This is one of the more popular free online dating sites in the USA although it is still a pretty distant third behind POF and OkCupid. DateHookup’s user base is primarily composed of United States visitors, but it also has decent followings in other English-speaking countries such as Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa. The site itself looks rather old in terms of its layout and the general feel of it, and it is. The layout has been virtually unchanged as far back as I can remember, and the site was launched clear back in 2002! Granted, I wasn’t really paying attention to dating sites way back then, but at least over the last few years I have seen no changes whatsoever.
The site basically contains the bare bones necessities that allow you to do what you need to do: find people nearby, and communicate with them. I’m guessing the owner has taken to the well known saying, “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it”. And, looking at the Datehookup.com Alexa ranking tells the story of the site definitely not being broken, and actually continuing to grow over time despite an ancient look, maybe you could even classify it as Web 1.0. That’s right, a Web 1.0 style site continuing to find success in a Web 2.0 world. I’m not sure if I should be surprised or not really – I suppose that if the site does what it says it does, is easy to use, and gets the job done, the design and feature set quite possibly need not be changed. Only time will tell, but in the meantime make sure you check this site out at www.datehookup.com.