Updated on: September 26th, 2020

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Show 15 Alternatives for Backpage.com

When Backpage was closed, a lot of people were devastated. It was one of the world’s favorite websites for adult classified ads. The website had become the go-to site for people looking for casual encounters.

Prostitution is not legal in various places around the world. Since Backpage was being used as a medium for advertising sex-related services, the website was shut down in order for the owners not to get into trouble with the law.

But the biggest benefit of Backpage was that it helped connect individuals who could be interested in hookup sessions. It connected you to like-minded individuals who were interested in a “no-strings” attached kind of relationship. I myself was using Backpage for a long time and it was there where I met some of the most memorable hookup partners I’ve had.

Now that Backpage is not around, I’m pretty sure a lot of people have been scouring the net for the best alternative. I’ve done the ‘nasty’work for you and came up with a list of websites that I believe would be a great alternative to Backpage.com.

The TOP 15 Alternative Sites for Backpage.com

1. ClassifiedAds

classifiedAds.com imageA very popular alternative to Backpage is the ClassifiedAds. Here, you can post all sorts of ads under the classified categories. If you prefer the “Personals” at the homepage, you’ll find various categories including casual dating.

The only drawback is that posting your ads with ClassifiedAds involves a lot of steps that can be a hassle for other people. However, there’s a video tutorial for anyone that needs help. Also, there are lots of ads that often get mixed up with the ad listings.

2. Adult Friend Finder

adultfriendfinderAdult Friend Finder is one of the world’s most famous apps for hookups or casual sex, making it a great alternative to Backpage. I love that this platform is completely stigma-free. It’s where I have met some likeminded individuals and had the chance to date some of them. What’s more, the process of registering for an account is very simple. You just need to specify your preferences and you’re good to go!

Adult Friend Finder offers numerous options for looking for a potential partner, whether you need a woman, man, couples, or perhaps someone who might be interested in a threesome!

3. Facebook

facebookOf course, everyone is familiar with Facebook. And probably it’s a bit strange that it’s on this list but… It’s the most popular social media site in the world. Do you know that there’s a Marketplace section on Facebook where users can buy or sell products?

If you already have a Facebook account, you can post your ads in the Marketplace section. Since the social media site has a good user base – you will definitely find something.

In addition, there’s a lot of dating groups if you do a simple search. Some are public and some are closed. I suggest you try both.

4. Locanto.com

locantoLocanto is one of the first websites that I’ve checked out after learning that Backpage was closed. This website was established in Germany and is now available in more than 60 countries around the world. What I love about Locanto is that they have plenty of categories for Classified Ads including furniture, automobile, real estate, jobs, and more. They also have an app for iPhone and Android users.

Posting ads in Locanto is pretty easy. Since they have a huge user base, there’s a good chance that your website will easily reach your target consumers. In India, Locanto has become a popular medium for matrimonial ads.

5. Craigslist

craigslistCraigslist is known for its Personal Ads, which I believe would be a great alternative to Backpage. In this section, you’ll find people advertising adult services. Although the US government shut it down for promoting prostitution, Craigslist is still a great option if you keep your ads not so eye-catchy.

Even though Craigslist doesn’t work as a dating site where you can meet with people for some booty call, it’s still a great avenue to post different types of ads, which is what Backpage.com is all about.

At the homepage, simply choose a category to post your ad. If you’re new to Craigslist, I suggest you refer to some of the helpful links on the left side part of the homepage where you’ll find tips on how to avoid scams and other fraudulent transactions.

6. Ashley Madison

ashleymadisonAshley Madison is a famous hookup site that caters to married individuals. They offer ultimate privacy and discretion, which is why people who want to cheat with their husband or wife come here to look for a potential partner.

As soon as you get into the website, you’ll immediately be welcomed by a message encouraging you to have an affair because life is short. But there’s more to Ashley Madison than being a medium for cheaters. It has millions of users around the world and some are singles who love the discretion that the website offers.

If you hate the monotony of sleeping with the same person over and over again, then come to Ashley Madison to chat with some adventurous individuals who might be willing to indulge in some adult fun.

7. DoubleList.com

doublelistAnother website that I believe would be a great alternative to Backpage.com is Double List. It’s a great place for dating, casual sex, or looking for friendship.

The app is also applicable to those who might be interested in same-sex relationships and those who want to hook up with the opposite sex. Double List provides entertainment to anyone looking to connect with someone who might be in for some adult fun!

Just like with the other dating sites, Double List allows you to connect with users within your area. But what I really love about them is that they have found a way to prevent fake accounts and bots. Therefore, you can avoid any potential issues and you can just enjoy meeting and hooking up with real people.

Another thing I love about Double List is that it has plenty of subcategories. With this massive number of categories, you’ll be able to easily find your perfect match in no time!

