Adult Friend Finder is part of the Friend Finder network of dating sites, the most popular of which is Adult Friend Finder (for adult dates) and Friend Finder itself (for mainstream dating).

As well as photos, members can upload videos, giving them the opportunity to express themselves.

This is also your chance to show off your best attributes, enticing members to message you through the use of your voice and body language.

This is a time saver and also allows you to view profiles which you might have missed.

As you explore the site you’ll see Gold members identified, which is useful because it shows you who will be able to reply to your messages.

Free standard membership is only intended to give you a feel for the site and nothing more.

In order to interact with other members, including e-mailing them, messaging them, and chatting to them over your webcam, you will need to upgrade to a premium-level Gold membership.

I'm a romantic, and have always thought about meeting someone from another country and how exciting an adventure that would be. An American working in Shanghai; professional at a major university. I enjoy sharing things and talking to people about a variety of things.

I am humorous, sensitive, intelligent, curious, knowledgeable, active, positive, cynical, contradictory, agreeable - in short, human. I have a quick wit and love to laugh about everything under the sun. I'm friendly, loyal and sincere person that likes to exercise, take long walks and spend time with family, I'm looking for a likewise life partner, please don't waist my time if this is not you.

There’s also a very handy Standard Contacts upgrade which you can pay for, which allows free members to reply to your messages.

If you see a new member (who hasn’t upgraded) and you’d like to talk to them before anyone else, this upgrade is a real bonus.

As well as searching, you can also receive automated matches, which are produced based on the information you provide in your profile.