Local Sex is a hookup app that makes some wild claims. They say you’ll be able to chat with and meet local people near you who are tired of playing games on dating apps, and are serious about meeting new people. Is this really true? Does this app actually work better than other fuck search apps? We tested it to find out.

The app

Local Sex claims to have more than a million users. They say they’ve helped users find partners by connecting them with more than 250,000 local locals who are looking for a fuck buddy or one night stand.

They claim to be able to deliver this local sex experience without having to even leave the house. The app takes a lot of the guesswork out of finding someone who’s ready for a hookup.

It all starts when you download the app and create a profile. When you sign up, the first thing you’ll see is a list of users with their photos, name, age, distance and when they were last online.

The app in action

I downloaded the app, followed the on-screen instructions, and opened it. It’s very minimalist and minimal, so there’s not a lot to see.

Your name and photo are very clearly presented on a profile page, which is pretty much the only thing you’ll see on the app for the first several minutes of the download. Once the download is complete, you can use the app by entering your location.

How it works

Download Local Sex, optionally connect with Facebook, and you can browse through available users in your area. You can also search for users nearby with their matchmaking feature.

Once you find a person nearby, you can either message them or just add them to your “pool.” For the purpose of this review, we used the pool option and searched for potential hookups based on age, body type, distance, and whatnot.

We chose to look for someone who was near a certain area of our city to make the most of the limited time we had and hopefully make a connection. When you find a person nearby who interests you, it will ask you if you want to connect with them.

You see what people are interested in most when you enter their profile. It’s easy to see what they’re into, including what they’re looking for. People are generally very responsive and ready to hook up with little notice.

After logging in, you have the option of using a custom profile. This is the name that you use in the app, so choose carefully. The first option is your default profile, but you can change it if you want to present a slightly different view of yourself to prospective partners.

Getting matches

Local Sex is unique because the app only shows matches within a few miles. On Tinder, for example, you may have to swipe hundreds of miles around you before you start to see people who live in the same city or have a similar profile.

Local Sex doesn’t let you scroll around very much, but it doesn’t stop you from seeing profiles at all. When I started the app, I immediately got a match.

The first woman I saw was named Jessica, and she was three miles away from me. I chose to chat with her. Jessica said she was 29 years old, had blue eyes, and looked like the actress Rose Byrne. I also asked if she had a photo of herself, which she did. We started sexting, and then 15 minutes later she was already on her way to hook up with me. I’ve never gotten someone to meet and fuck so quickly on any other app, so I was blown away.

Sending messages

The first thing you’ll notice when you open up the app is how easy it is to write your messages. You can text anyone and everyone in your area with messages freely.

Selecting one of the “local” options gives you all the members’ names and photos you need to pick from. I often message people based on their profile pics alone so having a full face is always a plus. You can also write “hey” and even “you DTF?” if you’re feeling bold.

The verdict

I downloaded the app and suggested it to some of my closest friends, and we started exploring the app together. The website is clean and well-designed with plenty of options to choose from and your profile shows up as a watercolor-style photo, complete with cute caption.

In fact, the whole user experience is very pleasant, and overall it feels more like a hookup app than one for serious dating. The app opens up to a simple screen where you enter your name and age, and then you can browse local people or start using the matchmaking feature.

This app actually worked for me, and I was sexting local girls much faster than any other dating or hookup apps. If you’re looking to get laid fast, I can’t recommend it enough.