Looking for a sex app that will help you arrange a hookup, or a dating website that will help you find a casual encounter? These dating apps and their corresponding websites will help you find a date, a booty call, or some no-strings-attached sex. Read on to see our top five picks, or check out our other article on the best sex apps for Android.
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1. Lover (App)
There is no reason that you should be denying yourself the feeling of physical and emotional pleasure in your relationships. Some men and women find difficulties in talking to their partner about their needs, especially since they don’t know how to put them into words. They may be faking pleasure in order to save face, or they might be having trouble taking care of business on their own.
Lover is an iOS app that offers personalized goals for you (and your partner) to help increase satisfaction in your sexual relationship.
After asking a few questions about what problems you may be experiencing in regard to sex, this app comes up with goals that are catered to you that you can either work on by yourself or together with your partner. Within these goals, you get different exercises and lectures from experts in the field. You are then encouraged to practice and learn how to implement these techniques into your own lives. These experts are very understanding about a lot of different issues that people may have with talking about their different problems and keeping up with their progress, but they are very warm and encouraging. It’s like having an on-demand sex therapist at your fingertips! The exercises themselves are backed up by decades of scientific research, so you can rest assure that you will be working with methods that have proven effectiveness.
One user has stated, “My partner and I are now engaged in-app exercises that are as interesting as they are helpful and revealing”. There is also a community tab, where you can ask questions anonymously and get really insightful advice from specialists. One of these specialists is none other than Dr. Britney Blair, a licenses clinical psychologist and is board certified in sexual medicine. She also makes an appearance in several of the videos throughout the app.
For an affordable monthly plan, you can have access to some of the best modern advice from top-rated experts, and you can start prioritizing yourself and your feelings in the process.
2. Grouper Social Club
See a review of this app in the video above.
Meeting someone you’re interested in can be really stressful. If you’re at your most charming and relaxed in a group, than Grouper might be the dating app for you. Here’s how it works: You and two friends meet up with another group of three people. The app picks the bar, buys you all a round of drinks, and takes the stress out of planning your night.
The app also ensures the proper gender ratio for great chemistry and no hurt feelings. Whether you’re looking to meet somebody to hook up with, hoping to meet “the one,” or just looking to meet new people and have fun, this app has got you covered.
- Great way to meet new people
- Great excuse to try a hot new bar
- Nice interface
- Approval process ensures the best possible experience
- Ideal for people who are shy during one-on-one dates
- Each person needs to pay $20 to cover the cost of service and drinks
- Approval process can take a long time
- App needs to have details from your Facebook profile to pair you with a group
- Not available in all cities
- Some users feel app is exclusionary
Check out the video above from the Wall Street Journal to see how OkCupid stacks up against another popular app, Tinder.
Catering to straight, gay, and bisexual people, OkCupid is a free dating app that’s beloved by online dating fans. Ideal for people who embrace all kinds of lifestyles, OkCupid is great for making friends or making a date. The app is very popular, ensuring that you have a large group of people to choose from.
- Broadcast your date suggestions
- Uses “powerful” matching algorithms
- Enjoy the fun of rating other people’s profiles
- Interface is easy to navigate
- Easy to read, even on smaller mobile device screens
- Some users may dislike IAPs for Boosts, A-Lists, and Bribes
- Some users want a more visually intensive interface
- Some users have reported being locked out of their accounts for no reason
- If you need to store up to 5,000 messages, you’ll need to go A-List
- Interface is a little monochromatic
Learn more about the Skout app experience on Android in the video review above.
In Skout, users can meet people nearby, see who has been peeping their profile, browse local hotties, or earn points to unlock premium features. This is a good way to make new friends, or get to know someone in your extended social circle much better. Skout also works with Android Wear devices, which is great news for people who own Android Wear watches like the LG G Watch or Samsung Gear Live.
- Your current location isn’t revealed unless you choose to do so
- Shake to chat feature is cool
- Fun, social interface
- Two separate and distinct communities for teens and adults
- Ideal for people who like to chat before they get down to the nitty-gritty
- Annoying ads (upgrading to Skout+ is required to go ad-free)
- Somewhat small user images when browsing
- Many users have experienced crash bugs
- Some users will dislike IAP functionality
- Warning: Skout was used by predators in the past
5. Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB)
Learn how CMB works in the video above.
Featured in a recent Yahoo! article about hookup apps, Coffee Meets Bagel is an interesting take on dating apps. Like many other apps on this list, your potential matches are based on your Facebook connections. Each day at noon, the app “serves up” a potential match. You have 24 hours to indicate your interest, and make plans to meet up.
According to LA Weekly, “Coffee Meets Bagel’s users skew white, Asian, Jewish and educated…Only 17 percent of the site’s 60,000 or so users are not white, Jewish or Asian.” If that’s a demographic that appeals to you, then this app is likely to be a good fit. That being said, if you’re looking for a more diverse dating pool, this app may not be ideal.
- Slower pace of the app gives you time to do some digging about your match
- Has been featured on Today Show, NYTimes, Marie Claire, TIME, The New Yorker, Glamour, Washington Post, and more
- No randos
- Doesn’t post to Facebook
- Weird name
- Does not appear to be available for Android devices at this time
- Limited matching
- If you’ve already tapped your Facebook friends’ friends as a dating pool, this app may not introduce you to anyone new
- Seriously, referring to matches as “bagels” is kinda out there for some people
6. Seeking Arrangement
Check out an interview with Seeking Arrangement CEO Brandon Wade in the video above.
Seeking Arrangement is a highly controversial app that helps wealthy benefactors find “sugar babies” to lavish with gifts. Whether you’re a “sugar baby” looking for a wealthy boyfriend or girlfriend, or an older person looking for a hot young thing to use as arm candy, this popular app has 3 million users looking for either sex or companionship. Yes, it’s a polarizing app, but it definitely has an audience.
- Caters to both “babies” and “daddies/mommas”
- Attractive UI
- Also available on the web
- Free for women to download and use
- Discover Seeking Arrangement members from 139 countries
- Not all members are required to have a background check
- Some people using the site have been linked to crime
- “Sugar” dynamic may not appeal to all people
- Multiple users have reported log-in errors (recent update should have fixed this, however)
- Requires Android 4.0 and up