There are broadly speaking three membership options, plus it is possible to enter the site as a guest. Guests can only browse through the members, they cannot post listings, and obviously they will not have a profile. The sign-up process is very easy, only requiring a valid email address, so you can be on the site browsing possible matches within 5 minutes. The top option is Gold membership, which promises the fastest priority turnaround time on profile and photo reviews.
Gold members can see almost all the photographs that other members post and are also given priority handling for emails support – a response being expected within 12 hours and telephone support is available for them. Silver membership also allows access to telephone support, but emails can take up to 24 hours for a response to be received. Silver members can only access the first five photographs of other member profiles and their profiles and photos are reviewed quicker than standard membership, but not at the same priority speed of a Gold member. Silver members are restricted to 500 names on the hot list and can view and email fellow members, as can the gold members. Both Silver and Gold members can upload videos for prospective partners to watch.
There is a list of options on the sign-up page where you can decide if you want to be Benefactor or Beneficiary; and if you are looking for Casual/Intimate, Serious, Travel Partner or an Extra-Marital Affair (which is at least very honest!). The site aims to bring well-to-do men (usually men anyway) who have maybe not had too much experience with dating; into contact with attractive sophisticated women with whom they can forge friendships for dating, romance, friendship or even arrange discreet meetings. The wealth verification system is in place to ensure that ‘chancers’ do not try to attract attention to which they are not entitled; although how this is checked when all that is required for sign-up is a simple email address is not made clear on the site; in fact the site even warns that background and criminal record checks are not performed on members and for all parties to use sensible safety precautions when meeting up with strangers.
The free membership is called ‘Standard’ and allows you to upload a profile and browse through other members profiles. The site recommends including a photo – apparently profiles with photos attract ten times as much interest as those without – and they advise captioning your profile with a memorable or interesting note. A simple ‘Hi!’ is friendly but ordinary and unlikely to garner any attention. A useful feature on the standard package is the ability to wink at members with whom you would like to get into contact. This registers your interest and enables the other to respond. While standard basic membership is free, there are extra features that can be added for a cost to boost ratings and allow communication with other members outside of the standard terms and conditions.
Pricing starts with the free standard package and a payment of $9.99 can boost your profile to highlight it and make it a little more visible. $18.99 allows contact to be established between Standard members who otherwise would have limited access to contacts. The Silver membership package as detailed above is currently pegged at about $34.95; and Gold costs a mere $42.95 and allows full access to all the powerful search features available on the site.