OurSecret is a website designed exclusively for people seeking sugar relationships, including those who want them to be completely discreet. Though the platform was launched recently, it has already become pretty popular in Australia, Canada, and the United States. Such success is mostly explained by a reasonable pricing policy and good moderation policy, but that's not all the website has to offer to a user. Keep reading this in-depth Our Secret review to learn everything about the advantages, disadvantages, and special features of the site.
|Easy of Use:||9.7/10|
|Quality of Profiles:||9.5/10|
|Numbers of Members:||9.3/10|
|Safety & Anti-Scam:||9.7/10|
|Value for Money:||9.6/10|
The audience of the site
Now, the site has around tens of thousands registered users, and this number keeps growing. There are 56% of male members to 34% of female users, and though the ratio is not equal, it's still much better than on many other sugar dating sites that may have 80% of sugar daddies and only 20% of sugar babies. So, the competition for female members is less fierce, and male members still have enough potential partners to choose from. Most sugar babies on the site are aged 18-25, while the average age of men is 45.
The first impression
The website definitely makes a good first impression. A visitor can immediately notice this is a modern online dating platform with a great design and a pretty good interface. What we liked best about the site is that the policy is pretty transparent—you can not only learn what the main concept of the site is but also read a detailed FAQ and clear Conditions before you even join the site. After the registration is complete, the situation gets even better as a user ensures that UX and UI designers make enough effort to make this platform work and that all the best features can be used with just one click.
Every adult user can join the community pretty easily. There's the registration form on the main page, and all you need to do is to provide some basic details, namely:
Email, username, and a password
After that, a newly registered member needs to add a profile photo, write a profile headline and add a short self-description. Both headlines and self-description can be changed at any time. Note that at this stage, the profile is only 30% complete, so a user needs to add more details in Profile Settings. That's optional, but profiles are carefully moderated, and low-effort pages are blocked. Also, a user can verify their account by uploading a verification video and adding private and public photos before spending real money on credits.
Filter and search
Searching for matches on Our Secret is entirely free. Currently, both paying and non-paying users can apply the following search filters:
Distance from you
Availability of profile photos and videos
Age of a user
Piercing and tattoos
Members can also sort profiles by the Newest and Recently active. We liked the fact that you can see if a user is verified or not even before you actually go to a profile, and though there could be more search filters, there are still enough criteria to find members who meet your general expectations about a partner.
There are not so many communication features that members can use, but first and foremost, OurSecret is the site where people meet online, get to know each other better online, and then meet in real life, so that's not a problem for most users. Messaging is available to premium users, but non-paying members can also like and favorite each other, as well as see their profile viewers and admirers. These are helpful features for premium users, too, as they can see if their match is interested in a conversation before spending credits on it.
Unfortunately, now, there's no official Our Secret mobile app. This, however, is a pretty common situation in the sugar dating market as both app stores have pretty strict rules regarding sugar relationships, and only a few companies managed to circumvent those restrictions. The good news is that the OurSecret website is mobile-optimized, so you'll hardly notice much difference between the mobile and desktop versions. Of course, all the standard and premium features are available to mobile users, too.
What does a free version allow?
There are many free features that members can use before they decide to buy some credits, namely:
Edit their profile, add photos and videos, verify their accounts
Browse an unlimited number of other users' profiles, view public photos & verification videos
Use the basic and advanced search
Favorite and like others
See who visited their profiles and their admirers
Use customer support services
Generally speaking, all the features, except for messaging and some extra special services like profile boosts, are free to use.
Those who decide to keep using the website as premium members automatically get the opportunity to do the following:
Send messages to others. That's the main reason why nearly all Our Secret members are paying members—users who buy credits can enjoy private conversations with others. There's a fixed price for contacting every new member, and now it's 10 credits. All the following messages to a user you've already reached automatically become free.
View photos in private albums. The price for getting access to private albums is also fixed—members can spend extra 10 credits if they want to see Secret photos.
Get priority support and boost their profiles. These features become available automatically after you purchase your first credit package. Premium users appear higher in search results and receive responses from the support team much faster.
Currently, the following credit packages are available:
$59 — 100 credits
$169 — 500 credits
$289 — 1,000 credits
Generally speaking, it's a mid-range site with a pretty reasonable policy. Though members need to spend credits, if they choose potential partners carefully, they won't spend much on the site.
Pros and cons of paid subscription
Certainly, the platform has both pros and cons that must be considered before joining.
- Affordable price for unlocking a conversation
- All the messages except for the first one are free
- A paying user automatically gets priority support
- All premium profiles are shown higher on search results without any extra fees
As you can see, the number of pros is larger, which makes the site a decent option for both beginners and experienced online daters.
Scam and protection
Our Secret is one of the safest new sites for sugar daddies and sugar babies. As we've mentioned previously, the site is moderated, low-effort profiles are deleted, and members can upload verification videos and contact only verified users, which automatically reduces the chance of meeting a catfish or a scammer. Also, the best data encryption is used to protect members' financial information, and the data that a member provides when joining and using the site can't be shared with or sold to third-party organizations and individuals.
Currently, there is only one way to contact Our Secret support team—members can send emails and receive responses via emails, too. Though there's no hotline, there's a very detailed FAQ with clear and detailed answers to most questions users may have.
What's the verdict of Our Secret review? It's a great site for sugar babies and sugar daddies looking for a safe platform where they will reduce the chance of meeting a scammer or being catfished. It's not as popular as some leaders of the market, but the site is gaining new and new members worldwide, especially in Western countries, so the community is expected to grow. There are some good communication features as well, and all this together shows that for most people seeking mutually beneficial relationships, Our Secret is worth visiting and using.