A purely casual connection is the stuff hookup dreams are made of.
There’s no doubt that Tinder has a solid reputation for being the ultimate hookup app, with unspoken rules about what times to login if you’re just looking for a booty call, but now that aspect may have found itself a little competition.
It’s called CasualX, and caters exclusively to people who want encounters with no strings attached. According to Mashable it’s billing itself as “Tinder Minus Marriage-Minded Daters”, and launched yesterday for iOS (Android users, your time is coming soon.)
Here’s more about it:
CEO Michelle Li founded the app after she noticed many of her friends in the market for simple hookups weren’t having luck. She noted in a statement, “Those who use Tinder to find partners for casual sex with no strings attached often find the experience confusing and frustrating when they are matched with people who are looking for serious relationships.”
It’s got all the now-standard swiping and matching of most dating apps, but it’s only for people looking to hookup. All of the pleasure with none of the messiness of having to suss out whether this match could be “the one.”
Li told us one feature that makes it stand out from the crowd is “moments.” Similar to any social media feed, it allows you to upload photos and thoughts and share them with the other users. And you can see them when you look at anyone’s profile.
To address the possible scamming and fake profiles often associated with these type of applications, the CasualX team will be manually reviewing each new profile. Good luck with that, guys.
Some of the behaviors [sic] this app facilitates might not be things you’d want to share with, say, your coworkers or family members. So they offer a few features to protect your identity. Private albums is one. The other is a pattern lock, which is basically just a gesture password, you’ll have to use each time you open the app.
CasualX is catering to those who want to:
Meet couples and singles to have one night stands, friends with benefits, extramarital affairs, swinging or any other type of casual sexual relationship without commitment and emotional attachment.
And, apparently, it’s working. According to the app, during beta testing they’ve “amassed more than 50 000 users and are generating at least 1 000 matches a day”.
All that needs to happen now is for Tinder to make a “hookup only” option, to distinguish those wanting something from those who just want a fling, and CasualX will surely disappear.
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