Pure is an online dating app for iOS and Android whose subtle tagline is “Sex Here and Now.” This app uses one’s GPS function to hook up for NSA sex. Its selling point? Each user’s profile and correspondence magically disappear from this site after an hour. Backed by renowned sexologist Carol Queen, this app is said to promote “sex-positive” engagements.
To make use of this site further, users have to create another profile from scratch and thus avoid storage of personal data that can be leaked when a site’s security is compromised. This app aimed to create a platform that could isolate those who were strictly out to hookup from other users with different agendas. This is a problem often found on sites like Grindr, where two people may have different intentions.
Pure describes itself as providing seekers with “an after-dark adventure, not a relationship” and that it is “quick, direct and discreet.” It runs on a bare-bones approach of a photo and a GPS, connecting people with other horny users that are active online. Their dates-on-demand ethos prescribes that all your photos, self-erase after 60 minutes. This pressures users to do away with preamble and chatter and get down to business.
App founders, Kukhtenko and Sidorenko, have created a manifesto-style diatribe that states that they are there to liberate users from the oppression of government, society, and religion. By the sound of things, that oppressive guilt about not maintaining monogamy can be cured, hallelujah! with a little something on the side.
They also claim to liberate women from their own stifled sexuality and empower them to meet strangers for a bang. How chivalrous! What revolutionaries, here to save the world from the tyranny of morals! Viva le resistance!
Pure concept was developed in 2012 and launched in an English version in the App Store in 2014.
Pure dating is the brainchild of Russian and Ukrainian entrepreneurs, Roman Sidorenko and Alexander Kukhtenko, with a respected sexologist, Carol Queen. The latter’s main aim is to promote open sexuality, amongst other things. Pure dating site is owned by a company GetPure Inc., and its apps are sold under the banner of Misterico Limited. Pure app is available in France, US, India, UK, Mexico, and Russia.
Pure app can be downloaded for free from Google Play and App Store, and registration is such a rudimentary affair that you should be done in a couple of minutes. This makes sense because if you just want to meet up for a casual NSA sexual encounter, why would you want to spend half your life registering?
The premise of this site is sex here and now, and your potential conquest is hardly going to be interested in your stamp collecting hobby or your volunteer work at a snake orphanage. People who use this app are, by definition, DTF, so anything that doesn’t expedite this mission is unwelcome.
Essentially, Pure app can be viewed as a real-time personal ad, you know, like those ones that used to lurk on the back pages of newspapers. The only thing matching you and your prospective mate is how far you are apart geographically, a selfie, and the urge to find a friend. Nudge nudge, wink wink.
Before registering, you have to agree to this site’s terms of service, which basically states that you will not post explicit pics or prose. You will also agree to have other viewers see your location, but don’t worry, they widen the radius somewhat so they can’t GPS their way onto your living room couch. You will then be guided through a step by step process where you will designate your sexual preference and either upload a shot or take a quick selfie.
This site does keep its eye out for the baddies, using confidential user feedback. The site’s support team follows up on those who use fake profiles, are no-shows, or who violate the terms of agreement, and banishes them from the platform. The site also has a strictly no-nudity policy to keep this site from devolving into one of those low-class smut sites (ostensibly, that is).
You may then enter a three-day free trial which auto-renews if you do not cancel, for which your credit card details are stored on your mobile app store file. All financials are done through your app store, and none of your sensitive information, like credit card details, will be stored on site.
Don’t expect fancy algorithms and curated matches here. Basically, if you have a pulse and a cell phone, that’s pretty much all you need. Matches are based solely on geographical distance (of 50 kilometers) and one photograph. Other users on Pure around your geographical distance with a photo will become your proposed matches. How’s that for curated?
When you find a profile that ticks your boxes, you tap “Yes,” and if they like what you got, a chat window is opened between the two of you. Just remember, tick tock, you have limited time to agree on the deets, or your face and your fiendish chatter returns into the ether. The app geo-locates those in your area that are active & DTF, and no profiles remain to browse when they are offline even though you have 24 hrs to finish your chat if you happen to get cut off by the timer.
Pick your fishing spot well because some areas have more fish than others. The app works like a bomb in high-density areas with a large demographic of Pure users. It’s best to keep an eye out for peak times when people are more likely to be on the prowl.
There is no such thing as your Pure account. Your request with your profile shot and any convos you had are deleted entirely after an hour. The only thing left in their database is your email. If you no longer want to use this app, simply remove Pure from your device. Just take note that your subscription must be canceled from the online store where you purchased it.
Due to the fact that Pure user base is in a state of ebb and flux and no profile lasts longer than an hour, the user base is constantly changing. Members that you have access to for a limited stretch of time reflect the ratios of your radius.
Despite a marked marketing focus on “the liberation and empowerment of women’s sexuality, female users initially did not seem to want to be rescued. At its initial launch in English, the ratio of women was small, even less than a third, but as hookup apps become more mainstream and socially accepted, the female ratio is said to be growing exponentially.
