Busa, a 32-year-old comedian living in Crown Heights, says she uses dating apps for casual hookups about once a month.
Cons: There’s a lot of overlap with other apps, meaning you’re often swiping through the same users repeatedly: “Bumble and Tinder are the same people, the same pictures,” Busa says.
The only difference is “you having to start the conversation” (in opposite-sex matches, Bumble requires the woman to message first).
Luckily, there are plenty of apps that allow you to bypass much of the dating chitchat in favor of a good, easy, no-strings-attached hookup.
The Cut asked self-proclaimed serial dater Carolyn Busa, 32, to rank the best of the best hookup apps if you’re looking for a little commitment-free fun.
With other apps, “so many times, we just sit on matches and nothing happens,” she says.
By design, that can’t happen here: The finite window of time to start up a conversation with a match is a good push to get things rolling.
Yes/No; Free basic profile members can still see photos, edit profiles, search, use discussion board.
Paid members can freely message, start discussion thread, no daily limit of discussion board entries. Members only see intersection of what they are looking for and what other members are looking for. Free messaging and status posting for undergraduates (5 messages/day limit).
Yes/No; While it is free to use, POF offers premium services as part of their upgraded membership, such as seeing the date and time a user viewed your profile and allowing you to see whether a user read and/or deleted your message.
Tinder has been called the harbinger of the hookup-fuelled "dating apocalypse." But the truth of the matter is, hooking up isn't anything new (and may in fact be hardwired into our genetics).
Here, in ascending order, are some of her favorites. Happn Pros: The location-based Happn is kind of like the love child of Tinder and Craiglist Missed Connections.