Online dating has come a long way but you still need to be smart about where you spend your time. When you’re looking specifically for a hookup that is even more important. In our review of Localhookup.com we spent weeks using the site in order to determine if this is the site every guy should use or one you should run away from fast!
Not that many years ago, the idea of meeting someone on the internet was thought of as weird, or even creepy. Now, if you told someone you met your girlfriend on LocakHookup.com, they wouldn’t bat an eye. Online dating might be the most popular (and cheapest) way of meeting women.
So how do our reviews work? This is how:
Alas, it’s not always perfect. We’ve all heard horror stories about online dating. Many of these stories start with websites that are less than reputable. Some sites only exist to siphon money out of your wallet, so you have to be careful and make sure you’re using a legitimate service.
This is where we come in. We are constantly on the hunt for dating sites, both popular and on the rise, so that we can share the best hookup apps that will actually work for guys. In our LocalHookup review, we’ll determine if this site delivers on its “hookup guarantee.”
The first thing we want to do is compare how Local Hookup performed for us vs. Adult FriendFinder, which we think is the best option for most guys to find hookups. We’ve certainly seen the most guys have success using it.
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.
As you can see from the comparison above, we don’t think very highly of localhookup.com. We’ve spent a TON of time on over 100 different dating and hookup apps so we know quality when we see it and use it.
Adult FriendFinder is a higher bar admittedly but it wasn’t even close. These are some of the biggest issues we had with LocalHookup:
It doesn’t take long for you to realize that something is fishy with Local Hookup if you spend any amount of time looking through profiles. There are just too many models, or at least profiles with model pictures, to be real.
I know women are getting better at selfies but not this good. The sheer number of professional photos of obvious professional models is ridiculous. It’s just too good to be true (and it is).
A gigantic red flag that you need to avoid a site is when you receive automated messages from bots pretending to be real women. As you can see above, they are pretty obvious.
When you are still in the process of filling out your profile, and don’t even have a photo up yet, receiving messages like this is super suspicious. Do you think women are just sitting around messaging blank profiles all day?
The reality is that as long as legit options for finding hookups online exist (like Tinder or Adult FriendFinder) there isn’t any reason to use this site. The most likely scenario is that you’ll waste a lot of time and money for nothing.
Now that we’ve covered a quick comparison and our initial recommendation let’s get into the details of our review. We found a lot we didn’t like in our LocalHookup review that you need to know if you haven’t skipped it yet!
LocalHookup.com opened with a pink and white color scheme. Staring seductively back at me was a busty blonde woman enticing me to sign up as a box of attractive potential hookups promised the site had a lot to offer. I’d seen it all before. Even LocalHookup’s logo looked like it was made with a generic font, and the name itself screamed “unoriginal.”
The site was full of the typical promises, too. On their front page, they informed me, “Over 7,896 members online now” in my city (an oddly specific number). The site also proclaimed, “Yep! LocalHookup is really free to use and always has been! You get unlimited access to all tools and features on the site. You can search, browse, email members, chat, and get to know people without restriction.”
That all sounds great, but I’ve read these statements before and been disappointed.
There isn’t really a lot more to say that we don’t cover in the rest of our Local Hookup review. There are very few people (if any) that actually use this app and those that do are probably not what you are looking for.
Instead, you should head over and try Adult FriendFinder’s free trial. They have the most people using it, have been around for 15+ years, and have been our favorite hookup app for a while now.
Most guys are going to have their best experience using Adult FriendFinder when looking for hookups so it definitely needs to be your first stop.
After I signed up for an account, things didn’t get much better. I was immediately taken to an account upgrade page. After all their promises of a “really free” site, it was suspicious to see them begging me for money straight out the gate. You would think they’d at least wait for the second date, you know what I mean? Bad form.
More issues popped up. A ton of the profiles had hidden, “private” profile photos I couldn’t see. The menu options on the main page included “Grow Your D***” and “Make Any Girl F***”. Very classy. I don’t suppose a hookup site is necessarily aiming for “class,” but it was still a bit much. The explicit photos all over the place didn’t help.