The age demographic is also getting lower as more and more millennials turn to Pure for quick and casual encounters. The whole “sex-positive” trend seems to be taking off with the younger generation who wasn’t really raised in a society with enforced moral values. This site appeals to those who have a less conflicted sense of their sexuality and are confident to explore.
In the faster-than-light signup pretty much all you will be asked is your sexual preference. It is safe to say that this site is an equal opportunity for adventures after dark. Whatever floats your boat.
All you have to divulge is what your sexual preference is. Other users can ascertain for themselves fellow users’ ethnicity, should something like that be important to them, when meeting them for a quick random sexual encounter.
This is not the place to be if you have marriage and a happily ever after scenario on your mind. Think more “happy within an hour” as your objective. So religious affiliations have no real import on this platform.
Male users have the option of a three-day test trial but must provide their credit card details in either Google or App Store. Users can cancel the free trial at any time before the three days expire, after which they will auto-renew into a monthly membership. Cancellation of subscriptions must be done on the store from which the app was downloaded.
Pure offers more features at an extra cost, like most dating apps. You have the opportunity to bypass the mutual “like” prerequisite in favor of communication for a fee. This is only for one use, and it will set you back 3.49 USD.
Or if you are into your alpha thing, you have the King of the Hill option where your profile is bumped up to the top of other listed users in your area. This costs you 1.99 USD.
Pure does not involve itself in financial arrangements or store any financial information. In order to cancel your paid subscription, users must abide by the cancellation policies of either Google Play or App store, depending on where the agreement was made.
To cancel your auto-renew on the web, go to “Settings” at the top right corner of the page near your profile picture, click on “Subscription” at the left top side of the page, and click on a link that pops up. After confirming that you intend to cancel your automatic renewal, the text “auto-renewal” will be disabled.
If a quick in-and-out is what you are searching for (in more than one sense), then there is no cleaner getaway than Pure. Safer than Tinder, after an hour, all users’ profiles and communication are entirely erased from this app’s server.
With data leaks becoming more frequent on dating sites lately (Ashley Madison and Coffee Meets Bagel to name just two), the lack of on-site stored data is one of the most rigorous safety policies in the online dating scene. Some have even hailed this site as Ashley Madison 2.0, or Madison for millennials.
Regarding the real-time safety of your hookups, no one can say for sure how things will turn out. All in all, people have been landing NSA hookups online for quite a while now. Still, no one can give any safety warranties for a real-time meeting.
It is no surprise that profiles are minimalistic, considering that they are erased after an hour. Accounts only hold the bare essentials to get the job done. As Kukhtenko has said, he wants people to stop their endless chatting online and bring it into real-time. That being said, all profiles contain a photo, sexual orientation, and physical location. That’s it.
This website is a sleek one in black and white with trendy, minimalistic illustrations. Text is minimal, and the site is streamlined to ensure that users become active in real-time, so it does not distract with too many images or text.
Pure is an online dating app that is a GPS driven hookup facilitator. Functioning like a mobile personal ad, members are urged to take their dates to real-time mode. This end is achieved by the imposition of a strict one-hour window period in which to engage with a potential mate. It’s a straightforward hookup site that takes the safety of your personal information extremely seriously and erases all your activity at the end of one hour.
Functionality is the focus of the Pure app. The black and white user interface is sleek and easy to navigate. App Store rates this app a 4.4 out of 5 stars with 227,000 ratings, and Google Play is not far behind with a 4.2 out of 5-star rating, with over 26,000 votes. The latter boasts over 3,000,000 downloads.
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Pure, as this site somewhat ironically suggests, is purely driven to cut all those annoying “are you a cat person or dog person?” convos that are in reality drawn-out preambles for “are you down for doggy style?”
There is a place for those lonely hearted, generous, honest, romantics seeking their “sole-mate” online, over a fraught six-week courtship. There is also a place for farmers and Christians and preppy trust fund kids who summer in Nantucket to find their match. When a person is DTF in real-time, however, Pure is what you want to be holding in your hand.
With the clock ticking, this piece of software is a perfect “seek and enjoy” weapon for those who simply want a bang. Pure is engineered for folks with one thing on their mind, to get it on as quickly as possible in real-time. It’s an Ashley Madison for millennials without any data leaks.
That being said, some have a problem with asking for credit card details upfront during their free trial. Pure also can land you in the dating doldrums. If you are outside a big city hunting grounds or are outside the major hunt hours, you may have slim pickings. Some people also have an issue with geo-location aspects and the safety of those online. But numbers don’t lie, and Pure user base is growing like a sex eating weed on steroids.
Although this site looks all cool with the doodles and that faux hand drawn look that’s so hip these days, we are not entirely convinced that the true intentions of this site are all that pure. All this trendy meeting up for a good old wholesome bang without people outing you like a w(d)icky-leak hardly ever really goes down so innocently in the real world. What you have here is a GPS driven burner phone. What bad could ever come out of that?
Company: Misterico Limited.
Address: 367, 28 October Street, Mediterranean Court, Flat A5 3107 LIMASSOL CYPRUS