The Best Hookup Apps For the iPhone

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Technology has changed how society dates and hooks up. There are dozens of dating apps out there, but they all aren’t created equally. While most call themselves “dating apps” and have the intention of getting people in relationships, some have a big reputation for being more for hook-ups and casual fun than actual long-term relationships.

If you have a very busy life, or are just looking for something not-so-serious, you may want a quick and proven way to find a fling. While it is possible to find some hookups on basically any dating app, there are definitely some that are easier than others, and this article will take a look at them.

Back in the day, you used to have to go to a bar or a party to try and find a hook-up, but that is no longer the case. While going the bar or to a party is a tried and true method, technology has changed the game. Why not just download one of these apps and search for fun right from the comfort of your home? Here is a look at a few different dating apps that are known for being the best hook-up havens out there. There is obviously no guarantee of success on these apps, but if looking or something “not so serious”, you have a better chance of finding it on these apps. There are apps out there that are more “serious” such as Plenty of Fish and others, so this article will primarily focus on apps that are more commonly used for hookups than ones that aren’t.

Also, before you meet anyone in public or give out any personal details like phone number, make sure you feel comfortable with the individual and trust them.

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Grindr
This was the first social dating/hookup app to ever appear in the app store that was geared towards gay and bisexual men. As you can probably tell by the name, it is made by the same people who brought you Blendr, which was the runner-up in this article. Currently, it is available in almost 200 countries and is the clear leader in its category. Millions of men use the app to chat and meet with one another. While it isn't branded as a hookup app per se, anyone who has used it could tell you that things can often get quite sexual. Also, it can be hard to make connections in public as it can be hard to tell if someone is homosexual or heterosexual, so this app takes the guesswork out and you know that everyone on the app is into the same thing you are. If you are a homosexual individual and interested in hooking up and having fun with other like-minded individuals, this app is definitely worth a download and a try, even if it doesn't work for you, it is free. Of course, there are some up-sells in the app like most of the apps on this list, but they are not required.
Pure
This is one of the simplest and most straightforward hookup apps out there. All you need to get started is upload a selfie, that is it. Once you like another person's profile selfie and they like yours, you can begin a chat. A unique feature of this app is that the chats have a one hour limit, which stops those annoying chats that just drag on and on. There is no doubting this app is purely for fun and hookups and the company itself even supports that notion. The app's description even states that they promote a sex-positive attitude that is free of judgment. A unique feature of this app is that the chats have a one hour limit, which stops those annoying chats that just drag on and on. If you guys don't exchange cell numbers or some other way of contacting each other, you will no longer be able to continue to chat. There is no doubting this app is purely for fun and hookups and the company itself even supports that notion. The app's description even states that they promote a sex-positive attitude that is free of judgment. This is one of the very few apps that actually embrace what they are about and that is very refreshing to see.
Down
Down is an app that provides you with 10 matches per day based on your location. SO in that regard, it is much more toned down than other apps where you can go through dozens and potentially hundreds of different people in a day. This helps to actually be forced to talk to your 10 individuals and not just go searching all day and never talk to anyone. You can specify whether you are looking for a date or just some casual fun, and most choose the latter. These are often friends of Facebook and friends of friends, so you must be fairly confident and brazen to choose this app. The app boasts over 4 Million users around the world, so hopefully you can find someone that you like with the 10 people they provide for you each day. The app also has a "Down Score" that can help you see how hot you are compared to others using the app. The app is free, but there are features that you can pay for which include hiding profile from Facebook friends, see unlimited profiles and much more.
Mimitate
The term "Netflix and Chill" blew up in 2016. For those unfamiliar with what it means, let me explain. It is a term that uses the invitation of watching Netflix together as a euphemism for sex. The phrase is extremely common, so common that an app was actually made just for "Netflix and Chill"ing. The app is called Mimitate as is very simple to use. A guy will take a selfie of themselves and shares what they are watching on Netflix. If any girls are interested, they will respond with a selfie that mimics the face the guy made. So it is different from most apps in that guys are unable to make the first move. From then on, it is up to the two to figure out when and where to Netflix and Chill! Instead of swiping for hours and hours, simply post that selfie once and hope for some responses for girls that are hopefully interested in hanging out with you.
Bumble
Next to Tinder, Bumble is probably the most talked about app in this industry. While it is much more respectful than Tinder and most other of the apps on this list, hookups and casual fun still happen. The app has changed the way online dating works, as it is 100% up to the female to make the first move, which eliminates a ton of the awful behavior often exhibited by men on Tinder. The woman has 24 hours to send a message to the male and he has a 24-hour window to respond to her. If it is a same sex match, either can open the conversation and the other has a day to respond. If they each respond in time, they are free to chat as normal. There is also a very complex and robust reporting in the app, to stop people from using disrespectful behavior. The app is totally free, but offers Boosts, which can be bought and will put you at the top of the results for your area. More and more women are turning to this app, and as a result, men will follow. Being as it is so different from most on this list, you should definitely give it a try.
Posted by Kale Havervold on January 6, 2017

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