1) What is Flirtmaps?
FlirtMaps is a dating application that focus on the geographic location of its members. It's easier to find a date when that person is already nearby! When you login from your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android smartphone or even from your laptop, you can the other members who are in a radius of about 2 kilometers (about 1.25 miles) of your current location.
2) How can I join FlirtMpaps?
There are many different ways to join FlirtMaps -- directly through our mobile apps available in the Apple App Store and Android Market, on our website www.flirtmaps.com, on our mobile site m.flirtmaps.com or through our Facebook application.
3) What are the rules?
FlirtMaps is a safe and trustworthy place to meet new people so offensive, vulgar and other inappropriate behavior or photos are not allowed. Illegal activity of any kind is strictly forbidden and all accounts engaging in such activities will be immediately banned.
4) How much does it cost to join FlirtMaps?
Initial access to FlirtMaps is free and you can take advantage of the basic features without payment. For more serious online dating, the more advanced features require a subscription. There are different packages available for every budget.
5) What personal information must I disclose to signup?
In order to join you need to choose a nickname, password, your birthdate, your city, a valid email address, gender and sexual orientation. You must be 18 years or older to join FlirtMaps and accept the Terms and Conditions published on the service.
6) Can I join FlirtMaps on Facebook?
If you want to join FlirtMaps via Facebook all you need is a Facebook account! Search for "FlirtMaps”, and just click the links and follow the instructions in order to start meeting new and interesting people who are already nearby and waiting to hear from you.
7) Do I need to have a Facebook account to join?
You can join FlirtMaps directly on www.flirtmaps.com, but it's a bit faster and easier if you join via Facebook Connect.
8) What happens if I do not grant FlirtMaps access to my personal account information on Facebook?
In order to join FlirtMaps through Facebook, you must allow FlirtMaps access to your personal account information. This way that we can help you find better dates. You'll have to allow access to your basic information, allow the sending of messages, posting to the wall (don't worry, just "likes” and "pokes” nothing too personal!), access to your profile info and access to your photos and videos, just like nearly all Facebook applications require.
9) Can I access my FlirtMaps account on Facebook on my iPhone?
All you need to do is enter your FlirtMaps nickname and password, and we take care of the rest.
10) Will my FlirtMaps activities be published to my wall on Facebook?
Only Facebook "Likes" and "pokes" will be posted to your wall. All of your other dating activities will be kept private and well away from your wall!
11) How come I can't login to FlirtMaps on Facebook even though I already joined?
The reason could be that a different Facebook account was last opened from your browser. If you know how to clear your browser's cache do so and try again. Or just go back to Facebook, logout and then log back in. Try again. Still not working? Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining your problem, indicating what kind of computer, operating system and browser you are using.
12) What features are enabled for friends of friends on Facebook who are not already members of FlirtMaps?
The following features are available for friends of your Facebook friends: sending private messages to their Facebook inbox, sending FlirtMaps invites, Facebook friend requests and sending pokes. Don't worry, none of these actions will be published to your wall!
13) How can I choose a profile picture on FlirtMaps that is different than my Facebook profile picture?
During the signup process you can decide whether to use your Facebook picture or upload another. You can change your profile picture any time you want to by going to My Profile and choose another picture from your gallery.
14) Can I choose a photo from a gallery to be my profile picture?
Go to the tab "My Profile" and then "My Photos" and click "Set as profile picture".
15) Can I change my nickname?
Sorry, once chosen your nickname cannot be changed. The only way to change your nickname is to create a new profile by signing up with a fresh account.
16) How can I change my search settings from looking for women to looking for men?
Of course you can! Just go to the "My Profile" section and change your search details any time you want.
17) Can I change the email address of my FlirtMaps account?
Sorry, once chosen your email address cannot be changed. The only way to change it is to create a new profile by signing up with a fresh account.
18) How can I delete my FlirtMaps profile?
We'll be sorry to see you go, but if you still want out just go the "My Profile" section, click the "Delete profile" link. Deleting an account cannot be undone.
19) Oops, I deleted my account, can I get it back again?
Nope. Unlike many other dating sites that just disable your account, but keep your data, we actually delete everything to protect your privacy. But if you want back in, no problem, it's so easy to join that you can just signup again!
20) How can I stop receiving the FlirtMaps newsletter or other emails?
