Adult dating site

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Adult dating or no-strings-attached dating is a variant of a traditional online dating service. Where traditional services aim to bringing people together for the purposes of a meaningful relationship or friendship, adult dating is aimed at those who are seeking short-term sexual encounters. Many adult dating sites focus on the local aspect of finding a match. Some users regard the service as no different from finding a one-night stand on a night out.[citation needed]

Some adult dating sites are deliberately aimed at married people seeking to have affairs, and have been criticised by Christian groups[1] who are actively campaigning against such sites in the United Kingdom after the ASA did not upheld complaints against the advertising of such services.

This form of dating is a growing niche within the dating world, with many sites offering an adult dating service, even if their offerings aren't strictly adult oriented. Many sites such as POF also offer a more adult alternative to their dating niches.

In the United Kingdom, Channel Four investigated adult dating sites as part of its 2013 series Mating Season.[2]


  1. ^ Collins, Nick (2010-01-25). "Christians attack 'marital affair' billboards". Telegraph. Retrieved 2014-02-17.
  2. ^ "Mating Season - Channel 4". Archived from the original on 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2014-02-17.