Published on October 5th, 2013 | by Amy Martinez0
Shagaholic, Is it a Sex Finder?
Summary: Lot of drawbacks, like too many non-access members and no way to contact them. You might get lucky on Shagaholic but it takes a lot of sweat.
I don’t want to be critical, but when the motto of a website is “the efficient sex finder” it makes me cringe. On the other hand where would we be without sites like Shagaholic? Lonely and frustrated I expect.
This website doesn’t promise to be much other than a straightforward way to just put yourself out there and try and get laid. Quick nookie, enough said. At least that’s what the blurb told me on the homepage.
As for size, this is not the biggest by a long shot. That prize goes to AFF. But then it’s no deserted wasteland either. And their clientele? Shagaholic is chock full of hot babes and horny guys. And in most countries too. Are they for real?
This is a hookup site plain and simple. But how good is it and is it worth it? And… most importantly, can you find sex on there? We know that’s what’s important to you right?
These are some of the questions we at adultmatefind set out to answer.
We tested Shagaholic from the inside out. As in our other reviews, in the name of sex science research 😉 adultmatefind created a bunch of dummy profiles. Of men and women, swingers, straights and gays. Just to get an overall idea. To test their claims, we checked out the successes we had over 2 weeks. We’ve found exactly what works and what doesn’t. So you don’t have to waste time.
Does Shagaholic live up to its name as an “adult sex finder”? Read on to find out.
Is Shagaholic Free?
No way! Lying their asses off, they tell you on the homepage that “there are no fees or charges for any of the options and features”. Well sorry but this is bullshit. Because as soon as you go in you can’t do shit without an upgrade. It really pisses me off when sites do this!
Where can you find an xxx dating service these days that’s free? Exactly! The number of real sites which don’t charge can be counted on one hand. And they’re all a waste of time anyways. We’ve checked them all out.
But that’s no excuse. It just sucks when they say there’s no charges when there are!
Getting Past That Sticking Point
[highlight bg=”#ffba00″ color=”#000000″]Too “chintzy”? •[/highlight] Right, getting stuck into the meat of the site. What did we find? First up, Shagaholic is full of chintz! This website makes the Las Vegas Strip look dull. I mean it has pop-ups coming at you from all over the place.
[quote]Guys, you want to big up your profile with some extras, but don’t overdo it. You don’t want to look too camp.[/quote]
You can virtually plaster your profile up with glitz: imagery, nasty videos, your sex CV, personality score, your vital statistics. Oh and of course something in your own words. Anything goes here.
To add to that there’s a toolbar-app at the bottom of the page. That gives you a whole heap more options. Like links to videos, the mobile site and the chat area.
[highlight bg=”#ffba00″ color=”#000000″]“Spamtastic Service!” •[/highlight] On signing up, be prepared to get hit with tons of spammy emails. We all got blasted with invites & chat come-ons from random people. All in the first hour. Not that we’re moaning. It’s just when you haven’t even added a photo and your profile is totally empty, it kind of looks fishy. I’ll get onto that in a minute.
Personal Profiles: Don’t Overdo It
If you don’t want to put up a photo or movie you’ll just get passed over. There will always be some other dude who’s prepared to show his salami.
Less is more: Guys, you want to big up your profile with some extras, but don’t overdo it. You don’t want to look too camp. And that’s the risk on this type of website. If you put too much chintz on your profile, people will just get distracted and sure enough click away on something else.
[highlight bg=”#ffba00″ color=”#000000″]Make it plain and simple •[/highlight] Because each page on Shagaholic is just so full of trash it’s real easy to get distracted. I fell for this. I was always clicking on things and ending up on some junk area of the website. Even when I found a totally hot dude that I liked the look of.
For guys, a few plain old photos are enough. Heck even a few selfies of you is better than nothing. I don’t know why some guys still go on xxx dating portals and wonder why they can’t meet anyone. Ever! Take a look at their profile and you see why. Nothing there for us girls to see.
Amateur video: For men, a video isn’t an absolute must these days. But it works wonders specially if you have some hidden talents in the bedroom department!
[highlight bg=”#ffba00″ color=”#000000″]Don’t get passed over •[/highlight] Trust me, if you don’t want to put up a photo or movie you’ll just get passed over. There will always be some other dude who’s prepared to show his salami. There’s no shortage of them believe me.
The site is full of horny macho dudes all looking to bang the freshest euro babes. So just remember, that’s what you’re up against.
[highlight bg=”#ffba00″ color=”#000000″]Tip: fill out the sex CV •[/highlight] We created our Shagaholic profiles with some care. This is a crazy site with a lot of tacky distractions. You need your profile to be short but to the point. One thing is, be sure to fill in is the sex CV. This is the next thing most people look at after the photo.
Like I said before all the adultmatefind team got blasted with scammy emails, right from the get go. I had about 7 emails within the first 20 minutes. I clicked on some guys photo, the next minute I got an email from him! Coincidence?
If you ignore the chats and emails, after a day or two they leave you alone. Or at least pull back a notch. There seems to be a bit of baiting going on here, so watch out.
[quote]Shagahlic is chock full of profiles. We did find many real ones but there were definitely lots on there that looked very suspicious. [/quote]
How to Get a Shagaholic “Booster”
Our Insider Tip: The more up-together your profile is, the the higher up you’ll be in the site’s pecking order. Like a lot of dating websites these days, they don’t want customers seeing a bunch of empty profile pages.
So people who’re adding and updating their personal pages every day get priority and get shown before others. If you log on regularly that helps too. Those who don’t do this get buried down the bottom of the heap where nobody can find them.
Having yourself prioritized can mean the difference between getting loads of emails each day from horny women, or being ignored. It’s that simple guys.
Tip: It’s best to go on at least once per day for the first week. You get a double hit that way. The new member boost + regular user boost.
Can Anyone Get Laid Shagaholic?
Shagahlic is chock full of profiles. We did find many real ones but there were definitely many on there that looked very suspicious. Mostly women, but some men too.
Guys that hang in there will be able to get laid. But it takes a lot more effort than other sites we’ve tried out. Why? Here’s the problem. The number of women on the site is low compared to men.
I would say there’s about 10 guys for every one woman on the site. And many people are non-paying which means they can’t read any mail you send to them. You’ve no way of telling if they can open your messages or not.
Adultfriendfinder, Getiton plus a lot of others in the adult scene get around this problem with a total access option. In my view those other sites are better alternatives.