In the era of casual dating, we could all use a little help getting laid. Dating sites are obviously the number one tool that we all use to help us get some action, and luckily for us, there are plenty of them out there.
Most people who are looking to date casually are busy young professionals or students who are quite frankly much too busy to bother with all of the hassle that comes with modern dating. Long term relationships can be great, but that’s not what everyone is looking for. So, why do we sign up for dating apps as opposed to hookup apps?
A quick scroll through the “dating” section of the app store yielded this result: HUD. Honestly, I’d never heard of it before, but as I dug a little deeper, I found HUD to Japanese dating service be a very persuasive app indeed.
This app stuck out because it’s not masquerading as a dating app like so many apps like Tinder or Bumble. It is what it says it is HUD: Hook Up Dating. Honestly, this was refreshing. An app that wasn’t pretending to be something entirely wholesome? Finally. That’s the kind of app we all want to find on the App Store (or Google Play Store, if you’re that way inclined).
But, how does the app hold up against its competition? It it really a good way to find a hook up? Read on for our full HUD app review.
My first impression was that this purple-themed app has a little icon that looks awfully similar to Tinder’s little pinky-orange flame. The aesthetics of the site were quite feminine, something which other app reviews have put down as a disadvantage, but truthfully I enjoyed the vibrant colorful approach. It makes it more appealing to feminine eyes.
However, this app is pretty dissimilar when it comes to layout. You won’t find any swiping nonsense on the HUD app. It’s a grid style app where users can go through and message any person they’re interested in without having to worry about matchmaking. From there, other users can accept their message request by sending one back.
Right away, I was prompted to create an account whenever I clicked around. While I could see all of the available users, I couldn’t chat or view their profile until I’d made an account. (You can’t sign up with your Facebook account, unlike some other sites). This isn’t surprising as it’s a pretty standard app approach. But once I’d made my profile, the app really opened up in terms of functionality.
The app is fairly easy to use. All you have to do is scroll down the grid – which seems to go on forever – until you find someone that you’re interested in. The profile has options for you to fill in your height, body type, and other detailed information about yourself. As far as I’m concerned this app looks a lot like a lot of grid apps that are out there right now. Looks wise, there’s not much that stands out about it, at least in comparison to every other similar dating site out there.
Functionality wise, the HUD app doesn’t have much to shout home about, but in a world full of dating site gimmicks, this is a welcome choice for many members. Some app reviews have noted this as a disadvantage, but I personally hate it when an app bombards you with unnecessary crap.
The HUD app is pretty straightforward and easy to use. It doesn’t really have anything huge about its general system that sets them apart from most dating apps. Their target audience – those looking for casual hookups or short term connections – seems to be what sets them aside from dating apps as it puts them firmly in the hookup app category.