Doublelist is dead - New app allows local users to find and fuck each other within 24 hours.
Back in the day, the place to go for adult activity was Craigslist personals. Craigslist had steadily built up a reputation of being a hub for discreet, no strings action. It was totallu anonymous, no email address needed. Thousands of people flocked to Craigslist personals every hour of the day.
But since Craigslist personals suddenly departed back in 2018, people have been clambering for a website which fills the void. There's no denying that the world of online dating personals is still thriving, but none have the popularity, stability and number of users Craigslist personals offered.
However, enter Doublelist.
Doublelist promises to fill the sexy hole Craigslist Personals left in our hearts. Doublelist markets itself as a hookup app and promises easy sex within a few days of signing up. But with so many hookup sites out there that are only after your credit card information, you have to wonder if Doublelist is for real, or if it’s all another sham.
Luckily, we've saved you the hassle of you having to sign up. We've reviewed Doublelist so you don't have to. But be warned, what we learned might shock you. Read on for our honest review of this online dating site.
At first I appreciated how bare bones the Doublelist front page was. Doublelist promises that they’re just like the other dating apps and sites, but with better services, more users and more interactivity. It's not got the number of users Craigslist personals had, but it claims to be a close second.
Signing up, however, our suspicions were heightened. After entering an email address, the first question Doublelist asks is if you’re looking for “straight connections” or “gay connections.” While that’s a pretty harmless question, it makes you wonder. And you can’t choose both, either, because once you click on one of the two options, you’re immediately redirected to alternative dating sites – one that’s gay exclusive and one for straight men only. As it turns out, Doublelist is just a middle-man which redirects users to different platforms.
While I think it makes sense that gay men would be able to find each other through this assumption of gender, I have a few questions about the straight situation. If Doublelist doesn’t ask for your gender and just assumes you’re a guy from the get go, where are all the ladies coming from for hooking up?
When you’re redirected to the straight site, it’s totally dripping with language about “wet holes to penetrate” and “lewd babes wanting to please you with deep swallowing.” In fact, the straight section is written kind of like an alien who’s trying to guess what human men want in the bedroom. Needless to say, I don’t think any ladies (even those just looking for casual sex) would sign up on this site any time soon.
The gay option is at least a little more straightforward-looking, asking you to complete the form to start meeting “nasty lovers.” Maybe it’s because it’s just geared toward men, and they need to only appeal to one audience (horny men), rather than two (horny men and women).
Regardless, the first impression of Doublelist is a doozy from the outset. Something which also aroused suspicion is that Doublelist never bothered to verify my email address, so I could only imagine how many users on here were bots.
The gay site, called GaysGoDating, starts off down to business. After signing up, you get to scroll through small pics of cuties and decide who you want to sleep with...in theory.
At the top of these small pics (most of which are very NSFW) there are little labels to help you find Mr. Right Tonight: twink, clean cut, jock, and bear are all popular choices, waiting there for you to discover them. What's more weird is that there's no mention of Doublelist anywhere. It's redirected me somewhere entirely different, which begs the question, what exactly is the point of the Doublelist app in the first place?
It was too good to be true. Despite having an empty profile, I was bombarded by naked and attractive men messaging me as soon as I signed up. A major red flag. And of course, I couldn’t message back unless I signed up for their premium membership. The fact that they forced my hand overrides any benefit the other features like the newsfeed and “likes gallery” may have had.
To top it all off, free members can only access a member’s username and profile picture. No personals details are given up for free, again pressuring users to pay for premium. No, thank you.
Unsurprisingly, the straight counterpart called BeNaughty redirects you to an identical style of site. Without adding a single personals detail to my profile, I received tons of messages from “horny women” looking to play. I didn’t buy it for a second. And again, no mention of Doublelist anywhere.
Not sold that these sites are scamming us into signing up? Both sites offer the same priced upgrade for hopeless folks desperate to message these bots back. The first twenty-four hours after creating your free account, you get a thirty percent discount, but after that, it’s business as usual. Users can sign up for one of four members packages:
With all of these, each payment will automatically become a recurring one, so be careful if you cough up dough, and remember to cancel your payment before getting charged again.
The fact there was no free trial for members not only seems unfair, but it also screams scam. A lot of online apps offer users a short trial, even if it's just for 24 hours. I assume there was no trial option because people would soon realize how useless Doublelist actually is.
Honestly, it's hard to pinpoint any positives of this online site, despite what the online disclaimer says. It claims to have millions of users, with 100k online at any point - it doesn't. It claims to open you up to a world of sexual fulfilment - it doesn't.
The only pros on these sites are the pictures you get to see of hot babes posing naked and that registration took less than two minutes. However, given the whole website seems to be a total sham, I'm not surprised registration took so little time. Even though I needed an email to sign up, it doesn't use email verification to ensure the people signing up are real.
Truth be told, there’s not a single thing going for either site.
Oh, boy, where do I even start? These sites use bots and catfishers who post fake messages to get you interested and dupe you into signing up. When my profile is bare, there’s no reason to have ten unread messages on each site, with people waiting for me to get back to them so we can start sexting. This kind of sexual baiting is a cruel way to get the horniest and loneliest of us willing to send over our credit card information on the off chance that these singles want to talk for real. Let me be clear: they don’t.
So while that sexy user may be a real person, they aren’t the ones that sent that first message – and their image may just be lifted from another site that they were tricked into signing up at in the first place.
Double List is awful. Everything about it. This ain't Craigslist personals and it never will be. Hell, you'd probably still have more luck using Craigslist to find a hookup than on here. Use another personals site if that's what you're looking for, or better yet, use any number of other apps which promise easy sexual encounters.
When you can see free nudes on just about any porn site – or even with the “safe search” off on your browser, you can find literally all of your fantasies. So why waste time on a site like Doublelist that’s looking to rip you off? If you’re looking to get laid, you have a better shot with a more mainstream app such as Grindr or Tinder, because Doublelist just doesn't do the trick.
Sure, sites like Craigslist personals had their fair share of fakes and ads for services, but nothing to the extent of Doublelist. Avoid this dating website like the plague. There are other personals services and dating sites (like Fuck Local or Adult Friend Finder) which are much more rewarding, and actually have real people as members.