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9 Tips to Help With a Successful Random Hookup

There’s absolutely nothing in the world quite as much fun as a random hookup. You never know exactly how it’s going to turn out or what it’s going to be like!

You might not know their name or anything about them, just that they like hooking up just as much as you do. 

Life is too short not to have hookups with random people. While long term relationships have their place, they can really be a drag. The casual fling is quick and uncomplicated. So let’s get down to business: what are the best ways to find potential matches for sex through an app or site?

You came to the right place to learn about the art of the hookup. We’ll show you the best hookup apps for people of all sexual orientations.

We’ll also give you proven pro tips to get more random hook ups than you ever dreamed possible.

Use Mainstream Dating Apps: They work!

Most dating apps tend to be geared towards setting up potential dates for people who want to find more of a love partner than just a sex partner.

The good news is that while these apps do tend to focus on finding a long term relationship, they can be used for random hook ups too. Here’s a few of the good ones that you’ll want to sign up for

Plenty of Fish

Lovers of this hookup site call it, “PoF.” It’s known to be one of the best hookup sites out there for both traditional and casual dating. If you are are looking for same sex partners, it really can’t be beat as it has a dedicated gay and lesbian section.

One thing to note is that PoF doesn’t have any personals section that is specifically for non-binary, gender fluid or transgender individuals, so if that’s you, there’s beter options.

It has both app and website options. This offers you great flexibility. You’ll have the app with you all the time on-the-go, but you’ll enjoy the fuller interface of the website.


This site has a really simple app interface, which is great to to help you search for a sex partern faster than so many other hookup apps. Unlike some other hookup sites, this one is available on both a web platform as well as an app for mobile devices. 

It has an impressive 3.8 stars out of 5 on the Apple App Store! Users love the fantastic search functions. They also frequently mention the speedy and helpful customer service when issues do arise.

One thing that they do hate: some women on this site appear to be seeking sugar daddies, and many users find this to be offensive.


This dating site is especially targeted at people looking for love. That doesn’t mean that people aren’t up for random hookups on the site, though. Get to know some other users. Become their friends!

See if casual relationships might be something they’d try. Remember that sex is absolutely at the core of successful relationships, so even if you aren’t having a one-night stand, you may still find a partner that keeps you satisfied in bed.

Even if it doesn’t work out, you might make a friend! You might even meet someone cool that you’ll want to date when you get tired of the whole one-night stand thing. Their app is fantastic for when you are out and about.

Casual Dating Apps: Great If You Know How to Use Them

These are apps purpose-built for like-minded people who want to have non-monogamous relationships. These are people who want to be free to explore dating more than one person, but don’t necessarily want just a one-night stand.

These apps can be used for hookups, but you have to know how to construct your profile so you are meeting the right DTF person.

OK Cupid

As long as you are okay with a hookup app that’s only available on your mobile device, OKCupid is a top choice to find sex with another person. The app is available for both iOS and Android, so it has plenty of other users to meet and hookup with.

We love the colorful motif of bright fuschia and purple! It really gets people in the mood to find a partner to hook up with. With a rating of 4.3 out of 5, it’s one of the most highly rated apps in the Apple App Store. 

Adult Friend Finder

AFF haas been in the business of helping people fulfil their sexual fantasies for well over a decacde. They have a huge member base and massive name recognition. They are primarily geared towards casual dating and not romance, but you never know how things will work out!

Even the free version has plenty of great features like instant messaging, or the ability to search for women in your area.

Hooking up with Adult Friend Finder is easy, thanks to their fantastic search and chat functions. You can set up all sorts of filters and saved searches that make finding a partner more efficient.

There’s one thing to hate about AFF: it’s the high number of fake profiles. Unfortunately, due to the site’s massive popularity, it’s become a breeding ground for people just looking to scam others. If a profile seems too good to be true, then chances are, they’re fake.

AFF does have a somewhat mobile-friendly version of their site, but not a dedicated app, which can be a drag. 

Ashley Madison

What started out as a website for people seeking affairs has now blossomed into one of the biggest hookup sites around. What are people looking for on here? Generally sex, but you’ll definitely find plenty of members on Ashley Madison that want to find a long term relationship as well. 

Your best play is to make it clear that you’re interested in hooking up, not really starting anything serious. Just remember that Ashley Madison was the victim of a hack several years ago.

We suspect they’ve patched their security, but you should be careful with what information you post to the site. When it comes to your real name, address, work email, etc., you’ll want to avoid using those if at all possible. We’ll have more tips to stay safe online below!

Hookup Apps: Best For Young People

The explosion of hookup apps over the last 10 years have mainly benefited younger people. Tech-friendly cougars will have great hunting ground here!

So many college guys and young professionals are looking for that slightly older woman to show them the ropes of mind-blowing sex! 

Of course, most of the users on these hookup apps are mainly seeking sex with people around their own age, and that’s what they are best for. No matter what your age, you’ll probably want to try a few of these apps before you decide which one to settle on.


This is the sex app for the 2020’s. It basically defined hookup culture when it came on the scene more than a decade ago. It’s probably been responsible for more causal hookups than any other sex app.

This app definitely skews younger, so if you are a boomer, you might want to look into some of the other options.


