Once I'd changed my search, I found well over a hundred eligible men in my geographic area, although I did note that even though I'd asked to be shown men within 100 miles of my area, I received a considerable number that were 100-150 miles away in my search results.
(The second time I did this, years later, the same thing happened - although I now had more than 50 pages of eligible bachelors listed, and still in a larger geographical area than I'd specified).
There is no instant messaging feature on Date Hookup.
Potential users can peruse the entire site - including the date ideas and forums - without actually signing up for a membership.
The search feature in general works well, and there are many options to find other users that fit your specific criteria.
Just make sure that you change the automatically filled-in details before you search the first time, or else you'll get a huge list of 18-30 year old women within 1000 miles of your own zip code - as I did the first time.
Some other notes of interest: the only options for search are heterosexual, gay or lesbian (zero options for bisexual, pansexual, or transgendered folks), the "Let's Meet" column is little more than clicking on a Yes, No or Maybe to meeting someone, in the Advanced Tab, you have have your specialized search queries emailed directly to you periodically.
There are no fees to join or maintain a membership at Date Hookup, however (supposedly) you can purchase a VIP Pass to get additional, non-essential features such as access who is into you, a Hot List, and zero ads.
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