, Tinder is the harbinger of today's hookup-fueled "dating apocalypse." But the truth of the matter is, hooking up isn't anything new (and may in fact be hardwired into our genetics).
And as for Tinder, sure, it can be used for swiftly finding a one-night stand, but there are If your life is too busy to squeeze in the time-consuming intricacies of a longer-term relationship, or you're just looking for a little low-stakes fun tonight, you need a quick, surefire way to find a quality fling.
The app also promises that it reviews each profile manually which may be feasible with smaller numbers of users, but has us questioning what it will do as it grows larger.
Beacon Beacon isn't a dating app per say, but it can be used like one.
Wild Wild is an aptly named app for someone seeking a no strings attached situation.
The free app lets you browse anonymously and has photo verification so you know if your match is real or not — catfishers beware.
If you want to do it without Facebook, here are eight options.
A field for you to discover your sexuality and explore it by yourself, with your other half or with any human you'd like."If your curiosity is piqued, you'll have to take a leap of faith with this app: Users aren't required to use their real names, though all members are Facebook-verified.
The best feature for someone wanting a hookup is the filter search tool, which lets you find others who are on the app with the same goal in mind.
Once If you're tired of incessant swiping, Once (free for i OS) might be up your alley.
You can also "nudge" someone, which is similar to when you'd "poke" your crush on Facebook in ninth grade.
If you want a "premium" dating experience, a one-month package isn't cheap at .99, but comes with perks including read receipts — so you don't have to wonder if someone actually read your message or not — and invisible browsing.