7 Best Dating Sites Like Backpage (2018)

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7 Best Dating Sites Like Backpage (2018)

Hayley Matthews Hayley Matthews
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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.

To become a part of the Adult Friend Finder community, all you have to do is complete a few steps. 1) Choose your gender and relationship status. 2) Select the types of people you’re interested in. 3) Provide your birthday, country, and zip code. Then you’ll click “Register Now” to post your profile. A free basic membership will never expire, and you can post and look at videos as well. If you want more features, you can upgrade, but it’s not necessary.

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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.

FriendFinder-X has been around for years, and it’s often called one of the best hookup sites. It doesn’t matter what type of sexual relationship you’re looking for — you can probably find it on FriendFinder-X. Just provide a few pieces of information about yourself, and then start browsing and communicating with millions of hot men and women. The site doesn’t charge you anything to do that as well as access several other features.

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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.

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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/

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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/

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.