With the amount of time we spend on our computers and phones, and online in general, it’s no wonder everything became easily accessible with a single click of the mouse. From ordering food, hailing a ride, to finding a good hookup, or even your soulmate.
Online dating is becoming the norm today. In the US alone, almost 50 million people have tried online dating in one form or another, and the numbers just keep growing.
From thousands of great dating sites and apps, it’s sometimes difficult to choose the right one for you. Dating sites and apps have different features and purposes, and varying price points, so it’s good to take a moment to consider which one suits you best.
Some are designed to help you find love, others are there so you can hook up with a random hottie, so take a look at the top 10 sites and apps for 2019 that can help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
AdultFriendFinder is one of the largest adult dating sites there is. It has a huge member base and is primarily used for casual hookups, be it online or in person. As soon as you go on their website, you’ll see exactly what they’re all about since it says very clearly that you should “join the world’s largest sex and swinger community”.
The site offers adult videos and chat rooms, live member webcams, sex academy where you can take courses and even display your certificate after you pass them, and so much more. However, if you’re a free member, your options are more limited. You cannot initiate contact as easily, nor take advantage of everything this site has to offer.
When trying to find a good match for yourself, you can filter your searches with some of the common criteria like age, gender, location, etc., or you can even filter by kink and bra size.
This website is basically like an interactive porn site where you can engage in cybersex, connect with video sexting models, and indulge in your wildest fantasies.
AshleyMadison is a Canadian adult dating website, and arguably one of the best-known adultery sites, aimed at those seeking discreet sexual encounters. There are however single members, those in open relationships, and of course married or attached people looking for an affair.
Their website is simple and easy to use, and you can sign up for free very quickly. They do ask for some basic personal information, whether you’re a male or female, and who you’re looking for, and if you want you can enter some more details regarding your height, weight, body type, and ethnicity. You can also specify if you’re looking for something long term, short term, if you’re undecided, and so on.
While females get to use the site for free, males do have to pay. You pay once to initiate a conversation and replying to messages once you’ve made contact is free.
Ashley Madison is a discreet website, so profiles are very basic and don’t offer a lot of information. There’s also no information about sexual encounter preferences, so you’ll have to communicate with someone to know what they’re into.
Fling is a casual dating site with members from all over the world, including the US, Russia, and Australia. While I’m sure some members have developed feelings for each other, the site’s focus is on casual sex and hookups, so set your expectations accordingly when you sign up.
This is a place for open-minded people who are comfortable with their sexuality and are interested in experimenting with various sexual experiences. You can find people into BDSM, group sex, swinging, and more.
When signing up, you should include your gender, age, zip code, as well as your preferred match gender. They offer you many search filters, so you can find matches according to their hair and eye color, body type, you can search for people interested in threesomes, friends-with-benefits, one-night stands, etc.
As a free member, you won’t get much out of Fling, since you need to be a paying member to see the messages you receive, view other’s profiles, and participate in cam chats. The cost is not very high, though, and for the gold membership that lasts 12 months, you have to pay less than $120.
Milfaholic’s name speaks for itself, as it’s a place where you could find mature ladies looking for casual encounters.
With a free membership, you can customize your profile, and search and look at profiles of some nice-looking cougars. You can also send text messages to the ladies you’re interested in, but that’s about it.
For a fee, however, you do get some nice extra features, like a live cam chat for example. You can also see the names of everyone who’s checked out your profile, which can be very handy as a conversation starter.
They also have a feature called “Tweet Wall” where members can post statuses, and you can check them out in real time. It’s a nice feature that allows you to see who’s online, and what mood they’re in.
With very explicit pictures right on the home page, you’ll know what they’re all about, so don’t expect to find true love here.
BeNaughty is about helping you find hookups, threesomes, and other casual sexual encounters. Members here are not usually into serious commitments, so if you too are looking for something completely casual, this could be a site for you. Especially if you’re a straight male since most of the site’s members are females.
You’re not very likely to find a lot of fake profiles here like on other dating sites, because BeNaughty doesn’t allow a single picture to be used in more than one account. They don’t allow for pornographic pictures, nudity, or celebrity photos as profile pictures, and they can verify if a person is creating different profiles from different email accounts.
The reason why there are so many ladies on this site is that they get to use it for free. The gentlemen have to pay a fee to send messages, see photo albums, share photos and videos in chat, and see the location of other members.
