After reviewing over 200 hookup sites in the past year, we felt it was time to compile our list of the 5 best hookup sites to use in 2018.
What do we consider an online hookup site?
Pretty much any site that aims to match two (or more) people who are simply looking for a casual relationship without having to commit.
*Sites that are geared towards finding long-term partners, or possibly even a spouse, are not listed here.
For our list of the best online hookup sites, we took the following criteria into consideration.
- Easy to Use and Navigate
- Multiple Potential Matches in Almost Every City
- Decent Pricing
- Above Average ratio of real/fake female profiles
- Large Database of Active Users
- Fast Hookups
— Best Online Hookup Sites —
#1 — InstantHookups —
InstantHookups is a great place to start if you’re not very experienced with the online hookup scene.
This site’s main concern is hooking people up in a timely manner and despite having received mixed reviews, there are a lot of people that swear by it to quench their sexual thirst. InstantHookups creeps into our list of the best hookup sites simply because of how fast one can actually hook up. It is quickly becoming one of the most used hookup sites in 2017 after heavily marketing to women.
The male to female ratios have improved vastly. Finding a hookup is now easier than even on InstantHookups. A definite “Must Try” for anyone seeking a real hookup NOW.
Available Worldwide but popular and recommended to members in (United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand)
#2 — Ashley Madison —
Anyone who’s over thirty-five will make good use of Ashley Madison. Not a right fit for anyone younger and we don’t recommend it for “milf chasers” either. Ashley Madison boasts more than 51 million users. Of course, not all of them are active, nor are they real, but there is a sizeable, real, and active male and female database in the over 35 group. They bill themselves as a “Cheater’s Website”, but after an in-depth look, we found that single men and women make up a large portion of the userbase as well.
Connections are easier to make here than on most other hookup sites, and the majority of the members are interested, even eager, to actually meet up in person.
Other than the “big hack”, Ashley Madison has received multiple good reviews from actual users. Security is no longer an issue since the hack and you can rest assured, they’re taking every preventative measure to keep you, and your information safe and secure.
Available in (United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong-Kong, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Israel, Macau, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Korea, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan)
#3 — AdultFriendFinder —
The fact that AdultFriendFinder, or AFF for short, has been around for what seems like forever, makes it one of the most reliable sources for anyone looking for casual hookups with no strings attached. AFF is ranked as one of the 500 most visited websites by Alexa. It gets over 2 million unique visitors daily.
You’ll find mixed reviews online ranging from “terrible experience”, to “this is a godsend”. One thing’s for sure, your odds of hooking up here are as good, or better than any other adult dating site simply because of the fact that they have managed to stick around for as long as they have, since 1996 to be exact, and have amassed an enormous member base.
AdultFriendFinder is a superb option for swingers looking for other swingers, swingers looking for a 3rd, single men or women that are looking to join swinging couples, Hotwives and Cuckolds.
Available in 96 Countries
— Best Online Hookup Apps —
#4 — Grindr —
“The World’s largest gay social network app” is just that. We’ve tested numerous gay hookup apps and sites, none compared to the experience Grindr offers its members. If you’re looking for an app that makes it easy to hook up with other gay men for a quick fling, Grindr is your friend. However, despite its popularity, it’s a terrible choice for anyone seeking a long-term, meaningful relationship. The majority of Grindr’s users are either involved men looking for something discreet, travelers looking for a good time, or simply the bottom of the barrel in terms of dateable men. Still, definitely worth a spin.
Available in 92 Countries
#5 — Tinder —
We’ve made it clear that we’re not the biggest fans of Tinder. However, a list of the best hookup sites and apps would just feel incomplete without it. We hate the whole “Swipe” concept and find the community to be in a league of their own when it comes to being shallow and superficial. It’s a sickening experience for many but still the most popular app out there (says a lot about society).
Nevertheless, Tinder is still one of the best hookup apps out there for anyone looking for a quick hookup with someone nearby. Its GPS technology, although creepy, is helpful in finding people based on proximity. Physical appearance is pretty much the only thing that motivates someone to Swipe Right. If you’re a 10, or even a 9, Tinder might keep you busy for the next 52 Saturday nights.
Available in 104 Countries
Many factors will contribute to whether or not you are able to find success using a particular hookup site. Ranging from location, age, gender, appearance, intelligence, personality, and tastes. A large percentage of our testers were able to actually score dates in a short time-frame, within hours of signing up in some cases. Others, unfortunately, were less successful. There are literally thousands of online hookup sites trying to be the next big thing, these five simply performed much better than all of the ones we’ve tested. We’ll keep this list updated regularly and will continue to hunt down the very best hookup sites for casual encounters.