How to Get Laid Through Online Dating (3 Easy Steps)

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How to Get Laid Through Online Dating (3 Easy Steps)

Hayley Matthews Hayley Matthews
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Today, more than 15% of Americans have used a dating site or app, and 59% say it’s a good way to meet people. But not everyone is turning to digital dating in hopes of finding “The One.”

According to Abodo.com, 4.4% of female and 14.8% of male dating app users are looking for a hookup. In addition, eHarmony reports that 33% of women have sex during the first online encounter.

Dating sites and apps have the numbers on their side, but there’s a little more to it if you want to seal the deal. Here are three ways to increase your chances of getting laid.

1. Join a Hookup Site/App

Niche dating is growing in popularity — singles love being specific about their interests and the fact that they know they’re going to meet someone like-minded. You’ve got sites for Trekkies, potheads, and Libertarians.

Yes, that means there are also sites out there just for hooking up. You don’t want to join the first one you come across, though. Below are our five favorites:

BeNaughty puts it all out there with its name — this is where men and women come to be naughty. Feel free to be as upfront as you want on the site. One of the most helpful features is the search, which you can filter by location, age, gender, appearance, and type of encounter, among others.

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It’s 100% free to browse on your own on BeNaughty as well as receive matches and flirt. The site is also SSL-encrypted, so your private information is kept safe.

Up next is AdultFriendFinder, one of the longest running casual sex sites. Founded in 1998, AdultFriendFinder has over 77 million frisky members, including singles, couples, and swingers.

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From private messaging to photo sharing to lively forums, AdultFriendFinder has numerous communication tools — so starting a conversation and setting up that first meetup should be easy.

FriendFinder-X offers a basic membership that won’t cost you anything and that allows you to create a profile, upload photos, search for matches, receive match suggestions, and communicate in a variety of ways.

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FriendFinder-X calls itself “the world’s largest casual personals site,” but it’s also an online community where you can ask fellow users for advice on any sex, dating, or relationship topic.

Strictly for gay, bisexual, and curious men, MenNation, which was launched in 2008, has made a name for itself in the hookup niche. More than 83.5 million men have created a profile on the site.

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In five simple steps, you can join the MenNation community: 1) Select your relationship status (single or couple). 2) Provide your birthday, country, and zip code. 3) Enter your email address, username, and password. 4) Choose your sexual orientation, body type, race, or marital status (or prefer not to say). 5) Write an Introduction Title.

LesbianPersonals is a sister site of MenNation, and, as you probably guessed, it caters to lesbian, bisexual, and curious women.

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On the homepage, you can see dozens of members who are in your area and ready to chat now. If you’re feeling really horny, check out the Live Sex Chat section, or post a sexy video on your profile.

2. Put in Your Profile What You’re Looking for

Signing up for a hookup site is a great way to start, but don’t just stop there. Make sure your profile reflects the type of people and encounters you’re interested in. It could be a one-night stand, threesome, an orgy, affair, or open relationship. You should do the same in your messages as well.

The more honest you are, the more likely you are to meet someone who’s on the same page. You won’t have to play games or put on a charade, and no one’s feelings should get hurt.

Make sure you’re using those search filters we talked about earlier, too. They’ll help you weed through the millions of profiles that are on these sites. The more time you save, the quicker you can get laid.

3. Ask to Meet Up Within a Week of Connecting

Too often people get sucked into the messaging and texting trap, and they never end up meeting their online matches in person. If you’re serious about finding a hookup, don’t dilly-dally — go ahead and ask the person after you’ve exchanged a message or two. Here are some tips so you don’t blow it.

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Maybe come up with a better first message than the one pictured, but the point is that you can be upfront about your wants because you’re on a hookup site.

You can also do a quick background check on a site like BeenVerified to make sure the person is who they say they are. Safety is the number one priority in online dating — no matter what you’re looking for.

Follow These Tips, and You’ll Be Having Sex in No Time

Getting laid via a dating site or app isn’t that hard — you just have to know a few tricks. Mainly, make sure you’re around people who are also looking to hook up. As the numbers above show, it’s about 1 in 7 men and almost 1 in 20 women. The odds are even better on a niche dating platform.