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The Chicago Bears interviewed Reggie McKenzie for their GM vacancy.

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The Chicago Bears interviewed Reggie McKenzie for their GM vacancy.

The Chicago Bears have reached out to at least 15 general manager candidates and 10 coaching candidates for interviews. As they go through the interview process, we’re looking at each of the prospective hires.

Reggie McKenzie interviewed for the GM opening Thursday, the team announced.

Reggie McKenzie

Title: Miami Dolphins senior personnel executive

Age: 58

Experience

Before joining the Dolphins in 2019, McKenzie spent seven seasons as the Oakland Raiders general manager. He was named the Sporting News and PFWA executive of the year in 2016 after a 12-4 playoff season that included seven players making the Pro Bowl.

That was the Raiders’ only winning season in his seven as his teams went 40-72.

Among the players he drafted were Khalil Mack, Derek Carr, Amari Cooper and Latavius Murray.

Before joining the Raiders, McKenzie spent 18 years with the Green Bay Packers as a pro personnel assistant, the director of pro personnel and the director of football operations. The Packers won two Super Bowls in that span.

You should know

McKenzie was an NFL linebacker who played 60 games over five seasons with the Raiders and San Francisco 49ers from 1985-92. He played in college at Tennessee.

Chicago connection

In 2014, McKenzie drafted current Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack fifth overall.

In 2018, after coach Jon Gruden was hired and negotiations for an extension soured between the Raiders and Mack, the team traded Mack, a second-round pick and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2020 to the Bears. The Raiders received two first-round picks, a third-round pick and a sixth-round pick over the next two seasons. The Bears then gave Mack a six-year extension.

Mack was named a Pro Bowler each of his next three seasons with the Bears but missed 10 games this year with injury.

What has been said

Before firing McKenzie in December 2018, Raiders owner Mark Davis spoke to ESPN about the Raiders’ roster issues.

“It’s been all part of an evolution, but I think it’s becoming clearer and clearer to Jon (Gurden), as well, that the talent is just not here at this time,” Davis said. “The drafts did not help supplement what we were doing in the free-agent market. If you look at our roster now, it’s a bunch of free-agent, one-year guys that are mercenaries. And they’re great guys, and they’re Raiders. Once a Raider, always a Raider … but we just don’t have the overall talent of a 22-man roster.”

Before the Raiders hired McKenzie in 2012, former Packers executive Ron Wolf told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: “Reggie’s a tremendous evaluator. He can tell you who can play and who can’t play. That’s what it’s all about. Some can write reports but can’t tell you who can play. Whatever that is, he has that. He has a feel.”

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Buffalo suspect: Lonely, isolated — with a troubling sign

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Buffalo suspect: Lonely, isolated — with a troubling sign

By BERNARD CONDON and MICHAEL HILL

CONKLIN, N.Y. (AP) — In the waning days of Payton Gendron’s COVID-altered senior year at Susquehanna Valley High School, he logged on to a virtual learning program in economics class that asked: “What do you plan to do when you retire?”

“Murder-suicide,” Gendron typed.

Despite his protests that it was all a joke, the bespectacled 17-year-old who had long been viewed by classmates as a loner with good grades was questioned by state police over the possible threat and then taken into custody and to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation under a state mental health law.

But a day and a half later, he was released. And two weeks after that, he was allowed to participate in graduation festivities, including riding in the senior parade, where he was photographed atop a convertible driven by his father and festooned with yellow-and-blue balloons and signs reading, “Congratulations” and “Payton Gendron.”

That account of Gendron’s brush with the law last spring, according to authorities and other people familiar with what happened, emphasized the same point school officials made in a message to parents at the time: An investigation found no specific, credible threat against the school or any individual from that sign of trouble.

Now, the episode is seen as a missed opportunity to uncover a sinister side of Gendron that he kept hidden from those around him. He became radicalized online, bought a Bushmaster rifle, traveled three hours to Buffalo and went on what authorities say was a racist, livestreamed shooting rampage Saturday in a supermarket that killed 10 Black people.

