Sexbook Review: This Dating App Is Banned From Google Play

The Google Play and Apple App Store both have a huge selection of dating apps available, some better than others. If you’re looking for the best of the best, however, you might not find it on the Google Play store, nor Apple’s App Store.

One popular app has been banned from Google Play since it makes finding casual connections too easy, and the developers refuse to change a thing. This app is called Sexbook, and you can only download it from, not from the Google Play Store. We tried it ourselves to see if it lives up to all the hype. Here’s our Sexbook review.

Sexbook: A New Way to Look for Casual Relationships

Sexbook’s filters in the app can help you to find matches for your main age group and location. You can change the filtering criteria to increase the number of people you can find matches for. You can look for people within an age group that’s right for you, where you live, or within your location, so it can find similar people near you.

It even lets you specify specific height and weight preferences to look for matches who are the same size and height as you, or whatever turns you on. You can then chat using the app on your phone, or even video chat with people on their real profiles. The way that it is intended to work, the app is completely free, but there is a premium version available.

What is Sexbook?

Sexbook is described as a “dating app for the 21st century,” and that’s exactly what it is. It’s an app for millennials who enjoy a no-fuss approach to getting to know new people and hooking up. That means no rejection, no scary pressure, and a great way to meet fuck buddies, new friends with benefits, and potentially even a significant other.

Sexbook boasts 150,000 matches a day, and gives users a few prompts to start up a conversation. The basic idea is to reach out and get a conversation going and maybe even hit it off, and continue on from there. There’s no pressure to initiate a conversation, you don’t have to fill out a profile, and it’s a great way to meet new people.

How does it work?

When you first download Sexbook on your phone, you will be asked to answer a couple of questions about your preferences and create your profile. You can then search for a nearby potential match, select a day, and you are all set to go.

As long as you both give your consent to connect, you’re all set to move on to the next step. From there, Sexbook is as simple as posting to your Facebook page and waiting for the other person to respond. You also have the option to filter those people you’re interested in.

Why is it banned?

Here’s why Sexbook is banned. It lets you send messages and chat with other people who are also using the app, who can see your real name or picture. This has lead to some privacy concerns coupled with the sexual nature of the app, prompting Google to remove the app until they can review the moderation process. You can request a profile picture to be removed before you are able to communicate with them, or at any point, if you find them or their behavior to be suspicious or illegal.

What are they worried about?

The most likely cause for the Google Play store ban is user reports. Google takes app reviews very seriously, and while they are not usually heavy handed, they do have the right to remove apps which they suspect of violating the rules for any reason.

Sexbook actually has a link to the Google Play store on their main page, which clearly indicates that it is currently being reviewed for approval and can be downloaded from the Google Play store as soon as this review process has been completed.

Is it any good?

Short answer: yes. Long answer: well… maybe. Is it any good for you? Okay, first let’s break this down into two separate questions: Is this a good hookup app, and is it a good dating app in general? It’s definitely a good hookup app if you’re looking for casual interactions that aren’t on a dating app.

To be fair, this isn’t the kind of app for taking a potential serious romantic partner on a date. But if you want to meet people with similar interests, this app can help you find people with similar tastes, interests, and passions. You’re likely to meet someone who has similar tastes to you, and has similar passions, interests, and hobbies as you.

It’s not the most thrilling way to date, but at least you’ll likely be able to get to know each other a little bit, and you’ll have no problem finding hookups if that’s what you’re after.


The company behind Sexbook says it’s “a place where real people go to find real people”. It may sound like a piece of fluff to some, but a lot of people have really liked this app. After a quick download of the app on Android, it asks you to add photos, which you can then upload straight from your phone. From there, you’re asked to select your interests, and an interesting way of doing it is by comparing your interests to users who have already downloaded the app.

We’ve already had some people messaging us, but if you’re into engineering, women who live in Paris, or those who like to sing, this app has you covered. We made a little profile with our interests, some of which may not be totally unique, but who cares. The app is made for hookups, and personal interests are less important here. The app finds easy hookups like it promises.

Fling Review: We Tried This Hookup App To See If It Really Works

With all of the dating apps out there that make ridiculous claims, it’s hard to know which ones you can trust. One popular hookup site is called Fling, and it promises to help you find casual relationships quickly and easily. Does it live up to all of the hype?

We’d heard about Fling for a while before we signed up. After seeing a few articles about it on friends’ feeds, we decided it would be worth checking out. It is kind of like Tinder, but different enough and better in many ways.

Get a free trial of Fling

First off, you should know that Fling is free to use. The website’s most attractive feature is that you can set up dates for yourself on your own time. That means no emails from pushy people asking if you want to go on a date.

Fling basically functions like a matchmaker, organizing people for you on the app. Once you download the app, you can scan a list of nearby people who are interested in you. Then you can decide if you want to start a conversation.

Like Tinder, you can message people right away, or you can schedule a “meet and greet” date to go over your dating preferences. This is similar to Bumble, which also finds dates for you on your own schedule.

How does Fling work?

The website for Fling advertises itself as a fast-paced “happier way to have more fun,” which is their claim. The dating app offers members the option to either swipe left to reject, or just swipe right to like.

After downloading the app, you’re asked to fill in a little bit of info: how tall you are, your age, the city and state where you’re located, your personality, and your biggest turn-ons. After filling in some information, you’re given some conversation starters to work with (you can also add your own, of course). You’re able to browse through potential matches until you find someone you like. Once you find a match, you can send a message to them, starting a chat. Then, you can start setting up some dates.

Fling offers two additional ways to find potential matches, either through your friends, Facebook, or by searching for people on Instagram. The site encourages people to swipe right for every person they find attractive, or just “like” for the few people you connect with.

Is Fling a real dating site?

Fling was created in 2011, and currently boasts more than 2 million active users. It also has more than 25,000 open profiles, and more than 500,000 swipes a day. It’s probably the second-largest dating site in the United States.

You can use Fling to find out who’s interested in you based on your likes and interests. It claims it can also help users find your “perfect match” by searching photos on Facebook and browsing profiles of the people who are more likely to be interested in you.

If you can’t find someone you like, Fling will ask you to complete a questionnaire. The site shows you the percentage of people who responded to your questionnaire and if it was a yes, you can choose whether to accept it or decline.

What is Fling about?

According to Fling’s official site, the platform is currently available to people who are 18 or older, although the site is also accepting applications from people who are under 18. There is no shortage of options for youth on Fling, either, since Fling claims that it is “the first dating platform exclusively for younger people,” meaning that users aged 18 to 25 can even swipe with friends and use the chat feature.

Fling also promises that it will never ask you for personal information over the chat feature and that it will never keep your information even after your membership expires. So, if you don’t want to remain a member, Fling will wipe the information from your account.


Fling is a great dating site, or more accurately, a hookup app. If you’re looking for some quick casual sex and Tinder and Bumble fail to deliver, then Fling’s definitely worth trying.

The benefits of using Fling are endless, but right now the best part about the app is that it’s completely free to download. I did upgrade to the premium version of the app, and it also has a few more features that I didn’t get to use during my testing.

It’s also a completely anonymous way to meet someone, because you can choose just your gender and nothing about yourself is ever revealed. You also don’t need to use your real name, and no one will ever know who you are. This has the potential to make it an even better option if you’re looking for something a little less serious and a little more fun.