Check The Top 10 Hookup Apps in 2015

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Throughout human history, dating has changed dramatically, and Americans today are increasingly looking for love online. There are, of course the traditional kind, but more of us are opting for the no-strings sex variety? Don’t want to be stuck in one lane? “Tinder sucks,” if they say, we always have something more exciting, like Passfeed, Badoo and Happn. No matter what type of relationship you’re looking for, we put together top 10 hookup apps so we could give you a breakdown discussing their wins and losses. 

Tinder :Hit it and quit it”

You can see any friends and interests that you have in common with each person, view their photos, read their profile, and decide if you’re interested in connecting with them. Based on that, you’ll get matches who you can swipe right (for yes) or left (for no). And now, with a Swipe Up, you can Super Like someone, letting them know before they swipe that you’re primarily interested in connecting with them.

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Pros :

  • A ton of hot girls
  • Tinder is more for gays looking for more serious relationships than Grindr
  • Can change radius and meet college girls outside your campus
  • If you have a bad reputation, you can venture outside your campus and meet guys elsewhere
  • Awesome interface

Cons :

  • Easy to mess around with guys
  • When you match with your ex’s friends, it can be really awkward
  • Can waste countless hours of your life
  • No way to undo accidental swipes
  • Many people use it as a hook-up tool (though the founder disagrees)

Reviews :

“It’s definitely more of a hookup site, in my opinion.”

“Hook-ups, please swipe left. XOXO.”

“The biggest problem with Tinder is that it’s so easy to swipe through people’s profiles, everyone seems to forget about their matches – and nobody wants to be the first person to send a message.”

Passfeed : “Best dating app in college” 

Passfeed is a dating app for college students to meet hotties nearby. Unlike other hookup apps, Passfeed will help you to find coolest people near you instantly. You can share wonderful feeds and pictures in life instantly with people nearby, and you can also find interesting things and news in Explore by fresh tags.

Millions of people are already connecting and dating through Passfeed every day. Moving your dating life from online to offline, from mobile phone to a coffee shop or night club, from a chatting avatar to a real person, Passfeed can be one of your great choices.

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Pros :

  • Find new dates nearby through accurate real-time distance measurement
  • Share your life with people around you by feeds
  • Receive instant friends recommendations
  • Find fresh things in Explore and search information by Tags

Cons :

  • Users focus on USA, South-eastern Asian countries and so on
  • Only sign in with Facebook
  • Profile information can be collected from Facebook but can’t be modified in Passfeed directly

Reviews :

“It’s great to go with Passfeed as it covers you from the world of loneliness. I like the like function and this red lips is so amazing!”

“Explore is a great function that I have never met before. News feeds in it can tell me many funny and cool stuffs around me and make a chance for me to make new friends.”

“Tags is a wonderful function and it can be a easy way for finding like-minded people, cos’ they have the same tags in their feeds.”

Match : “Cliche”

Match is an old mobile app used to be almost identical to the Match.com website in both look and practice. When updating the mobile dating app , Match.com decided to use something different than the algorithms it uses on the site to generate potential love interests for users accessing profiles on their mobile devices. The new Match.com app opens to a “Discover” page, which displays profiles based on location, your preferences, and history.

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Pros :

  • Use the site Match.com in a mobile-friendly manner
  • Huge member pool
  • Free trial available
  • Known for having relationships lead to marriages and long-term commitments.

Cons :

  • Photo amount limited
  • 24 hours to have an activated profile
  • They “borrowed” the swipe left and swipe right feature from Tinder
  • Expensive monthly rate

Reviews :
“It’s a great way to meet single people. You must have a lot of patience in dating in order to find the person who is the right fit for you!”

“The app is a great tool to seek other available singles in your area to date.”

“Feels almost like the desktop version.”

Badoo : “Nice nephew of Tinder” 

Badoo also essentially functions the same as Tinder, but gives a little more biographical information than Tinder’s allotted 500 characters. Badoo has places for users to list their interests and demographic information, as well as a space on their profile dedicated to awards that can be won by being active on the app. As well, you can access people’s profiles without matching with them, and leave a “like” on the profiles that spark your interest.

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Pros :

  • Nearly 500 photos into an album
  • Chat with people in your area
  • Rate other user’s photos
  • Be matched with profiles that list similar interests

Cons :

  • Have to pay to unlock “super powers” , the ability to see who has viewed your profile or rated your photos
  • App interface not friendly enough
  • Too many services need to be paid

Reviews :

“Perfect to avoid scammers. It’s good app when you are trying to find a date in your area, but it still lacks search options if we want to find someone in another country.”

“I did find that the interface for this app was more confusing than most of the others on this list. Sometimes I would end up on a page without being entirely sure how I got there.”

OkCupid : “The good thing is you can meet people. The bad thing is you can meet crazy people”

Many people on OkCupid are looking to meet up and date. The profiles are more in-depth and require you to answer a series of questions which are then used to give you a certain percentage in which you match with someone. It is an easy and effective way to meet new people for friendship, or a relationship and you can also integrate this app with Facebook.

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Pros :

  • You can use it for free and you will not be disappointed
  • If you do subscribe to the premium account, as an A-List user (1 month packages start at $9.99), you can browse by attractiveness. Huge score when narrowing down the search results

Cons :

  • So many creeps
  • You may get more than 100 messages in one day
  • No way to get age restriction (Don’t be surprised if a 40-year-old man messages you)

Reviews :

“Their matching system is amazing.”