Gendron, now 18, was arraigned on a state murder charge over the weekend and a court-appointed public defender entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. He remained jailed under suicide watch as federal prosecutors contemplate hate-crime charges.

Even as the FBI swarmed the home where Gendron lived with his parents and two younger brothers, neighbors and classmates in this mostly white community of 5,000 near the New York-Pennsylvania line say they saw no sign of the kind of racist rhetoric seen in a 180-page online diatribe, purportedly written by Gendron.

In it, he describes in minute detail how he researched ZIP codes with the highest concentrations of Black people, surveilled the Tops supermarket in Buffalo, and carried out the assault to terrorize all nonwhite, non-Christian people into leaving the country.

Classmates described Gendron as a quiet, studious boy who got high marks but seemed out of place in recent years, turning to online streaming games, a fascination with guns and ways to grab attention from his peers.

When school partially opened again in 2020 after COVID-19-related shutdowns, Gendron showed up covered head to toe in a hazmat suit. Classmate Matthew Casado said he didn’t think the stunt -– he called it “a harmless joke” — went down well with other students.

“Most people didn’t associate with him,” he said. “They didn’t want to be known as friends with a kid who was socially awkward and nerdy.”

Gendron excelled in sciences, once earning top marks in a state chemistry competition. But he was known for keeping to himself and not talking much. And when he did talk, it was about isolation, rejection and desperation.

“He talked about how he didn’t like school because he didn’t have friends. He would say he was lonely,” said Casado, who graduated with Gendron last year.

At one point last winter, Gendron’s mother called Casado’s mother with a request: Please have Matthew call Payton because he had no friends and needed to talk.

The two boys ended up going to flea markets together, watching YouTube videos and shooting guns on nearby state land over the next few months. Casado said that he had never heard his friend talk of anything violent.

“I didn’t think he would hurt a fly,” he said.

Some neighbors had a similar view, seeing the family as happy and prosperous, with both Paul Gendron and his wife, Pamela, holding stable jobs as civil engineers with the New York state Department of Transportation, earning nearly $200,000 combined, according to online records.

Dozens of their Facebook posts over the years show the parents and their three boys — often dressed in matching outfits — enjoying amusement park vacations, going on boat trips and camping trips, shooting laser tag guns and opening presents on Christmas morning.

Carl Lobdell, a family friend who first met Gendron on a camping vacation a dozen years ago, said he was shocked that Payton was identified as the suspect in the mass shooting. “When I heard about the shooting … I just cried,” he said.

One of Gendron’s lawyers, Daniel DuBois, said Tuesday he had no comment. The family did not respond to a request for comment over the weekend. No one answered the door Monday at the family home, surrounded by a neat, spacious lawn. Near the front door was a tiny right hand pressed in concrete with a heart symbol and the words, “PAYTON 2008.”

One parent of a Susquehanna Valley High student said she was furious that the student who was investigated for making the threat last year — whom she later discovered was Gendron — was still allowed to participate in all graduation activities. The woman asked not to be identified because she feared harassment.

According to a recording of a conference call of federal and local law enforcement officials Monday that was obtained by The Associated Press, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said Gendron’s comments he made in school in June 2021 were “generalized statements” and not targeted at anyone in particular or at a specific location, which is why no criminal charges were filed. He said the state police “did everything within the confines of the law.”

Gendron enrolled at Broome County Community College and later dropped out. The school wouldn’t say why. And according to online writings attributed to him, he began planning his assault on the Buffalo supermarket beginning at least in November, saying he was inculcated into his racist views online.

“I was never diagnosed with a mental disability or disorder, and I believe to be perfectly sane,” according to one passage.

A new, 589-page document of online diary postings emerged Monday that authorities have attributed to Gendron. In it, he describes his preparations for the Buffalo supermarket shooting in detail, writing at one point that he considered attacking a predominantly Black elementary school instead. He also recounted how he chased down a neighborhood cat, stabbed and decapitated it with a hatchet, took a picture and then buried it in the backyard.

Some of its passages also aligned with the account AP’s sources gave of his high school threat investigation.

