Passion.com is connected to Adult Friend Finder, although that is not advertised, and provides a place for singles looking for primarily sexual encounters to communicate and connect. They provide a variety of services very similar to AdultFriendFinder.com including email, video, instant messaging (the same messaging program used for AFF), and other tools designed to bring people together efficiently. Because their profile database is over 30 million and their registration is free, many of the user profiles are either inactive or represent users involved in illegal activity.
If you are seeking a site that will help you find a long lasting, compatibility-based relationship, you should look elsewhere. Passion.com is designed for people looking for a quick hook-up. It's possible to meet the love of your life at Passion, but it's more likely you will only find physical encounters.
One of their most unique free offers, the instant messenger system is a fantastic way for all members of Passion.com to intermingle and chat, even the ones who only have a basic membership. This offer is unique because it allows users who are paying nothing to communicate with other users for free. Generally, dating sites will only offer free tools up to the point where communication could begin. Much like a common messenger program such as AIM, the instant messaging system at Passion.com allows you to see who is logged on, where they are from, and a link to their profile on Passion.com. Once you find someone you are interested in chatting with, simply choose their name, type your message and send it.
Another good feature at Passion.com is the sense of community they offer with their blogs and groups. The blogs are a way for members to write about any particular subject they are interested in. Not only can you post your own blogs, but you can view any member's posted blogs and search through them by location. The groups feature is a way for Passion.com users to come together with other similar users. The site offers both local and topical groups so Passion.com members can connect based on the same interests or locations. This is not only a fun way to spend time online, but it's a real way of meeting similar-minded people who you will have a chance of connecting with.
Their search feature is well designed and includes many options. It is broken up into sections according to member levels, so basic members can only use a basic search. Gold and Silver members have extended search options to help narrow their results. The questions in the Gold section, however, are very basic and seem like they should be presented to all members, including basic members.
The "Get Local" section at Passion.com is another way they are trying to create a sense of community within the site. This section gives members a way to connect with other users who live near them. It also gives users a chance to create events and gatherings for the other local members of Passion.com. You can search for events in your area, or you can create an event of your own. It also gives you a list of the best hotspots in the area of your choice.
Finally, the "My Lists" section of the Passion.com member home page compiles all of your information regarding your favorite photos and videos, the flirts and emails you have sent, as well as those you have received. You can also access your Hotlist of members you are interested in from the My Lists section.
A Silver membership at Passion.com costs $17.99 for one month. For a three-month commitment, they charge $10.87 per month. For the twelve-month Silver membership they charge $7.50 per month.
A Gold membership costs $26.99 for one month. For the three-month commitment to the Gold membership, they charge $13.50 per month. Finally, for trying the twelve-month commitment to the Gold membership, they will give you six months for free and charge you $7.50 per month for eighteen months.
The tools offered at Passion.com are comprehensive and definitely provide paying users with the ability to connect with similar people in their area. The advanced searching, group, blog, and "Get Local" features give the site substance and make it a successful place for singles to find what they are looking for.