To stop receiving the newsletter and other emails from FlirtMaps, just find "Newsletter settings" in the "My Profile" section and choose your preferences.
21) Can I search among friends of my friends on Facebook?
FlirtMaps allows you to search among the other members but also among the friends of your Facebook friends. If you find people that you like among the friends of friends you can invite them to join FlirtMaps, send them a private Facebook message, invite them to be your Facebook friend or simply send them a poke.
22) How can I invite someone to join FlirtMaps?
Once you find some your like, just click on the "Invite as friend" link to send an immediate request.
23) How can I find people who are nearby?
In the search section you can visualize people in the map mode or in people mode. In the map mode, starting in your own city, you can see people in their approximate positions on the map. As you move around the map, you will see other FlirtMaps members in other cities or in other parts of the world! In people mode, you will simply see a list of people that match your search details. Hovering your mouse over each person, you can see the different actions that you can take with respect to that person.
24) Can I search for someone by their nickname?
Sure, in the search section just choose the "Search" tab and then "People"... then fill in the nickname field with the nickname you're interested in.
25) What's the "My Flirts" section all about?
In your section "My Flirts" you will find the people you added as flirts, of course!
26) How can I add someone to "My Flirts"?
To add someone to your flirts, just click on the green "plus" button (+) when viewing the profile.
27) How can remove someone from "My Flirts"?
To remove someone from your flirts, just go to your "My Flirts" section and click on the "remove" button.
28) How can I block someone who is bothering me?
Of course! Just open any message from the offending member, click the block button under the profile picture, and confirm your choice. That's it. You'll never hear from them again.
29) Can I report someone for abusive behavior?
Of course! Just open any message from the offending member, click the block button under the profile picture, and in the resulting popup message choose block and report. Our staff will check out this person and ban them from FlirtMaps if appropriate. In any case, you will never hear from them again.
30) What is the section "Latest online" all about?
These are the people that were online most recently, so it's more likely that you will be able to get a quicker response from them, although that's not a guarantee.
31) What is the "You may like" section all about?
These are the people that most closely correspond to your search details as entered in your profile. You can change those at any time and this section will change to reflect your new preferences.
32) Where can I find my messages?
Just go to the Messages section to see all your messages divided into sent and received.
33) Can I send a message to any other FlirtMaps member?
The only way to send unlimited messages to anybody is to become a subscriber. Women can always respond to any message even without a subscription, but men must be subscribers to send responses to women.
34) How much does it cost to send a message?
Since you need to be a subscriber to send messages, choose the plan that best suits your needs .
35) What are alerts?
FlirtMaps sends you alerts via email and in the alerts section of the application when we have news for you relevant to your account.
36) Where can I find my alerts?
There is a special section "Alerts" under the "Messages" tab where you can read all of these notifications in one place.
37) How many different types of alerts are there?
There are several kinds of alerts: when someone has visited your profile, when someone is online nearby, when someone joins up nearby and when someone adds you as a flirt.
38) How can I find out who saw my profile?
If you want to know who visited your profile, you need to be a subscriber first. Then go to the Alerts tab and click "Who's seen your profile."
39) How can I see who is online nearby?
If you want to know who may be waiting for you just around the corner, you need to be a subscriber first. Then go to the Alerts tab and click "Who's online in your area."
40) Can I see all the people that signed up nearby?
If you want to get to know your neighbors who recently joined FlirtMaps, you need to be a subscriber first. Then go to the Alerts tab and click "Who just signed up in your area."
41) How can I find the people that have added me to their flirts?
If you want to know who thinks you're hot, you need to be a subscriber first. Then go to the Alerts tab and click "Who just added you as a flirt."
42) Why can't I see any alerts?
If you want to read your alerts, you need to be a subscriber. It's the best way to get serious about your online dating prospects. If you're already a subscriber and still can't see your alerts, send an email to email@example.com
43) Why can't I respond to a message?
If you want to respond to messages and be able to send unlimited messages, get serious about your online dating! These more advanced features require a subscription. There are different packages available for every budget. Choose the right one for you.
44) What are gifts?
These virtual gifts may exist only online, but they seem very real when you get one! Buy or earn FlirtCoins and send a cool gift to break the ice or let someone know how you feel. Choose among romantic, swanky, hot or togetherness gifts for different prices from 10 to 500 coins. Try it!
