ou must have heard about hookup site Adult Friend Finder before aka aff.com? In 1994, a man named Andrew Conru created Web Personals, the first online dating site ever. In 1996, after selling Web Personals, he created a site called Friend Finder, one of the first social networking sites in existence. However, only days after Friend Finder went live, Conru and his crew noticed that the majority of what people were posting were naked photos of themselves and desperate pleas from people looking to get fucked. Naturally. That is, of course, what the internet is for, after all.
Very shortly thereafter, Conru decided to start what he described as a “release valve” for Friend Finder. And in 1996, AdultFriendFinder.com was born, providing the first adult-oriented social networking site, years before Mark Zuckerberg had any idea that he would steal someone else’s idea and call it Facebook, years before Myspace even. These are the naughty origins of social media that nobody ever talks about.
So, if you’re one of those people who gets drunk and tries to slide into the hot chick from high school’s DMs at two in the morning, you might want to listen closely. There is a site for that. Stop embarrassing yourself by being all horny on Facebook and Instagram and give Adult Friend Finder a go.
Chances are you have heard of Adult Friend Finder at one point or another. Its only real competitors are Match.com, Tinder, and OkCupid. Yup, it’s right up there with the big dogs of internet dating. In fact, in 2007, Adult Friend Finder was listed as one of the 100 most popular websites in the United States. Not only will you likely recognize it from porn site popup ads, but it has even received some critical acclaim, in both the world of adult entertainment and beyond. The site won the award for Dating Program of the Year at the XBIZ awards in 2010; About.com also voted it the best adult dating site in 2012.
Before I even get into whether or not the website works (AKA whether or not your sorry ass is going to be able to get laid using it), I do have to mention a pretty serious criticism that is commonly brought up in discussions of Adult Friend Finder (and for good reason).