In my experience, the forums and chat rooms definitely were the place to hang out, and there was no lack of folks to talk to or meet up with on any given day of the week.
The free chat rooms are usually teeming with people looking to meet up for adult dating, as opposed to many pay-per-use sites where the chat rooms are normally empty.
A typical visit to AFF finds most new users overwhelmed by the number of people in their area that are looking for adult fun, but this should be taken with a grain of salt.
Unfortunately, AFF does a poor job of purging its databases of old members who have long since abandoned their profiles, and I encountered more than a few "professionals" on the site.
That doesn't mean that the quality of matches were poor overall (especially in the larger metropolitan areas), but users need to be aware that a larger-than-average number of users aren't looking for casual, no-strings sex on AFF, but rather, they are looking for new clients. Although the initial sign up is relatively quick and easy, further review will show that the list of options that users can choose from to inform other members of their sexual interests and desires are vast and comprehensive.
Every legal sexual act imaginable is listed, along with a ranking mechanism for each as to how interested the user is in that particular subject, along with their experience.
Whether you're straight or gay, looking for sexy women or men, you'll find everything you want on Adult Friend Finder."Adult Friend Finder offers a matching system for every fantasy, sexual want and gender you can imagine, including groups, swingers, exhibitionism, cross dressers, BDSM and email or phone fantasies.Paid members have access to user blogs, instant messaging, forums, live cams, email and magazine articles, whereas trial users can only search the site and participate in some (but not all) of the many chat rooms.