“OkCupid only works properly if you live in a big American city.”

“OkCupid has the questions thing which is amazing, you can search people from everywhere (which is good if you are looking for pen pals or plan to travel).”

Bumble : “Uncreepy cousin of Tinder”

Bumble is a women-centric app which is similar to the Tinder format except that women need to make the first move 24 hours after match is made or the connection disappears forever. The idea is that females will feel more secure about meetups if they’re the ones in charge. Bumble was founded by Whitney Wolfe and two other early Tinder employees, Chris Gulczynski and Sarah Mick. The hookup app is a lot like Tinder (surprise, surprise).

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Pros :

  • Protection from unwanted messages
  • Female-oriented hookup app that puts safe and respectful communication first
  • With options to add work, education and social media handles, it’s easy to ensure your potential match is who they say they are

Cons :

  • 24-hour limit to start a conversation
  • Dialogues between different sexes can be initiated only by women
  • Sign in with Facebook to create an account
  • Guys who don’t want a girl to make the first move and actually want to do the chasing. They will have to change gender to female in their profiles first in order to make the first move (LOL)

Reviews :

“Bumble takes you back to, like, junior high where you’re waiting for the girl you like to talk to you or call you. It builds up the anticipation. And if the girl has to make the first move, to me, it feels like they actually like you.”

“It’s my new favorite right now.”

“Another Tinder…have matches but don’t get messaged. What’s the point of this app if the girls don’t message.”

Happn : “This sounds like someone is going to get murdered”

On Happn, the matches are made strictly based on proximity. Basically, when you walk past another happn user on the street, their profile pops up on your screen. This gives you the perfect icebreaker to chat with a passing hottie…

Your profile can feature up to 6 pictures, along with your name, profession, education, and a map showing exactly where you crossed paths with a potential suitor. If you do find someone of interest, you can either click a heart button on their profile and hope that they do the same, at which point you’ll be mutually matched or take the direct route and send a “charm” notification and begin a conversation from there.

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Pros :

  • No subscription or purchase is necessary
  • Easy to navigate
  • Great icebreaker
  • Feels fun and spontaneous

Cons :

  • Does use IAP
  • Somewhat small user base
  • Only supports three languages
  • Distance measurements may not be precise enough for some (but it’s good for privacy)

Reviews :

“This would be great for the guy I have a crush on at Trader Joe’s.”

“It tells you the people you’ve come across throughout your day and who mutually thought you were cute.”

Skout : “Used by predators in the past”

People use Skout to meet people nearby, see who has been peeping their profile, browse local hotties, or earn points to unlock premium features. This is a good way to make new friends, or get to know a friend of a friend much better.

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Pros :

  • Your current location isn’t revealed unless you choose to do so
  • Shake to chat feature is cool
  • Two separate and distinct communities for teens and adults
  • Ideal for people who like to chat before they get down to the nitty-gritty

Cons :

  • Annoying ads
  • Somewhat small user images when browsing
  • Many users have experienced crash bugs
  • Some users will dislike IAP functionality

Reviews :

“Ads when messaging are not bad. But ads when scrolling through “Meet People” make the app bug out. ”

“There are a variety of people who use this app. It works. I can cause frustration but not as much as some of the others. It takes awhile for purchases to update to your account.”

Pure : “Cut straight to sex”

Pure is a hookup app that lets people get down to business. Unlike most other hookup apps, there’s no pre-game chat: You arrange to meet up based on mutual attraction, and don’t actually interact until you’re face-to-face. Pure’s goal is to provide its members with instant gratification — as soon as you submit your request, matches in your area will begin showing up in a matter of seconds. With each match, you’re invited to click “yes” or “no way,” and if it’s a mutual attraction, the messaging option will be enabled for you to set a meeting point for your date.

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Pros :

  • Begins showing matches seconds after activation, great if you want to find sex right now
  • Let you cut through the BS and get down ASAP
  • Focus on real-world interactions keeps encounters fresh and exciting
  • Great for privacy

Cons :

  • May not appeal to people who want an experience that’s halfway between a hookup and a casual relationship
  • Your photo and tagline are only displayed for an hour at a time, which means you’d better move fast
  • Very little information given about members other than their photo and location

Reviews :

“It works when it works. Don’t expect instant gratification but you keep this app on long enough. It will spot someone!”

“Used for a week, found one person (a guy, I’d specified I was looking for girls)”

“Second try was good! I think the pool of user is increasing and it will be a very good app”

How about we : “I’m intrigued”

The premise is basically you fill out what you want to do for a date and then you find people in your area who are down to do the same thing, instead of starting up a conversation with random icebreakers. For example, “How about we, go for a walk “ or “How about we, go to the gallery opening tonight at X Gallery?” This is a fun way of keeping online dating focused on the people around you, and is a creative way to express your personality.

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Pros :

  • Quick profile setup
  • Speed dating
  • You can filter the potential matches you see based on a lot of options
  • Low monthly rate option

Cons :

  • No chatrooms or video chat
  • It’s more date-centered than relationship-centered
  • Upgrading isn’t free
  • No verified identity, there is always a risk of meeting in person spontaneously without knowing a lot of information about the other person

Reviews :

“I really liked the site’s aesthetic. It is clean, modern and user-friendly, even though it requires a little bit to look around and figure out how it all works.”

“Full of African scammers.”

“It feels that the idea is a one-time thing, we meet for an activity and that’s it, no relationship is mentioned ever again.”

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