Doublelist Charging? Here’s the Truth

We’ve seen a lot of talks lately about DoubleList charging. We’ve heard lovers of online personal ads asking what it costs to use our service. More than that, they wonder if they must kiss their free accounts goodbye. Some people say one thing, and other users say another. So what’s the reality?

Please take a deep breath; we’ve got your back. We’re here to squash the rumors. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or an active member of our sex-positive community, you’ll find answers to your questions here.

Defining DoubleList


Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Before we get into the “DoubleList charging” debate, let’s get the introductions out of the way. Some of you might not even know what DoubleList is. Don’t worry. We won’t take it personally that you don’t know about our personals. Simply put, DoubleList is the best Craigslist personals alternative on the market.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Craigslist personal section, it was THE place to write adult classifieds. Here you’d put up an ad-style post describing what you wanted from a date, relationship, or hookup. Since that site closed in 2018, we’ve taken up the mantle. This is a discrete, safe place to talk with real people and experiment with your sexual preferences.

True or False: Doublelist Charges Now


Is DoubleList charging users? Yes and No. Here’s what we mean: DoubleList is a free site for casual hookups, dating, adult classifieds, and more. However, we now offer paid subscriptions as well. You’re not losing anything by having a free account. But you can gain perks and extras by signing up for a subscription. This structure resembles most dating apps and sites’ “freemium” pay model.

Anyone can make a free account. With this, you can access one of the best personals sites with an active community of same-minded people.

You can chat with other local singles or couples and dip your toes into any kink you want. You can experience anything from a casual encounter to a full-on relationship. On top of that, you have unlimited access to DoubleList’s blog for helpful dating, sex, and relationship articles.

However, if you want to add premium features, you can buy a monthly or yearly subscription plan. The subscription offers a few different tiers that we’ll discuss later. So in this way, yes, DoubleList charges now. But only if you ask us to do so.

Doublelist Charging: When Did Doublelist Start Charging?

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DoubleList does not charge for the use of our services. It is still free to make an account and use the site. However, when you’re asking, “When did DoubleList start charging?” you’re wondering when we introduced subscriptions, there’s a different answer. This feature is only a few months old. We began its rollout in July 2022. The frequency of when you’ll receive a charge from DoubleList (if you’re a subscriber) depends on the plan you choose.

That said, whether you’re part of DoubleList’s charging model or the free version, you must follow site guidelines. If you break any of these rules, you’re out. It doesn’t matter if you’re paying or not. Here are a few:

  1. You must be a legal adult. Furthermore, we do not allow any content that is alluding to or relating to minors (anyone under 18). If you do anything illegal, we will report it to the authorities. Additionally, while we love adult cosplay or roleplaying, any roleplaying related to minors is a hard no too.

  2. No Bestiality or Animal Cruelty. We do not allow any content involving animals or cruelty to animals. This is part of a greater rule restricting anything abusive, violent, or harmful.

  3. No Escorting. This is not a sex work site. This is an adult classified site. We do not allow, condone, or encourage illegal behavior. We’re not just talking about any ad asking for money outright. We also scan posts for code words or anything alluding to the solicitation.

Keep to the rules, and you can enjoy our adult community for people of all sexual orientations, genders, backgrounds, etc.

Doublelist Charging: Subscription Plans

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Now that we’ve answered the “Is Doublelist charging?” question. Let’s discuss the details of our current subscription plans. First, what are the options? Here we list them in order of price and features:

  1. Tier 1: Free

  2. Tier 2: Hookup

  3. Tier 3: Hardcore

Next, we’re taking a closer look at these three tiers. We’re going to walk you through the differences and features. Plus, we’ll pop in a few examples of who each plan might be best for. Of course, feel free to pick whichever floats your boat. These plans are subject to change, but the current descriptions are up to date as of April 2023.

Doublelist Charging Subscription Tiers: Free

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Let’s start with the OG: our free plan. Most of our user base knows this tier level. This is the basic, introductory experience for a no-frills user experience. With this account, you can:

  • Post personals (also known as live posts)

  • Message other users/respond to ads

  • View pages

However, this subscription tier has a daily limit for live posts, message sends, and page views. Additionally, you will still see ads. We recommend this plan option for light users. This may be the right fit if you’re only interested in occasional daily browsing. Maybe you’re new to the world of online dating, and you want a small taste.

