As every Heated Affairs review has pointed out, the majority of users on Heated Affairs opt for standard account since it’s the most cost-effective. The couple of perks offered by the Gold service don’t really make it worth an extra $20 a month.
Heated Affairs has a ton of active users. Scroll through profiles and you’ll find men and women of all ages, many of whom are married, some of whom who aren’t. At any one time, there are around 200,000 users browsing the site.
One thing that I thought was odd was that there was a ‘marital status’ box in the profile options. Surely, every member of Heated Affairs is married, right? Well, apparently not. There are an awful number of single users, both guys and girls. Therefore, there’s nothing stopping Heated Affairs being a standard dating website.
The instant messaging system is integrated very well, whether you’re using the mobile app or the desktop website. A little box pops up in the corner of the screen with all your messages, a little like the Facebook Messenger system. This keeps all your chats organized and means you don’t have to swap screens when chatting.
Members seem to be inclusive and open minded (as you’d expected from a dating platform of this nature). In addition to men and women, you’ll even come across a couple or two looking to find a es. The reply rate is quite high across the board too.
The website is mobile friendly, and works great on both desktop devices and phones. It’s fast and streamlined and doesn’t bug out at all. The site does not have an app in either the App Store on iOS, or Google Play Store on Android. While other reviews mention there’s a dedicated app, I couldn’t find one while writing this review.
There’s a good customer service section which is available 24/7. If you ever have any issues with your account or profile, you can email them and they’ll respond to you quite sharpish.
Given that most women on here are married, you don’t have to spend a million hours chatting them up. The majority of them are on Heated Affairs for discreet sex, not relationships. Therefore, they’re usually quite eager to get down to business.
By the same token, these horny married women are usually after short-term gratification. That means they’re impulsive and down to bang at a moment’s notice. Affairs don’t really lend themselves to lengthy relationships, so these women usually strike when they have a window of opportunity.
One very minimal but fun feature is the Icebreaker. If you’ve spent time on Adult Friend Finder you’ll already know what this is. Icebreaker sends your chosen user a random message, usually a funny pickup line, to break the ice and begin the convesation. It’s ideal for those who are a little bit shy when it comes to introducing themselves.
Many profiles aren’t fully fleshed out, and a lot of members haven’t bothered to fill out the personality quizzes. This reduces your potential pool of matches quite significantly. Your perfect profile might be on here, but you wouldn’t know it.
The search function is a little bit basic. You can search through members but you can’t fillter down by much criteria. You have age, zip code and that’s pretty much it.
The Gold membership cost is quite steep. If the site thinks many members aren’t going to pay $40 a month for a dating website, they’re in for a shock down the line. However, the standard cost isn’t too bad compared to other sites across the board.