What are the best free hookup sites?
From the swamp of casual encounters on Craigslist, to hours spent searching for no strings fun on POF, to swiping left, right and left again on Tinder… there are plenty of ways to hookup online. And there are plenty of sites that offer this capability for free.
In the following guide, we’ve put together a list of the top free sites and apps for anybody looking to hookup.
The Best Free Sites for Hooking Up and Getting Laid
We’ll start with the most notorious of them all…
Yep, it’s the original and ultimate casual encounters classifieds, Craigslist.
Founded in 1995, the site has grown from a simple email distribution list for friends of the founder, Craig Newmark, to inform them of deals and notifications in the local area to what is now is a $381 million company.
Craigslist has been the centre of a lot of controversy in the states, particularly in conservative areas and has resulted in changes to the site over the last few years.
Explicit advertising of sexual services have now been eliminated as a legitimate way to use the site but, as a result, escorts and erotic masseurs still use the site to offer services.
The site offers lots of hookup opportunities and can be filtered by your local area to eliminate the need for too much travel. As the number one free hookup site in America (and across plenty of other countries too), there are new adverts daily.
However, our comments about hoaxes and professional advertising for escorts should be borne in mind. Adverts from genuine people looking for NSA fun are usually obvious. The site is great for swingers, couples and single men and women looking for adult fun.
Plenty of Fish (POF)
With over 3 million active users every day, POF is a dating website that works by matching potential profiles and allowing free messaging between the parties.
You need to register and take part in a ‘Chemistry Test’ which produces a profile and allows their system to find good matches. Though the site is primarily used for people seeking relationships there are also a lot of women who are interested in NSA fun.
POF is the number one dating site worldwide receives over 2 billion page views per month making it the best opportunity to get your face in front of the masses.
Download the app.
The original ‘swiping’ app, Tinder works on a location based system allowing you to quickly browse nearby hook-ups and instantly decide whether you are interested or not by swiping left or right on their profile picture.
If you receive a mutual swipe, then you can use the app to get in contact.
You can only access a limited number of swipes for free but you can buy a premium subscription to get unlimited access.
Similar in format to Craigslist, this classifieds site offers everything from tractors and trailers to women seeking men for adult fun.
There are thousands of listings in the Nevada area for casual dating and you have the ability to filter your search by specific locations as well as look for hot words such as ‘milf’, ‘housewife’ or ‘BBW’. The site is entirely free both to browse as well as add a listing for.
Ranked highly for daily traffic as well as user experience, Classified Ads is a top site for free hook ups.
Launched in 2004, Backpage is a direct competitor to Craigslist; ranking second to the web giant as the largest classifieds site in the USA, though not without controversy.
As well as providing plenty of classifieds action for the general population (from antiques and collectables to household items for sale), Backpage also has an extensive personals selection.
Backpage has also had its fair share of controversy and the popular adult services categories for TS, dom and fetish, strippers and body rubs are no longer available.
However, the site continues to offer a range of personal classifieds across its site as long as they fall into the ‘dating’ niche. You can still find hook-ups and NSA fun within these categories.
Download the app.
An app to rival Tinder, Down is an app that is more explicit about the intentions of both parties rather than masquerading as a dating app.
A simple mechanism of selecting who you want to get dating or get down with, Down is a quick and easy method for getting in contact with a potential hookup in your area. Download the app to your smartphone and login using Facebook to start getting down, the site has over 2.5 million users with new members added daily.
An adults only mobile website, Mixxer is the go to place for singles and swingers looking for casual sex.
Because the site isn’t run through Apple or Android, the photos can be sexually explicit making browsing for our next hookup a lot more fun.
The style is similar to the format adopted by Tinder except that you can be 100% sure that anyone you swipe is not just interested in a coffee but exclusively looking for sex.
You only get shown other members who are situated within a mile of your location (the site uses the location services on your phone without giving away your location).
However, as with Tinder you only get a limited number of swipes for free. Paid membership does give you unlimited access to member profiles.
ePage is another new classifieds site that doesn’t specifically target the casual encounters market but does still have a handful of ads in every area for hook ups.
To search you need to type in some keywords and narrow your location. It’s hit and miss in some areas but can also bring up some unusual and interesting results.
Entirely free to use this newcomer to the classifieds market doesn’t have a specific section targeting personals but there are still ads available if you use the search tool.
Type in hook up, NSA or casual encounters in your area to find those sneaky advertisers looking for similar fun.
What’s your favorite free website for finding hookups? Are there any good sources that we’ve missed?
Let us know in the comments below.
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