How to Search on OnlyFans

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The subscription platform OnlyFans has soared in popularity over the last few years. With an increasing number of people looking for ways to make money from home, creating a racy, NSFW platform where loyal followers pay to see your exclusive content is becoming a reality for a lot of people. While the top earners on OnlyFans are generally celebrities and other social media influencers, the average Joe (or Jane) can make a handsome living posting sexy photos, videos, and more.

As of this writing, 170 million people are subscribed to the platform where they browse the content of over 1.5 million creators. That’s A LOT of naughty photos and gorgeous people to sort through. But what if you’re a subscriber looking for someone in particular? Perhaps you know a creator personally or want to find your favorite celeb. Is there a way to narrow your search on OnlyFans so you can find the specific creators you’re looking for? The answer is yes. But if you want to know how it’s done, you’ll need to keep reading. In this article, we’ll explain how to search accounts on OnlyFans and fill your feed with the content you want to see the most.

How Does OnlyFans Work? The Basics Explained

If you’ve never used OnlyFans, you may be wondering exactly how the social media platform works. There are two sides to this equation – using OnlyFans as a subscriber or using the platform as a content creator. Content creators use the platform to monetize their profession, while subscribers use it purely for entertainment and information. 

Getting started as an OnlyFans creator is pretty easy. All you need to do is open an account and start posting a mix of paid and free content. Free content is used like a teaser to get people to subscribe to your page, pay a monthly fee, and gain access to your best material. Most accounts (but not all) on OnlyFans are NSFW and include nude photographs, porn videos, and the like. Subscription fees range from $4.99 per month to $49.99 per month, depending on how popular and in-demand you are.

Subscribers browse the pages of OnlyFans to see what accounts catch their eye. Not all OnlyFans creators post NSFW content. There are plenty of fitness, recipe, and health and beauty accounts available also where followers subscribe for daily tips and recipes, inspiration, and more. But, generally speaking, people are turning to OnlyFans for the good stuff – aka risky photos and videos.

Why Is OnlyFans Not “Search Friendly”?

Since OnlyFans is technically a social media platform, you’d assume it’s pretty easy to hop on, find the search bar, and look up your favorite creators, influencers, or that sexy neighbor you’ve been eyeballing. Well, not so fast. OnlyFans doesn’t actually have a search bar for you to use. While this is frustrating for some users, there’s actually a good reason for it – anonymity. The beauty of OnlyFans is that you can create an account under an alias or obscure username and post content that never reveals your identity. This is especially important for those creators posting NSFW content who don’t want their entire family or co-workers to know. When you add a search feature, you’re getting one step closer to uncovering a creator’s identity who may not want to be discovered.

The Secret of Searching on OnlyFans

With that being said, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Although it’s not easy to search on OnlyFans, it’s not impossible. There are a few ways to go about this based on the information you have. For example, if you think you know the person’s username or email, you can potentially find them using these. Or, if the creator posts using their real name, you can search that way too. 

Here are a few tricks and tactics you can try to find those elusive OnlyFans accounts you so desperately want to see. (Bonus Tip: You’ll need to sign-up for OnlyFans and create your own user account before you can start searching for your favorite creators.)

Using the Built-In Search Bar 

Despite popular belief, OnlyFans does have a search bar you can use. You’ll need to know the creator’s username or account name for this feature to work. For example, if you want to find that hot guy at the gym whose first name you know, this search bar feature won’t do you any good. You need to have a username or specific account name to enter here.

Log into your account and click the search magnifying glass in the top right corner of the homepage. Then, enter the username (or what you think the username is) and click “search”. OnlyFans will generate any results that match your search or include part of the phrase or name you’ve entered. Now, it’s up to you to sort through these results and use the information you have to find the specific account you’re after. For example, look for an identifiable picture or features like tattoos or nicknames. Most OnlyFans accounts are created to be mysterious, so the more you know about the person you’re looking for, the more likely you are to find them. 

Search by Username

The search bar feature on OnlyFans is useful if you have small bits of information about the person or you know enough about them to pick their profile out from the crowd. But if you’re 99% sure you know the person’s actual username, word for word, there’s another way to search them up. 

Simply head to the search bar on your computer and enter – and then their username. If you’re not absolutely sure of their username, you can try this same method but replace the username with a popular nickname or their username on different social media platforms. 

