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Our Review

Badults is an online service where you can head to for casual adventures. It is operated by the HQ Entertainment Network based in Austria and represented by Stefan Chajek. Badults offers a number of niches within its website, but it is mostly used for sexual affairs and people looking for naughty dates. It also wants to help users who might want to "break out of their cage" by trying affair dating. Swinging, interracial dating, and BBW dating are all available in Badults as well. With over 200,000 visitors per month in its Australian site, Badults should be a popular success in the world of online casual dating. But is it? In this review, we examine whether Badults delivers on the services they promise and whether their numerous registered accounts are genuine. Does quantity amount to quality?

Member Structure

Members
500,000 from Australia
Members activity
200,000 new members per month
Gender Proportion
80 %
20 %
  • You get a personal profile which you can fill out
  • Most members are looking for sexual relationships more than any other type of relationship on the site
  • A lot of members are online at any given time
  • Female members are overwhelmingly more active than male members
  • There are no "entertainer" profiles of men
  • The majority of female profiles are likely fake

In Badults, it is apparent that more of the members are there to look for sexual affairs rather than anything strictly friendly due to their profile photos and details. The membership is overwhelmingly female, but the authenticity of these female profiles is questionable. If you are a man viewing female profiles, there are plenty of pages of female users available at any given time. However, if it's the other way around, there are less than 10 currently online male users. None of the male profiles have the infamous (C) or * symbol either. More on this in the profile information analysis below. This leads us to conclude that most male accounts on Badults are generally genuine, but the same can't be said for the female accounts. 

The website is still generally successful in Australia though, where it gains 200,000 visitors every month.

Signing Up

Badults Registration
  • Only your gender, username, password, and email address are needed
  • You have to agree to their Terms, Privacy Policy, and Entertainment Policy
  • You are automatically subscribed to their promotional email
  • Verification of email address is required
  • You can complete most of your profile details later

In signing up, only your gender, username, password, and email address are needed. This is par for the course for most dating services. What's interesting is the fine print that surrounds the "Sign Up Now" button. First, you have to tick the box that says "I confirm that I have read and accepted the Terms and Privacy Policy." As for most social networks nowadays, this is standard and serves as your contract for using the site. However, there's a second box that states "I confirm that I have read and accepted the entertainment policy." Upon clicking that link, you will find a redirect in the General Terms and Conditions that leads you to an entertainment policy section where one significant clause states:

"HQ (the operator of Badults) shall use profiles created and operated by HQ on the portal for marketing purposes, improving service quality, for presenting the message functions and for entertainment. The aforementioned are defined with “(c)” or a star in the system. Actual meetings/dates are not supported by this profile. The users are only able to send messages within the scope of the portal. Sending messages through the electronic mailbox requires a registration for payable services."

This is a huge drawback because not all users read the terms and conditions when signing up. Many of them would be fooled by these gorgeous profiles and think that they would have a chance at a real date. They wouldn't know that they'd need to beware of profiles with "a (c) or a star in the system". Clicking the signup button automatically subscribes you to promotional and marketing emails from Badults. You would have to configure your account settings manually to be able to unsubscribe.

Making Contact

Badults Messaging
  • You can read all the messages that are sent to you
  • Sending messages or replying to other users is a premium feature
  • Messages arrive in your inbox as soon as you've created your account - even if your profile is still incomplete
  • Basic search filters include gender, age range, preferred location, perimeter, online users, and latest users

    As soon as you have created your account (which only has your gender and username so far), you will immediately see notifications of 3 - 5 new messages in your inbox. Two of them will be from their customer support, while the others are already invitations for meet-ups and sex — even though your profile is still technically empty. If this doesn't raise suspicions yet, there is a box at the bottom of the homepage that states, in very small font:

    "Based on your profile information, you will receive contact suggestions, but of course you can also search for them yourself. The profiles of the portal are partially fictitious (marked accordingly with (C) and *, respectively), agreements and real meetings are therefore not possible with these profiles. If you have found a nice man or a nice woman, then you can contact the person via a private message or a kiss. "

    Again with the entertainers. Badults uses fake, gorgeous profiles to send you messages encouraging chatting and dates. When you attempt to send a reply, you are redirected to the payment page, because it turns out, messaging is only for premium members. At this point, the regular, unfortunate John Doe would have eagerly paid for a subscription just to keep chatting with this beautiful woman, only for it to never lead into anything in the real world. As Badults have said themselves, "agreements and real meetings are not possible with these profiles". Be careful before putting your financial information in this site: double-check and make sure that you're talking to a real person.

