Review of O-cam

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  1. Matching procedure despite casual dating platform
  2. Entertaining features: "Question of the day" or "Attractive or not"
  3. Anonymous payment by letter possible
  4. Many filter functions for the search
Summary
Interested parties can find a partner for sexual fantasies, erotic adventures or a short affair on O-cam.en. With 36 million members, O-cam is one of the world's largest fling portals. Although the number of members in Germany is not that high, many partners come together here thanks to the relatively balanced women-men ratio.
criteria Points Total points
Contract & costs
7 satisfactory
7.2 "7.2 out of 10"
Data security and seriousness
7 satisfactory
Usability
10 very good
Target group and chances of success
6 satisfactory
Customer service
6 satisfactory
7 7 out of 10 points

Contract & costs

O-cam is completely free for women. Immediately after registering, you will receive a “Free Premium” tariff, which allows you to use all functions without limitation. Women who are looking for other women or couples are an exception: they pay a reduced fee for premium membership.

Men can choose between free and paid membership. However, the free profile only offers limited functions. Men can use the free membership to create a profile and receive contact suggestions and messages, which are deleted 24 hours after registration. You can also define your erotic type, see visitors to your own profile and upload profile photos.

Premium account services

Men who want to read and write personal messages need a premium account. Thanks to the fee-based membership, the user can also view the female profiles with all information and photos and leaf through the so-called "erotic gallery". A premium account is also required to save and favorite contacts and receive contact suggestions.

The following is a list of premium memberships and the associated costs:

Premium membership for men

running time costs
3 months $ 49.90 / month
6 months $ 39.90 / month
12 months $ 29.90 / month

(As of May 2019)

Depending on the duration of the contract, not only the costs change, but also the number of so-called "contact guarantees". Depending on the premium package, the member is guaranteed a certain number of contact suggestions:

  • 3 months membership - at least 5 suggestions
  • 6 months membership - at least 15 suggestions
  • 12 months membership - at least 30 suggestions

Payment options

The following payment methods are accepted at O-cam.en:

  • Credit card
  • Direct debit
  • by post (send cash anonymously in a letter)
7 7 out of 10 points

Data security and seriousness

According to the company, the casual platform offers a high level of data security.

In the terms and conditions of O-cam it is written that the operator follows the statutory provisions on data protection and the guidelines of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Personal data are treated anonymously as far as possible. Sensitive data, such as bank account details, are also only entered using a secure internet connection and SSL encryption. After membership is terminated, all data will be completely deleted according to O-cam. This is by no means a matter of course, because in most cases the profile and personal data are simply deactivated after leaving.

The disadvantages: The terms and conditions also state that O-cam uses the data of its members "for the purposes of advice, advertising, market research, research and analysis to improve C-Date". It does not have to be that the personal data is used for market research purposes and is not the rule on online dating platforms.

In addition, support does not manually check the profiles of new members after they sign up, which is the case with many other providers. This means that fake profiles can get into circulation that can be reported to customer service - but these fake profiles are not excluded from the start.

Personal Information

The members are shown on O-cam with a pseudonym. There is no need to enter the correct name. In addition, relatively little personal data is requested for creating a profile. All photos have to be activated manually by the members themselves. So nobody gets to see an image that is not intended for their eyes.

Certificates and awards

O-cam has not yet had any special certificates. TUV SUD America certification has not yet been issued. However, the dating portal is mentioned in many press reports and especially recommended in women's magazines. In addition, O-cam has entered into a cooperation with "ProSiebenSat.1 Media".

O-cam has already received the following awards:

  • In 2011 the platform was named the test winner in the category of "Casual Dating Portals" by the independent test portal "test.de ".
  • In 2016, O-cam was named the test winner in the "Casual Dating" category by the independent comparison portal "Netzsieger".

10 10 out of 10 points

Usability

Registration at O-cam.en is free. All you need is an email address and a personal password. During registration, the user answers 5 questions about their own preferences. The profile photos can then be uploaded.

After confirming the email address, the user will be asked to complete the “About Me” section. Questions about the character and appearance can be answered here.

Structure and menu items

The site is well structured and clearly laid out. At the top, the user will find the “question of the day” with four predefined answer options. After answering the question, the member can see directly how other users have voted. In addition, the answer can then be sent to other members so that the points can be compared with one another.

Under the menu item “What's new?” there are the items “New Messages”, “New Contacts” and “New Visitors”. This also includes the partner suggestions and the so-called "instant contacts".

The “Attractive or Not” feature is on the left side of the page. This is a kind of photo carousel with pictures of the candidates, which can be rated according to the Tinder or "Hot or Not?" Principle. If you like the member, click on "Yes". If the shown user does not agree, you can click on "Next". The favorites are saved with this application. Up to 30 new people can be rated every day.

