Flirt.com predisposed us to rank them poorly because of the design of the front page. When it strains our eyes at first glance, we don’t like it and don’t want to suggest it. But, to be fair, it could have had an amazing algorithm that matched us to perfect women and gotten us fifty dates.
Given it’s not on our top list, that’s not the case.
Their search algorithm for a basic search—an age range and “women” selected—turns up nothing. They just don’t have the users to support matching. We could only find five hundred women anywhere nearby with a lot of flexibility, and neither they nor we matched what the other was looking for. We can’t, in good conscience, recommend a site like that.
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When we finally found five hundred women remotely near us, their ages ranged from eighteen to sixty. That alone put us off the site; sixty is way out of our preferred range, and eighteen is too young. But we needed the five hundred so we could test response and date setup rates, so we went with it.
Out of the five hundred, we got twelve answers. Twelve. All real women, granted, so Flirt.com didn’t have a fake profile problem that showed up for us. And out of those twelve, none replied to our second message. We didn’t get anywhere near setting up a date. Compare that to our top sites, where we had hundreds of responses and set up a dozen or more dates.
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Who puts black text on a dark grey background? The answer, evidently, is Flirt.com. Their front page is dark grey patterned with male and female symbols in a slightly lighter grey; the text for their form is black, and links are in a bright blue that looks blurred with the contrast. They clearly know how to change the font color, since the site description at the bottom at the bottom is in a light grey that shows up much better. Why they chose to design the form so badly, we do not know, but since it’s the first impression visitors get, we have to say it’s a bad choice on their part.
They also have a serious userbase problem. We don’t know how many men use Flirt.com or who they’re looking for, but women are scarce. We got matched with so few that we had to keep expanding our parameters so we could have enough to fairly judge the site. We shouldn’t have to look at women who might be grandmothers to get an idea of how well the site works, and the same with high school girls. It’s just not worth the time.
The fact that, out of the five hundred we contacted, we got twelve replies speaks volumes about the site. That’s a 2.4% reply rate. 2.4% might be an acceptable rate for some things, like cost of living inflation, but it’s absolutely pathetic when it’s the reply rate on a dating site. It’s nothing we did, either; we used the same formula for sending emails, and we had a similar profile to the ones we have on successful sites like Match and the rest of our top sites. It just doesn’t work out with Flirt.com.
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If every one of the twelve replies we received had resulted in setting up a date, we would recommend it in a heartbeat. That’s a 100% return on replies to dates. But instead, we got a 0% return. If all sites we went to had a 0% return rate and a 2.4% contact rate, we’d have one page on this site, and that page would explain why dating sites are a waste of time and money. Fortunately, that isn’t the case. Check out Match and our other top sites; you’ll have much more luck there.