Inspired by the hit movie, fetish dating website 50shadestodate.com promises to connect you to the fetish and BDSM community. But will it leave you 50 shades kinkier or poorer? We investigate.
 

Only straight members of BDSM community

While making an account on 50shadestodate.com, this reviewer found that the BDSM friendly site is one that only aims to partner Christian Grey with his Anastasia Steele, or vice versa. The sign-up page has two options: 'I am a man seeking a woman' or 'I am a woman seeking a man'. Essentially, it's only catering for heterosexuals looking to play. So if you're an Anastasia seeking another Anastasia, a Christian looking for your Christian, or anywhere else on the gender spectrum, you'll sadly have to look elsewhere. Given the source material, you can see why they've done it. But it still seems unfairly exclusive to other fetish and BDSM enthusiasts.
 

(Sort of) free membership

Technically speaking, membership is free. Technically. But if you're looking to actually connect with your fellow kinksters you'll have to part with some money. Though, if you're anything like Christian Grey, you live in a penthouse apartment and can probably afford the monthly fee. After signing up, you're able to browse the site, search for possible matches in your area, and look at some of their profile details. But reading messages and getting in contact comes at a price, available in one-month, three-month, six-month, and twelve-month blocks. And on top of that, you can upgrade with a couple of bolt-ons. For £2.99 a month, you can get special status as a 'Search VIP', getting your profile highlighted in the results. And an extra £2.99 a month will let you see when your messages have been read, similar to WhatsApp and Facebook.

 


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Fetish connections: More Grey than Steele

Despite a largely female audience for the books, the website appears to be heavily populated with men of all ages: more than a million men between 18 and 50, in contrast with just over 50,000 women in the same age range. Among the latter, many describe themselves as 'Unhappily Married', and it's more than likely that E.L. James' words have sparked their curiosity in exploring their fetish fantasies and a little BDSM fun in other people's bedrooms.
 

Meeting fellow kinksters

One of the things that 50shadestodate.com does well is let you find fellow fetish enthusiasts as local to you as you want. Specific filters help you narrow down results to find the best possible match, whether it's by age, personal fetish, BDSM fantasy, or more. You can see how many miles members are from you, and review what they're interested in: Adult movies at home, Mutual play, Oral, Fetish clubs, S&M clubs, and so on. In a loose nod to the original 50 Shades of Grey books, there's also a filter for 'Plays it Safe', with options: Always, With a new partner, and Never. This reviewer found that the site doesn't appear to be overly geared towards people with plenty of BDSM experience.

 


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How many fetishes? Limited positions.

But while the basic search filters don't spark much creativity—"favourite position" is sadly limited to basics like "doggy style", "cowgirl", and "rear entry"—if you review many of the profiles themselves, people's interests often reveal a bit more experience. A lot of people are here seeking others to take part in their fantasies, and offer gentle guidance into the world of BDSM for any newcomers. For the most part, this 50 Shades to Date Review found the site to be surprisingly well-populated, albeit with a skewed gender ratio. There've been a few sites like it to crop up since 50 Shades of Grey first exploded on bookshelves around the world, and this is one of the better ones. But it comes at a cost. BDSM fans be warned: you have to pay to play.

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