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The Passions Network aim to provide a place for people of each and every conceivable passion to come together and share it with other equally enthused members. Not surprisingly, one of their most popular sites is BDSMPassions.com because, unlike golf or home improvements, this is generally not something you bring up at a dinner party.
For those looking specifically for alternative dating, just using BDSMpassions will be enough for you and this is 100% free. If you have multiple passions, however, you may want to consider signing up for the network wide access which will enable you to wax lyrical on anything from body building to amateur science. Nevertheless, in this review we'll restrict our critique to the features of BDSMpassions because if not, we'd be here all day.
Sign-up is simple with a basic confirmation email to respond to. You can also sign up via Facebook which makes the process even quicker and don't worry, they won't publish on your Facebook account.
Users are then invited to begin filling out their profile immediately. This is certainly advisable in the long run, but we'd recommend readers skip this stage and come back to it later if they decide they wish to peruse BDSMpassions further.
Upon arrival you will be directed to a helpful home page where you get easy access to photos, videos, groups, forums and the quick search. This homepage really makes navigation around BDSMpassions easier.
However, as you begin to explore the site you'll notice that it isn't especially well designed: there are missing links, a poor layout, and confusing navigation tools. With over 250 niche dating sites, it seems that the Passions Network focus more on quantity than quality.
Although BDSMpassions does boast an impressive user database, many of these must be inactive as there is not much going on at any of the community features. Don't get us wrong, it isn't completely dead, but activity is minimal. Conversation in the chat room is 99% banal chit chat, only a few groups see any activity, and blogs are few and far between.
Equally annoying are the constant adverts for other Passions sites which keep popping up and interrupting your browsing experience. Finally, while people do come to BDSM Passions to meet other fetish enthusiasts this is where the experience seems to stop; there is no user-generated material to speak of and what we did find seemed to be very loosely related to BDSM.
Overall, being free BDSMpassions is worth a look but you get what you pay for. You will instantly see the difference between a site into which the designers have invested time and money. Therefore, anyone serious about alternative dating will probably want to try one of the higher ranking sites in this category.
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