FetLife (fetlife.com) is a dating website for people with sexual fetishes. The adult social networking site was founded by John Kopanas (also known online as John Baku) and is owned by the parent company BitLove, Inc. You have to register before you can join the FetLife community. The website code used is Ruby on Rails.

As of February 2023, fetlife.com has 52.5 million monthly views, according to Similar Web. The Wayback Machine estimates that fetlife.com was founded on April 21, 2001. The site fetlife.com has been saved by the Internet Archive consistently since 2008; however, between the years 2001 and 2008, it wasn’t saved at all, suggesting that the domain may have changed owners during that time. According to Wikipedia, FetLife was founded in 2008.

Is fetlife.com Safe?

I analyzed fetlife.com for malware and malicious content to check if it was legit or a scam. Here are the results:

I checked fetlife.com on Sucuri, and it returned with no issues. Results: Sucuri scan for the site fetlife.com.

FetLife.com Sucuri results

I then ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on fetlife.com, and it is suspicious. Results: Unmask Parasites scan for the site fetlife.com.

Unmask Parasites cites 1 suspicious inline script found:

!function(){try{new Function("m","return import(m)")}catch(o){console.warn("vite: loading legacy build because dynamic im...

I also checked the domain fetlife.com on VirusTotal, and it is clean. Results: VirusTotal scan for the site fetlife.com.

FetLife.com Sucuri results

Further, fetlife.com passed all blocklist engines on URLVoid. Results: URLVoid scan for fetlife.com.

In conclusion, fetlife.com doesn’t have malware and is a low security risk according to Sucuri. Sucuri also says fetlife.com isn’t blacklisted. Moreover, Unmask Parasites says it found 1 suspicious inline script on fetlife.com. No security vendor on VirsTotal has blacklisted fetlife.com. OVERALL GRADE: Relatively Safe.

Links and Profiles

Website: fetlife.com


1. SimilarWeb – fetlife.com

2. Wayback Machine – fetlife.com