We have been members fof AFF (Adult Friend Finder) for several years, and in that time have been gold, then silver, then standard and now we’ve earned enough in that time for 1 free month of gold membership. While it is still fresh in my mind, here are the big differences in memberships based on my experience on using this site:
Standard: Can surf the site and view profiles of those that have paid for ‘standard can contact’. You can earn standard member popularity privileges. If a certain number of members view your profile within a three day period, you’ll automatically be given access to any fifty member profiles and email privileges to them as well. You are limited to seeing only the main profile pic and it will be a tiny view at that. You can’t wink or send emails unless the ‘paid’ member has chosen to pay for standard members to contact them or you have earned the right as described above. You can however reply to emails you receive. Emails are saved in your mailbox for 30 days and then automatically deleted. Can only view 1 webcam window at a time. Technical support by email within 2 days.
Silver: Can do everything a standard can plus has the ability to view all the profiles. You can only view the first 5 pictures of a profile and are not able to view them in larger size, you will be limited to regular view. Silver members appear in browse/search screen above standard members which means your profile will be seen by more people when you are online. You can also add a picture to your new thread in a discussion group. Emails are saved in your mailbox for 60 days and then automatically deleted. Better searching options for finding others (search by distance) and searching by profile name. As a paid member you get telephone technical support. Photos and profile are reviewed and approved faster than free members. Can use premium smilies while in chat. Can view member videos and more than 1 webcam window. Technical support by email within 24 hours.
Gold: Can do everything silver members can do plus have the ability to view all pics (up to 20) in a profile. If some pics are larger than the preview screen, you have to option to view it full size. Appear above silver members in the search/browse screen which means you will get the most views of the three types of memberships. Only gold members can contact new members for the first 3 days of the membership. You can add a picture to any reply you make in a discussion group. Emails are saved in your mailbox for 120 days and then automatically deleted. Best searching options for finding others such as race, kids and more intimate sexual attributes. Photos and profile are reviewed and approved with priority over other members. Technical support by email within 12 hours.
VIP: The newest feature and remains to be seen what is to become of it. You can’t find help on the subject so the only thing I can do is copy/paste what you get when you upgrade – Extra exposure by having a VIP icon on all of your listings, appearing in the VIP search results box on the right side of the search results page, and you’ll show up on the “Meet our VIPs” page. More visibility by being added to the Cupid Report every month (That’s the Adult FriendFinder newsletter). More personalized customer service with an exclusive VIP technical support phone number. Free Adult FriendFinder t-shirt but the catch is that you have to call to request your t-shirt. Ability to send a free flower in every email (they claim that emails with flowers get more replies). Get notified when someone reads your email.