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    Profile Quality

    Badults Profile
    • There are a lot of entertainers - fake profiles created by Badults to lure members into subscribing
    • Entertainer profiles are marked with (C) and *
    • Profile photos can be very explicit - no form of censoring is implemented
    • You can see whether the user is online or not
    • Shows user responses to the Questions and Answers section
    • The profiles are quite detailed
    • The profile information can be changed later
    • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

    Profiles on Badults don't have a lot of available fields to showcase information. It only shows relationship status, zodiac sign, place of residence, and a short blurb about oneself. Below that, there are pre-written questions from Badults which the user has answered; this aims to help you gain insight into that person's personality. Lastly, there is a section for the user's personal data, which is more of a summary of their physical characteristics. It may seem like a lot in writing, but visually, there is much to be desired (see photo above).

    As repeatedly stated before, there are "entertainers" — profiles which are created by Badults themselves who may message you to encourage user interaction on the site. These profiles are either marked by a C or a * symbol. So far, we have only seen the profiles with * symbols on our test. They are displayed quite prominently on the left side of the webpage, and they are, indeed, one of the first users to send a message to new accounts. The profile photos are either of gorgeous brunettes and blondes or extremely explicit photos of private parts. The one thing all these entertainer profiles have in common is they're all meant to be appealing to users, one way or another. You should avoid these types of profiles because no matter how attractive they are or how much money you spend, it will never lead you to anything.

    Real Life Review

    "I grew up in a religious and conservative family, so the desires that kept playing in my head at night (or embarrassingly, at random times during the day), felt like a forbidden sin. I just wanted to find a place where I could be accepted and not judged for these dark fantasies. So I went on incognito mode and began researching if any of these communities existed at all. I came across Badults, which, going by the picture on the welcome page, meant that I was on the right track. There are a lot of saucy advertisements on the side, which made me more daring. But the longer I used the site, the more disappointed I became. I couldn't talk to any of the women. There were too many of them chatting me up (some with the exact same message) for me to believe that all of them were real. In the end, I didn't even maintain a proper conversation with any of the girls. Now I'm checking Badults off my list. Moving on." - Male College Student (25)

    Design and Usability

    The homepage shows a preview of 8 women's profiles on the site with their profile photo, name, age, and a short description. However, as stated in their terms and conditions, some (or even all) of these profiles are created and operated by Badults themselves. The layout of the website is simple and very easy to navigate. It's difficult to get lost, due to how straightforward the process is, and how organised the elements are around the page. The background is a pleasing light grey, and the font used is an uncomplicated sans serif font. There are ads - mostly pornographic in nature - on the right side and bottom of the page, which makes it hard to browse the website in public. On the homepage, you are shown members who are currently online and who just recently signed up.

    Badults Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • Profile creation
    • Browsing through profiles
    • Viewing photos
    • Adding someone to favourites
    • Receiving and reading messages
    • See who sent you kisses
    • See who sent you friend requests
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    Fee based Services
    • Unlimited messaging
    • Sending a kiss
    • Sending a friend request
    • Unlocking MatchCheck
      ?
      Shows how well you and the other user fit together
    • Advanced search
    • Contact guarantee
    • Top placement in search results
    Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
    Basic Membership
    ?
    50 free coins included
    1 Month29.90 AUD / Month29.90 AUD
    3 Months16.63 AUD / Month49.90 AUD
    6 Months14.98 AUD / Month89.90 AUD
    Premium Membership
    ?
    100 free coins included
    1 Month39.90 AUD / Month39.90 AUD
    3 Months19.97 AUD / Month59.90 AUD
    6 Months16.65 AUD / Month99.90 AUD
    VIP Membership
    ?
    150 free coins included
    1 Month49.90 AUD / Month49.90 AUD
    3 Months23.30 AUD / Month69.90 AUD
    6 Months18.32 AUD / Month109.90 AUD
    Coins
    80 Coins0.12 AUD / Coin9.99 AUD
    200 Coins0.12 AUD / Coin24.99 AUD
    500 Coins0.10 AUD / Coin49.99 AUD

    Is Badults expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers Badults is upper moderate.
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    Badults Prices
    Payment Options
    • Credit Card