“Another bad experience was when I had to go to a hospitals ER because I said the word’s ‘murder/suicide’ to an online paper in economics class,” said one entry. “I got out of it because I stuck with the story that I was getting out of class and I just stupidly wrote that down. That is the reason I believe I am still able to purchase guns.”

“It was not a joke, I wrote that down because that’s what I was planning to do.”

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Condon reported from New York. Eric Tucker in Washington, Michael R. Sisak in New York and news researcher Rhonda Shafner in New York contributed.

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Contact AP’s global investigative team at [email protected]

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Happy Endings On Netflix: Should You Stream It Or Skip It? When Will It Leave Netflix?

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Originally there were three seasons of Happy Ending, which were aired between 2011 and 2013 on ABC, but there are rumors that it will be leaving Netflix in June 2022.

About

It is about six young urbanites learning how to be an adult who lives in Chicago. Happy Endings revolves around these six friends in Chicago who were reeling from the break-up of two integral members of their group.

Although they would sort out this problem and remain friends; even though some issues will still come to them, it was originally owned by the Disney network, but later it was disowned after 3 seasons.

Stream It Or Skip It?

This is a comedy genre series, just like FRIENDS, with some modern twist. This series broadcasts how two of their friends broke up on a bad term, but still, they managed to remain friends. Regardless, they still had some problems running toward them, which is probably inevitable for them.

It shows how their friends’ lives will become more complicated than before, and they will question their own choices. They will have to hold tight to the people they care about and love as many inevitable problems will arise in their lives.

This is a comedy series with a lot of fun to watch out for. And it will be removed from Netflix on the 1st of June, 2022. You should probably watch this series and recommend it to others too.

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When Will It Leave Netflix?

It was June 2021 when Netflix took ownership of this series out of nowhere, with each of the series available instantly for viewers only in the US on the 1st of June. But apart from the US, it was not available on Netflix as Sony Pictures Television does not hold distribution rights. In most regions, the series was available only on a VOD basis, which means that you have to pay for each episode or season.

Now only after a year, The series ‘Happy Endings’ is set to be taken down on the 1st of June, 2022. It will be leaving the platform with a huge loss in the licensed TV department; in the form of Downton Abbey, which sees all six seasons taken down on the very same day. To the fans, this is the perfect moment to revisit this series and cherish their best moments.

Not all soni series are released on Netflix.

Where To Watch Happy Endings?

Even though Happy Endings will no longer be streamed on Netflix; it will be completely taken down on the 1st of June.

But the question arises for the fans about where to watch this series. The good news is it will be available on Amazon Prime Video and Hulu as a whole series for the time being. But let’s hope that the series will work its way back to Netflix in the coming future.

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Getting married or attached is a good thing! But, sometimes, all you might want is just a friend with benefits – or a one-night-stand, even. Not everyone is into long-term commitments!Yet, with the online world populated with many dating apps, it can be daunting to find the best hookup sites and apps for your sexual needs. It’s not uncommon to bump into bots, either.

Which is why we’ve done the heavy swiping for you to find the hookup apps that work best. It doesn’t matter if you’re into flings, booty calls, or one night stands, we’ve compiled the best hookup sites and apps so finding hook ups can be easier.

The Best Hookup Sites and Apps

  1. Best hookup app overall – AdultFriendFinder
  2. Easiest hookups for guys – Ashley Madison
  3. 100% free hookup site Reddit Dirty R4R 
  4. Best hookup app for women – Bumble
  5. Best new hookup app – Hinge
  6. Best free hookup app – Tinder
  7. New hookup app for threesomes – Feeld
  8. Like Tinder but only for hookups – Pure App
  9. Highest female to male ratio app – Seeking
  10. Best LGBTQ+ hookup app – HER
  11. Best free hookup site turned app – OkCupid
  12. Best app if you’re over 50 – SilverSingles
  13. Best gay hookup app – Grindr
  14. Best for BDSM hookups – Alt.com
  15. Best for Swingers – Swapfinder
  16. Best if you’re not interested in hookups – eHarmony

1. AdultFriendFinder – Best Hookup App and Site Overall

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adultfriendfinder

  • A sexually active community
  • A vast user base
  • Freely access the platform’s blogs and groups
  • Share erotic media
  • Most members seek casual relationships

If you’re seeking sexual fun (or are looking to explore new things sexually), AdultFriendFinder could be a good match for you. Most people are sexually active here, and you can share erotic photos and videos to attract possible matches.