You can do this one of two ways –  using a hyphen between any words in the name or writing the name as a single word. This covers all your bases and lets you search all possible versions of their name. For example, and If they have an account using any variation of these names, it should come up. If not, you may need to try a different approach. 

Search by the Creator’s Real Name

Not surprisingly, you’re not the first person to spend hours trying to find someone on OnlyFans. That’s why other curious minds created a tool for exactly this purpose. Head over to Here you’ll find a free tool that lets you enter the person’s real name (first and last). The search will then generate all accounts associated with that particular name. Now, it’s your turn to do some work. Depending on the number of results, you’ll need to search through every profile to see if you can spot the account you’re looking for.

Search Using an Email Address

Don’t have a name or username to search? No problem. If you know the person’s email address, you may be able to use this information to find their OnlyFans account. For starters, knowing the email address will help you find out if they have an OnlyFans account, to begin with. Try creating an OnlyFans account using the person’s email address. If they already have an account, the website will prompt you that this email address is associated with a current OnlyFans user. While this method may seem slightly taboo, it can get you one step closer to the information you’re after.

If the email you enter is accepted, it means that the person you’re looking for either, A) used a different account to register on OnlyFans or B) doesn’t have an OnlyFans account. While this method may not lead you directly to the person’s OnlyFans account, it’ll at least let you know if they have one and if they’re operating under the email account you’ve entered. Armed with this information, you can take the next steps in your search. 

Search by Location

Now, here’s where things get a little creepy and may border on stalking. If the person you’re looking for lives nearby, you can try searching their account by location. You’ll need to use the free tool at again but this time, instead of entering the person’s name, you’ll click the website’s “Map” tab or enter: location:”country/state,city” in the search bar. For example, location:”Miami”.

Don’t be alarmed when the results pop up. This tool will place circles on the map indicating all of the people within that vicinity that have an OnlyFans account. And as you can imagine, there will be A LOT of results. For that reason alone, this isn’t the best method for finding someone on OnlyFans but instead a tool to assist in your search. You can also use this location tool to confirm if an account you found does in fact belong to the person you’re looking for. 

Using Social Media to Search on OnlyFans

When in doubt, turn to social media. Most people with an OnlyFans account use associated social media profiles to promote themselves. After all, OnlyFans’ creators are looking to make money and the only way to do that is to garner attention and direct fans and followers to their account. And if they’re doing this through social media, it can help you find them. Head over to the person’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts (if you know them, of course) and start searching for any mention or link to their OnlyFans account. This information is usually buried somewhere in their bio, so you’ll need to do some digging. 

Search Based on Your Interests 

Do you believe you and the person you’re searching for have some shared interests? Or perhaps you’re searching for a fitness enthusiast, model, influencer, or another well-known creator that likely uses certain tags to target people with similar interests. You can use all of this information to your advantage and search OnlyFans accounts based on shared interests. 

You’ll actually need to use Reddit to make this work. Luckily, Reddit is one of the main places OnlyFans creators go to promote their accounts, network, and build up a following. Reddit has plenty of NSFW subreddits to facilitate these conversations and that’s where you’ll need to go to find OnlyFans’ creators that share your same interests. One subreddit in particular – r/onlyfansadvice – is especially helpful for digging through OnlyFans accounts and finding the creators you’re interested in. 

Use Background Check Services

Last but not least, if you’re really desperate to find someone on OnlyFans, you can use some pretty intense (albeit sketchy) background check services to locate them. But before you go digging, you’ll need to know the person’s name, phone number, email address, and social media username, or a combination of these. 

There are countless background check services online that help you find people, including:

  • Spokeo
  • BeenVerified
  • PeopleLooker
  • PeopleFinders

This should be your last resort when searching for people on OnlyFans for a few reasons. For starters, it’s an invasion of the person’s privacy. If they wanted the world to know who they were, they’d likely use their real name. If you have to go this far to find their account, perhaps they don’t want to be found. Second, most background checkers provide superficial information for free and then charge you for more useful details.

Explore the Wonderful World of OnlyFans

OnlyFans is virtually an adult playground for all things NSFW, plus other useful resources and information including workouts, recipes, and health and beauty secrets. Whether you’re using this social media platform to network and make friends, get inspired, or indulge in some naughty fantasies, finding the accounts that interest you most help enhance the entire experience. If you’re looking for someone in particular on OnlyFans, you may have a little trouble locating them. But with these useful tips and tricks, you can cut your search time in half and quickly find your favorite creators.

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