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What comes to mind when you read the words "anonymous hookup app?"

Probably not good things at first, but in order to use the PURE app, you're going to have to let go of all preconceived notions you have about hooking up with strangers.

PURE is an anonymous hookup app that you can use when you're feeling horny and want a one-time thing with someone in your area. People use the app to connect with people nearby and meet up to have sex.

The reason it's branded as an anonymous hookup app is because people don't have to share any info about themselves if they don't want to, including pictures.

Now, I get that can sound scary, but PURE is just one of those apps not meant for the fearful.

You also can't be quick to judge on the app and have to get to talking to decide if you want to meet and hook up with the person you liked.

But surprisingly, PURE has led to some pretty great hookups for many people, and isn't as scary as you think.

Hookups on PURE are quick, discreet, and so much fun.

If you want to learn more about PURE and decide if it's the right hookup app for you, here's everything you need to know.

First Impression

Right away when you find PURE on the App Store or Google Play, you can see the type of vibe they're trying to give off.

PURE is for the risk-takers and the cool, progressive thinking individuals who want quick, casual sex.

Their design and app preview images look like an illustration from a cool zine, so you know that there's a lot of relatively young millennials using the app.

The creators of PURE let you know right off the bat that this app is not for people looking for relationships, but people looking for an evening of pleasure.

Unlike other dating or hookup apps, you don't need to link any social media accounts or verify your profile with a phone number -- the only thing you need to provide is a photo of yourself, but in reality, it can be a photo of anything.

PURE uses your GPS location to show you nearby users and only those that are online at the same time as you. You have one hour to "open a request" and match with someone.

Additionally, you have only that hour to communicate with someone and set up a location to meet before your messages automatically delete, and your profile self destructs.

PURE uses end-to-end encryption for messaging and deletes them afterwards.

PURE keeps it simple and clean like their namesake by having a minimal design with minimal options. You can switch between three screens, which are your profile screen, the matches screen, and your messages.

There's nothing really complicated about the app so that anyone can use it. However, things do change depending on the hour you open the app.

Logging on at 3 p.m. will bring you different people than logging on at 9 p.m. PURE will always notify you, however, when a girl nearby is online.


While you're visible on the app for the hour you have, you can change your profile picture on the app to whatever you want.

Besides that, there isn't anything else you can do to your profile since no other information is needed from you besides a photo, your location, and if you're looking for a man or a woman.

The most features are in the matches screen. You can switch from seeing all the people near you to seeing only those interested in you, which is one of the things I like about PURE.

You can also swipe on anyone's profile whose picture you like and see where they're located to check if they're nearby.

A newly added feature to PURE is that you no longer have to wait for a mutual like to message somebody; now, you can send an instant message to anyone you like with the 'Instant Chat' message button that's next to the 'like' button with a heart icon.

You no longer have to wait for someone to like you back and can get to chatting to increase your chances of hooking up within an hour.


Unfortunately, unless you're a woman, PURE is not free to use. You will need to purchase a membership before you can get full access to the app.

Prices for PURE are as listed:

  • Get 3 days free, then $29.99/month
  • Get one week access for $14.99
  • Get 3 months for $49.99
  • Get one year access for $64.99


PURE is specifically for hookups and nothing more -- everyone on the app is down for anonymous sex.

You don't need to reveal too much about yourself or use your phone number or social media to use the app.

You also always get something different every time you log in and won't always see the same people.


You can't use the app without putting a card on file, even with the three-day trial.

If you don't make an arrangement within the hour of posting your request, you will have to make a new one every time and add a picture again.

There is also a small number of users each time you log in because of time limits.

There also may not be that many people near you since PURE is biggest in NYC, London, LA, Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco.

Conclusions and Rating

If you live in a metropolitan area, you'll probably have better luck using PURE than someone in a smaller town. We suggest getting the three-day trial to see how it works for you but make sure to check into the app at different hours of the day since timing does affect your results.

If you're looking for discreet hookups where not much information about yourselves is exchanged, then PURE is the hookup app for you.

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