In the world of online dating sites, there are those for people looking for long-term commitments, people looking to date with the potential for something more, and then there are hookup sites. MeetLocals.com is definitely one of the last types. Designed for those seeking purely casual dates, hookups and totally non-committed interactions, it uses a simple layout to make getting started fast, easy and effective.
Getting started with MeetLocals is a relatively simple process. You follow a standard registration protocol and then build a basic profile. You decide how much information you reveal, but options include details about your interests, your physical appearance (including race, height and the rest), your profession, and even options for indicating your religion and your reason for signing up.
There is a photo verification option, too. This is not mandatory, but if you allow the site’s administrators the option of doing so, it actually improves your chances at more contacts from men or women in the area. This is due simply to the fact that a badge shows you to be verified and authentically located in the area.
Once your image is approved, your profile is active. At that point, you can make it public or you can keep it anonymous and viewable only to those in your network. This is a network build within the MeetLocals site, and it is a good idea for those who are using it for extramarital or outside of their relationship activities.
You build your network by browsing through profiles. You set basic search details like gender, zip code, and distance from you. If you opt to upgrade to a paid membership (you can choose between Silver and Gold, which we’ll review in a moment), you can look for more specific information such as religion, physical features like hair or eye color and even by factors like “most popular”.
The site features its Flirt Center that works like an instant messenger, and it allows you to share more personal images directly with another member.
Membership is the only way to send/receive messages, view complete profiles and use features like chat rooms and video chats. The site comes with a three month guarantee that essentially says you will meet someone or get another three months for free. Gold access lets you get email information.
Is it effective? If you are eager to find local hookups, this site seems like the real deal, but only if you are willing to pay for a membership and not stick to the freebie account.