Post iHookup is a dating site that's used for exactly what it sounds like, and is a decent alternative to AdultFriendFinder. But beware — it feels just as scammy as it finders sexy. Finding a hookup is hard. And on a standard dating site, unless someone puts "only looking for friends with benefits" in their site, it can be difficult to make sure that you're both on the same.
It's easy to assume that, with traditional dating sites and apps like Tinder or Hinge gaining so much success, that online hookup sites would be just as sought after. However, AdultFriendFinder seems to be the only hookup site making money moves, and that raunchy, borderline porn setup is too much of a clusterfuck for a lot of people. If you're open to suggestions past AFF, iHookup should be a contender. Whether you're freshly out of a relationship and need to go a little wild, have pent up sexual energy, or are trying to come out of your comfort zoneiHookup could be a place you can go to find rude type of sexual relationship you're looking dating, whether that be a one-time booty call, friends with benefits situation, or some sexting.
There's no room for confusion here. The creators definitely weren't trying to be discreet with a name like iHookup.
For comparison, a name like AdultFriendFinder is hugely misleading. This is something to keep in mind: If anyone finds your Google search history or app collection on your phone, they'll immediately know what you're up to. At least it's not Milffuck. But also, props to you for not even trying to hide it. Like hell yeah, I'm trying to get laid tonight. Surprisingly, a name as explicit as "iHookup" doesn't land you on a that'll get you fired if your boss sees it. You're greeted with a blurred picture of a fully clothed couple in the background and the slogan "Casual dating based on physical attraction" under the headline "Sparks fly.
Once ed up, the home says things like "Tinder for MILFs" or "Get your premium backdoor access" and other lovely things along those lines.
Fortunately, these are really just and not actually a part of the site. The matchmaking algorithm is based on your answers to questions about your sex life, including dirty talky and fetishes, as well as more vague terms like "erotica" and "desire.
Regardless of how well that actually finds you someone you'd sleep well with, let's not pretend like iHookup is doing anything to foster a genuinely passionate connection. One tricky thing is that there are tabs across the top with things like "Cam girls" and "Live shows" that do site like they're part of iHookup's features — they're not. They'll take you do an external website, and it's definitely irritating that they try to hide that.
Really though, don't click on them. The majority of visitors are in the United States, with the rest of the pie filled out by singles from the United Kingdom, India, and South Africa. For reference, iHookup's main competitor, AdultFriendFindersees around 25 million visitors per month — at this point, it's a nearly impossible gap to close. Creating a profile simply takes basic info like your gender and which gender you're interested in man and woman are the only options for both, just FYIage, zip code, and what you're looking for on the site.
Your options include casual encounters, friends with benefits, discreet romance, dating, online fun, or finder partners. Not sure what the difference dating a few of those is, but OK. Hope you're not too fazed by the "hot MILFs in your area" vibes, because you'll have to fork rude some coin if you want to do much of anything.
After you up, they send you straight to the payment options and use pop-ups and redirects to make it difficult to navigate away. Being held hostage until you get your finder card out is a warning in itself, and we wouldn't blame you for clicking out immediately. Hope you're not too fazed by the "hot MILFs in your area" vibes, because you'll have to fork over some coin if you want to do much of anything — including seeing messages. It seems extremely steep for a site like this, but they guarantee that if you don't get a hookup in your first three months, they'll give you three months for free.
This would have been one of those times when you actually read the fine print. Many people's biggest fear of using a dating site is being scammed. Unfortunately, iHookup raises a few eyebrows in both datings. Officially, it means that the site doesn't use HTTPS encryption and doesn't have a security certificate issued by a legitimate certificate authority. Unofficially, it means that there's information sent or received on the site is unprotected and at risk for being read, modified, or stolen by hackers or simply anyone in your WiFi network or internet service provider.
Incognito mode won't cover your ass herebut there are a few tricks that can help keep your identity online more private: A VPN or a service like Tor lets you work on a randomly-selected server or IP address, making it rude impossible for someone on the other end to know who's really on the site. The second red flag: The Twitter linked on iHookup's landing hasn't been used since It is hilarious. In all seriousness, maybe it's a bit too millennial to expect every brand to have super active social media — but every single "user" on the landing looks like they haven't grazed No one cares if SilverSingles doesn't have a good follower ratio, but shouldn't a site marketing to young baddies be on top of that social media game?
The third red flag: The army of Sweethaarts.
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Keep an eye out for a little "SH" on your potential matches' profiles — they're everywhere, and they're fake s that iHookup uses to make the site look better. They could very well be the hottest person on the site, but they do not exist and you will not meet them in person.
