Dating, matchmaking and long term relationships, pen pals & soul
|Basic FREE Membership:
|Number of Members:
|Sexual Categories Covered:
Straight, Gay, Lesbian, Senior, Pen Pals, Activity Partners.
All, 249 Countries.
E-mail, instant messenger,
photo profiles, video profiles, video messaging, online members
magazine, send winks to members, hot list for your favorite members,
create your own personal network of friends, testimonials, organize
events, private photo albums, cupid member e-mail matching service
- allows you to specify the type of people you're looking for based
on their profile characteristics and it will send you matching members
by e-mail every week, chat rooms, simple search for basic members,
advanced search for premium members, browse members by country and
see how many are registered in each.
The website can be viewed totally in French or English depending
on which you prefer. You can also check your cupid matches and who
has been browsing your profile, all from your home page section.
There is also a points system where you can earn or buy points
which let you use premium features if you're a basic member or you
can claim prizes in the form of free account upgrades and member
privileges. The specifics can be read on your homepage. The more
you use the site, the more points you can collect.
Interface & Usability:
The website layout is the
same as most of the other websites in the Friend Finder network.
So if you've used any of the others before, you'll have no problem
finding your way around this one.
The interface is mainly blue and white. The text size is very clear
and of a good size so reading profiles shouldn't be a problem. On
the subject of profiles, the thumbnails shown whilst browsing members
(at the time of writing) are rather small and could be enlarged.
If you haven't used a FriendFinder website before then the main
features are shown across the top and bottom of each page for easy
navigation. Using them soon becomes second nature and most of your
important profile related features are located on your homepage
section for ease of use.
The signup process is only 2 pages long, short and sweet, the way
we like it. You can also edit your profile at any time after sign
up if you fluff it up.
is the French specific web site of the FriendFinder network. It
has thousands of French and French speaking members from around
the world. It is specifically aimed at creating a French online
community and for the most part has succeeded in doing this very
well. Here are a few quote from the site itself, describing what
it's all about:
What is The Purpose of FrenchFriendFinder ?
"The purpose of the French FriendFinder site is to make it
as easy as possible for you to meet people, using the power of the
Internet. At French FriendFinder, you'll find a community of people
using the site as a tool to make connections and find partners for
dating, romance, friendship, and a variety of encounters. To find
your match, we offer several powerful features, which allow you
to narrow your search so that you are able to find exactly the kind
of person you, are looking for. On various occasions, we also add
new features to make your time at French FriendFinder a successful
and fun experience. "
Is French FriendFinder really free?
"French FriendFinder offers a variety of membership packages.
Standard membership is free. As a Standard member, you can chat,
send instant messages, and browse through our worldwide database
of profiles. You also have access to our interactive Magazine, where
you can post or answer advice questions or post poetry and articles.
There's plenty to do as a standard member! If you decide you want
to speed up your search, consider one of our premium memberships.
Premium memberships offer far more privileges and cost as little
as 25 cents (or less!) per day."
What we liked about the site:
A website with lots of
features (for it's paying members) and a strong sense of friends
and an online community. This is due to its relationship magazine,
friends network, video technology, testimonials, chat rooms, events
for friends and personal photo galleries.
A basic member gets access to chat rooms, photo browsing, flirting
with instant messaging and full access to the members magazine.
Writing profiles is one of the trickiest things to do when joining
an online dating site. FrenchFriendFinder and all of the other FriendFinder
websites give you tips, help and examples of what to say when joining
up. This is something other sites don't do.
The sign-up process is only 2 pages long, short and sweet, the
way we like it. You can also edit your profile at any time after
sign up if you fluff it up.
If you're serious about using the site, the points system can be
used to get access to premium member features (for a limited time)
without having to pay the full membership. This helps to counteract
the limitations of the basic membership account.
What we didn't like about the site:
images are too small for basic members, there's no point giving
you the option to add members to your hotlist if you can't make
out what they look like.
Basic members do not have access to full member profiles : ( which
we think is a bit too restrictive when trying to get a feel for
the site and what it has to offer. There are many sites out there
that let you view members profiles with a basic membership account.
This issue is true for the other FriendFinder sites we've looked
at with the exception of FriendFinder's 'friend' section.
But if you become a full paying member you have access to all features.
Also if you use the points system you should be able to generate
enough to try out some of the more advanced features. If you generate
enough points you can get one month of silver or gold membership
for free. Pretty cool. You can also do this on the other FriendFinder
If you're a full paying
member, this is an excellent site with lots of features and a strong
sense of community. All or most members are French and there are
thousands of them from all over the world. So if that's what you're
looking for, then this is the website for you. This reviewer
doesn't speak French and was quite lost in the chat rooms until
I was able to find someone that spoke English. Which didn't take
This is an above average site with excellent features. Even with
a few minor niggles it's still good enough to get 4 stars out of
five. The restrictions on the basic membership account are canceled
out somewhat when you use the points system to get access to the
more advanced features for a limited time. This helps the whole
'try before you buy' experience and once again encourages the promotion
of the 'online community' experience and interaction with others.