Is Sexbook real? We reviewed this mobile dating app to find out.
With all of the dating apps out there, it’s hard to know where to even start if you’re looking to meet someone new. Which of them actually have real people on them? Do people respond to messages, and are they really willing to go on dates? Are they worth paying for? With Sexbook, a popular dating app, we can put all your worries to rest. Here’s our Sexbook review.
What is Sexbook?
The idea behind Sexbook is simple, you sign up using your Facebook account and then you go out and meet other singles that live near you. Your preferences can be found through Facebook and you can then browse people based on your liking preferences. From there you can create a profile and message to others and hope that they’ll respond to your message and meet you somewhere.
The app actually acts a lot like Tinder. From the Tinder-like profile to the exclusive message setting, this app sounds pretty similar to Tinder. You can use the app on both iOS and Android, which I would personally say is a good sign. Sexbook has a built in messaging system which allows you to have real conversations with other singles in your area.
How does it work?
So, just what is Sexbook, you ask? Well, it’s an iPhone and Android app that promises to “make sex dating discrete and easy.” It’s more like a hookup app than an actual dating app, with one major difference: you’ll be matched with real people. Not bots, not generic people that were chosen at random. You get to select the kinds of people you’re looking for and they’ll put together a profile for you.
It’s pretty straightforward, really, as all other dating sites I’ve tried. The only real difference is that you’ll be asked to answer questions about yourself, such as what kinds of guys and girls you’re attracted to, what you like in bed, and so on. These questions will then be matched with a list of local people who’re ready to hook up now.
When you create an account, you’ll be asked to fill in your name, age, and sexual orientation. Sexbook asked me to fill in my gender and the necessary info to my profile, and that was it.
Sexbook is designed to connect you with people you find attractive. Where do you find people? Once you’re inside the app, you can search for users in the general location you’re interested in, or you can narrow your searches by zip code.
Our review of the app
We decided to download and use Sexbook free for a week. If it didn’t work well and actually generated results, then it could just be a fluke, or it could indicate a serious problem. However, if we received a good amount of matches (as Sexbook claimed we would), then it might be worth upgrading to the paid version.
The easy steps to get started
When you first launch the app, you’re taken to a very casual, friendly welcome screen. From there, you can click the sign up button, answer a few questions, and create your profile.
Once you’ve filled that out, you’re given a list of photos, as well as a short bio about yourself. In addition to profiles for users, there’s also a search bar that allows you to look for people based on specific criteria. For instance, if you’re looking for a woman to go out on a date with, you can search for women based on location, gender, and age.
You’re given a time frame, which ranges from the morning to the evening, of your choice, to complete a 2-minute, 5-question test to determine if you’re a good match for each other. The tests are quite easy, and there are plenty of questions that relate to location (coffee shop, bar, or movie theater) or the basic question “do you wanna meet up sometime?” This way, you’re able to ask what’s the best way to spend the next hour once you first meet up.
On Sexbook, you can either show your location on your profile or not. I did not see any major difference between showing my location and not. If you have a large profile, complete with lots of information about what you’re into, you will get contacted by people quickly. If you have a small profile, you may have to wait a little bit for people to start contacting you.
Other important things you need to know
For starters, you’re not likely to go very far wrong with Sexbook. In fact, it has become so popular that it now has a sizeable American user base and an international user base. When it comes to swiping, the app is pretty decent.
You are only given five swipes to make your choice, but they have the ability to automatically swipe you back to the beginning of the queue if you don’t like the person on your swipes.
The app also uses a ‘smile to smooch’ feature, which automatically matches users together for a date based on their preferences.
Tons of photos. Sexbook has an impressive number of photos, which can come in handy if you’re looking for a quick hookup or are just looking to swipe a few times.
While the Sexbook app certainly isn’t the biggest app out there, you’ll still find plenty of legit people looking for people and they’ll actually want to meet up for some casual fun without wasting any time.
Although we had plenty of luck on the free version, the premium version does promise to get you more matches with some more advanced search features, and we think it’s worth it if you’re serious about having casual sex.