We wanted to find the best backpage alternative for 2019, so we asked everyone to vote for their favorite new replacement.
Here are the results of that poll, and a list of the top 50 sites like backpage.com for escorts, hookups, and casual sex. Please cast your own votes by clicking on the like button, too.
The rest of this guide is individual reviews of new sites like backpage. So far i've tried 12 different replacements.
After Twitter started banning some of their profiles, sex workers got together and made Switter.at, a twitter style site meant just for sex workers. Switter means "Sex Worker Twitter" and it's a dream come true for finding escorts.
After you sign up, you can go to https://listings.switter.at where you can scroll through all the ads for escorts near you. This feature beats backpage in my opinion, and lately this site has been going viral so there are a lot of choices available.
You can also follow all the escorts you like, then on the main page you will get all their 'sweet' messages. They announce if they are available, what they're up to, and any special rates.
Tryst.link is another non-profit escort site that is operated by sex workers. I like to think of it as a "Backpage Co-op", each sex worker that signs up owns a piece of the pie.
So far the site has about 10,000 registered providers with detailed pics, rates, and bios. It is more enjoyable to browse than backpage, and a lot more visual. In some ways i'm glad backpage was taken down so great new alternatives like this have the chance to come forth and shine. I've purchased the services of 3 escorts in my local Minneapolis area so far. It all went smoothly and there was no spam or ads to wade through in order to find the perfect ladies.
The site itself also looks pretty damn good, the design is modern and not simple like backpage, this could be the future of paid sex as we know it.
Adult Friend Finder is the biggest site for finding hookups (about 120 million members). It has been around for 20 years and is home to some of the most kinky swingers, nymphs and casual sex fanatics. If you used backpage for finding casual encounters, then this is the best replacement. Since backpage was taken down, I've found 7 partners using this site and most of them were bangs that I won't forget anytime soon.
They have a membership option that lets you message everyone, and there's a free option that lets you message paid members (but not free members). The result is usually women are using it for free and guys end up paying, the upside of this is that girl to guy ratio is balanced and women are waiting for messages to reply to.
Bedpage is like backpage, except with a more aggressive black and red color scheme. Despite this, it is pretty hard to actually find sex on this site. There is a lot of fake accounts and it took me a week of trying to finally get a meetup.
When it did work it was a similar experience to backpage or craigslist personals, but i'm pretty sure the woman I found was the only gal on bedpage in my city (Minneapolis).
I checked out other cities like Los Angeles, 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.
The site also has more security than craigslist or backpage did. In order to create a post you need to verify your phone number, which supposedly helps cut down on the spam more.
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 this site 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.
Even though ebackpage looks exactly like backpage did, it's not quite as busy as backpage.com.
After searching the Minneapolis section I found many repeat ads and spam. When I did find a service that looked good I didn't receive any texts back from them. The site seems to be improving more and more though, with some promise in the near future.
Yesbackpage is pretty much the same story as ebackpage and not exactly the best replacement for backpage, in my opinion. It could use some more people, and is growing and growing. Worth adding to the bookmarks and checking back from time to time.
Doublelist is another good classifieds site that works like how backpage did. You can post ads and view the ads of other people. It's a bit more censored than backpage, and you post nudes or any explicit pics. The titles are also censored and you won't be able to post anything except 'phallus' and polite sounding words for body parts.
It also has phone verification so signing up can take a few minutes, however this is meant to help cut down on spam. Even though, I did find what seemed like a lot of fake posts and ads in posts, which is annoying. This site is growing though and is good if you are looking for casual sex and escorts in bigger cities like LA.
Oodle was one of the small sites in the USA classifieds game. They have been around for as long as backpage but they couldn't really compete. That is, until backpage was taken down.
Now Oodle has a growing personals sections that reminds me of craigslist personals. There are a few escorts that use this site, and it is more likely you will see people posting ads for casual sex.
Oodle also has a different type of user interface than backpage did. You can see peoples images on their posts and filter by things like age and sex.
Update: In September 2018 OLX removed their USA personals over SESTA concerns. This site can still be used for finding escorts and hookups while traveling to other countries.
If you go to Europe or South America, the people there won't know what backpage is. Instead they all use OLX.
And now that backpage is down people in the US are moving to the OLX personals section.
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 or other sites.
It's still tough to meet people locally, but if you like hooking up with foreign chick for free, this is a classified site worth trying instead of backpage.
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 Adult Friend Finder and Ashley Madison. If you feel like swiping i'd say Tinder is a better bet than using this.
In case you missed the news, Backpage and other sex ad sites were taken down by the US government after the FOSTA SESTA law was passed. The law essentially banned all classified sex ads in the USA, making it a lot more difficult to find escorts and BP hookups.
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 my list of replacements here.
This new law really hit hard and it's definitely a bummer to not have BP around. But, the new sites like backpage are fun to try out at least, good luck out there!
I may be 55 but I still enjoy the joys of sex, and this site is where I blog about it all, including the exotic partners that I casually (and sometimes not so casually) encounter.