Nothing Good In Life Is Free: Avoiding The Free Hookup Sites
Unfortunately nothing good in life is free, and this adage definitely holds true for hookup sites. You will be able to find a lot of free hookup sites online catering to Canadian hookups. But these are the sites you must be most wary of. Think – if I am not paying, then how are they making their money?
Spyware & Malware
On some of the more insalubrious sites, they may say that to talk to any of the girls online you have to download and install their special chat software. Stop right there. Never download software off free hookup websites on the internet unless you are 100% confident in it. These chat programs are often infested with malware and spyware. These viruses track your every move on the internet and send it remote servers. The can access all of your personal information online and easily leave you open to hacking and identity theft.
If you see a site trying to download its own software just close the site and never come back. The real legit sites won’t make you download anything to your computer, they are all web-based and just rely on chat in the browser or a messaging service.
Serving Up Ads
If you head to any of these free adult hook up dating sites make sure you have good ad-blocking software on your browser. A very common way for these free sites to make money is to put ads on the page, either within the content itself, or more annoyingly, as pop-ups. One on site recently my ad-blocking software blocked 9 ads on the page, 4 pop-ups and 2 downloads which started without my permission. This is what you are up against, and why it is best just to steer clear of these pages in the first place.
The ads themselves are likely to be quite offensive. They are likely to be heavily sexually explicit and borderline pornographic. These NSFW pop-ups range from ads for pills to increase your penis size to ads for chatrooms or webcam girls. Ads for everything but the real thing, which is why you are there in the first place. The good sites to get laid will be ad free.
Fakes, Frauds & Hookers
Because they are free hook up sites, anyone can join with no cost to themselves. Therefore they are a target for scammers and fakes, which makes any guy on these sites a target too.
It can become like a business for these people. They will post dozens and dozens of fake profiles on hook up sites for free, lifting pictures of hot women off the web to lure guys looking for a hookup date to their profiles. Then they’ll look to get either personal information off these guys that they can sell on, or just ask for money from the straight, on the pretense of a flight cost to come and see them because they’re “…so horny for you.”, or using a sob story of a sick grandmother, aunt, or Chihuahua. They’ll get your money and split. As we’ve said before, never send money to any of these people. You will never see that money or that person again.
These free hookups sites are also frequented by hookers and escorts trying to drum up trade. They’ll come across very friendly, really enticing you and very forward. Once they think they’ve trapped you, maybe as late as on the date itself just as you are leaving the bar to head back to yours, suddenly the subject of money will come up. She’ll be amazed that you didn’t know she was a prostitute beforehand and start the hard sell to close a deal that night. She knows you are attracted to her and now ready for sex, so she has you right where she wants you. A lot of guys will crumble and just pay at this point, having got this far. It would take a tough man not too. The best thing is just to avoid these situations altogether by staying clear of the free sites that attract these escorts.
A grubbier problem on these hookup sites is that the lovely Andrea, 24 from Ontario might actually be the less-than-lovely Andrew 46 from Winnipeg. Some guys, for reasons known only to them and their psychiatrists love posting fake profiles under the guise of hot girls on these sites. Some just do it for fun, enjoying ruining somebody else’s day, others do it because they want the guys to send them pictures and that this is the easiest way to get them. Others do it as a scam, just to get your money or personal information.
But if the idea that the hot 20-something you have been flirting dirtily with other the last few days on these sites is a fat, greasy middle-aged man playing with himself to your photo doesn’t put you off these free sites nothing will. Luckily it isn’t worth their time and money to sign up for the paid sites, so there you at least are free of those weirdos.
If They’ve Paid, They’re Real
This leads nicely to the number one best reason for using paid sites. It means that someone had to use real credit card information and their own real money to sign up. Scammers aren’t going to do this, it just doesn’t make economic sense, particularly when there are so many cheapskates on free sites to scam. The girls on the sites at the top of our list had to have a credit card to use them, so you can be guaranteed they are real. You cannot chat to anyone on these sites who doesn’t have a credit card, therefore the chance of them being a fake is small to non-existent.
Another bonus of this is that you know the girls are serious. They have invested money in this and are looking to get as much out of it as you are. They are much less likely to waste your time by stringing you along because it is their time and money they are wasting too. They paid to get laid, just like you.
A positive side-effect of all of this is also that the atmosphere on the site is likely to be far friendlier and less suspicious. Everyone knows what everyone else is there more and it is just about finding the right match. Because you are not constantly worrying about whether the hot girls is a fake or a hooker or a guy, you can just get straight down to the business of hooking up with them.
If You’re Not Paying, You’re The Product
This should be the motto of the internet. It is how Google makes it billions, and how these free sites make their money too. If you read the T&Cs (which of course nobody ever does) you will likely see a clause saying they are free to sell on your personal information to any third-party they want. They only care about the money, and the hooking up is just a way to entice you to the site. They use the ‘free’ part to get you on their site and from then on anything information you enter, any ad you click on, even where you browse to after you’ve been to their site will be logged, and should along with the information of the hundreds of other guys on the site. They don’t care if you get scammed and they don’t care if you never get laid in your life. They have the information now and that is all that matters.
So basically you are weighing all of this up against the $20 or so you might pay per pay site every month. On those you’ll get real girls looking for real sex. If you want to hookup for free you’ll get what is described above: hookers, men and penis ads…