- Received messages instantly
- Can watch videos with a free version
- Membership is mostly young people
- Easy sign-up
- Mixed race membership
- A long-running dating site
- Worldwide membership
- Membership is majority male
- Premium dating account is required to view profiles
- Need a premium dating account to message
- Other BDSM dating sites more popular now
- Not good if you don’t like bondage
- Fake accounts
- Interface a bit dated looking
- Videos load slowly
Alt.com In-depth Review Details
Alt.com has plenty of active users online at any given time, most of which are looking for BDSM dating and role play partners to have fun with. It really excels as a photo-sharing site and is one of the better black dating sites. Many of the ‘trending’ photos are of Caucasian members, with a few Black and Asian members attracting attention.
We were amazed at how quickly we received messages on this dating site. As far as BDSM dating sites go, it’s an active website, and it felt like entering a thriving roleplay community as soon as we logged in. Using the laptop was easy, as the website was designed for webcam fun.
The interface is dated and busy in terms of content. It may appear a little distracting for some who are used to cleaner interfaces on other dating sites. It still features all the essentials in one place and can’t be too difficult to get used to. Plenty to look at and scroll through.
Although membership is mostly 25-34-year olds, it’s very easy to find older members for dating. A lot of the live videos on the site are older women, and it was mostly women over 40 who messaged us while we were online. As you can see in the search options, it’s easy to find what you are looking for and what location.
Alt.com Sign Up/Login
This dating site’s log-in/sign-up process was straightforward and what you’d expect from this kind of dating service. Not a lot is asked in terms of sexual preferences besides sexual orientation. You don’t need to fill out your kinks at this stage, as it’s done later. It’s a quick process that lets you get right to the dating.
Filling out the dating profile is fun and quite satisfying. A ‘question and answer’ section is unique for a BDSM dating site, which allows you to provide direct answers to the exact type of person you want to start dating. The rest of the profile fill out is basic things, including likes, interests, testimonials, and photographs.
Dating profiles on Alt.com can also be shared, meaning you can sign up as either a couple or a group, as well as a man or a woman. This is befitting for BDSM dating sites.
You don’t have to fill out too much personal information if you don’t want to. When filling out your account, you will need to provide some sort of bio. A bio title is required, as well as a few sentences. Alt.com provides you with some inspiration in the ‘writing ideas’ feature if you’re stuck for inspiration.
Communication on this dating site is basic. Free members can view and comment on live videos. Members can start a live webcam at any time, and there is a whole section of ‘currently live’ users that free profiles can browse through. The live models may even respond to your comments.
Apart from that, communication is limited to free profiles. Other members can send a private message to you, but you need a premium account to respond. You will get notified when users view your profile.
With a premium account, you can add anyone you are attracted to your ‘hot list’. You can also get other members attention by sending them a ‘tip’ or sending them a ‘gift’. There are plenty of groups on the site to join in and communicate with other members about mutual role play and BDSM-related interests. Such groups include ‘daddy/daughter role playing’ and ‘humiliation, an obsession’.
Costs and Prices
You can either buy a bar of gold or a silver dating membership.
Silver membership –
1 month – $22.94 per month
3 months – $13.79 per month
12 months – $10.29 per month
Gold membership –
1 month – $34.44 per month
3 months – $17.24 per month
12 months – $10.29 per month
The free account allows you to activate your dating profile, fill out some details about yourself, and search for singletons in your area and beyond. You cannot view the full version of other members’ profiles. You can receive messages, but you cannot read them or even respond to them. A free account does let you reply to other members’ live videos.
With a silver dating membership, you can look through other members, strike up a conversation, read blogs, and watch users’ videos and view photos.
With a gold dating membership, you can reach out to members, reach the top of other users’ search results, appear as a ‘gold’ member, full access to other members’ profiles and video introductions, and view premium photos.
App and Mobile Version
Alt.com, unfortunately, is yet to produce a dating app version, so don’t bother searching on the App Store or the Play Store as you won’t find it. Alt.com are yet to make the switch to the app-based dating scene.
This is probably since Alt.com dating has existed for such a long time, pre-smart phones anyway, and never really made a move to mobile phone services. Still, this doesn’t slow down the member rate, as there are still plenty of new members signing up for the site today looking to start dating.
Privacy and Safety Features
Our Experience on Alt.com
We had a great time experimenting with Alt.com dating, and we are sure that you will too. It has been a long-standing meeting point for people with alternative kinks and seems to still thrive in terms of interactions and new members. Members seem keen to start a conversation with you. In terms of BDMS dating, it’s a must-visit.
How Do You Get Your Photos Approved on the Dating Site Alt.com?
You upload your profile picture like any other dating site, but it needs to be approved by an admin before it is visible to other members.
Can You See Who Likes You While Using a Free Alt.com Dating Account?
Yes, you will be notified when your dating profile is viewed and when a premium member sends you a message.
Can You Easily Block Someone on Alt.com, the Dating Site?
With 24-hour support, you can report anyone at any time very easily on this dating site.