Also, because the site’s population is diversified, comprising seniors, gays, and bisexuals, you can find all sorts of no-strings-attached partners here. The platform offers various communication modes, including live chat, so you can contact other users with whichever one you like.

The user base at AdultFriendFinder couldn’t be larger, and most of the people reside in the United States. Sign up and access the website’s blogs and groups for free. It’s complimentary to leave your comments, too.

2. Ashley Madison – Easiest Hookup App to Use

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ashley madison

  • Most members seek extramarital affairs
  • An easy-to-navigate platform
  • A large membership pool
  • An active community
  • Vie member’s profile pictures for free

If you’re seeking hookups apps with an easy-to-use interface, Ashley Madison has got you covered.  The large membership boosts your chances to find someone, and the active community means you’re less likely to have a blank inbox.

This app, which makes for a reliable spot for people looking for new affairs, is also easy to move. Thankfully, you can download it for free and get the ball rolling on the go.

At Ashley Madison, you can sign up, use search filters, and view other members’ photos without spending a penny. The friendly user interface couldn’t be more convenient.

3. Reddit Dirty R4R – 100% Free Hookup Sites

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The Best Hookup Apps Reviewed for NSA Casual Encounters

  • 100% free hookup sites
  • You can post anonymously 
  • Multiple “subreddits” for niche hookups
  • Over 778,000 members
  • Find hookup partners, cam playmates & more

Reddit Dirty R4R is the more sex-focused version of Reddit’s R4R section. In case you’re wondering, it stands for “Dirty Redditor for Redditor”, as users of this famous forum site are known as “Redditors” and the forums are known as “subreddits”.

Okay, your Reddit crash course is over.

This forum-style hookup site allows you to chat, flirt, and exchange photos with horny women and men from all over the world.

You can post anonymously, which has its upsides, but it means that other users may be catfishing you… keep that in mind! It can also be hard to find horny people in your local area, though there are some ways to filter down your results.

Dirty R4R is LGBT+ inclusive and very sex-positive, which is nice, but the limited audience and anonymity may be a deal-breaker if you’re impatient. At least it’s free!

4. Bumble – Best Hookup App for Women

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bumble

  • Find matches on the go via an app
  • Women are in charge of the game
  • Millions of monthly visitors
  • A reliable gender proportion
  • Communicate with other users free of charge

And now look at this: a hookup app that empowers women! If you’re a woman and are looking to make the first move in a casual relationship, Bumble is right here.

The fact that gender proportion is almost equal is a bonus.  It simply increases your chances to find someone.

Profile photos are public, and members can contact each other for free.  So, if you’re a woman looking to be in charge of your connections, and chat with them for free, it could be time to join Bumble.

The site’s app lets you be in charge of your connections on the go.  Which is a plus considering there couldn’t be more members to check out. The platform boasts millions of monthly visitors.

5. Hinge – Best New Hookup App

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  • “No-surprises” video date
  • 50-50 gender ratio
  • Free messages
  • Strict sign-up process
  • Almost no fake profiles

Just because you’re looking for casual sex doesn’t mean that you’ll set up for just anyone.

To avoid weird first dates with people that look “slightly different” from their profile pictures, Hinge has come up with the perfect idea − they give many conversation starters that encourage users to hop on a video date before meeting in person.

Men will appreciate the 50-50 gender ratio, as reported by Hinge’s spokeswoman herself, Jean-Marie McGrath. Also, being a newer app means Hinge has very active members that send likes, comment on photos, and send messages to potential matches.

With the free version, you get access to their matchmaking features and you can send unlimited messages to your mutual matches. And if that weren’t enough, you can also give 8 likes per day as well as set preferences like age, ethnicity, and religion.

