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The Cut asked self-proclaimed serial dater Carolyn Busa, 32, to rank the best of the best hookup apps if you’re looking for a little commitment-free fun.
Busa, a 32-year-old comedian living in Crown Heights, says she uses dating apps for casual hookups about once a month.
Each time you cross paths with another user IRL, their profile pops up — which, according to Busa, brings an element of logistical ease that the other apps lack.
“You don’t have to do that first question of where do you live and figure out if you even want to meet,” she says, since the only reason you’re connected in the first place is because you were already in the same place at some point.
“It was just a little overwhelming.” Plus, there are some situations where you really just don’t want to match with anyone in close proximity, like work or a family gathering (luckily, though, you can turn the location-tracking off and on to avoid any awkward moments). Bumble Pros: To Busa, the biggest draw of Bumble is its chat expiration feature.
With other apps, “so many times, we just sit on matches and nothing happens,” she says.
“I’m not really looking for a relationship right now,” she explains, and she prefers apps that offer her plenty of potential matches with a similar mindset.
And in her experience, Bumble tends to involve “too much talking” for someone only looking for something casual. Tinder Pros: At this point, “Tinder” and “hookup app” are practically synonymous.If the person is giving you one-word responses and asking you the same generic questions they ask everyone else ("what do you do for fun?