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One of the most visited sub- was the personal category, where many people sought and found casual dates or just hookups with no strings attached. The website was shut down in due to ties with prostitution and the exploitation of sex workers.
However, the people who were using the website in a completely legal way were left stranded. They are the first part of this list, and while they all in slightly different ways, they share a common goal — connecting people. From matchmaking websites to apps that connect you to random people seeking some NSA fun, this list has it all, so read through and decide which one would suit you the most.
Adult Friend Finder is one of the biggest alternatives to Back for finding casual hookups, dates, and even relationships. Other than that, chatrooms, vlogs, and standard messaging are unlocked, so nothing is holding you back. If discretion is the game, Ashley Madison is the name, as this online service values it above all.
This is accomplished in a really cool way, where you can choose the features you want and pay only for them. The first full alternative app to Back dating on our list, Yumi is available for both iOS and Android, so you can take your search anywhere you go.
Instead, you get connected to a random stranger with whom you can start chatting right away.
You are matched only with the people who you swiped right on when they swipe right on you too. From there on, you get access to a private chat with them, and you can take that in whichever direction you want. The app is free, although you can get the Tinder Gold membership, which provides you with unlimited swiping and other fun features. POF actually stands for Plenty of Fish, and this cleverly named platform is both a website and an app.
It works as a standard dating site would, matching you up with people who share similar interests and allows you to chat with them. In addition to chatting, you also can connect via video and have a sort of video-date that lets you get to know each other before setting up a meeting in the real world.
The apps and websites above are solely focused on dating, connecting people, and hookups.
Even though Craigslists Personals for casual encounters was shut down right around the time Back was, Craigslist still exists. You can always go to Craigslist for your general area and find pretty much anything you need.
From classified for just about anything to jobs, listings for cars and real estate, and even a whole section dedicated to trading items. On Gumtree, you can find all sorts of interesting things. Various items, cars, and real estate being sold are pretty common, but a very important section of the website is the Community one. There you can find classes, events, people to jam with, someone to walk your dog, and practically everything in between.
You could also hop on over to the Car Pool section and make your daily routine possibly easier and quicker.
Bed is just a huge Back alternative website in the US and abroad as well. You can find neatly organized listings from all around the world, and they can be for just about anything: services, jobs, sales for various items - the regular offer. Not to get too repetitive, Geebo offers the same array of as most of the Back replacement websites on this list. The thing that sets it apart is how easy it is to navigate it and the sheer amount of job listings you can find.
For overseas, there are listings available for the UK and Australia, which is a bonus. Classified in your area can very easily be found through Hoobly. All in all, most of the on the website are serious business, and if you have the will to go through them, you should be able to get what you came here for. Once again, the standard array of you can browse, with one very interesting addition. If you love garage sales and all the interesting knick-knacks you can find there, you should definitely check this option out. Find out if there are any garage sales near you that you could go ahead and visit.
There you have it, 15 apps and websites that serve as valid Back alternatives, and they cover practically everything that Back had to offer.
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