You’ll still be in the know on community events and lists. However, you won’t have unfettered access.

Doublelist Charging Subscription Tiers: Hookup

The second level in the DoubleList charging system is the first paid option: The Hookup plan. We’d consider this our intermediate option for people maxing out on their daily limits. With this option, you get the following features:

  • Ad-free site use

  • Access to filters for age and location

  • Six live posts at a time

  • 30 messages send per day

  • 250 page views per day

Curious if you should sign up for this level? Try it out if you’re more active on the DoubleList scene. If you’re making many connections or keeping up with several other users, the added messaging comes in handy.

You should also consider this tier if you want to have more posts live simultaneously. That way, you can have multiple ads for sensual scenarios and fantasies. If this sounds like you, the Hookup subscription plan is a clear upgrade.

Doublelist Charging Subscription Tiers: Hardcore

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The top and final option in our new subscription model is the Hardcore tier. As the name implies, this level is for those devilish DoubleListers who can’t get enough. This is the ultimate option if you want a complete experience. Buying this plan gives you the following:

  • A completely ad-free experience

  • Access to filter posts by age and location

  • A premium badge so folks know you’re a top, active user

  • 10 live posts at a time

  • Unlimited message sends

  • Unlimited views per day

Did you already try the hookup tier, which didn’t quite satisfy your thirst? Then level up to Hardcore. Or, if you’re an avid online dater. This is for you if you like checking your posts often and regularly contacting other users.

Doublelist Charging Structure: Ways To Pay


You know your options in the DoubleList charging system. Now it’s time to talk about the actual cost. Though there are only two paid options available, there are also two different ways to pay:

  • Monthly

  • Yearly

Each option has a slight price difference. This works like other subscription services, dating apps, subscription boxes, or streaming services. Keep reading to learn more about each plan.

Monthly Doublelist Charging Plan

If you choose the Hookup or Hardcore plan, you can pay monthly or yearly. If you go with the monthly plan for Hookup, DoubleList bills you $10 per month. If you choose the Hardcore tier on a monthly payment cycle, it’s $20.

One reason why you might prefer the monthly option? Because you’re not sure how long you want to use your paid subscription. Maybe you’re new to personals, and you’re not sure if you like the process of writing a personal ad. Or perhaps you’re easing yourself into casual encounters or other adult activities. This is a low-commitment way to try out DL.

Another reason for choosing the monthly billing cycle is if you prefer to pay a little bit each month. That way, you can keep your monthly cost low instead of paying it all at once.

Yearly Doublelist Charging Plan

If you don’t choose the monthly plan, you probably prefer DoubleList charging you once per year. In this case, the Hookup plan is $45 per year, while the Hardcore option is $90 per year.

This is the most practical option if you’re a loyal DL user, this is the most sensible option. You don’t have to worry about a payment not going through one month or recurring charges. Instead, you take care of a year of pleasure in one go.

We also encourage anyone who loves adult activities, dating, flings, relationships, etc., to go for a long-term plan. That way, you have a years-worth of fun already taken care of.

Whichever paid plan you opt into, both are low-pressure and affordable. Think about how much you spend on your Amazon Prime subscriptions or TV bill. DoubleList reviews show that our clients appreciate us keeping our service free or low-cost.

With less than what three months of Netflix would cost you, you can enjoy wild and wonderful DoubleList dating.

Why Is Doublelist Charging?

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Why is DoubleList charging? DoubleList charges for premium accounts to offer users a more personalized experience. We offer subscriptions to users who wish to enhance their account features. That said, if you want to use DoubleList for free, you always have that option. There’s something for everyone, no matter your budget.

On top of all the payment, plan, and feature options mentioned, every DoubleList user gets a safe and fair experience. That’s how we’ve kept DoubleList’s 4-star rating. We welcome users of all communities and keep their information protected.

If you keep your sex vanilla, come on in. If you’re a connoisseur of the top fetishes, join us. We’re here for you if you’re straight or part of the LGBTQIA+ community, we’re here for you. We’ll keep your account and activity anonymous so you can have a private and pleasurable experience. Ready to take a raunchy ride with DoubleList? Sign up for your free account today!