10 Backpage Alternatives Tested and Reviewed
I've tested 27 different replacements since the shutdown, here are the sites i'd use again and again, and why i'd recommend them.
Switter.at - Best Replacement For Escorts
After Twitter started banning some of their profiles, sex workers got together and made Switter.at, a website that looks like twitter, but has the heart and soul of backpage. Switter itself stands for "Sex Worker Twitter" and it's an awesome tool for finding escorts.
After you sign up, you can go to https://listings.switter.at where you can scroll through all the newest ads for escorts near you. You can follow them and then see updates from them in your news feed. This is a great way to stay in touch with your favorite girls (or guys) and see if they have any special rates.
Leila Love from Switter.at
Petite Flexible Raven Haired Professional Dancer from NOLA now in the UES! Come Get Some One on One TLC with a girl next door charm..
And the best thing about Switter is that you never see spam or fake postings. Since all the escorts have profiles, you can tell whether or not they are real, and the fake ones get banned pretty quick. There's also no ads or fees, it's the non-profit equivalent of BP.
I got my first taste of Switter when I noticed a provider in my area had a black friday deal. Her name was Leila and she was one of the most attractive women I've ever been with: soft, submissive, with a slim figure, thick thighs, and a dirty mind. Her rate was a bit on the pricey side, at $200 an hour, but she was exceptional. There are other escorts with rates closer to the $100/hour range on Switter.at, too.
Adult Friend Finder: Hookups and Casual Sex
Adult Friend Finder is the biggest site for finding hookups (about 120 million members) and is home to kinky swingers, nymphs, and sex addicts.
After backpage went down I gave AFF a shot, and it exceeded my expectations big time. After 4 weeks I slept with 4 new women, and spent only $30 for membership fees.
It works by using this brilliant system with free members and gold members. Free members can message gold members, but they can't message other free members, and gold members can message anyone. The result is most of the women on there are free members and guys end up paying (kind of like a night club), this balances out the girl to guy ratio better than any hookup site i've found, and the result is the horny people are more responsive and easy to meet up with.
Bedpage - A Backpage Clone
Bedpage looks like backpage, but with a more aggressive black and red color scheme. Despite this, it is pretty hard to actually find sex on bedpage. There is a lot of fake accounts and spam, and it took me a week of trying to finally get something real.
When it did work it felt like a good substitute, but i'm pretty sure the woman I found was the only real gal on bedpage in my city (Minneapolis). Right now the ratio of ads and spam to real people seems to be about 50 to 1.
I checked out other cities like Los Angeles, and there it seems to be more busy. So whether or not this site works, seems to depend on where you live, hopefully that changes in the future.
Ashley Madison instead of Backpage
One twist on finding hookups are discreet dating websites. These are sites for committed people looking to 'cheat', the only condition is that you can't tell on them or expect much in the long-term.
Usually this means lots of middle age women who are above average in attractiveness. They use sites like Ashley Madison because they are free for women and it lets them find partners who will keep their secret.
I enjoy the secretive aspect of this kind of affair dating because it keeps things exciting. It feels like you are a teenager again sneaking out to meet a crush at 2AM. The only downside of AM is that it costs money for men to use, but is free for women. This helps them attract a bunch of women to sign up and be a part of the community.
Visit Ashley Madison
This app is like Tinder but for hooking up. You swipe left and right just like Tinder and can only message people that you match with.
I gave it a test to see if it worked, but haven't had any luck. I even tried buying a premium account but the quality is less than other hookup sites. If you feel like swiping i'd say Tinder is a better bet than using this.
OLX Classified Escorts
If you go to Europe or South America people use OLX just as often to find escorts. And now people in the US are moving to the OLX personals section, too.
OLX classifieds really excels in one area, meeting foreigners to hook up with in your town. Because it is so popular in foreign countries like India, South Africa, Romania, Russia, Brazil, when those people visit USA they feel more comfortable using OLX and might not be aware of craigslist.
It's still tough to meet people locally, but if you like hooking up with foreign lady for free, this is a classified site worth trying.
Summing Up & Moving Forward
This new law really hit hard and it's definitely a bummer to not have BP around. But, the new sites are fun to try and hopefully we seem to be ending up with options that are even better now that all the dust is settled.
My favorite new alternatives so far are Switter and Ashley Madison. If you feel like getting a longer relationship and finding a fuck buddy, then i'd recommend using AFF instead of backpage. If you feel like you are missing craigslist personals too you can view our giant list of craigslist personals alternatives.
Happy hunting and good luck out there!
Can you add Tryst.link to the list? They also use a Mastodon platform like Switter, but it’s easier to use because you don’t need an accountReply