Hookup potential: 1/5 Features: 3/5 Design: 4/5 Content: 3/5
- Decent quantity of porn available to members, games, AV chat, free scheduled cam shows
- Nice custom design, well-integrated with content offerings
- “Sex dating” aspect pretty much a scam. Excessive shilling and fakery, even by industry standards
The Full Story:
I don’t know about you, but to me, “casual” dating sites should be about more than looking at tits and ass. They should be about hanging out in an environment where there’s the chance of finding some quality NSA action. What really annoys me about this site is the sheer level of fakery. With most of the “adult dating” sites there’s a level of fakery and shilling for upsells, but hookup.com really goes above and beyond.
Look, all you guys. If I want porn, I’ll go to a porn site. If I want a camwhore, I’ll go to a camwhore site. The reason I’m here on your SEX DATING site is that’s I’d like to do some SEXY DATING. Capeesh?
The site is very heavily focused on convincing you that you need to join a webcam membership site or a porn site. The female profiles are mostly fake, as are the flood of messages you receive from them. It’s particularly noticeable that most of the messages seem to have been written by the same person, as the the same spelling and grammar mistakes keep being repeated.
One positive thing I will say about the ubiquitous webcam upsells, is that at least if you actually join this site you get regularly scheduled FREE (public) camshows. Although they’re not private, they are explicit, and it beats paying $4 a minute at a regular cam site for them. Watch and participate in a couple and you’ve pretty much made the price of your membership back. Members also have access to a large number of “member galleries” (read: picporn), porn videos, video/audio/text chatrooms, and adult games.
As for the site design on HookUp.com, it’s decent. Clean, attractive, straightforward. None of the content offerings look “bolted-on” as they do with a lot of other sites.