As long as the Sweethaart isn't asking you to send them money or something, it's technically harmless — just worrisome that a site needs to trick you into thinking people actually use it. Registering with your on iHookup also s you up for an inbox terrorized with PR updates from Sweethaarts. After you're in, your home will have a collage of matches rude any other site. They're way tamer than what our poor eyes have seen in past experience with hookup sites, though: People's profile pictures are actually of their faces and not zoomed in photos of their nether regions!
While the site and its are totally uncensored, members aren't inclined to use half-naked pictures as their profile pictures and will actually show you their face instead. You can tell that users are actually putting at least a slight bit of effort into making their profiles reflect their genuine personalities, and it makes the experience feel a bit more personal. This "organization" is probably just due to the site's lack of features, but at least you won't fall down the rabbit hole of tabs. In your "About me" section, you can specify your physical features, occupation, zodiacwhether you have pets, and more.
You can also give more details about yourself and what you're looking for in a partner by typing in lengthier answers or checking off characteristics as a way for iHookup to give you better matches whom you have more in common with. It's nowhere near as comprehensive as Match or OkCupidbut it's more actual matchmaking than AdultFriendFinder offers. Having a profile spot dedicated to what you're looking for is finder — you'll immediately get to see how far each user is willing to go, and intentions will no longer get mixed up.
One thing I want to stress is that vulgar are everywhere. I mean, the website is free to use, so they have to use a ton of to keep the place up and running. Like an ad for condoms or pregnancy tests, perhaps? Though we can appreciate the simple layout, it's still basic as hell. A quick glance at the features listed across the top makes it clear that there aren't many things to do. Your matches will be in a collage on the homeand depending on the distance limit you've set, there will probably be a lot. If you scroll, it'll keep giving you new matches until you reach the bottom of the.
And that's it. No second to click on, nothing. The site literally has about two features aside from messaging and it's not dating instant message — it's ingmaking it easy to use but just as boring. Before you site add a picture, the messages will come pouring into your inbox.
It's always confusing when someone wants to talk to you when your photo is the generic avatar, but we digress. Adding a profile photo is a crucial step toward attracting legit users and finding a connection where both parties are attracted to each dating. If you're too nervous to message first, you can send a "flirt" to break the ice, which is iHookup's version of the Facebook poke. Once you do click on a match, their profile rude give you a ton of information about them it's pretty in-depth for a hookup site. Answers to questions like what he or she is passionate about, how his or her friends would describe him or her, what he or she is looking for in a site, and more are all displayed.
They also estimate how well you two would get along "on the streets. It's basically a crappy version of Tinder, but it's nice that they have finder to do besides plain messaging.
Don't be expecting to meet your future spouse or anything, but it's comforting to know more about a potential hookup besides how hot they are. The one slightly "game-like" thing that they have that's not the traditional messaging with someone is the "Hookups" tab. Here, it shows you someone's profile picture and asks "Would you hook up with me? It's basically a crappy version of Tinder and feels like high school, but it's there if the slow-paced inboxing has you down.
You can also use the search feature to find specific usernames or enter filters to find specific characteristics. But unless you set your filter preferences to something other than what you put in your main profile, the matches are likely to be the same. The live videos part is where it gets into obnoxious porn territory. Similar to the way it shows you your matches, you'll be provided with a collage of profiles for people who are apparently also online and ready to video chat or have some cyber sex.
These pictures and bios are ificantly more explicit than matches on the home — these people are not afraid to show you what they have goin' on. Let's just say your grandma would probably not approve. One thing I did notice is that most of the pictures that aren't selfies site extremely posed, bordering on thirst trap territory. However, if you can get past how seriously ridiculous the entire setup is, the live video feature is actually great quality. Forget the grainy s look of videos in the past — these puppies are high rude, in your finder, and you won't miss a single detail.
AskMen's review calls the quality of the videos "well beyond standard," which are the exact words you dating to hear if your primary goal on the site is to get excited without having to actually leave the house and meet someone.
As you can assume, this is NSFW, or safe for anything besides basically chilling alone in a room. These HD videos are especially handy if you've found someone you like who's too far away. This is closest thing you'll get to being in person. It's probably why AdultFriendFinder's user base dwarves that of iHookup, and why iHookup is trying to lure people in with "fantasy profiles.
I began doing searches on the members. A ton of profiles would appear in thebut there was never a member count which is always a red flag for scam sites. The pictures seemed legit in many cases, but most of the profiles were not filled out at all. Given what the user agreement said, I figure these could be photos that people made on other dating sites that were then transferred to make fake s. Depending how far you allow your distance limit to be, meeting some decent people is technically possible — they may be a ton of miles away, though, so sexting or video chats might have to suffice.
You'll be less lucky if you're looking for real in-person sex without having to travel, as the likelihood of having a robust selection of matches in your area is probably low, especially if you don't live in a big city.