RudeDate has a front page that grabs your attention. There's flashing neon lights and a looping video of a girl exposing herself, as well as a whole bunch of articles, tips for hooking up and a scrolling feed of new member images (blurred at this point for privacy). It's certainly a bit different to the typical 'image and sign up form' set-up used by most casual dating websites for people looking for no strings fun. Safe to say, it had our review team's interest from the start.
After completing the four-step registration form in record time and clicking an email to prove you're a real person, you're let loose inside. The internal members area continues the dark, seedy theme of the outer pages and is chock full of various features and ways to set up dirty deeds. The layout and style reminds us more of a social media site than a dating hookup site; with feeds, social invitations and even voting polls. There's a diary to check out sex events that are happening in your area, a feed with new members' images and recently uploaded videos, and a forum where you can meet people for group or private chat. Yes, RudeDate may be a fairly new site but there's already a lot going on.
The free search mechanisms on RudeDate are plentiful – you can flick through members using the 'Hot or Not' search, an option our reviewers found to be a great way to view lots of local options in a short space of time. You can use this to indicate in one click that you find a person's dating profile pic “hot” and the member receives an instant notification to let them know that you're keen to get in touch. Moreover, you can easily browse through suggested matches that are presented to you or you can go for the more typical search system and set your own parameters to find nearby hotties in your area.
When our male reviewer registered, his 'Hot or Not' searches presented a wide selection of women, but also the occasional couple (lesbian or heterosexual), which was interesting and added a bit of variety to the testing. This 'couples' inclusion is easily switched off in the settings if you'd rather stick to a more traditional search/ matching process (i.e just chicks), or it can even be broadened with the inclusion of trans members and all sorts, if you want to really mix things up! It seems on RudeDate, anything goes, no matter what your particular fetish or desire may be.
When it comes to getting in touch with the female or male hotties you find on RudeDate, you can use instant messaging, icebreakers, emails, chat room forums or even webcams. The webcam option on RudeDate is particularly useful for seeing people beyond their naughty profile pictures and finding out if you have chemistry/ mutual attraction before getting together to take things to the next, more physical, level. It's also a good way to get through the boring weeknights before a weekend sex meet – yes cyber sex is still a thing, folks!
Other interesting features on RudeDate that we found during the hook up site review were things like the Blog, Image Gallery, Videos area and Sex Shop. The people at RudeDate really have thought of everything and the choice of things to do provide a good way to keep yourself busy while waiting for replies from girls in your area.
RudeDate is certainly a site that stands out in the casual dating market - a scene that becomes more crowded with every year that passes. It's refreshing to see a hookup site that's this dark and dirty – too many sex search sites try to be beautiful and pretty when the people that join them aren't looking for 'fresh and clean', but 'naughty and fun'. The vast array of on-site options did leave the site feeling a little cluttered for our review team, but RudeDate's impressive member numbers ensured that even the least valuable tools (e.g on-site polls) still had some relevance to the hook up experience, whereas the better features (e.g 'webcams' and 'Hot or Not') truly added value and helped to encourage the hooking up process.
You could get lost for hours on this site without paying a penny, but we would advise those that are tying RudeDate for the first time to focus on the search and communication tools in the first instance and then decide whether to go for the upgrade. In our opinion an upgrade is worthwhile, a viewpoint expressed unanimously from our reviewers that tried Rude Date in the US, Australia, UK, Ireland and Canada. For those locations the database was big enough to justify giving this particular hook up dating site a chance at the recommended three month membership option, which works out the best value for money and slightly lower in price than other sites in this market.
Remember: don't just settle for one casual dating site – try as many as you can in order to boost your chances of finding hot action this weekend (Check out our Adult Friend Finder Review & BeNaughty Review).