8. Yumi App

yumi appYumi is another great website to look for a potential partner for casual sex. The people here are very open-minded and I have even come across some individuals offering threesomes and one-night stands!

The app has a very simple interface so it’s pretty easy to use. It can work for both Android and iPhone devices and will connect you to anyone within your area. Therefore, there’s a potential that you could hook up with the person next door!

If you want to remain anonymous, Yumi will give you the privacy that you deserve. You’re not required to provide your personal information and you can even hide your face on your profile picture!

9. Oodle

oodle personalsAvailable in the UK, US, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and India, Oodle is somewhat similar to Backpage, which is why I believe it’s one of the best alternatives to Backpage.

But unlike the other classified sites, Oodle offers plenty of subcategories. They have a section for man seeking woman, man seeking another man, man seeking both, and many more! Oodle has also included categories based on habit, marital status, religion, age, race, etc.

But what really surprised me is its ability to help you look for individuals according to their physical appearance. The website has categories for hair color, eye color, zodiac signs, and more!

10. OutPersonals.com

outpersonalsIf you’re a man seeking a man, Out Personals is a great medium for you. In fact, it’s famous worldwide for being a great avenue for those who are looking for gay encounters and sex. The website will get you in touch with someone who could be your perfect match. It’s also ideal for those who are still exploring their sexuality and are open to dating strangers.

Available all over the world, Out Personals currently has almost 400,000 members (at least they claim so). Aside from the classic membership, there’s also a premium account where you can enjoy added benefits, such as expanded views on your profile and the possibility of looking at videos of some of the hottest members.

I absolutely love the open-minded community of Out Personals. It can help make your weirdest fantasies come true. The website will also search members according to location. This helps you get in touch with individuals who share the same interests as you and perhaps someone who might be open for a one-night stand.

11. OkCupid

okcupidWhen it comes to the best dating sites, OkCupid will most likely come up on the list. This popular matchmaking app can be accessed on your smartphone or laptop. It has an almost similar platform to Tinder, but I believe OkCupid is so much better.

When you sign up for an account, you’ll be asked to create a profile and that includes adding a bio. Make sure you add the best looking photo of yourself to attract other users. Once you have set up your account, you can start browsing through the hundreds of profiles of potential partners in your area.

12. LetGo.com

letgoLetGo is a great classified ad website that can make for a good alternative to Backpage. This website was founded by the same person who developed OLX, which is another good alternative to Backpage.

Let Go has a smooth and simple user interface. At the homepage, you’ll find the main ad categories and further down, you’ll find people’s listings of various products or services. If you are logged in, it’s possible to save your listing.

You also have the option to share your ad to social media platforms. Aside from its website, Let Go also has an app that can be downloaded from Google Play Store and Apple Store.

13. Lesbian Personals Online

lesbianpersonalsonlineLesbianPersonalsOnline.com, as the name suggests, caters to the lesbian community. It has a unique and friendly platform dedicated to ladies who might be interested in exploring their sexuality and indulged in same-sex hookups. The website is perfect for single ladies, lesbian couples, or even straight couples who might be interested in experimenting with some unusual sexual fun.

Currently, Lesbian Personals Online has millions of users. The website will help you achieve your dreams of hooking up with interesting individuals, whether you prefer casual sex or something more serious.

It’s a free platform that also includes chat functionality and the opportunity to send private photos or videos directly. On top of that, the website also gives you a chance to chat with girls through a two-way webcam feature. You also get to share detailed profiles of members.

14. Tryst.link

tryst linkWhether you’re a female, male, couple, non-binary, or anyone who is interested in some adult fun. Tryst Link is a great website to check out. It’s where you can find potential partners for some entertainment or those offering escort services.

Tryst is easy to use. Simply type the keywords of the particular service that you’re looking for or refer to the menu bar on the homepage. You can also search according to your location. It’s also possible to look for someone based on ethnicity, age, height, body type, hair color, and more.

15. GumTree.com

gumtreeGumTree is another famous platform for Classifieds. It started as an advertising site in the UK and has eventually grown into a great Classified Ads site that can perfectly match with Backpage. However, the website is more suitable for those looking for automobiles and real estate properties.

Posting an ad on GumTree is free but only if you have signed up for an account. If you don’t have an account yet, you are free to browse through the various products that are being listed on the website every single day. GumTree is a great site for posting ads but I would not recommend to blatantly posting ads as you did on backpage because it might get deleted. Here you have to be much more low profile and careful.

Final Word

The closure of Backpage was unexpected and ‘shocking’ for many of it’s users. But it also had a bright side to it – as you can see it led to a lot of great alternatives to see the daylight.
As always, if you have any good suggestions or experience with some other websites – I invite you to share it in the comment section below.

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