With over 90,000,000 registered accounts, Passion.Com is undoubtedly one of the most popular dating sites out there. Certainly, it shouldn’t come as a surprise when you hear users have an entirely contrasting opinion about the site. This is mostly due to the disparity in user experience and preferences. However, Passion.Com gives its members a wide range of options to meet people of similar interests for a possible relationship. While this is how the site portrays itself, our time with the platform proved otherwise. Many members are on the lookout for one-offs or casual sex. If this still got you interested, you should read on to find out everything about Passion.com and if it’s worth your time and money.
We will be disseminating every information without missing out on any important detail. Let’s get started.
Over the years, Passion.Com has become a household name in the online dating hemisphere. This is evident with its ever-growing, massive population spans across the United States, the United Kingdom, Thailand, Canada, France, and several other ends of the globe. From the 90,000,000 number of registered accounts, over 36,000,000 are from the United States, and the site records several over 60,000 logins per day.
However, for a userbase this big, we find it surprising that there are five times more female members on the site than male members. On the bright side, this is an added advantage for men, as there are crowds of female ladies to hook up with. It’s up to you to gear up with your playboy wit and scavenge at will for that hotty that will blow the hair off your scalp. All in all, the Passion.Com gender population ratio sits around 5:1.
In addition to the above, 15% of the members are couples who share an account, according to numerous surveys. As out of place this is, the purpose for it we might never get to decipher.
If you’re wondering what the sexual orientation on this site is, you’ll be glad to know that there is so much disparity in sexual interests. You will find straight-up men, lesbians, bisexuals, gays, to mention four. If you belong to any of these groups, you will most certainly find a match. The possibilities are endless. At the point of signing up, you will be asked about your sexual orientation.
As per age distribution, there are more female members between age 25-34, while there are more male members between age 35-44. On the flip side, there is a very low number of female members between age 45-54, while men of between age 18-24 are equally less.
The overall layout of any dating site is important to veer members off frustrations that could result from clunky buttons and feature-clustered UI. Thankfully, Passion.Com doesn’t suffer any of these problems. Its UI elements are well thought out, and buttons are aptly arranged and organized. With a white background and purple theming, the site looks simple and should be a bit subtle on the eyes during the day. However, there is no dark mode feature to help prevent eye strains at night.
“We are moving to a world wherein the use of smartphones at night is no longer a chestnut. WHO has warned about the health complications, thereby prompting many websites to include an eye protection feature such as the Dark Mode.”
Furthermore, the design makes it easy to keep track of activities, and you won’t go through any headache when trying to go back to the pages you have previously visited.
Lastly, many features on the site are aligned on an intuitive sidebar that is easy to reach with a simple sliding of your cursor. This makes it easy to switch between pages and features seamlessly.
One of the areas in which Passion.com stands out is its wide variety of features. They are engaging, and if you’re caught off guard, you might find yourself immersed in the euphoria and forget that you’re on the site for a possible hookup. The following are some of the features:
Votes & Points
It is never a bad idea to throw in some fun elements amid your dating experience. While using Passion.Com, you can earn points from participating in and completing certain activities. The points you earn can be exchanged for virtual gifts, digital upgrades, or even a subscription-free month.
Besides, there is a “What’s Hot Section” where individual users can upvote other members they deem as the hottest. Any member can participate, and those with the highest votes will be featured as specials on the “Who’s Hot” section. The rankings are refreshed and updated daily.
In the message center, you can buy a ton of virtual gifts with points earned on the platform. You can present the gift to a member with whom you’re just getting along as a show of affection.
With the countless number of activities running at the same time, one could easily get confused. Don’t fret; the “My Stuff” panel on the top right of the homepage will keep track of your history and interactions with other members. It shows you photos you’ve marked as your favorite, whom you visited recently and your recent blog activities.
Members can broadcast themselves using the live webcam feature, and other users (even the ones on free membership) can view the broadcast and even drop comments. Many of these broadcasts are sexual, with some having a high degree of nudity.
While it’s depressing to be on a dating site for three months without success, the “Passion Guarantee” is an interesting feature that isn’t common on many dating sites. It rewards members who have been on the platform for three months without a match success an additional three months of premium membership for free. However, the administrators’ criterion in confirming unsuccessful claims is unknown to us, but we reckon it’s still a nice form of warranty.
On Passion.Com, you’re allowed to create or view blog posts. Each member can have a blog to their bearing where they can share ideas and discuss trending topics. Blog posts will appear on Passion.Com newsfeed, and we reckon this is a great idea for encouraging a sense of community within the site. We found many of the blog posts to be centered around topics such as sex, relationships, travels, etc., which is expected on a sexual platform anyway.
