7 Best Dating Sites Like Backpage (2018)

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7 Best Dating Sites Like Backpage (2018)

Hayley Matthews Hayley Matthews • 4/03/18

Backpage is the second largest classified ads site in the US, and you’ll find listings for things like cars, furniture, jobs, houses, yard sales, and dating personals. If it’s the latter that you’re interested in, Backpage isn’t your only option.

Below are seven Backpage-like sites that are our top picks for finding hookups, dates, and lifelong partners, and they’re all 100% free or 100% free to try.

1

BeNaughty

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BeNaughty is a great alternative to Backpage because it’s just for personals, particularly the adult kind. You can post a profile for free and find hookups, threesomes, swingers, affairs, or other kinds of sexual encounter. The site has millions of members from all over the world, and it uses your location to connect you with like-minded, frisky men and women in a matter of seconds. You don’t have to worry about your safety on BeNaughty because it’s SSL encrypted, which means your information is secure, and it’s extremely difficult for scammers to access the site.

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Match

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Match isn’t a new name in the dating industry — it’s been around since the 1990s. Because Match is responsible for the most romantic connections, the majority of us know someone who’s found a date or partner on the site (or know someone who knows someone). It won’t cost you anything to join, and Match will search for compatible people based on your criteria (distance, appearance, age, lifestyle, type of relationship, etc.) and send you match suggestions every day. Then you can view these profiles and either “like” them or send them a message.

3

Zoosk

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Thanks to Zoosk, searching or posting an ad for that special someone (whether for the night or forever) is easier and faster than ever because the site is integrated with Facebook and Google+. You can pull your information and photos from an existing profile and be on your way. Zoosk doesn’t charge for registration, profile creation, uploading photos, browsing, and flirting, among other things, and you can get it on your desktop, smartphone, or tablet.

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Craigslist

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Craigslist is the site on our list that’s most similar to Backpage, but it’s been around longer (1995 vs. 2004). Craigslist has various sections besides personals for posting ads, but that’s probably its most popular section. It’s broken up into categories, including strictly platonic, women seeking women, women seeking men, men seeking women, men seeking men, miscellaneous romance, casual encounters, missed connections, and rants and raves. Something to be careful with on both Craigslist and Backpage is people pretending to be someone they’re not in order to steal money from you or harm you.

URL: https://www.craigslist.org/

5

Oodle

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Oodle is “reinventing online classified ads” with its friendly atmosphere and 15 million+ monthly users. Once you sign up and specify your wants, you’ll see potential dates’ usernames, ages, photos, what they’re looking for, and where they’re from. Oodle is available in numerous countries and hundreds of cities such as Baltimore, USA and Melbourne, Australia. Communication and flirting features include Skype, AIM, Yahoo, MSN, bookmarks, and virtual gifts.

URL: https://www.oodle.com/

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ClassifiedAds

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Launched around 2001, ClassifiedAds.com looks and acts just like the ads you’d see in newspapers. It’s completely free, unlike some other classified sites, and you can be as general or as specific as you want in your profile. The team says: “We invest a great deal of time and effort in monitoring and filtering the content posted to the website, so you can be confident that you’ll find only quality, relevant listings.”

URL: https://www.classifiedads.com/

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Adpost

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All you have to do is complete a few steps, and then you’re part of the Adpost community: 1) Choose your state. 2) Enter a search term, ad number, or username or select a section (e.g., personals). 3) Select an ad that catches your eye. If you want to post a personals ad, you’ll click “Post Ad” at the top-left corner of the page. A free basic ad will run for 30 days, with the free renewal max being 90 days, and you can post up to 100 videos plus one video. You can upgrade for more features, such as higher rankings, but it’ll cost you (starting at $9.99). Plus, we don’t think it’s necessary.

URL: https://www.adpost.com/

Backpage is Popular, But You’ve Got Other Choices

Backpage has been around for almost two decades, is available in 15 languages, and now serves more than 869 cities worldwide, so it’s really made a name for itself in the online classified space. However, Backpage has had its controversies, which is why we wanted to give you seven alternatives. Check some of them out — since they’re free, you have nothing to lose.