Despite its many frustrations, I love online dating. After all, where else can you meet and chat to dozens of women, narrow down exactly what you’re looking for and form a real connection, all without leaving your house? That’s why I love reviewing hookup sites — I’m always looking for the next diamond in the rough. This is why I created this HelloHotties review.
It’s too bad that so many dating sites turn out to be garbage. If it’s not hundreds of fake profiles, it’s hidden charges, dodgy terms and conditions or masses of spam in your inbox. When you add it all up, it can be way more hassle than it’s worth trying to sort the good from the bad.
That’s where we come in. We spend our time and, yes, money, to review these sites so you don’t have to. We’re always looking for the next promising hookup site — and ready to warn you about any scams we find.
Let’s start with a high-level overview. I like to compare new websites to Adult FriendFinder, since it’s one of the best hookup sites out there.
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.
|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.
How many people are using this site to actually meet people compared to other sites.
How easy is this site to use and how quickly can an average person begin meeting people compared to other sites.
|Privacy & Safety|
Does this site take proper precautions to safeguard its members, their identity, and their data.
Our opinion of how easily an average person will be able to achieve their dating goals with this site compared to other sites.
Will the time and money spent using this site pay off for an average person based on the opinions and experience of our editors.
HelloHotties claims to “guarantee” a “sexy and hot hookup.” Unlike some websites willing to put their money where their mouths are, HelloHotties does nothing to back up its guarantee. This pretty much sums up HelloHotties as a whole — it talks a big game but is absolutely bereft of any action.
While HelloHotties doesn’t list its parent company information anywhere on its website, but it does refer to its “group companies” several times throughout the terms and conditions. And those conditions aren’t great, in case you were wondering.
HelloHotties freely admits that it will sell your personal information, including your name, photos and any information you enter in your bio. It may also automatically distribute your profile across its network, which means that any users you see on one website may not even be using that website, but another in its vast network of companies.
Most premium dating sites use a comprehensive subscription model. This makes sense — monthly payments usually aren’t cheap and if I’m paying money to access a site, I want full access. The people behind HelloHotties apparently disagree.
Paying for a subscription will give you access to messages and user profiles, but it doesn’t mean they’ll stop asking you for money. Instead, look forward to suggestions to “get extra!” Be prepared to shell out more on top of your monthly subscription if you want perks like standard encryption, read receipts or higher profile visibility.
As if the high cost and dodgy business practices weren’t bad enough, HelloHotties utterly fails to deliver on any of its promises. I lost count of the number of claims HelloHotties makes that were either completely unsubstantiated or obviously weren’t fulfilled.
HelloHotties claims to have hooked up thousands of couples but offers zero proof of that, and having used the site, I find it hard to believe. It also claims to employ an army of dating experts ready and willing to send you daily tips and expert advice to mold you into a “hookup pro.” At this point, it probably goes without saying that that’s yet another claim I saw absolutely no evidence of.
My experience with HelloHotties started off without much of a bang and ended the same way. It did nothing to back up its bold claims of guaranteed dating success and what felt like the complete absence of any real women on the site left me without even a fighting chance. I never go into a dating site expecting to hook up with women, but usually, I can at least get a few conversations going and get a good feel for the type of women you might find there.
Despite the vast number of profiles and initial messages on HelloHotties, I never got the sense that there were any women there at all — in fact, I felt lonelier on HelloHotties than if I’d just been shouting into a void. Suffice it to say, I don’t recommend the site to anyone.
While trying out new sites is great, it’s not always the best option if you want to hook up and meet real women. For that, you’ll want to use a site that actually works. This is why, after all these years, we still recommend Adult FriendFinder.
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There wasn’t a lot to love about HelloHotties, but I tried.
On most dodgy dating sites, fake profiles are pretty easy to identify. They all have similar tells — poor grasp of English by supposed U.S. natives, details that don’t match up with their profile stats, identical paragraphs of copied and pasted information.
