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OK. In one sentence. What is Lucky?

Lucky is an app that allows people who live close to one-another to instantly connect, meet and hook up, all while ensuring 100% anonymity for everyone involved.

I’ve used other dating apps before. How is Lucky different?

Lucky isn’t a dating app. Lucky is first-of-its-kind software that is designed entirely around the idea of hookups that take place within hours of use. We only match you with people nearby, and we only match you with people who are operating in the same, very short, timeframe as you are. Most of our users hook up within 1 to 6 hours.

How does Lucky work?

Easy. Registration requires nothing more than a selfie (no email, no phone number, no Facebook info). Once you’re in, you’ll be prompted to fill in a short profile. When you’re ready to use Lucky, just update your status, and get ready to swipe left or right. If you and another person swipe right on each other, you’ve got a match.

What is “status,” and how does it work?

Your status lets Lucky know that you’re online, and are looking for a hookup. You can set your status to one of three increments: 1 hour, 3 hours, or 6 hours. Once you do this, your status is “active,” which means that people will have a much greater likelihood of seeing you, and hopefully, matching up with you.

Why did my match expire?

People who use Lucky want hook up in the very near future. So if you haven’t gotten back to them within 3 hours of being matched, your match automatically expires. This helps make sure that Lucky stays true to its goal: of setting people up quickly.

How does Lucky know my location?

Like any other app: through your mobile device’s location services. These can be toggled on-and-off, but we recommend keeping location services activated. At its core, Lucky is location-based, and it’s impossible to meet people nearby without knowing where you are. Typically, the app will try to track down someone within a 100-mile (160-kilometer) radius. Don’t worry — we’ll never share your accurate location information with anybody.

I’ve found a match. What now?

Once you’ve found a match, Lucky features a variety of in-app services that allow you to start a conversation. Text, location sharing, photo exchange, and voice services are all available in the Lucky app, giving you all the tools you need to cut the smalltalk and have some fun.

I’m interested in something… fun. Like… you know what I’m talking about.

Something kinky? Always wanted to try a threesome? Experiment with BDSM? Have at it. We recommend chatting with your match before meeting to see if they’re interested in the same things, but the whole idea is to have a good time.

How anonymous is Lucky?

As anonymous as you can get. Unlike other apps, we never collect your personal information — email address, telephone number, Facebook account, etc. — so not even we have any idea who you are. The only identifying information is your selfie, and we keep those in a safe place where nobody (except for your potential matches) will ever see them.

What if I don’t want my picture visible all the time?

No problem. You can hide your selfie when you’re not using the app, and can make it visible only when you’re searching for a match. All the better to limit your visibility as much as possible, if you’re so inclined.

Who uses Lucky?

Anyone over the age of 18 who is looking for an instant hookup. Male, female, couples, single, married, LGBT — Lucky welcomes everyone. Once you’ve selected your gender and whom you’re looking to hook up with, Lucky takes care of the rest, showing you only the people you’re interested in meeting.

Will Lucky share my photo with third parties?

Absolutely not. That would defeat the purpose of privacy, wouldn’t it.

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