45) Where can I find the gifts?
Underneath every profile picture on FlirtMaps find the gift icon and click it to get started!
46) How can I send a gift?
Click the gift icon under the profile picture of that special someone and choose the gift that expresses what you want to say.
47) Why can't I send a gift?
You need to have enough FlirtCoins to send a gift. Need some more coins right now? Just choose a gift and when you try to send it without enough coins, you'll be automatically brought to the purchase page.
48) What does it mean to be a FlirtStar?
FlirtStars attain very high rankings in search results, are seen in special banners inside the application and appear more visibly on the maps. You can choose to be a FlirtStar for 24 or 72 hours, just make your choice and increase your chances of being contacted.
49) How can I be a FlirtStar?
To become a FlirtStar, just click on the FlirtStar button in the "My Profile" section, right underneath your status update. Just choose 24 or 72 hours, just make your choice and increase your chances of being contacted.
50) I'm having trouble becoming a FlirtStar. What's wrong?
You need to have enough FlirtCoins to become a FlirtStar. Need some more coins? Just click on the FlirtStar icon and if you don't have enough coins, you'll be automatically brought to the purchase page.
51) What's a FlirtBomb?
The FlirtBomb is an instrument of mass flirting! With just one message you can hit hundreds of people in your area. Dropping a FlirtBomb is the best way to get started because you increase your chances of reaching someone who is online and interested in your profile. All female members get one free FlirtBomb a day.
52) How can I drop a FlirtBomb?
Dropping a FlirtBomb is easy. Just click on the icon (the heart with a burning fuse!) that you will find on the map view or in the search tab. Then choose how many people to bomb, write your message and ... go!
53) Who's going to get my FlirtBomb?
Depending on the bomb that you chose, you will hit 50 or 100 nearby people!
54) I can't seem to drop a FlirtBomb. What's wrong?
You need to have enough FlirtCoins to drop a FlirtBomb. Need some more coins? Just click on the FlirtBomb icon and if you don't have enough coins, you'll be automatically brought to the purchase page.
55) What is the gallery?
Photo galleries are simply a collection of the photos that our members upload to their profiles. Any photo can also be used as a profile picture. The more photos you have, the better. Other members get to see you in all your glory!
56) How many photos can I add to my gallery?
There is no limit as to the number of photos you can post to your profile! Upload as many as you like.
57) What kinds of photos should I add to my gallery?
The best kind of photo to upload to your gallery are those that show the real you in different moods and different poses. Avoid photos with other people (to respect their privacy and to avoid confusion as to who you are), photos where you appear too small or too close up. And of course, vulgar, obscene or otherwise inappropriate photos are not allowed and will be removed.
58) Are the photos reveiwed and approved?
Most photos before they will actually be posted to your profile will be reviewed by a moderator to make sure that it does not violate our rules against nudity, obscenity or vulgarity. We want FlirtMaps to be a place where our members feel safe.
59) Can I report inappropriate pictures?
If you want to report a photo that slipped by our reviewing process, look for the "report abuse" button near the picture itself. Click the button and the photo will be sent to our review queue to be checked.
60) How come I can't see other peoples' galleries?
You need to be a subscriber in order to have unlimited access to all users' photo galleries. It's worth it if you want to get serious about online dating! And you'll unlock all the other advanced features too...
61) What is the "Follow" feature?
The radar feature keeps you informed about the online actions of someone who interests you. You can receive messages, for instance, when that person posts a status update or uploads a new photo.
62) How can I "Follow" someone?
It's easy to activate the the radar feature. You will find the "Radar" button on the user's profile page or in the message window of a conversation with that user. Just click it and follow the instructions. From then on you'll be constantly informed of all new activities on that account.
63) What is the Geo Chat?
The Geo Chat is like an instant messaging service, allowing you to exchange text messages in realtime with another nearby FlirtMaps member. The chat starts out in a public chat room, but if you are having a great time with someone, you can invite them to a private chat.
64) How much does it cost to use the Geo Chat?
The Geo Chat is completely free.
65) What are FlirtCoins?
FlirtCoins are simply the virtual currency that you can spend on FlirtMaps to purchase various items or services. You can buy FlirtCoins or earn them by visiting FlirtMaps often. You can see how many coins you have at any time just by visiting your profile page.
