Social networks have come a long way in several years. Friendster got things rolling, and then MySpace and Facebook turbocharged the growth, particularly after expanding the target audience to adults as well.
Now we’re seeing tons of niche social networks springing up as well, with a number of them set up as adults-only environments where most rules are thrown out the window. Some try to replicate the feeling of a bar, while others throw out all the rules for a wild party atmosphere.
All of these sites can be useful in the dating scene. Sites like Facebook can be excellent tools for tracking down old flames or flirting with new women you meet. Meanwhile, the adults-only sites make it very easy to meet new women.
Social Media Dating
This site takes the best of adult dating sites and combines it with the best features of your favorite social media sites. The result is a pretty awesome hookup site where you can meet real women posting pics and starting converations. Of course you have to do some screening, but if you put some effort into this you can find some incredible hookups!
Adults-Only Social Networks
Before you virtually hook up with a girl, get her virtually loaded first at fubar, where you can buy women virtual drinks and chat. Fubar has managed to set up an awesome party atmosphere, with virtual drinks and other goodies at your disposal to work the women you find there.
Red Light Center
This wild spot is a virtual world created to meet and “hook up” with other users. It’s a “massive multiuser reality” that is gear towards user who love online virtual worlds but are looking for an “adults-only” experience. It will blow your mind.
Alt playground is a site devoted to swingers. It doesn’t have a ton of bells and whistles and they don’t push you with elaborate tours and join sections.
This site is a free dating site deovoted to the idea that great dates start with great online chat. You can easily set up a profile, upload photos and start meeting women!
General Social Networks
The first thing you need to decide here is how to characterize your relationship status. If you’re in a relationship, your lady will be very interested to see what you post. Also, for some people (particularly women), it’s a big deal when you change your status. It’s also something that gets broadcast to all your friends. Keep this in mind when venturing into this world.
Facebook is a great way to flirt with new women you meet, so keep that in mind when you’re exchanging numbers with someone. Also, you can obviously meet new people when browsing the friends of your own friends. Finally, it can also be a great way to track down past flames, particularly out-of-towners who might be primed for a booty call when you visit their city. Happy hunting!
It’s a huge site, but it doesn’t have many of the tools and controls you’ll find on Facebook. It’s also public as hell. Be careful here.
Articles and Blogs
Online Dating: Can Social Networks Cut In?
The author explores how social networks can sometimes be better alternatives to traditional dating sites.
Finding Your Soul Mate on Facebook
This article is definitely geared towards women, but you need to learn how women think, so read up!
The Social Networking Blog
This site covers all sorts of topics regarding social networks, including posts about using social networks for dating.