Our Full Review of CasualX: What We Discovered in 2021 After Spending A Lot Of Time Using It

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It became pretty obvious as we began our CasualX review that they are really trying to be an app for singles who want to find a “no strings attached” relationship. This app received excessive hype from the media when it launched on iOS and Android in 2017. Many internationally-acclaimed publications also labeled it as the “hook-up only” version of Tinder. However, it seems as if none of the journalists working for these mainstream men’s websites actually bothered to test the app. More likely, they just copy and pasted the juiciest parts of the app’s press release.

That’s not how we roll here at Beyond Ages. We know from experience that a lot of “alternative” dating apps fail to deliver on their lofty promises. Most of them fail to build a large active user base, leaving those who do sign up frustrated with their lack of options. We don’t want that to happen to you.

That’s why I was so keen to put CasualX through its paces. The intense testing process here at Beyond Ages allows you to discover the truth about the various online dating services available to you.

How I reviewed CasualX
When testing online dating websites, we always use the same photos and bio to keep our reviews consistent. On top of that, we always begin conversations with the same set of opening lines. That ensures a fair comparison between all the different apps and websites we test, so you can choose the best one for your needs.

The free version of the app works exactly like Tinder. You’ll see pictures of women one at a time and you can choose whether or not to “like” them. You can only message women who “like” you back. On top of that, Casual X will randomly assign one woman per day who you can message regardless of whether you “like” each other. I “liked” 100 women for this part of the test.

Then, I set up a premium account. This allowed me to search for women and message them without them having to “like” me first. I messaged dozens and dozens of women for this part of the test. All of the women I attempted to contact were based in a very populated area. We use this city for almost all of our online dating reviews. Again, this allows for a fair comparison between apps.

In both cases, I took note of how responsive the women on this app were. How many viewed my profile? How many “liked” me? How many replied to my message? You’ll discover all that in the Casual X review below.

Let’s get to the fun part. Here are the results we had:

The Results of Our CasualX Review & Testing

Let’s begin with a basic summary. Below, I have rated CasualX out of 10 for the most important aspects out of online dating. For context, these ratings are compared to AFF, which, in our experience, is the best hookup website available for organizing no-strings-attached meetings.

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Overall

Our team rates each site objectively based on many hours of independent research, the features each site offers, and how it compares with other sites. The ratings are the opinion of our editors and their extensive experience.

3 9.5
Quality of Women

Our opinion of how attractive the typical woman is that uses this site and how easy they are to connect with compared to other sites.

3 9
Popularity

How many people are using this site to actually meet people compared to other sites.

3 9
Usability

How easy is this site to use and how quickly can an average person begin meeting people compared to other sites.

10 10
Privacy & Safety

Does this site take proper precautions to safeguard its members, their identity, and their data.

10 10
Effectiveness

Our opinion of how easily an average person will be able to achieve their dating goals with this site compared to other sites.

2 9
Value

Will the time and money spent using this site pay off for an average person based on the opinions and experience of our editors.

2 10
Our Recommendation

I had high hopes for this app. It looked like it would be the real deal. Sadly, this wasn’t the case at all. We strongly recommend that you don’t waste your time trying to find a hookup on this app. The odds are heavily stacked against you. After spending weeks and weeks using it we didn’t really find any redeeming features. If you’re actually looking to meet women there are MUCH better options out there, especially AFF. Do yourself a favor and save a lot of time and money by avoiding Casual X.

You can get a premium membership for free

The interface of the app where you get to see one profile at a timeCasual X will offer you free membership if you promote the app to your social media or blog followers. You will be gifted a longer membership the more people you promote the service to. For example, if you promote Casual X on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you will be given one day of premium membership for every 10 followers you have.

If you prefer, you can write a blog post and Casual X will make a judgment on how many free days to give you, depending on your site’s traffic. To claim your free membership, email a screenshot of your promotion to support@casualx.app.

It was hard to find hot women, let alone ones near me

All of the profiles I swiped through and messaged appeared to be legitimate. Many of them had multiple pictures and unique bios. Also, most of the women looked average at best. That’s not ideal when you’re looking for a date, but it’s at least a sign that the app isn’t a scam.

Scam apps typically use fake profiles with (often unrealistically) attractive women to tempt you into paying for a premium membership. I can promise you it was tough to feel temptation towards any of the women popping up on Casual X.

I received no likes and no messages

Despite the poor quality of the women on this app, none of the 100 ladies I “liked” decided to “like” me back. And none of the 50+ women I cold-messaged with my premium account replied to me. Throughout the whole testing process, only one woman viewed my profile.

This suggests that the app is pretty much dead. Perhaps all these women were actively using the app a few years ago. But it looks like no-one is using it anymore.

Why bother with Casual X if you can use AFF instead?

There’s no point wasting your time on this app, whether you pay for a premium membership or not. The reality is: you’re not going to easily find someone to hook up with on this app. However, there is a fantastic online service where this is definitely possible.

