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Rudester.com is something of a Facebook clone to look at. However, that’s where the similarity ends. Rather than geared towards helping you keep in touch with friends, Rudester.com’s raison d’etre is to hook you up with people you’ve never met for naughty no-strings fun. While you’ll find a range of features, the membership base and level of online activity is something of a disappointment.
The reach of Rudester.com is global and you’ll find members from across the world, including males, females and couples. It also lives up to its name, as you’ll find lots of sexy detail and explicit photos on a lot of profiles. At the time of this review there were 1,079,356 members registered, which isn’t a bad figure, but nowhere near sites like Affairlink.com. There was no way of telling exactly how many were online at the time, but it was more likely in the region of hundreds rather than thousands, which was disappointing and likely to compromise your chances of meeting other members online.
It’s free to sign up and takes just a couple of minutes. Remember that you’ll need a valid email address to complete your registration. Once signed up, you can create a profile and upload photos, browse other members, send friend requests to create your own social network and view some of the public photo albums.
There seemed to be a significant proportion of incomplete profiles without photos as I browsed. The more complete profiles record biographical information, links to that member’s blog, photo albums and friends as well as other lifestyle and personality characteristics. When you’re visiting a profile you can carry out various actions including adding them as a friend, ‘poking’ them, commenting on their profile or getting in contact. If you’re going to upgrade, you can save substantially by committing for a year, which is potentially an awful lot of casual encounters.
VIP members get unlimited email, IM chat (with video), can send virtual gifts and poke other members to their heart’s content. There’s more of an interactive feel here too, with blogs and polls to participate in for a more immersive experience. Whilst free members are limited to a basic keyword search, VIPs can use an advanced search engine that includes criteria such as looking for (male/female/couple), marital status, sexuality, country, state and city. A filter also allows you to screen out profiles without photos.
In case of any technical problems, or if you have any general questions about membership, there’s a limited amount of guidance on the site and email support. VIPs also get 24/7 phone support, which saves you waiting around when you need assistance.
Rudester.com is a decent enough adult dating site, but fails to really stand out amongst the competition. Coupled with a smallish membership base, lots of fake and inactive profiles and lack of online activity, you’d be advised to check out some of the other sites in this category before settling for this one.
Please note that Rudester has now been discontinued.
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