Below are most important site usage tips. 

If you have other questions about using our site, please feel free to contact us by email at contactus@FriendFin.com.

 

1. Broadcast live web video, audio

2. 1-to-1 Messenger live web video, audio

3. Getting email of your prospective matches

4. Reporting an abuse

5. Integrating with Facebook

6. Posting a Classified

7. Rating a photo

8. Viewing new user(s) since your last visit

9. Controlling your profile visibility

10. Viewing user(s) who viewed your profile

11. Adding photo to your profile

12. Controlling who can send messages to you

13. Adding a component 

14. Certifying that the user is genuine

15. Invite friends from Facebook

16. Searching users based on their smoking/drinking behavior

17. Rating a user

 

1. Broadcast live web video, audio

Did you know that you can broadcast live web video directly to your profile page where all other users can watch, talk and chat with you? You need to have web camera and microphone installed and in working order to use this feature.

In order to use this feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your profile at www.friendfin.com.
  2. Click on Broadcast link (next to Contests link) on the top of web page.
  3. If your webcam is working, you will see a web page where you need to click on “Start Broadcast” button.
  4. A separate broadcast live video window will open up where you might see a message asking you to allow for camera and microphone access. If that’s the case, click on Allow button.
  5. After this, assuming your webcam is not in use by different software, you will be able to broadcast Audio/Video on your profile page.
  6. Other online users can watch and listen to you by going to your profile page.

You could also chat with the user(s) watching and listening to you by typing into the text box next to your video and clicking on Send button.

 

2. 1-to-1 Messenger live web video, audio

Did you know that you can have 1-to-1 instant messenger chat where other user can watch, talk and chat with you? You need to have web camera and microphone installed and in working order to use this feature.

In order to use this feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your account at www.friendfin.com
  2. Once you are on your profile page i.e. “My Profile” page, click on View in “There are x online user(s)! [View]” (Note: x will be replaced by actual number of online users)
  3. Click on picture box for the user you want to chat with.
  4. Once you are on the profile page of the other user, click on “Start Messenger” link on the left side i.e. under Actions menu (Note: You will see “Start Messenger” link only if the other user is online).
  5. A messenger window will pop up. At the same time other user will see a message on their system that “User x wants to chat with you!.....”  (Note: x will be replaced by actual user name)
  6. Once other user accepts the chat session, both users can chat.
  7. If your webcam is connected, you will see webcam icon in messenger toolbar.
  8. Once you click on webcam icon, you might see a message asking you to allow for camera and microphone access. If that’s the case, click on Allow button.
  9. After this, your live audio will be heard and live video will be seen on other online user’s computer.
  10. This way along with text chat, you can have audio and video chat at same time with other online user.

3. Getting email of your prospective matches

Did you know that you can get email of your prospective matches at least once a week? This way you will be able to establish communication with prospective match as you see a fit in matches you receive in an email.

In order to use this feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your account at www.friendfin.com.
  2. Click on Search link on the top of web page.
  3. Modify the search options for the type of matches you want to receive in your email.
  4. Check “Save this search” option under “Basic Information”.
  5. Give this search a name below the space provided under “Save this search” option.
  6. Check “Use this search to send me new matching profiles” option.
  7. Select weekly or any other frequency option depending on how frequent you want email to be received.
  8. Click on search.
  9. At this point, you will start receiving email of your prospective matches.

4. Reporting an abuse

Did you know that you can report an abuse?

This way along with helping your fellow site users, you will be able to help yourself by getting rid of user(s) who tries to send you spam.

In order to use this feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your account at www.friendfin.com.
  2. Search and click on the profile of user that you want to report.
  3. Once you are on the profile page of the user you want to report, click on “Report Abuse” link on the left side i.e. under Actions menu.
  4. Tell us why you are reporting this user in the space provided and click on “Report Abuse” button.
  5. At this point, if we see your reason valid the reported user will be deleted.

5. Integrating with Facebook

Did you know that you can integrate your friendfin account with Facebook? The integration allows one-click login to your friendfin account.

In order to use this feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit www.friendfin.com.
  2. Click on Facebook button.
  3. Login to your Facebook account.
  4. On next of couple of screens, you will have to give permission to friendfin accessing your facebook account.
  5. Eventually, you will get to “Registration details” page and some of the information will be filled out using your Facebook account.
  6. Click on Login button.
  7. Login using your Friendfin account.
  8. Now even if you log out from your friendfin account, assuming you are logged in to your Facebook account, you just have to click on Facebook button at friendfin.com and you will be logged in to your friendfin account without entering your login details.

6. Posting a Classified

Did you know that you can enhance your chances of finding a suitable match by posting a classified at Friendfin? This way people who might not notice your profile first, might look at your classified and then check out your profile which will in turn enhance your chances of finding a suitable match.

In order to use this feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your account at www.friendfin.com.
  2. Click on Classifieds link on the top of web page.
  3. Click on “Add Classified” link on the left side i.e. under Actions menu.
  4. Under “Post Classified”, select category as Relationship and then pick any of the sub category i.e. Dating, Friendship, etc. and fill out the rest of the details and click on Save.
  5. On the next page, you have the option of saving image file and its description. After entering this optional information, click on Save.

Once this classified is approved, it will appear under the relevant section under Classifieds.

 

7. Rating a photo

Did you know that you can enhance fellow site user chances of finding a suitable match by rating their photo? (Note: In order to get a good rating, make sure you have a good photo uploaded on the site.) This way along with finding a suitable match for yourself, you could help other fellow site users in finding a suitable match.

