from their profile.
Simply click on it and then search for the block option.
Once you have blocked them, they will no longer be able to contact you.