6. Tinder – Best Free Hookup App

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tinder

  • A location-based matchmaking system
  • Messages other users for free
  • Access live video calls
  • Millions of people to check out
  • User activity is high

For those who fancy free features on a hooking up app, Tinder could be the place to be. Most of the core features are complimentary, including sending messages (for matched members). Other freebies include locating members near you, downloading the platform’s app, and uploading images.

Tinder has millions of people, which increases your chances of bumping into a match. Member activity couldn’t be higher, too. Meaning, potential sex partners could make the first move!

Enjoy live video calls, and connect to Snapchat, Spotify, and other apps hassle-free. Don’t worry if you’re from the LGBTQ+ community, either. Tinder has got a place for you.

7. Feeld – New Hookup App for Threesomes

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  • Heaps of very attractive profiles
  • Open-minded users
  • Top-notch security
  • LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Lots of free features

Designed for more than just vanilla dating, Feeld’s original name 3nder speaks volumes about what the app is for…

If you’re tired of contacting 100s of people on other apps to find the only few who’ll agree to a threesome, then you’ll love how users on Feeld state exactly what they’re looking for.

You can sign up on Feeld as a single or as a couple, and choose from more than 20 sexual and gender identities, list your desires, and create group chats. In other words, narrowing down on what you’re looking for should be a matter of minutes.

Feeld gives so many features for free that I actually feel like I’m taking advantage of them… Jokes aside − you can sign up, define a maximum distance for matches, view matches near you, send and receive unlimited messages from your matches, and more.

8. Pure App − Best Hookup-only App

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  • Purely for hookups
  • James-Bond-like anonymity
  • 100% free for women
  • Different matches every day
  • Modern & minimalist UI

As the name suggests, Pure stands out by being purely for hookups. So much so that the app rules command users to “pretend like you’re strangers afterward”.

Unlike most dating apps, Pure doesn’t have any matchmaking algorithm. Instead, members can write catchy “ads” about themselves or what they are looking for. When anyone likes their ad, then it’s a match.

For those who value anonymity, Pure is a match made in heaven (pun intended) as profiles are deleted every 24 hours. Much like a James Bond movie, you can also send spur-of-the-moment pictures that will self-destruct a few seconds after your partner has seen them.

Women will be glad to know that Pure is 100% free for them. Men, on the other end, have access to a 3-day free trial to try all the features and get their first date.

10. HER − Best for Queer Women

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  • Something casual” tag
  • Social media features
  • Unlimited free messages
  • Active profiles with real photos
  • Free base version

If you’re tired of apps that keep suggesting men even though you were clear about your gender preferences… or worse, if you keep being sexualized by men who just don’t get it…

Then HER has been custom made for you.

Apart from being LGBTQ+ friendly, what makes this app particularly great for one-night stands is the “Looking for” section of profiles that includes a “something casual” tag − so that there’s no confusion as to what you (or potential matches) are looking for.At first glance, you’ll notice HER has many features you’d find on social media, such as a feed, status updates, and more. What makes this interesting is that it’s a great way to find easy conversation starters − apart from the all-time great “Hi, you’re so hot”.

9. Seeking – Best for Sugar Hookups

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seeking

  • A large user base
  • Gender proportion is almost equal
  • Contact other users freely
  • Fit for sugar daddies and sugar babies
  • Most users are into casual relationships

One of the best hookup sites with a reliable male-to-female ratio, Seeking is a safe spot for sugar daddies looking to get into casual relationships with younger people. And vice versa.

The platform couldn’t be easier to navigate and features many users, who could be potential partners for casual sex — or even a one-night-stand.

Contact other users for free, provided your profile image is approved. And if you’re ever on the move, Seeking’s app has got you covered. Download it for free — it’s available on both Android and iOS devices.

Like most entries on this list, this platform offers complimentary services. Register, find matches, and chat with them free of charge.

10. HER

11. OkCupid – Best Free Hookup Site and App

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okcupid

  • High member activity
  • Most users seek “serious” hookups
  • Core features, including messaging, are available for free
  • A large user base
  • Access a mobile app for Android and iOS devices

If you’d rather use a free site rather than a complimentary app, here’s a dating spot that offers most of its core features for free. The user base here couldn’t be larger and more active. Consequently, you could easily run into a potential hookup partner — considering several members are after “serious” hookups.

