At this point, you need to just run away as fast as you can from Wild Buddies and try out one of the hookup apps and site that actually work. We recommend AFF as a great start. Anything to get away from Wild Buddies is a step in the right direction though.
Did you know, according to government statistics, the majority of Americans adult are single? That means, if you’ve been struggling to find a date, the problem isn’t that there’s nobody out there for you. The problem is you aren’t looking in the right place.
So, where do you look? Well, you can try going out every night, spending twenty bucks on drinks and rejections. Alternatively, you can strike up a conversation with a stranger in your local park or at the grocery store, if you’re feeling adventurous.
Better yet, you can go online like tens of millions of other people do every year. Online dating grows more popular with every passing year, and with that popularity comes greater success. Even penguins are using it!
On first impressions, WildBuddies appeared to be a welcoming place to find a date. On their front page, before I signed up, there was a happy couple embracing in laughter. The tagline read, “Flirty buddies have fun inside!” Their logo was a splatter of orange paint and goofy lettering that emphasized the WILD . It looked like it could be fun; hopefully the kind you’re looking for.
To be honest, the logo reminded me a bit of a Nickelodeon game show from the nineties, where kids competed to throw brightly colored goop at each other. That, along with the word “Buddies” in the name gave the site’s initial vibe a kind of juvenile feel. It wasn’t a deal-breaker, but it did seem a bit odd. What message was the site trying to send with their design?
Of course, first impressions aren’t everything, especially in dating. But anyone who tells you they don’t matter at all is wrong. If a site looks weird, well then it’s probably a little bit weird.
If you really want to get wild go with AFF
WildBuddies isn’t the worst site around but it is pretty close to the bottom. We hate to break it to you so early but you probably don’t want to be using this app if you actually want to meet any women. For that, you are much better off using our favorite AFF.
When it comes to finding a hookup, AFF is the best option we have found for most guys (unless you are super hot). They have the largest number of active users (60 million+) and give guys with more average looks the best chance to succeed, especially if they are open to women older than 28.
Tinder is legit if you are a great looking guy looking for younger girls exclusively. If that doesn’t 100% describe you than AFF should be the first app you try. They have a free trial so you can check them out without any actual commitment from you (just what you’re looking for).
It’s what’s on the inside that counts
The meat of the site is what really matters. A site can have a totally bogus design, but I’ll recommend it if there are beautiful, single women to be met. Thankfully, WildBuddies looked a lot better once I got past the sign-up page. The blue and black layout was appealing, and there was an easily navigable search bar. It was dark in a cozy sort of way, kind of like a well organized man cave. I could get used to it.