Shagaholic.com is a fast growing casual dating website. They claim to have 3 million active members with thousands of new signups everyday. The site is offering local casual dating service allowing it’s members to find hookups around their area. They are targeting people who are looking for sex partners online and anyone who just want to have some adult fun online and off line. It’s under UpForIt Networks who also owns other casual dating and niche dating sites including popular domain UpForIt.com. It’s not clear if the two websites shares the same member’s database.
- Quick signup process
- Quick and responsive website
- Promising number of active users
- Text Chat
- Video Chat
- Chat Rooms
- Built in mail system
- Advanced Search
- Extensive profiles
- Set up “My Naughty CV”
- Rate profiles and see how HOT you are
- Block other members
- Set photos or profile privacy settings
- Upload up to 10 photos
- Upload video greetings
- Profile highlighting/VIP/Featured members
- Unlimited Ice Breakers for premium members and 5/day for standard members
- $4.47 for a 3 days trial premium subscription
- Mobile apps
- Live Cams
- Free Adult Movies
Since Shagaholic.com has been launched in 2002 it has undergone a lot of changes. Before they force members to answer questioners or forms in order to build up a user’s profile and set preferences. Now signing up is very easy and anyone can choose to put as many or as little information on his or her profile.
Another major improvement is the inclusion of new and high quality video chat. Now users can watch and talk to each other live using the website’s video chat feature. They have also improved their text chat or Instant Messaging (IM) feature. This makes getting in touch with a possible hookup very easy and do it in real-time.
They also haven a good presence in mobile dating market. Shagaholic.com is available on mobile phones, and other mobile computing devices. This allows you to get in touch with your sex buddies even when you are away from your computer.
As a standard member you can already use basic and advanced search option that the site have. This is a good way to have a look and and browse around while considering to upgrade your account. It should tell you what or who to expect inside the website. To complete your adult or mature craving they also included live cams where you can watch live shows. Of course you will have to buy credits to watch private shows. This will be a separate transaction from your membership fees.
They also allow users to create a “My Naughty CV” which sounds very exciting. Basically its like your sexy resume to let other know your sexual preference. It gives you the choice to mention your favorite sex position, your expectation of a first date, favorite sexual activity and fetishes, favorite sex toys, and all about your sexual side.
Pricing and Subscription:
Shagaholic.com’s pricing and subscription rates has been made simple. They have already dropped gold and platinum membership levels. Now they have free standard members and premium members or those who have paid for a membership subscription. Premium members can still opt to be a VIP member which allows their profile to be highlighted and appear on top of search lists.
Shagaholic.com offers a 3 days trial subscription for $4.47 which comes down to $1.49 per day. If a user wants to subscribe for longer plans they can choose from monthly, 3 months, or 6 months plan. You can refer to the image above for their current pricing.
Although Shagaholic is full of useful features to help you find a local sex partner, we have found some downside to this website.
- Too many explicit graphics. We are not saying that we don’t like to see naked photos, in fact we love them. What we are saying is that the site has too much of explicit photos and does not offer an option to turn them off. You can’t really use this website when on public or work computer unless you want some raised eyebrows from people who might caught you using the site. That being said means that you need to use private computer or to be in a private place to use it.
- No means of communication for free standard members. We were pretty much disappointed to find out that a standard member can’t read and send messages to other members. You can’t even use the chat or IM function unless you upgrade your account. You can send winks and ice breakers to five people each day and that is all you can do with your free account.
- Expensive monthly members subscription. With $15.99 per month on a six month subscription paid once at total of $99.94 sounds very expensive. You can do better than that with other dating and hook up sites like POF.com. They could have offered an annual subscription plan like they did before which comes down to around $9 per month. But since they have no longer offer the same, your better off with the trial subscription.
- Low men to women ratio. With 9 men for every 1 women the competition is pretty tough. This might be lower in some places with lesser population.
Shagaholic.com sounds promising. We have given the good and the bad side here so it’s up to you to weight the odds. They have a growing number of registrants so it should be good place to try and fish for a date. What we suggest is you try to create a standard profile, make it look good. Then use the search function to search for members in your area. Give it a good look and observe if you have some real members near you because your chance of getting laid depends on these numbers. When convinced try it out with their three days trial which is under $5. Then you can take it from there.