Enjoy a whole load of free features on this site, including signing up, searching and messaging other users, and keeping track of who you like. Other freebies include viewing pictures of possible matches, importing your photos from leading social media sites, and downloading their app.

Register and get immediate match suggestions for your pick.

12. SilverSingles – Best Hookup Site for Over 60

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  • The platform is safe to use
  • View other members’ photos for free
  • The site is designed to suit older singles
  • A near-equal gender proportion
  • Access a clutter-free app

For our senior citizens, this could be the place to hook up with your “agemates.” The site is designed to suit older adults: it’s safe and easy to use, and it features a detailed personality test during signup.

SilverSingles has an almost equal gender proportion, too, increasing your chances of finding other casual-sex seekers. Most of the members are aged 50+, so you only knock into matches within your age range, and are educated.

The platform has a dating app, which is available on android and iOS devices, and you can download it free of charge. Freebies at Silver Singles include viewing other users’ photos, getting match suggestions, and favoriting possible casual partners.

13. Grindr – Best Gay Hookup App

  • Most members seek short-term connections
  • An active, large user base
  • Users are 100% men
  • Matches are location-based
  • Contact possible matches free of charge

Any gays in the room? You might want to look no further than Grindr. The high user engagement on the platform makes for a good chance to land yourself a match. And the location-based matching system couldn’t be more convenient. Who wouldn’t want a sex partner in their locality, after all?

The membership at Grindr is 100% men so your chances of finding potential gay dates aren’t compromised.

Register for free on this no-strings-attached relationships app and enjoy other freebies, including registration, viewing matches, exploring member profiles, messaging potential dates, and more.

14. Alt.com – Best for BDSM Hookups

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  • Members seek BDSM encounters
  • A large user base
  • Detailed profiles
  • Active users are aged 25 to 34
  • Access live video chats for free

Are you looking to fulfill your sexual fantasies? Alt.com could be your best app for hooking up — most members here are into BDSM. The site boasts millions of users, too, so you might be able to find a partner.

Active users are aged 25 to 34, just so you know what age range to target potential matches. And the detailed member profiles let you assess possible dates before throwing an opening line.

Like all entries on this list, freebies are no exception at Alt.com: register, flirt, and join chat rooms without spending a dime.

15. Swapfinder – Best for Swingers

  • Members are sexually active
  • Users are open to couple-sharing
  • A large user base
  • Members seek casual sex encounters
  • Join chat rooms free of charge

True to its name, Swapfinder is a partner-swapping spot. And it couldn’t be easier finding casual sex encounters on the platform. Members are vocal about their sexual preferences, and they’re open to couple-sharing.

The platform boasts a large user base (with the vast majority of members from the United States) widening your chances of finding a potential match. And the fact that the users here are sexually active is a plus.

Swapfinder lets you join chat rooms and comment on media, such as videos and photos, for free.

Join free of charge and get the ball rolling!

16. eHarmony – Best for Mature Couples

  • The site features a section for mature singles
  • View other members’ profiles for free
  • Profile sections are detailed
  • Thorough compatibility test upon registration
  • The platform is quite simple and easy to navigate

Mature couples, where are you? eHarmony could be your best app for hookup. Matchmaking is based on an in-depth personality test, boosting compatibility. The profiles here couldn’t be more detailed, too, just so you can assess potential matches before breaking the ice.

And don’t worry, eHarmony knows you’re a senior citizen. They’ve made it easier for you to navigate their platform, let alone offering an entire section dedicated to you, the older people.

Freebies aren’t an exception on the site as well: from registering to viewing profiles and favorite members, you won’t spend a penny.

Thanks to eHarmony’s app, you don’t have to be taking your PC with you everywhere, given your age. Grab your phone (or tablet) and search for matches on the go.