In order to use this feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your account at www.friendfin.com.
  2. Click on “Rate photos” link on the top of web page.
  3. Now you will be provided with photos to rate. You can at this point select gender and age group of the people you want to rate photos.
  4. Once you do the rating, you will be provided with remaining photos to rate.
  5. If the overall photo rating is good, the photo will appear under “Top Photos” page which can visited by clicking “Top Charts” link on the top of web page and then clicking “Top Photos” button.

8. Viewing new user(s) since your last visit

Did you know that you can view new registered users since your last visit? This way you can quickly take a look at new user(s) that joined the site since you last visited and contact your prospective match. This is the first step you should do when you visit the web site.

 

In order to use this feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your account at www.friendfin.com.
  2. Click on “x new users since your last visit!” (Note: x will be replaced by actual number of new registered users) link on the profile page.
  3. Now you will be provided with new users. You can check out their profile and interact with the ones you want to interact with.

9. Controlling your profile visibility

Did you know that you can control your profile visibility so its accessible only to the people you want? (Note: If you are actively looking, make sure that more people can view your profile i.e. make sure it’s visible for everyone or at least registered users.) This way only the people you want can see your profile and interact with you.

In order to use this feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your account at www.friendfin.com.
  2. Click on “Profile” link under logged in user name.
  3. Click on “Privacy Settings” link on the left side i.e. under Profile Management menu.
  4. Now you can select the option (Everyone, Registered users only, etc.) you want next to “My profile is visible for”, so only those people can view your profile and save those changes.

10. Viewing user(s) who viewed your profile

Did you know that you can view user(s) who viewed your profile? This way you can quickly take a look at user(s) who viewed your profile and contact your prospective match. You have a better of chance of finding a suitable match by contacting these users since they already shown some interest in you by viewing your profile.

In order to use this feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your account at www.friendfin.com.
  2. Click on “View” link next to “Your profile has been viewed x times” (Note: x will be replaced by actual number of times the profile is viewed) on the profile page.

Now you will be provided with users who viewed your profile. You can check out their profile and interact with the ones you want to interact with.

 

11. Adding photo to your profile

Did you know that adding a photo to your profile can increase your chances of getting responses by at least 20 times? Photo on your profile shows that you are actively looking for a match, have genuine profile which in turn increases your chances of getting contacted by user and this in turn increases your chances of finding a suitable match.

In order to use this feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your account at www.friendfin.com.
  2. Click on “Profile” link under logged in user name.
  3. Click on “Manage Photos” link on the left side i.e. under Profile Management menu.
  4. Click on “Edit Photo” link (pencil sign) next to the place where photo is displayed.
  5. Now upload the photo, add its description and save this information by clicking on Save link. This way photo will be added to the profile and your profile will have more chance of getting responses.

12. Controlling who can send messages to you

Did you know you can control that only members with photo can send messages to you? Photo on the profile makes it more genuine which in turn increases your chances of being contacted by people with more genuine profile and this in turn increases your chances of finding a suitable match.

In order to use this feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your account at www.friendfin.com.
  2. Click on “Profile” link under logged in user name.
  3. Click on “Settings” link on the left side i.e. under Profile Management menu.
  4. Now you can select the option of “Only members with photo can send messages to me” and save those changes, so only members with photo can send messages to you.

13. Adding a component

Did you know you can add a component (“Top Voted Users” is one of the component) to your profile? This way when you login to your profile, it will be easily available to you.

In order to use this feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your account at www.friendfin.com.
  2. Click on “Add Component” link.
  3. Click on Add for any of the available component i.e. “Top Voted Users” if one is available to add.
  4. Now the added component will be displayed on your profile page and will be displayed even if you log out and log back in.

14. Certifying that the user is genuine

Did you know you can certify that the user is genuine? If you have met a site member or you are sure for his existence and his/her profile are created by him/her, you can certify that this user is genuine. After the required users (currently 3) have certified a user is genuine a green check appears next to user info in every search results and this increases chances of certified user to be contacted by user performing search. This way along with finding a suitable match for yourself, you could help the people you know in finding a suitable match.

In order to use this feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your account at www.friendfin.com.
  2. Search and click on the profile of user that you want to certify genuine.
  3. Once you are on the profile page of the user you want to certify genuine, click on “Certify that this user is Genuine” link on the left side i.e. under Actions menu. This will give user certified status from you.

15. Invite friends from Facebook

Did you know that you can invite your friends who might be interested in finding a suitable match from Facebook to join Friendfin? This way along with finding a suitable match for yourself, you could help the people you know in finding a suitable match.

In order to use this feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your account at www.friendfin.com using Facebook button on the home page.
  2. Once you are on your profile page i.e. “My Profile” page, click on “Invite friends from Facebook” link.
  3. This will take you to the Facebook login page. Once you login, you will be able to select friends from Facebook to join Friendfin.

16. Searching users based on their smoking/drinking behavior

Did you know that you can search a user based on their smoking or drinking behavior? This way you can further narrow down your search criteria and find more closely to what you are looking for in your prospective match.

In order to use this feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Click on Search link on the top of web page.
  2. On the left hand side under Search Options, fill out the basic info like age range, location etc. and click on “Basic Information” link.
  3. Click on Smoking link and select the options that you are looking for in your prospective match. Now click on Drinking link and select the options that you are looking for in your prospective match.
  4. Once you are done selecting options to search on, click on search. Search results will show the user profiles that matches narrowed down search criteria.

17. Rating a user

Did you know that you can rate a user?

This way you can have a say who should be in top users list and be displayed under Top charts->Top Users.

In order to use this feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your account at www.friendfin.com.
  2. Search and click on the profile of user with pictures that you want to rate.
  3. Once you are on the profile page of the user you want to rate, select a value next to “Your Rating” and click on Rate button.
  4. At this point, depending upon the rating, this user might be displayed in top users list under Top charts->Top Users.