Hooking up – Chat and meet app review

Hooking up – Chat and meet app review

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General description

Hooking up is a casual dating app from Chinese developers available in English and simplified Chinese. The majority of the users are from the metro cities of the US, UK, Canada, and China.

 

Pros:

  • Super-quick registration
  • Very easy and user-friendly
  • Group chat
  • “Dating on request” option
  • Match recommendations
  • Regular removing of fake profiles
  • Much more positive reviews than negative ones

Cons:

  • Weak geolocation function

 

Pricing:

Free

30 days messaging – $7.99

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Users’ opinions:

“Cool, cool, cool. I didn’t expect much but I’m loving it. So many real users and the price is minimalistic. Everyone can find an adventure or smth more. But it’s better for you to be in a big city. It doesn’t define the exact location correctly so you won’t find many people in a smaller town. Otherwise, I gladly recommend it to all of my single friends!” (Kate, 26, NYC)

“I meet many girls on Hooking app. With some we make great friends and with others we make love. It does what it promises. It’s like heaven for a lonely guy who wants only fun. I use it now prior to every weekend and I always go out with a sexy chic. I think it’s awesome. Tried some other hookup apps before but it was a disaster, full of robots and golddiggers. Here all is fair, it’s just for easy-going sex. Girls are straightforward from the beginning.” (Zhang, 22, Guangzhou)

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Expert’s conclusion:

There isn’t much information about Hooking up app on the Internet. It isn’t very well advertised as PR doesn’t seem to be its strong side. The description of the app is in bad English and the majority of English-speaking users from the US, UK, and Canada consider this a sign of a bad quality. That’s why, probably, many of them leave the page without even downloading the app, but they definitely lose a lot.

After many investigations, we cleared up that Hooking up is a fairly good platform for speedy dates. For sure, it makes sense to use it only in the biggest cities of the listed countries plus Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Beijing. The reason is a lack of members worldwide, but also a weak geolocation function. So, we can see that an app is not technically improved enough but it’s still loved by its members. Only 5-10% of them mentioned fake profiles that prevented them from a smooth and successful dating. All others admitted that users were real and it was comparatively easy to communicate and set up a meeting.

Another weak side of the app is the absence of unique/interesting features: this hookup app is very plain. But after all, it has everything the users need.

We could make a conclusion that Chinese developers are in general very talented and successful, or rather with a big potential. But for a better outcome, it’s better to consolidate their efforts with let’s say American or Russian professionals who would add much more trendy features and improved the quality of self-presentation.

The strongest side of the app is safety. The administrators seem to really care about customers as they regularly clean the database and remove fraudulent accounts. It’s something even famous applications don’t do! So we applaud to their diligence. It’s especially nice of them taking into account the free/low-cost status of the app.

As a summary, we would recommend Hooking up app to all 17+ folks who are after casual dating, with the condition that they live in big cities, otherwise it may be more difficult for them to find a match quickly. Hooking up platform provides all necessary features and conditions for efficient and satisfying real-time meetings, and we rate it as “good enough”. We cannot rate it super-high though due to certain small but very obvious flaws. But at the same time, it’s far less annoying and more decent than many of the popular apps.

Expert’s Rating

Overall                       4 stars

Price                           5 stars

Features                      4 stars

Communication          4 stars

Safety                         4 stars

Customer Support      4 stars

 

 

Technical info:

Size: 17.8 MB

Current version: 1.6.2

Last updated: November 20, 2018

Requires iOs: 8.0 or later

Requires Android: 4.1 and up

Age rating: 17+ (Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes)

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