Frankly speaking, it is difficult to tell if Passion.Com is a dating site for sexual flings or serious relationships. There are different users with different needs, and the site tries to create a balance between serious relationships and one-offs. If you’re a standard member on Passion.Com, there is virtually nothing you can do on the site, as you’ll be limited to just a couple of more features. This is the site’s biggest undoing, as we’ve tried other dating sites that equip standard members with features that are worth their time. In essence, you will only enjoy the platform as a user on paid membership more.
After signing up, Passion.Com matches you with profiles having information close to yours. Many of these will be people close to your location. If you’re not satisfied with the default results, you can use the “Kink Search” feature. It’s more of a filter tool, and you can use it to search for members according to their sexual interests. You can also use more robust filters such as marital status, sexual orientation, age, profession, etc.
As per indulging a member in a chat for a possible hookup, you can start by sending them a virtual gift to show your interest. After this, you can take it up with the live chat feature. There is no option to make video calls, but the webcam feature will help nonetheless if you need to see that hottie live.
While there are more than enough female members on the platform, your success depends largely on how you play your cards. The following tips should help:
To begin with, there is no option to connect your Facebook account. You must create a fresh account. Signing up on Passion.Com is pretty quick and straightforward. Normally, this should take between 3 to 5 minutes. First, you’re asked about your gender and the set of people you’re interested in. You can choose women, men, bisexuals, or whatever else rocks your boat.
After that, you’ll be required to input your DOB and location. Your location is important for helping the site’s algorithm find people near you, while your DOB is important for confirming if you’re of legal age. The minimum age allowed on Passion.Com is 18.
Furthermore, you’ll be required to provide an email address and a password of your choice. A confirmation link will be sent to your provided email to verify and approve your account.
Other questions you’ll be asked upon signing up are your marital status, race, body type, etc. On the last page, you’ll be prompted to write a short introduction about yourself and a detailed bio about you in the description text box. You can harness this to polish your profile. However, you can choose to skip them and come back to fill them later.
A typical profile has information about its location, sexual orientation, picture, etc. We find it annoying that as a standard member on Passion.Com, you’re only allowed to see an overview of profiles. You can’t click them to view more information. Only standard members are granted such permission.
Upon signing up, we were greeted with several messages from different Profiles. One of the messages reads thus: “Hey! You look stunning. Wanna hook up?”
There’s no way on earth someone finds us stunning, even when it’s obvious we haven’t updated our profile with any picture. Could it be the grey blankness upon the profile that they find attractive? It’s obvious the message was fake and was most certainly perpetrated by the site’s bots. There are several fake profiles littered all over the website, and we find this disturbing. Hence, we recommend that you consider upgrading your account to be able to view each account with much scrutiny and not waste your precious time with a bot. Also, the number of fake profiles is greatly reduced after upgrading to a premium account.
Members can upload as much as 20 photos on their profile, but there is no regulation in place to confirm the authenticity of uploaded photos, like on some other dating sites.
Unfortunately, Passion.Com has no mobile app for neither Android nor iOS. However, the site is more optimized for mobile usage. You can almost instantly spot the difference with the desktop version when you launch it with your preferred browser on your smartphone. If you’re keen on having a dating experience on the go with a mobile app, you’ll be disappointed.
Passion.Com has been around for a long time, and there are inevitably many alternatives. Some borrow heavily from the elements of Passion.Com while trying to improve on certain areas. According to our experience with these platforms, some of the closest alternatives to Passion.Com are:
From the list, Match is the closest to Passion.com, and it has a mobile app.
Compared with the competition, membership pricing is a tad moderate on Passion.com. Members can even buy separate add-ons to garnish their experience on the platform. Payment can be made using your credit card details, and it usually takes less than 72 hours to get a new account upgraded to premium. Subsequent subscriptions are automatically renewed, but you can disable it in the settings.
The prices are as follows:
As emphasized earlier in this review, members on free membership have limited options, and they can only do the following:
Premium members can access all features, some of which are:
Passion.com is safe to use. However, when dealing with members, we strongly advise that you tread with caution. Impostors are parading themselves as credible hookups on the site. You should keep an eye open for them and sense if they’re trying to deceive you off something or hack their way through your information. You should be discrete with information about your banking details. Aside from all that, Passion.com is safe to use.
If you’re looking for a dating site that not only matches you with people of the same interest but also keeps you engaged with a variety of fun features, Passion.com might be your best bet. That’s where it ends, though. Without a premium membership, there’s nothing you can do on the dating site. However, if you’re willing to throw up a few bucks, Passion.com can help you with the Perfect Match for your romantic adventure.
Simply head to settings under your account, click “Deactivate,” and follow the procedure.
Click on the profile and message them using email or live chat feature.
Unfortunately, you can’t see who winked you or receive a virtual gift without a premium account.
On the sidebar, click on “Friends,” view the profile, and press the “Block” button.
To cancel the subscription on Passion.com, head to your account settings, and deactivate auto-renewal. Your current subscription will remain active, but you won’t be able to access the premium features after it elapses.