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As of May 9th, 2018, has closed (see Story). If you are looking for information on a similar free popular dating sites please take a look at our Plenty of Fish review.

Below, we have left our original review for your continued reading. The review received its last major update in 2015. is a free online dating site that was launched in early 2002. Most of the site’s members live in the United States and are primarily young adults and college students. Datehookup went through a redesign in 2014 which gave the site a new look and greatly retooled and streamlined the features of the service which definitely makes this site more about finding a casual encounter than a compatible partner to date.

Signing up to DateHookup is very simple. You select what gender you are, what gender you are looking for and your location. From there you are asked about 10 more attributes about yourself before it is indicated that you should upload a photo. Once the profile process is complete (in about 2 minutes) you are brought to the homepage which is your default search page of members. You can only search for singles by gender, age range and location. You can filter these results by newest member, who is online and best match. These search options are very limiting for a more serious dater. The nice thing about the search results is they display the photo of members very predominantly which makes it easy to see if you have that instant attraction with the member or not.

Communicating with other users is easy to do and just requires you to click on the message icon. You can add smiles to your texts along with virtual gifts. With members you can also specify if you like them or not by clicking on the heart icon. One other feature DateHookup has is called “Let’s Meet”. This feature presents you with members in your area where you click on Yes, No, or Maybe to indicate if you would like to meet the person. Datehookup keeps track if the person indicates there preference as well which you can look up later once they have answered the question about you.

In terms of site traffic, DateHookup is the third most popular free dating site (as of 2015) and it is reported by traffic measuring services to receive about 500 thousand unique visitors per month. OkCupid is in 2nd place, with Plenty of Fish leading the pack of free dating sites by a wide margin (over five times the traffic). If you are looking for a free hookup dating site geared towards singles in their twenties and early thirties, then this service is definitely one to check out.

Positives of

  • A free hookup dating site for young adults who can now spend their money on more important things like beer or the actual date

Negatives of

  • Too many ads on the site, which can interfere with your online dating experience
  • You must join before you can search the dating site, a deceiving way for DateHookup to artificially inflate their membership numbers
  • Not enough profile attributes that you can search by to allow you to find someone to have an actual connection with

At a Glance

United States, International
Member Numbers:
1,000,000 ?
Cost per Month:
Free to $4.90 / month
Membership Types:
Free - Complete
Paid Upgrade

Average User Reviews & Ratings

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  View Free Membership

  • Yes
  • Included:
    • Create a profile
      • Email, username, gender, gender looking for, birthday, country, zip code
      • A couple of details
        • Height, body, ethnicity, education, job, kids
      • Add a Photo
        • Add multiple photos by dragging and dropping or selecting from the file dialogue
      • Add a bio which includes 1 or more paragraphs about yourself
    • Searching (find people)
    • Viewing of profiles and photos
    • Notifications
    • Let's Meet
  • Not included:
    • Being able to view a full list of who has "liked" you

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • In a Relationship
  • Married
  • Separated
  • Divorced
  • Widowed

Relationships You can Find

  • Casual
  • Dating Costs

  • Prices last confirmed March 7, 2015. Please check for most recent pricing. All prices in USD unless specified otherwise. Prices may differ based on location, time of purchase, or access point (this can include device used and/or if accessed from a website or app)
  • Free online dating: You can create a profile, view and search for members, and communicate with anyone for free
  • The first seven days of a membership are free
  • VIP Upgrade includes:
    • See the full list of who likes you
    • No advertising is displayed
    • Costs for upgraded membership:
      • 1 month for $6.95 per month
      • 3 months for $5.95 per month
      • 6 months for $4.90 per month. Save 29% over 1 month package
  • Your upgraded membership subscription will automatically renew at the same rate, until you decide to cancel. Viewing & Communication Features

  • Photos
  • Profiles
    • Putting contact info in your profile will get your account deleted (email address, phone number, full name, etc.)
  • Notifications
    • Send out instant messages to members
    • Messages are stored and can be filtered by who has viewed them and who you have been matched with
    • Conversations can be deleted
  • Sending virtual gifts
    • Along with mail messages you can send a virtual gift (a cute image of something)
    • Gifts that you have received may be shown on your profile page
  • History
    • A list of members who you have Viewed, Liked (by clicking on the Heart icon), Passed, and Blocked
    • The full list of members who have Liked you is only available to VIP members
  • Let's Meet
    • A tool that shows you a picture of a member and that asks the question if you want to meet?
    • You answer the question by clicking Yes, No, or Maybe
    • Once you answer the question you are then presented with the next profile and the process repeats
    • You can view the persons profile from this tool
    • You can also see who has also said Yes to meeting you
    • The list of members that are displayed to you are near your location and within your age group
    • If you click Yes your photo will automatically be shown to that member the next time they use the tool
    • You must have an approve photo already uploaded to use Let's Meet
  • Forums
    • message forums that cover a number of dating related and general news topics
    • Can view just your own forum posts and the ones from your friends
  • Groups
    • DateHookup Groups are similar to the message forums but are divided up by age groups, dating niches, religious groups, politics and general interests
    • Completely integrated into DateHookup. For example, if you were born in 1970, you can only post in the 30s age group topic
  • Called Find People
  • You search by gender, age range and location. These are the only attributes you can search by (nothing else)
  • You can specify any age range you want
  • Location is determined by your zip code and the distance from that zip code. The minimum distance is 50 miles
  • You can filter your search results by Last Online (default), New Members, and Best Match

Other Information

  • Must be 18 years old or older to join

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