With the U.S. Senate passing an online sex trafficking bill, SESTA/FOSTA, in April of 2018, many free online methods for hooking up are being taken down. Because of this, many people are struggling to find an alternative to sites like Backpage. With this loss in the casual dating world, loads of similar and just as shady sites are popping up in hopes of drawing in the loneliest and horniest men that are out there.
Backpage was formed in 2004 by Village Voice or New Times Media. While it didn’t originally set out to be an escort site, it quickly became just that, and the Federal government seized it in mid-April of 2018 as well as slapping federal charges on Backpage co-founder Michael Lacey.
So, what are the other sites that are alternatives to Backpage, you ask. There are many, but for this article, I focused on the top 10 that people have been turning to in their quest for an NSA encounter. However, I wouldn’t recommend any of these sites either. They have either already been hit by SESTA or will be soon. And believe me, you don’t want your name linked in any way to a website dealing in prostitution, especially with sex trafficking being such a huge issue.
Sites Like Backpage That You Need To Know About
I’ll just kick things off here…
One of the most popular free sites out there is Craigslist. You will see that their official personals section has been shut down, but some tricky users have found a way to get around the new rules. I have seen personals-type of ads posted in the Volunteer, Gigs, and Wanted sections. There are way fewer of these types of ads, so honestly, the time of Craigslist for casual dating is pretty much completely done.
A new one for me was Geebo. This site began in 2000 and is very similar to Craigslist in that you can buy and sell various goods as well as hire people for various services, find a job, find a roommate, or even a place to stay. What you can no longer do is hire an escort or get one of those special massages that men tend to like. In 2010 Geebo was busted for allowing ads involving drugs and prostitution, so it is best to avoid trying to find any ads that may have skirted the rules.
USFreeAds is another classified ad site and was actually around prior to Backpage. While this site is super easy to use, you want to avoid it. Take a quick peek at their personals section and you’ll see ads promoting prostitution or other pay-for-sex schemes. Remember, this is illegal activity we’re talking about here.
Classified Ads is a site that is even easier to use than USFreeAds or Craigslist. It does have a personals section and there does seem to be some legitimate ads for dating there, even for casual dating. Just know this, there is no verification process whatsoever. Anybody can post, anyone can be behind an ad and this includes cops looking for “John’s”. If you decide to respond to any ads on Classified Ads, be very careful.
Now For Hiring Escorts
My next group of sites are all basically websites that are known to be strictly for hiring escorts. There is no hidden here, everything is just out in the open, which is really bad if you’re looking to avoid being connected to illegal activity. This is because of the recent legislation and the fact that it was obvious what these sites were for, most of them have been shut down in the U.S. Now, I’ve mentioned why I hate these New York escorts here if you need more reasoning to stay away.
The Erotic Review was very much like Backpage and recently closed up shop because of legal issues. If it should come back again, avoid it. This site was full of nothing but pimps, prostitutes, and drug addicts looking to get money for their next fix. Read about it here.
Erotic Monkey was also recently shut down and users faced some big legal issues because of their involvement in purchasing prostitutes. Luckily for you, you won’t suffer the same fate as some of the men of the Erotic Monkey who were blasted through the newspapers and left paying hefty fines for indulging themselves in illegal activities.
Escort Babylon is banned in the United States but is still available for the time being in Canada. The ads are all ripped from other prostitution sites, so who knows if they’re even legit or if you’ll even get the girl pictured in the ad. I wouldn’t waste my time on anything shady like Escort Babylon.
Live Escort Reviews
Okay, you need to know that the Live Escort Reviews is a total sham. You think you’re getting escorts on this site, but all it does is lead to other sites, like Chaturbate. I have nothing against Chaturbate or any other cam site, but what I do have a problem with is being misled, which Live Escort Reviews is doing.
One site that is also still up and running is Adult Search. I’m positive it won’t be up much longer, between the escort ads and banner ads, this site has absolutely nothing to offer. I honestly think some of these types of sites are left up strictly for the purpose of busting horny men and I would avoid them all.
Finally, there is Nightshift.co. This site used to be hopping in the escort and prostitution game. Because it was so dangerous, however, it was another site that was also shut down not too long ago.
Using any escort site is highly risky, especially with new laws in effect in the United States. Of course, there are other risks as well, from getting robbed, beat up, a disease, or even just completely taken by women who have no interest in you beyond your money. If you need some attention and a hot date, it is best to avoid any escort site and instead try out your hand on of one of the many NSA, casual adult dating sites that are out there.