We took two volunteers, a man and a woman, and had them sign up for each service, fill out a profile, look at their matches, and then give us their impressions.We also asked them to rate each of our reviewed online dating sites. it was fun, sort of like Lava Life, but I question the matchmaking.For instance, I'm an atheist, and the top matches it found for me were Catholics. In short, it's not the place where I think I would find a long term relationship, but it is kind of a fun place to hang out.

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I had a great time filling out the profile information!

I took the Myers-Briggs quiz (ESFJ), talked about my dreams and goals, and promoted my favorite TV shows.

I also had a blast with the bling editor, although I didn't really have any reason to use my creation.

The men on the site run the gamut: seeking friends of both sexes, looking to have an affair, begging for a wife. Most have one thing in common, though: desperation.

Since 1996, Friend Finder, which also runs such sites as Adult Friend Finder and ALT.com, has been helping people around the globe find friends—and much more. But it's overwhelming and difficult to find the features that are really useful.

The cluttered, '90s-era interface has so many options!

You can add friends to your network, add other users to Hot Lists, join Groups (discussion forums), join a chat room (largely abandoned), set up a blog, instant message other users, shoot videos, record voice messages, read articles, and more.

Many haven't put up photos of themselves, but even if they have, the site won't let you see a version larger than a thumbnail. I found it ugly, confusing, and hard to find specific features.

I found new features every day, and I'm confident I haven't discovered everything Friend Finder has to offer.