Mobile view and app

A mobile view for use on the smartphone is available. If that's not enough, you can download the free app for Android and Apple devices.

With the help of the app, members can also write mobile messages, edit the profile and see which other users are currently live. Thanks to the live chat, the extra large photo view and the integrated game "Attractive or not?" makes flirting on the go really fun.

6 6 out of 10 points

Target group and chances of success

The site is aimed at people aged 18 and over who are looking for an affair, an affair or a one-night stand. The ratio of women to men is relatively balanced at 48% to 52%. The data comes from O-cam itself and was collected in 2015 as part of an evaluation of the membership distribution in the premium area.

Matching procedure

In contrast to many other casual dating providers, O-cam.en offers its members a matching process that shows suitable partners using percentages. Users can answer 5 questions during registration. Based on the answers, matching points are awarded, which are later displayed in the form of percentages directly in the profiles of other members.

The following questions with the associated optional answers are asked:

1.) What experiences are you looking for?

  • Meet singles
  • A longer relationship
  • to flirt
  • Games
  • Watch
  • To chat

2.) Get up ...

  • Women
  • Men

3.) Where are you from?

  • Country (selection)
  • State (selection)

4.) What is your age and relationship status?

  • Your birthday (selection)
  • Your relationship status? (Selection: Only, partnership, married)

5.) Please describe yourself

  • Physique (height, figure)
  • Eye color
  • Hair (hair length, hair color)

Set the erotic type

Members can further increase their chances of success by defining their erotic type. To do this, you select 4 photos from a pool of 84 images that best suit you. The photos are available in the following categories:

  • Romantic
  • classic
  • willing to experiment
  • wild

Depending on your personal photo choice, you will be assigned to a corresponding erotic type of this category. A little tip: let yourself be surprised! Simply select the four pictures that speak to you spontaneously. Then you will be told which erotic type you are most likely to correspond to.

Filter functions

Thanks to the filter function, members can actively search for partners. In the "search criteria" information on the desired gender, sexual orientation and the marital status of the partner sought can be made. In addition, the preferred region can be selected here - up to 5 different search regions, the state, the federal state and the district can be determined. Characteristics of the partner's appearance, the desired age and height can also be given. Search criteria such as figure, hair length, hair and eye color can also be specified here.

In addition, more detailed information on the preferred partner's preferences can be given. Slopes include categories such as:

  • Sensual sex
  • Oral sex
  • Uninhibited sex
  • Sex toys
  • Lingerie
  • Soft bondage
  • special locations
  • Threesome
  • Role play
  • Show and watch
  • To be dominant / submissive
  • Photography and filming
  • Fetish interested

Finally, you can determine what kind of mediation you want. The following options are available:

  • An erotic break from everyday life (email, phone, chat)
  • A no-obligation flirt
  • Friendship with that certain something
  • A sensual adventure
  • A longer term / lasting relationship

Profiles & Photos

The visibility of the photos is different for men and women. In order to be able to view profile pictures of women as a man, a premium account is required. Women automatically have this premium status from the start. Nevertheless, the photos of all men are initially only displayed blurred for the female members. Before you can see the full profile picture, you have to ask for a photo approval. Interested parties only get access to the gallery once this has been confirmed manually.

The get-to-know

Interesting candidates can be written to in the classic way by message or mobile via chat.

You can also add other members to your own favorites. While many other providers offer their members playful ways of initial contact (such as sending digital gifts), O-cam does without such extras.

6 6 out of 10 points

Customer service

There is an FAQ area for open questions, in which the most common questions are answered. Alternatively, members can send an email request to customer service. However, there is no service number to call. And if you contact customer service by email, you can expect a longer waiting time - at least during our test.

Online guide

O-cam offers its members a guide area in the so-called "magazine". Here you will find many articles on the topics of sex and casual dating. In the articles, many taboo topics are addressed and more unusual topics such as preferences, fetishes and practices are highlighted. What is missing, however, is a categorization, because in the advice area all articles are simply listed one below the other.

Conclusion

Anyone looking for an erotic adventure and would like to live out their freedom is in good hands with O-cam. People who are looking for casual sex, short-lived affairs or spontaneous affairs get their money's worth here.

In contrast to many other casual dating platforms, O-cam offers its members a matching process. How well you fit together with other members is shown directly in the profile of the other users in the form of a percentage. The other plus points certainly include the many functions and features ("Attractive or not?", "Question of the day"), the clear page structure and the many filter functions.

One of the downsides is that O-cam wants to pass on user data for market research purposes. In addition, the profiles of new members are not checked manually by the support after registration, which means that fake profiles cannot be excluded from the outset.

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