66) What can I do with FlirtCoins?
Spend your FlirtCoins to buy yourself extra exposure by becoming a FlirtStar, buy and send a bunch of virtual gifts or you can spend them on a FlirtBomb, sending a message to hundreds of nearby members with just one click.
67) How can I buy FlirtCoins?
It's easy to buy FlirtCoins, just click on the coin icon next to your profile picture. Follow the instructions, choose how many coins to buy and proceed to the checkout.
68) What methods of payment are available?
There are different packets of FlirtCoins that you can buy using PayPal, your credit or debit card and even, for you Facebook users, with Facebook Credits. iPhone users can benefit from the "in app" purchase feature allowing instant one-click buying. Android app purchases can be made through Visa or Mastercard.
69) How can I buy FlirtCoins on the mobile site m.flirtmaps.com?
If you go to the mobile site, you will be able to buy the FlirtCoins package that suits you: 100 FlirtCoins for € 1.99, 200 FlilrtCoins for € 2.99 or 500 FlirtCoins € 6.99.
70) Can I buy FlirtCoins with Facebook Credits?
There are different "packs" of FlirtCoins for sale. On the web you can buy them with your credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or with PayPal. If you access the service on your iPhone, you can buy them by way of an in app purchase through your iTunes™ account. If you are using the Android app, you can pay for the FlirtCoins with your credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or by Google Checkout.
71) Can I earn FlirtCoins instead of buying them?
You can also earn FlirtCoins by simply logging in regularly. You earn FlirtCoins when you register and 5 more coins for you first login of each day. Women who are search for men also can earn FlirtCoins by sending a message to a man or responding to a message from a man.
72) What features are available to non-subscribers?
Members who choose not to purchase a subscription can still see the profiles of other members (but not their photo galleries), can send messages (but not respond to them) and can search for people on the map views.
73) What are the advantages of subscribing?
Subscribers have many advantages on FlirtMaps and can use all the advanced features such as viewing the photos in every member's gallery, viewing the details of all alerts and responding to all received messages. (Women seeking men can always respond to their messages without subscribing.)
74) How can I subscribe?
You can purchase a subscription (FlirtPass) on the web with your credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or with PayPal. If you access the service on your iPhone, you can subscribe by way of an in app purchase through your iTunes™ account. If you are using the Android app, you can pay for the FlirtCoins with your credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or by Google Checkout.
75) Can I subscribe using my Facebook Credits?
You can also use Facebook Credits only if you have signed up to FlirtMaps through your Facebook account. The prices range from 60 Facebook Credits for a 1-month subscription plus 1000 FlirtCoins, 120 Facebook Credits for a 3-month subscription plus 3000 FlirtCoins to 240 Facebook Credits for a 6-month subscription plus 5000 FlirtCoins.
76) How can I buy a subscription on the mobile site m.flirtmaps.com?
If you go to the mobile site, you will be able to buy the subscription (FlirtPass) that suits you: 1 day for € 0.99, 1 week for € 2.99 or 1 month for € 7.99.
77) How can I cancel my subscription?
All you need to do in order to stop your subscription is to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your account details.
78) I forgot my password. How can I get a reminder?
If you forgot your password, click on the "Forgot password?" link next to the login fields. You will then have to fill in the email address of your FlirtMaps account so that we can securely email your password to you.
79) How can I change my password?
If you want to change your password, all you need to do is enter the "My Profile" section and enter your new password in the appropriate fields. Save the changes and that's it.
80) Is my exact location broadcast to other users?
Don't worry. Your precise position is never revealed to other users! FlirtMaps uses a system of geo-location that randomly places you and other members in a radius of 2 kilometers (1.25 miles ) of your actual position in order to protect the privacy and safety of all members.
81) Is FlirtMaps safe to use?
FlirtMaps is 100% safe. You reveal only your nickname and photos. Your email and exact position are never revealed to other users. Be careful and do not give out personal information until you are confident that the other member is trustworthy. Use common sense!
82) On what devices can I use FlirtMaps?
You can use FlirtMaps on any Apple iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) after downloading the app from the App Store. The same goes for all Android devices via the Android Market. And, naturally, you can simply use FlirtMaps on any browser at www.flirtmaps.com. If you have a Facebook account, try searching for FlirtMaps on Facebook and join us there, too!