If you need more orientation options than just “straight” this great app is for you! Grindr revolutionized online hookup culture for LGBTQIA+ people looking to chat and date.

One of the great things about this app is the ability to chat with someone before you meet.

We really recommend you take advantage of this. First, it builds anticipation of what’s to come! Remember the better your relationship, the better the sex! The other thing comes down to safety. As you chat, you’ll be able to get a sense of what kind of person they are and if they seem legit. 

Size Matters! Make Sure Your App Has A Massive User Base

What’s a user base? This is the number of users that a given platform has. While there are a few disadvantages to a massive user base, it’s generally a very good thing when it comes to hookups.

Simply put, the more “targets” you can engage, the more likely you’ll be successful in meeting others for random hookups and casual sex.

When It’s Free, You Get What You Pay For!

A free dating app is very appealing! You work hard for your money, so you definitely want to save it whenever possible. The problem is that any app that’s free to use is going to attract so many guys, creepers and scammers that it can be hard to successfully chat with anyone.

Any app that purports to be free, is generally collecting massive amounts of data. Remember that if an app is free, you are the product! 

Most of the time an app will be free to download, but to use the most important features, you’ll need to pay. That’s a sign that it’s a good app. Remember that you are making an investment in your sex life!

Put Some Effort Into Your Profile.

No matter what hookup app you use, tweaking that profile is oh-so-important if you are going to find casual sex. It is a competitive marketplace, so you need to make yourself stand out from the crowd.

When you create your profile, make sure to include interesting items that make you unique and memorable.

Women get thousands of chat messages, and spend most of their time just hitting ignore. You’ve got to catch other users' eyes, and do it quickly. 

Turn Your One Night Stand Into Two, Three or More!

So you had some really mind blowing sex with a rando! There’s no reason that you can’t explore more of a regular thing. In fact, if it was really fun, you’d be kind of silly not to.

Casual hookups often start out as just a quick fling, but may end up being much more of a friends with benefits situation. Who knows, you might even meet your future spouse! 

Just do us a favor: at your wedding, don’t tell everyone you met on a random hookup app!

Free Sites May Not Be Your Best Bet.

It’s easy to get tempted by the free version of a dating app. The problem is that when it comes to random hookups, you get what you pay for. You need some key features that are usually only found behind the paywall of hook up apps like: enhanced search, featured profiles and chat. 

Instead of trying to rely on the free features, a better idea is to pay for a site for one month. At the end of that time, evaluate your results. If one month resulted in 20 casual hookups, you’ll probably want to pay just about any price to continue your membership.

Of course, if after one month you’ve had no casual sex at all, then just try a different site. It’s a well known part of online dating that it sometimes takes a while to get the right fit of a hookup app.

Make Sure There Are No Strings Attached To Your Random Hookup.

A random hookup is different from dating. There aren’t supposed to be any strings attached. There’s no long or even short term obligation. You are simply having fun until you aren’t, then moving on to the next. 

Most people are aware of this when getting involved. Make sure that your hookup buddy is grounded in reality and knows that any time you see them might be the last time! 

Be Honest (At Least About Some Things!)

Whenever you view someone’s profile, you can learn a lot about them. When you set up yours, make sure you are doing so in a way that tells people the things about you that you want them to know.

This is your time to let your true self shine! Most women can smell a fake a mile away. Men? Not so much. 

Take the time to let everyone know what you are expecting out of this hookup. Are you open to it becoming a regular thing? Are you looking to hit-it-and-quit it? 

You need to be honest but flattering about your appearance. Hook ups are going to be in person so when you get there, you’ll see each other in the light for at least a while. So, if you are a little pleasingly plump, say so!

If you are 30, 40, 50 or 90, just be upfront (at least within a year or two) because your hookup partner is going to find out anyway!

What about married men and women? Should you talk about that? That’s up to you. You might find that some people will really appreciate knowing that you’re married. They won’t judge you for it, and you can have tons of fun. Others don’t want to be “the other woman.” So, you’ll have to play this one by ear.

Online Safety Tips

Heading online for that hot one night stand or afternoon delight is fun and exciting. You want that experience to end up in your spank bank, not your nightmares.

Whether its identity theft, blackmail, or dreadful things like rape, kidnapping or trafficking, you need excercise common sense when heading online for sex.

First off, keep your personal information private. There’s never any reason to register for a site using your work email! That’s idiotic. Instead, use an anonymous email from Google or some other site that you create just for the purpose of finding sex.

Next, you’ll always want to let a friend or family member know where you are going when meeting a stranger. Take advantage of the great location sharing features on phones so they can see where you are, and have them check in with you periodically.

Sometimes you’ll get an email from someone who says they want to have sex with you, or one of the sites you may have registered for. Before clicking any link, make sure it's legitimate. Many of these are just attempts at phishing for personal information.

Find A Random Hookup Tonight!

What are you waiting for? By signing up for these great hookup apps and getting your profile just right, you could be having casual sex tonight. If it doesn’t happen on your first try, don’t get discouraged.

While it can take a while to find people on an app who have the same level of desire, we guarantee it will happen and probably, sooner than you think!

Hookup is the easiest and fastest way to hookup with hot singles in your area. If you’re looking for your next hookup partner, they could be just a few taps away. What are you waiting for, join free and hookup tonight.
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