Does Just Hook Up Really Work?


Does Just Hook Up work?Just Hook Up is a “dating” site that isn’t really focused on dating, more like just hooking up. If that’s what you’re searching for, your biggest question has to be: Does this really work to get a hook up?

Overview
It’s not surprising that a site like this has come along, trying to separate itself from dating sites such as eHarmony or Match, which focus on long-term relationships and more serious dating.

The Claim
Just Hook Up claims that they are the “number 1 hookup site online” and at the time of this writing they say they have over 500,000 members with roughly 20% of them online at the moment. Overall those aren’t staggering numbers, not when you compare it to other dating sites or social networking sites, but when you consider that this is a very select group of people that just want to get together for casual sex and whatnot, it’s starts to look more impressive.

The Hype
The hype comes from them being able to guarantee that you’ll get laid. Nobody can really guarantee that, because you’ll still have to put forth the effort. Since they are only giving you a free 3 months of service if you don’t get laid, it’s not like it’s costing them anything.

The Cost
$22.72 a month and $8.42 if you go for the 12 month package. When you activate your account by confirming your email they’ll give you another discount opportunity. Try to exit that page and there will be a pop-up offering you a 50% discount, or $17.47 per month, and $6.47 a month on the one-year package. That was the lowest price we could find.

With a paid membership you’re getting the ability to send as many messages as you want, as well as look at all of the profiles and photos that are available. They also let you look at the full size photos that are uploaded. You can to wink at as many people as you want, and have the ability to send messages to free members that haven’t upgraded yet. They also let you have access to adult video content that users have uploaded.

They have an “anytime money back guarantee” so even if you go with the bigger packages you can still opt out of it for a refund. They also have a “get laid guarantee” so if you don’t get laid they’ll bump out your account for an extra 3 months for free to give you another go at it.

The Commitment
You can use the site as much or as little as you want. If you’re paying for it you’ll probably want to use it a lot so you can get your money’s worth. If you could get just one hook up per month from this it would be far better than spending your time in bars and clubs buying drinks and staying out all night just to try and “get lucky”. However, keep reading because it’s been our experience that this might not be feasible.

Evaluation
You’re quite limited in what you can do once you activate your free account, and many of the features that could actually get you to hook up with someone are kept under lock and key. Also, there was a suspicious number of people interested in our dummy account, just moments after signing up. This is without adding a picture, or any other sort of identifiable information, such as what we were interested in. The accounts that were approaching us had scantily clad or naked women that claimed to be looking to just have fun. In our opinion these were fake accounts used to entice us into signing up for a membership, since there was no good way to contact them after they had reached out to us.

The reason that this smells even fishier is that each of the profiles of people that were contacting us – with no understandable reason to contact us other than our basic location and age – looked a little similar to each other. All of them were considerably good looking, said roughly the same thing in their About Me section and had at least one boob and nipple showing.

Even when we tested it as a girl looking for guys we still received the same sort of messages from naked women with the same sort of pick-up lines.

If someone sends you a message, you have to upgrade to message them back in many cases. You also have just 5 winks to use before you run out and have to re-up. There are also certain profiles that you can’t even view if you’re still at the free level. And you might have to squint in order to see some of the photos that have been uploaded because they don’t let you increase their size.

Final Just Hook Up Review

There isn’t enough conclusive evidence that Just Hook Up works to line up an actual NSA encounter with someone. For that reason we’re giving it the Risky Try rating, as it could end up being just a big waste of time. They have their guarantees in place, but it is our belief that there are better ways to spend your time that have a higher chance of getting you the sort of results you want without having to pay much at all, and without worrying if you are being toyed with or not.

Our Recommendation
For the money, both free and as a paid membership, we like OKCupid. They let you do a TON of stuff for free, and there’s really no need to pay in order to find someone. Just be straightforward that you’re not looking for anything serious and you’ll find people that are looking for the same. There are so many people on there that you don’t have to worry if you’re talking with a fake account or not, real people are actually on there every day. The upgrades they have give you some added abilities, and let you go stealth, but all of the important features like making contact with people are free.

What do you think? Does Just Hook Up work or not?


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Andres Vargas August 11, 2013 at 7:59 pm

So me and the misses are wondering about these kind of sites. The problem we have with them are two fold. One, having read into the specifics a little, there emerges a question as to whether or not the service advertised is actually he service provided. Without spending the money for the subscription fee and the apparent hidden charges that seem to appear, there is no way of knowing if the people you are ‘meeting’ aren’t just shills for the company. Then there emerges the tricky situation of communicable disease. If this is just a ‘hook up’ site, then what’s to say the person you’re hooking up with isn’t swimming with disease?

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