People are coming to this site for a hookup, obviously. It’s in the name. But that doesn’t mean you should expect to find nothing but nude photos everywhere. It didn’t give me much optimism that I would actually be able to meet a real woman in real life. If nothing else, all that nudity was an unwelcome distraction.
Which is probably why LocalHookup does it. Scam dating sites often throw a bunch of adult content out there so the user doesn’t focus on what they’re not getting, which is an actual date or hookup.
Another thing on LocalHookup.com that jumped out at me, quite literally, was the flood of chat requests. One popped up from a woman saying “good god!” It continued: “someone new!” and “do you want to see my selfie?”
However, when I tried to respond with a simple “Hello,” I received a message that said “Oops, your last message was not delivered! For unlimited communication with all members please upgrade to a FREE Gold Membership. You must verify your age using a valid credit card.”
Okay, so it’s free to chat, but I have to give a credit card to “validate my age.” I hate it when site’s pull this stunt.
Many more chat requests like that first one kept popping up,which raised concerns. Any guy who has spent some time online dating knows it’s hard to start a chat with a woman. It’s even harder waiting for one to initiate the chat. So, any site where a random guy (without even a profile picture) can get a bunch of chats right away is automatically suspicious in my book.
The fact that I was getting so many messages made me wonder: Who are all of these women? What about me was encouraging women to send message after message without prompt? And why was everyone willing to put explicit photos front and center on a random website? I live in a pretty conservative city, these didn’t look like any women living “near” me.
I scoped out their profiles to find answers to my question, but they were pretty sparse. Most women had generic self-descriptions, as if they were all written by the same person, or just copy-and-pasted from some other site.
There was a strange feature that resembled Facebook’s “wall” where people commented on each other’s profiles. But most of the comments were the same thing. I saw at least seven separate comments, from different guys on different profiles, that said “Your profile caught my attention.” Boy, the guys on LocalHookup were as generic as the site.
All these clues suggested the profiles were far from authentic.
Most scam sites use fake profiles of one sort or another. They’re there to lure people in with fake messages and tempting photos. The idea is to get users to sign up for a “premium” membership so they can chat with these otherwise unattainable women. Once you sign up for an account, you find yourself chatting with a robot.
These sites love to create cute names for their fake profiles. In LocalHookup.com’s case, they use the silly name, “Love Stars”. Isn’t that nice? You’re not flirting with a computer algorithm, it’s a Love Star! To their credit, LocalHookup was transparent about the whole thing on their Terms and Conditions page:
“You understand, acknowledge, and agree that some of the user profiles posted on this site may be fictitious or models or bots related to our “Love Stars” ( ) program. Our LS work for the site in an effort to stimulate dialogue with users and to stimulate user participation on the Website and Services, advertisement of the Website and Services, and the creation of user profiles.”
Finally, some truth on this site. Just not the truth I wanted to read.
If that all wasn’t enough to keep me away from LocalHookup, I kept reading through the fine print and came across this alarming chunk:
“By posting Content to any public area of Localhookup, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Localhookup an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.”
I’ll translate that legal language for you: LocalHookup can take your private content, like photos, messages, and profile information, and do whatever they want with it.
LocalHookup.com can use your info in their advertising, send it to their members in an email, or they can make you into one of their Love Stars. All without asking permission. That’s what signing up for an account grants them.
LocalHookup has all the hallmarks of a scam dating site. They use a cluttered, ugly and unoriginal layout, populated with explicit content. Then they come on strong with fake messages, fake profiles, and some pretty scary fine print that lets them do whatever they want with your information. That’s scam dating site bingo.
There are plenty of people looking for a local hookup, but you’re not going to find them on LocalHookup.com. Don’t waste your time or money. Lots of other dating sites offer the opportunity to meet real women for free (actual free), so keep looking and never settle for a dating site that can’t keep its promises.