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It may be true that in today’s day and age, we’re more digitally enabled and culturally transparent about casual sex than ever before, but actually finding casual sex partners still seems like the elusive Holy Grail of online dating sites.
Sure, you know where to go when looking for a no-strings attached interaction – think Adult Friend Finder, GetItON, Passion and many more – but simply logging onto one of these self-proclaimed hookup sites hardly ensures your sexual needs will be met.
As frustrating as it may be, the irony can’t be ignored: You’re seeking nothing more than a straightforward, hassle-free sexual engagement (a one-night stand, say), yet getting such an arrangement is the biggest tease of all, and far from easy, no matter what you try.
Finding Casual Sex Partners
It’s not that there aren’t interested women out there. After all, not everyone is looking for a long-term relationship. In fact, millions of attractive, diverse, interested singles (yes, single women!) are on hookup sites at this very moment, but simply putting up a profile and browsing aren’t enough. You still have to interact, show interest, exchange information, and participate in a conversation.
Furthermore, thanks to the pseudo invisibility cloak people often put on when interfacing through digital screens, users are much more likely to feel comfortable signaling interest in casual encounters and casual hookups online, even if they don’t actually plan to follow through with the act. That goes doubly for women, who are often shamed for expressing interest in casual sex in person, but might be more comfortable finding potential partners online or on an app . (more…)