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|Reviewed by: Will Peters|
|Number of Reviews: 40|
|Average Score: 72|
Initial review: 6/11/2011I'm sure that by now you've sat through more than one local newscast doing a human interest story about how high school seniors and college coeds are no longer into traditional dating. Oh no, we're all going to hell in a hand basket, because instead of serious relationships, young people today prefer hooking up. It makes me snicker, like that's truly breaking news. At any rate, iHookups is cashing in on both the reality and the hype with a sex dating site.
That's right iHookup is all about meeting people in the thoroughly contemporary way that's the trend that even stogy old newscasters are talking about. Now I'll be frank and tell you that there's not much that really sets this site apart from the myriad of others on the market. It's the same basic setup as so many competitors, easy to create a free profile, free local searches based on your location and you can view full profiles, including last login info.
However, that's almost all you get, because there are no chat rooms or instant messaging. There's simply email and on top of it both the sender and the receiver have to be members in order to communicate. That's not particularly appealing to anyone just checking it out for fun or for someone taking the plunge and actually paying for a membership, because either way both parties having to pay makes hooking up harder to do.
Still, the feature called "hookups" is cool because you get to say what other members turn your crank. It's simple - if you upload a profile pic then you can check out photos from other folks and pick which ones float your boat. The more profile details you fill out, the more easily you'll be able to tell who is a good match for you. If you say "yes" to someone who says "yes" to you then that could potentially be a great hookup.
I like the concept and I mustn't be the only one, because this site gets a decent number of visitors to its pages. The real hook here is in fact free (the voting for who you'd like to hook up with) other than requiring you upload a photo for your profile. Maybe, you should play the hookup game and then decide whether it's worth upgrading your membership. iHookups could be fun to check out, even if you to actually hook up you'd probably need to pay.
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