AFF is our favorite online hookup website of all time. Shiny, new sites come and go, but AFF has been around for decades. It has also amassed a huge userbase of people who just want to keep things casual. It’s marketed towards singles looking for casual hookups, and there are plenty of attractive women here looking for exactly that. But don’t worry, the women here are typically more focused on sexual compatibility than just looks and getting attention.

Best of all, the women on AFF are extremely responsive. I’ve found that they’re often keen to meet and get down to business quickly. It’s great! Out of all the hookup websites we have tested over the years, there are few that come close to AFF when it comes to arranging casual hookups or no-strings relationships.

At the time of writing, they’re offering a free trial. Another reason to see for yourself why so many people love using it!

Pros and cons

I have summed up the main pros and cons of the Casual X app below.

Positives
Negatives
  • The app is well-designed and easy to use
  • If you promote this app on social media, you can get a free premium membership
  • You can search for and message women all over the world
  • Most members are unattractive
  • No-one contacted me and only one person viewed my profile
  • There’s no proof that anyone is actually using this app anymore

Profiles, pictures and members

User profiles with fairly realistic bios

You can add both public and private photos, and you can request to view a member’s private photos at any point. This option is presumably for those who want to share lewd images within the app once they get to know someone better. There is an option to have your photos verified, although few members appear to have taken this opportunity.

You’re afforded plenty of space to write in your bio. A lot of women have written sexually suggestive bios. But that’s the nature of this app. Sadly, I didn’t come across any particularly attractive women throughout the whole test. They were either not my type, didn’t show their face or used heavy filters.

Casual X design

This app is very easy to use. There are five main tabs at the bottom of the screen.

Tabs at the bottom of the app interface

When you load up the app, you’ll be taken to the “Meet” tab. This is essentially the same design as Tinder, where you swipe right to “like” or left to “pass.” On the meet tab, you can filter who appears on your screen by gender, age or location. You can also view a list of everyone who you have “liked,” who has liked you and who has visited your profile.

The other tabs take you to the search option, your messages, your random match of the day and your profile. There are no complaints about the design of this app.

Messaging and chatting

To message someone, click the “Message” button on their profile. You can view all of your previous messages in the “messages” tab. The app also allows you to send text messages and photos.

Messages sent without responses

What can you do with a free membership on the Casual X app?

With a free membership, you can “like” 25 profiles per day. You can send unlimited messages to whoever “likes” you back, plus your one random “match of the day.”

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There are no adverts on this app.

Pricing

You can buy a one-month premium membership for $15.99. Alternatively, you can pay $36.99 for three months or $55.99 for six months. Membership auto-renews at the same price until you cancel.

You’re gifted a free premium membership when you promote Casual X on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You get one day for every 10 followers you have.

Casual X review: Frequently Asked Questions

What is Casual X’s URL?

The official website is www.casualxapp.com. However, you can’t use it on a desktop or laptop. You must download the app from the iOS or Android store to use it.

How do you log into the Casual X app?

When you open the app, you’ll be prompted to enter your username and password. You’ll remain logged in until you sign out.

How do you search on the Casual X app?

Navigate to the “Search” tab. It is the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the screen. You can filter your search by gender, age and location. On top of that, you can sort your results by distance, newest members and when they were last online.

How to search on the app

How do you send messages on the Casual X app?

To send a message to another user, click the “message” button on their profile. You can view all your previous messages in the “messages” tab. With a free account, you can only message people who have “liked” you back. With a paid account, you can message any member.

What are Casual X alternatives?

You can find the best alternatives to this dating app by checking out our guide to the best hookup apps and websites. These apps will actually help you get laid.

How do you delete your Casual X account?

Navigate to the “My Profile” tab, click “Account Settings” then press the big white “Delete Account” button at the bottom of the screen. You’ll have to enter your password to confirm that you would like your account to be deleted.

How do you cancel your Casual X membership?

It is unclear whether deleting your account will stop automated payments. You should double-check the automated payments tab in the iOS or Google Play store to make sure you won’t be charged again.

How much does Casual X cost?

You can buy a one-month premium membership for $15.99. Alternatively, you can pay $36.99 for three months or $55.99 for six months. Membership auto-renews at the same price until you cancel.

Is Casual X legit?

This is a difficult question to answer. It certainly looks like a legitimate dating app, but I couldn’t find a single person to talk to on it. My prediction is that all the profiles on the app are real, but the vast majority of users are now inactive.

Is Casual X a scam?

They don’t deploy any sneaky tactics to try and take your money. Quite the opposite, in fact. Its free version allows you to “like” people and send unlimited messages to those who “like” you back. It also offers you a free premium version just for tweeting about the app. So, there’s no way I can label this app as a scam, even if I had no success finding someone to speak to.

With that said, there is absolutely no reason you should waste your time or your money on this app.

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