HelloHotties’ profile setup makes identifying fake profiles a little harder because there really isn’t room to write down a personal bio. That’s too bad — not just because it makes spotting fakes more difficult, but also because it makes it harder to find real users you might be able to connect with.
Of course, harder isn’t the same thing as impossible. Most of the profiles on HelloHotties were uniformly gorgeous. My search results were full of women who were either Instagram-ready models or whose ages obviously didn’t match their photos. It didn’t take much digging to turn up some of these as fakes, not that I needed the confirmation.
The site design of Hello Hotties was okay. It was modern, clean and not too cluttered, which made it a welcome change from a lot of other sites I’ve used. Of course, the clean interface was ruined at times by ads and popups, which is too bad. Overall, not a bad design, but I’ll take substance over style any day and HelloHotties had very little of that.
It’s always a bad sign when dozens of apparently single, attractive women can’t wait to message me before I’ve added a single detail to my profile. It’s no surprise that that’s exactly what happened here. Within minutes of account creation, both my HelloHotties inbox and my email account were flooded with spam.
To add insult to injury, once I filled out my profile and started sending out my own messages, I got almost zero interest. Obviously, I’m not expecting women to just fall at my feet, but the fact that I continued to get initial messages from women but only one of those women sent any kind of follow-up message after I replied is very telling.
There’s very little to do with a free HelloHotties membership. Other users can send you messages but you can’t read them — and worst of all, there’s a timer on incoming messages that claims to automatically delete them if you don’t reply within an hour. Which, of course, you can’t do without upgrading to a paid membership. Of all the upgrade incentives I’ve seen on hookup sites, that may be the worst yet.
Free users also can’t freely search for other users and can only view limited profile information. Again, if you try to do anything with your free account, you’ll get hit with an upgrade notice.
Most legitimate online dating sites won’t have paid advertisements,s o the ones that do are always a bit of a red flag. HelloHotties not only has normal banner ads, it features intrusive pop-up ads that opened up almost any time I tried to load a new page. It also links that appear to be internal HelloHotties links but will actually take you to a third-party website.
All things considered, it’s a good idea to be very, very wary of anything you click on while browsing HelloHotties.
HelloHotties offer one-month and three-month recurring subscriptions. If you’re looking to test the waters before fully committing, you can also choose a one-day or one-week paid trial. Before subscribing, you should be aware that all paid accounts are subject to automatic renewal, which may be at a higher price than you initially paid, and that trial memberships will be automatically converted to full memberships.
In case you’re in a rush to know some details about this site, here are some frequently asked questions.
HelloHotties is a casual dating and hookup site primarily aimed at singles. It claims to employ “casual dating experts” who can mold its members to become pros at online hookups.
To log into HelloHotties, click on the “log in” button in the top right-hand corner of the home page. If you don’t already have an account, you can create one by entering your age, gender and location straight into a form on the main page.
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As a free HelloHotties user, you can search for members and can view a limited overview of profiles. To do anything else, including sending and receiving messages or viewing full user profiles, you’ll need to upgrade to a paid account.
To cancel your HelloHotties membership, click on your profile picture in the top right-hand corner and select “my settings” then “remove account.” From there, you can change all account settings and cancel your membership.
You can subscribe to HelloHotties on a one-month or three-month basis, or opt for a one-day or one-week paid trial.
HelloHotties is not a legit hookup site. It’s full of fake profiles, automatically generated messages and blatant attempts to get as much money out of its users as possible.
I’m not saying Hello Hotties is a scam, but I strongly recommend against entering any personal data or credit card information or clicking on any links on the website. Read into that what you will.
You can message other users on HelloHotties by selecting “chat” from the search page or a member’s profile. You can also reply to messages directly from your inbox or through the pop-up chat window on the landing page. You’ll need a paid account to read or send messages.
You can search for users on HelloHotties by clicking the “search” button in the top left-hand corner. You can filter by age, location, personal information and online status.