Runner-Ups: The Best of the Rest Hookup Apps

  1. Her – hookup app for LBGTQ+ community only
  2. PURE – a platform for spontaneous hookups
  3. Victoria Milan – a hookup platform for secret affairs
  4. Heated Affairs – a dating site for discreet hookups
  5. Gay Friend Finder – a dating site for local gay hookups
  6. Dust – a hookup spot for anonymous sexting
  7. Plenty of Fish – a platform for hookups with love touches
  8. 99 Flavors – a dating app for the sexually adventurous
  9. Get In On – a hookup app for all sexual taste and preferences
  10. Clover – a dating app for personal hookup encounters
  11. Red Hot Pie – a site for various hookup set-ups

Know the Ins and Outs of the Hookup App Scene: 

How to Choose the Best App for Hookups

While we may have listed the best apps for hookup out there, it doesn’t hurt to dig out one (or more) for yourself — just in case. Here’s how:

Weigh Your Wallet

Some apps offer most of the core features for free. Others offer them for a fee. Ask yourself if a potential free platform would best serve your needs — or if you’d rather spend a few bucks on a subscription site, without stretching your wallet

Experiment with Various Platforms

Sometimes, experiments yield the best results. Experimenting with different potential dating networks could help land yourself the best dating sites out there.

“Expensive” May Not Mean “Quality”

We couldn’t stress this more. But some of the expensive platforms out there don’t offer quality services. Flipping the coin, some of the less costly ones don’t offer mediocre services. Just keep it in mind as you delve the internet for the best dating spots.

How Do You Want to Communicate?

Would you be better off with a live chat? Or, you’d rather message potential, instead. And is email communication your cup of tea? email. These, and more, are some of the things you want to consider, just like with long-term dating apps.

Read User Reviews

It doesn’t matter if you aren’t into long-term dating,  but the rules remain unchanged. Read feedback from previous users before using a potential dating app. It’ll help separate the wheat from the chaff.

General Dating Sites or Niche Sites?

Some hooking up apps are designed specifically for hookups. Some cater to a whole load of different dating set-ups, with casual dating being a fraction of it. Go for what best meets your needs.

What Are the Best Free Hookup Sites?

Most of the top hookup sites aren’t completely free to use. But if you’re seeking spots with most of the features available for free, including customer support 24 hours a day, these could fit the bill.

  • OkCupid
  • AdultFriendFinder
  • Tinder
  • Seeking
  • Bumble
  • Ashley Madison

Tips for Hooking Up

Are you looking to use the best apps for a hookup like a pro? Then you need to master the rules of the game. We hope these tips help.

Don’t Go All In

Unlike a serious relationship, a casual sex encounter is temporary, and your potential partner probably knows it. Going all in may get your feelings hurt when it’s time to wrap things up.

Know When to Leave

After you’ve gotten intimate once or twice, or so, read between the lines to gauge if your “lover” has already given up. This is temporary dating, after all! And if they’re acting distant after a booty call, it might be time to leave.

The Opening Lines

Use action-initiating opening lines when making the first move. You want a potential date to stick around for a convo. So, make them do it. Otherwise, you might never get your messages replied to, even on the best app for a hookup!

Don’t Be Creepy

The best way to never land yourself a potential match is to be creepy. Avoid it if you’re, in fact, seeking a “serious” casual relationship.

Location Matters

Are you looking for potential matches near your location? Then do it on a platform with geolocation features. A site like Tinder may get you one, or more,  local hookups.

How to Stay Safe When Hooking up Through Dating Apps

Safety comes first when seeking partners via dating apps, including hookup apps. You want to keep an eye on these tips:

  • Don’t share your financial info
  • Meet publicly for the first time
  • Ensure (subscription) payments are done over a secure server
  • Beware of bots
  • If you decide to get intimate, use protection

The Best Hookup Sites and Apps: The Takeaway

Online dating need not be complicated. Whether you’re seeking the best apps for hookups or dating sites for casual encounters, we hope our top picks help!

Our winner is AdultFriendFinder: The vast majority of people here aren’t only seeking casual relationships but also are sexually active.  Our first and second runner-ups are eHarmony and Tinder, respectively. These cater to the needs of older and younger people, in that order, as far as casual sex goes.

Now, go enjoy casual fun like you’ve never before!

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