    A lot of the useful features on Badults can only be accessed by paying for a premium subscription. You can only reply to the messages in your inbox if you have a subscription. On the payment page, it states that your subscription will be automatically renewed for the period of your original subscription (e.g. if you subscribed for 6 months, you will be charged another 6 months). Once you've subscribed, cancelling your membership is going to be difficult. The process is not stated directly on the payment page, which is already a red flag in and of itself. You will only find the cancellation process in the fine print through the link labeled "payment processor" under the subscribe button. Apparently, you would have to send a written letter or an email to Badults' third-party payment processor called Webbilling. This is only how cancellation of memberships will be entertained. Webbilling's email is usersupport@webbilling.com while their mailing address is WB Technical Services B.V., Celsiusweg 32 - 58, 5928 PR Venlo, The Netherlands.

    Male users are offered 3 types of premium memberships plus coins which could be used to unlock different features. Female users, on the other hand, don't have to subscribe to a premium membership. Most of the features are free for them, but they can still buy coins.

    Special Features

    Badults has unique features that are both entertaining and educational in their own ways.

    Badults Glossary

    The Badults Glossary of Sexual Terms provides the meaning of different words and terms that you might come across during your time at Badults. This is the health class you wish you had, and it would do you good to keep an open mind while browsing through the entries. "From basking in a golden shower to becoming a master of the practice of edging, we gather tips, tricks, and techniques from sexperts around the web for you to access in one easy spot." The Badults Glossary is extremely NSFW though, so take care not to read it in public.

    Sex Questions and Answers

    "It’s Loveline meets Ask Polly." In this Ask Dr. Love type of section in the website, you can ask anything and everything sex-related under the sun. Not a single topic is off-limits (except, perhaps, those that are against federal law) for Badults' in-house sex and dating expert, Shannon. There are a variety of questions here, ranging from "My boyfriend doesn't get pre-cum. Is this normal?" to "Should I let my wife pee on me?".

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 3.0 / 5
    Making Contact: 2.0 / 5
    Profile Quality: 3.0 / 5
    Real Life Review: 2.0 / 5

    Editors Conclusion

    Photo Chris
    Although at the surface it looks promising, a more intensive exploration of Badults proves otherwise. The first and biggest issue in the site is the presence and the sheer number of "entertainer" profiles. These entertainers only want you to chat with them, which in itself requires a premium subscription. This is a very obvious ploy into only getting money out of users since Badults admit themselves that no real date can result from chatting with these profiles. Adding injury to the wound, it would be nearly impossible to unsubscribe from the auto-renewing membership plans because you would need to either email the site operator, HQ, or their payment processor, Webbilling (the instructions are not clear). Another option is sending them written mail, which we know in this day and age is an unreliable method, especially when you're writing the company to let them know that you would like to stop paying them, frankly. If you want to find out what all the fuss is about, sign up to Badults for free!
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    FAQ

    Facts

    Is Badults safe?

    Yes, most of the site has acceptable functionality, but we would advise you to practice caution when giving away financial information to the website.

    Is Badults any good?

    Since features are limited for free users, we cannot fully confirm if the website is any good at finding you a hot date.

    Usability

    How do I sign in to Badults?

    Just input your gender, username, password, and email into the fields on the homepage. After verifying your email, you can start using the site.

    Why can't I log in?

    Double-check your username and password. If that still doesn't work, you can go back to your email's inbox and use the activation link from there.

    I've forgotten my password. Can I still retrieve my account?

    Yes. You can request a new password by clicking on the appropriate button below the login field on the homepage. 

    Can I block other users?

    You can't block them, but you can report their accounts by clicking the button below the "Friend request" button.

    How do I message other users?

    On the right side of their profile, click on the "Send message" button. But you have to be a paying member to avail this feature.

    Can I see my MatchCheck results?

    Yes, if you subscribe to a premium membership.

    Contact

    How do I contact Badults?

    You can contact them through support@badults.com.au. 

    Payment

    How much does Badults cost?

    The basic memberships starts at 29.90 AUD for one month.

    How can I cancel my subscription?

    You have to send a message to their payment processor, Webbilling, either through email usersupport@webbilling.com or through a written letter to WB Technical Services B.V., Celsiusweg 32 - 58, 5928 PR Venlo, The Netherlands.

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    Infos

    Company:HQ Entertainment Network GmbH & Co. KG
    Adress:Fenzlgasse 1/12 1150 Vienna Austria
    Phone-Hotline:0011800 99 99 99 00
    E-Mail:support@badults.com.au