If you want to give the matchmaker a clue about who really gets you excited you can pair your Fitbit with the app — a heartbeat spike indicates your interest. Feeld Feeld cryptically describes itself as "A private space where you can meet couples or singles with minds that breathe freedom. A field for you to discover your sexuality and explore it by yourself, with your other half or with any human you'd like.
Users aren't required to use their real names, though all members are Facebook-verified. You can, however, choose to be hidden from friends, ensuring at least some level of privacy. Get matched with people around you and start a chat, where you can send messages that disappear after being viewed. Casualx For those who feel like they encounter too many relationship-minded people on Tinder, Casualx is billing itself as the answer. The app's bold slogan is "Tinder minus marriage-minded daters.
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.
Unlike most other apps that have you log in through Facebook, Beacon has you log in with your Twitter account. You can create "events" — see if others want to meet up for a drink or pool for a Lyft — and then either limit the invite to mutual Twitter followers or make it public. The app is a leap of faith since you don't know who will join your event it's also very new, so its pool of users doesn't seem very big yet , but it might be worth a try if you're burnt out on other options.
Mingle2 Instead of swiping, Mingle2 has users tap a heart to indicate that they like someone. You can also "nudge" someone, which is similar to when you'd "poke" your crush on Facebook in ninth grade.
Hitch Hitch free, iOS and Android is centered around shared interests. Start off by making a profile as you would on any other dating app. Then, check out trending conversations among people located nearby and join discussions centered around specific categories, such as travel and events, food, and fashion and lifestyle.
Meet someone in a group that you want to chat one-on-one? Just reach out to get the conversation started. Klique If you'd prefer to meet your date in a group setting, go with Klique. After matching with someone, the app lets each person bring other friends who are also on the app into the conversation so that you can all make plans together — and your friends can weigh in on your date.
The app lets you swipe for a match in typical Tinder fashion, but also gives you the option of having it set up a date for you, taking out all the annoying, never-ending messages. You can also filter by relationship intention or pick one of the in-person mixers that other app members have indicated they're going to. The app free on iOS is similar to others in that you create an "Ad profile" with photos you can set them to private or public , and your first name and age.
From there, you can send messages or "winks" similar to likes to other members and wait for the replies to roll in. Whim Don't feel like texting back and forth? Whim free on iOS is the answer: The app gets rid of the kind of endless communication that can go on for days. Just create a profile and enter which days that week are good for you.
When you match with a potential date, Whim will pick a time and place that works for both of you. All you have to do is show up — no messaging required.
Zipskee Traveling solo is something most women should try at least once. But if you're also looking for some action, you may want some help meeting the local flavors — and for that you need a local. While this isn't a dating app, Zipskee free on iOS will pair you with a local guide on your trip to show you around.
Your male or female guide should know the spots you should hit so you can meet someone worthwhile while you're in town. Stud Or Dud Despite its name, this app actually has nothing to do with sorting potential dates based on physical attractiveness. If you want to make sure the bae you're hooking up with doesn't have a shady past, you can use Stud or Dud free on iOS to quickly look up publicly available information about their identity.
The app can show you whether they have a job, whether they're married, and whether they've been to court for various issues.
If you're paranoid the guy you just met might be an axe murderer, this app should help you rest easy. Mimitate Want to keep it casual and just Netflix and chill?
That is what Mimitate free on iOS and Android is all about. Heres' how it works: Guys take a selfie of themselves and share what they're watching on Netflix. Ladies, if you're interested, respond back with a selfie imitating their face, and if you're down for that title. From there, you can meet up to watch the show…or just have it on in the background. Down Down free on iOS and Android serves you up 10 local matches each day based on your location.
If you're looking for a date, you can specify that, and if you're just looking to get down, well, you can specify that, too. The app boasts more than four million users globally, so hopefully you'll find someone worth your time — and ready to get down.
It acts as a password-protected locker for all your sexy photos. And if you're looking to find a hookup for tonight, tomorrow, or this weekend, let's be real, you've probably got a few choice photos that show off your bits.
If you've got a partner you constantly sext with, you can keep both of your photos locked up in here, only accessible when you both enter your passcodes. And your photos aren't just stored behind two passcodes — they're also encrypted.
Happn You and a cutie on the subway locked eyes for a smoldering second before you had to run off and catch the express. In this app, you can browse singles and see how many times you've crossed paths and where. It's a bit like Craigslist's Missed Connections, but way less desperate-sounding.
This chatting app for hetero singles uses your location to find matches near you. Pure Pure free on iOS and Android cuts to the chase: All you have to do to get started with the app is upload a selfie.
The app initiates a one-hour chat limit in order to eliminate annoying noncommittal conversations that drag on and on. You can pay for a monthly subscription if you start using Whiplr a lot, but its initial free search and chatting preferences are decently robust, including starting up to 10 chat sessions a day, browsing profiles at a time, and swiping through 25 profiles a day. Her Her free on iOS is a dating and social network app exclusively for lesbian and queer women.
It also includes more of a community, with a timeline on your profile for sharing photos and comments, and it serves up links and articles relating to lesbian news and culture. Man up -- or woman up -- and admit you're just looking for a roll in the hay.
And never give a fake number or ask for a number you have no intention of calling. Be a Decent Host Or At Least a Polite Guest We don't care how casual the hookup, it's just plain rude to kick someone to the curb at 5 a. Let them sleep over. That said, be aware that snuggling for more than 15 minutes may send a mixed message -- but that said, don't be confused if your one-night stand wants to spoon all night.
Some people like a little casual intimacy on the side. And be sure to leave a cheery note; phone number not required. Be Safe Always always always use protection correctly. And know that condoms may not always protect you from everything herpes , HPV Oh, yeah, and don't let a complete stranger tie you up during sex, either!
Casual sex is the perfect excuse to reinvent yourself sexually -- to be extra dirty or to try something new. In other words, to potentially make an ass of yourself, because your flavor of the moment has no idea what you're usually like in bed and will probably never see you again.
Remember, too much missionary is missing the point. Women especially may relish this freedom. Hold the Romance The following activities are not appropriate foreplay during casual sex: Remember, a casual encounter is too fleeting and flimsy to bear the weight of such romance-laden activities -- save those for your monogamous partner, who has no choice but to listen to your "modern take" on Extreme's "More Than Words.
Keep Things Light Don't talk about any prescription drugs you may be hooked on or what your therapist thinks of casual sex or how your parents' divorce affects your ability to sustain a relationship. Be a Grownup When it comes to the sex, don't sulk if you don't get everything you asked Santa for -- only people in relationships are allowed to complain when things don't go their way in bed and even then they should stop focusing on the negative and just be grateful someone puts up with them.
Just because casual sex is supposed to be fun, doesn't mean it comes with a money-back guarantee--nor is it necessarily consequence-free especially if you don't wrap up.