How does Flingster work?

How does Flingster work?

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, people used video chat sites more than ever. It looks like video chat is here to stay. In mid-2021, even the hugely-popular dating app Tinder added a video function for users.

We take a look at one of the latest video-based messaging services, Flingster.

  • Flingster is a web-only video sex chat function that is very easy to use
  • The site is completely free of charge, with no sign-up required
  • Flingster helps connect you with users face-to-face from all over the globe
  • Utilize Flingster’s premium paid service to apply filters and speak to people of your preference

How does Flingster work: FAQs

  • Can you find love on Flingster?

    Flingster is largely a sex chat site. It is not recommended to use for those looking for love, especially if you prefer sites with a ‘no dick pic’ policy. You can also use Flingster without signing up, which makes it vulnerable to casual users.

  • Does Flingster have an app?

    Flingster is web-based only and does not have an app. If you’re using an app to find love, it is not the site for you. Despite the free website, it is high-quality with no lagging or aggressive ads.

  • Is Flingster full of scams?

    As you’re video chatting face-to-face, the chances of being scammed are a lot smaller than if you had an online dating profile. Good online hygiene is essential to avoid scams. As always, do not give others your bank details or personal contact information.

  • Does Flingster work?

    The answer to that question depends solely on what you are looking for. Whereas online dating has nearly always been about how good your online profile is, online dating changed during COVID-19.

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What is Flingster?

Flingster is an instant adult video chatting app that allows users to connect with random strangers from all over the world.

The website provides a free adult video chat service with no complicated sign-up process before accessing the chat.

Simply click on the website, agree to the terms and get chatting.

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How to sign up

The registration process for Flingster is very simple.

Go to the website flingster.com and click on the ‘Choose Your Chat’ dropdown. You can select any chat room, from Sex Chat to Nude Chat and Gay Chat.

Then select your interests using hashtags (for example, #milf #fetish), your gender and hit the Start Chatting button.

To utilize the website properly, you’ll need to give permission for the site to use your webcam’s video and audio. However, if you prefer, you can select the option to go webcam-free with the text chat function.

How to chat with people

Once you’ve hit Start Chatting and selected your preference on Flingster’s gender filter, decide whether you’d like a webcam or text chat. Once selected, you’ll then be thrown straight into a random video chat with a user from anywhere in the world.

Once assigned to another user, you’ll be able to see their gender, location and the quantity of ‘hearts’ they’ve collected. Plus, of course, their webcam (if you selected this option) and a text box where you can begin chatting.

During the video call, you can select face filters if you wish to do so or tweak your audio preferences.

If you’d like to move on from your current conversation, just click on the right arrow to be assigned somebody new.

How does it compare with other video dating sites?

It is important to note that Flingster is not a dating app, primarily as the site is web-only.

Flingster is very similar to other adult video chat sites such as ChatRandom, CooMeet and DirtyRoulette.

If you’re looking to hook up or enjoy online flings, you may be able to find somebody on the Flingster platform.

If you’re seeking a friendly chat or want to meet people, consider using a platonic site like Omegle. Unlike the others mentioned, Omegle is not marketed as a hookup site.

Is Flingster safe to use?

You can use Flingster without sharing any personal data, which is a huge benefit. However, the use of the webcam does pose potential safeguarding issues. For instance, users do not have to verify their age.

The upside is that if somebody is bothering you, you can swipe to enter a new chat. You can also flag chats with the site’s moderators.

Although users do not even sign up with their email address, there are legitimate concerns about how a user may be blacklisted for breaking the rules. 

If you have the Premium function, you can choose to wear a ‘mask’ to hide your identity.

Is Flingster free?

You can use Flingster’s free service as many times as you like. If you just want to chat on your webcam, you can do so within seconds.

Though without a premium membership, you are far less likely to be connected with somebody who aligns with your preferences. For example, if you select your gender preference as ‘women’, the free service will still link you with men, as your filters will not be applied.

Uniquely, Flingster offers the opportunity to earn from the website, providing you’re able to connect people to the site from your website or blog. The site offers affiliate link rewards through its Webmasters service.

What do the reviews say?

The reviews for Flingster are largely positive. Users are in agreement that Flingster is a sex chat site that gets much better once you upgrade from the standard free experience.

The Flingster chat service is of high quality. The site is not buggy, and the cam-to-cam chat is super fast without slowing down your laptop or phone.

If you’re looking for online dating or to meet strangers for free sex, you may be better off looking elsewhere. Flingsters have short attention spans and seem far more interested in showing off their penises than their faces.

However, the paid service does promise more.

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Richard Gilbert-Cross
Richard Gilbert-Cross
Writer, journalist and traveller Richard has written extensively for publications including NME and Louder Than War. He is also the co-founder of Sideways Poetry Magazine. When not travelling (and writing about travel!) Richard lives in Hackney, London and works on his debut novel.