The fees are average compared to other dating sites and apps, and you can get a 6-month subscription for less than $75.
Lucky is all about getting lucky in no time. It’s a hookup app for casual sexual encounters, and it focuses on instant hookups. It’s an app for basically anyone interested in sexual experimentation, it doesn’t matter if you identify yourself as straight, gay, trans, or anything in between.
It offers almost complete anonymity since to sign up all you need is a selfie, which doesn’t even have to include your face.
The Lucky app is different than most other dating apps because it cuts straight to the chase, it allows you to find partners that share your lifestyle and erotic preferences.
It works with the “swipe left if you dislike someone, swipe right if you like someone” system, and it encourages you to be active and seek what you want. After 2 members have swiped right on each other, they have 3 hours to initiate a conversation, or else the match is gone forever.
Unlike with most other apps, when you’re a free member, you do get to exchange messages for free and easily communicate with others. And with Lucky Plus membership, you can extend your match time for an extra 3 hours, and see everyone who’s liked your profile.
Feeld is an app for open-minded and kinky individuals. They have expanded gender options which go far beyond straight or gay, it’s very inclusive and encourages sexual self-expression.
As a safeguard against bots and fake accounts, Feeld does ask you for phone number verification, and an active Facebook account to sign up. Though you needn’t worry about privacy, because it does allow you to hide from Facebook friends.
They encourage curious individuals to explore their sexuality, try threesomes, and allow for couples’ profiles, so one of the more important features they offer is group chat.
With a free profile you can easily send messages, like other profiles, and use search filters. With a Majestic Membership for $11.99 a month, you can hide your Facebook profile, know when someone wants to connect with you, and know when someone was last active.
Whiplr is a dating app that allows you to get in touch with the kinksters in your area. They’ve created a place for people to freely express their fetishes, find like-minded individuals who are into BDSM, and more.
You can choose if you want to be dominated, or be the dominant one, and their kink categories include accessories, objects, materials, behaviors, and sound, among others.
To a paying member, Whiplr offers features like video chats, and group chats where you have no restrictions on the number of messages you can send, nor on the number of chats you can start. And you can buy points to send gifts to other members.
Jaumo has about 30 million members, and the majority of them come from Germany, the US, and Brazil. It is similar to Tinder, and you can find both dates and hookups there.
It uses the same suggested match format as most other dating apps, where you swipe right when you like someone’s profile and swipe left when you don’t. Once you’ve made a match with someone, you can start talking to them at no extra cost.
As a free member, you can create your profile, chat, Superlike one profile a day, see who’s liked your profile, and start live videos. Their fee-based services include ad-free browsing, access to VIP users, you can Superlike more profiles, and get notifications once someone’s read your message.
An added plus is that new users can get a 7-day free trial for a Premium account, and if you prefer the Premium you can get it for $12.49 a month, or get a 12-month membership for $74.99.
Blendr is a mobile dating app, created by Joel Simkhai, the same person who’d created Grindr. However, it’s not as focused on casual sexual encounters as Grindr. It is intended to be a tool for meeting people who share common interests, but the matching functions do focus more on appearances than on personality or compatibility. If you’re looking for something serious, your best bet would be to specify what you want on your profile.
Signing up is as easy as with any other dating app, they just ask for some basic information, but you can also sign up using your Facebook account. If you choose to use your Facebook, you don’t really need to fill anything out. The app imports all the necessary info from your FB.
Blendr includes rating systems on members’ profiles where others can rate your profile according to your pictures and according to how complete your information is. Your profile is by default available to other users.
With the “People Nearby” feature, you can take a look at all the nearby users that fit your preferences.
With the free services, you can view other users’ profiles and send messages to them, and when you have a membership, you can see who’s added you to their favorites, you can check out other’s profiles anonymously, and undo your dislikes.
All these dating sites and apps are to make meeting new people easier, but they don’t guarantee you complete success in finding love or a hookup. Some sites are for finding a perfect match, but it might happen that you get just a one-night stand out of them, others are for those searching for a hookup, but you still might develop a relationship with your match.
It’s always your best bet to communicate clearly and openly. And remember, you’re still trying to get together with real people in the real world, so your manners and the way you communicate with others matter. So show respect, and enjoy what these apps and sites have to offer you.