Review Hot or Not
Rate people and find new dates
Author: Kevin Vadala
Date: tested on 17 Sep 2014 on
Easy to navigate, quick access to numerous users
Hot or Not for Android is a dating application where you can see and rate people nearby. You can view profiles, and also have your own profile for people to rate and view.
Regardless of your opinion on the idea of rating someone's attractiveness, Hot or Not does have a streamlined interface that makes it easy to access information. The main panel is used to rate other users, and you can also look at their profile. At the top you can tap a cocktail glass to start filtering your results more.
On the side is a tab where most of the information for the application is kept. There is the main viewing panel (Hot or Not), connections that you make, your own Hot or Not score, the ability to find your friends, and then the local host list. The local hot list is a funny idea. It shows the people around your area that have the most votes. If you look like Hercules or Angelina Jolie you might be able to make it to the list- if you are lucky. Then again, most of these top candidates are users who use the application a lot, and thus they know how to get popular. Not all of them are always what I would call supermodels, although that is just my opinion.
I can see why this application exists. Sometimes with dating applications it's hard to find someone you find attractive and it becomes quite a process. With this application you can just speed through the selection and find people you find attractive. Although, it does feel shallow rating people one thing or another. I'm not sure how long it takes for you to get your score, but the application encourages you to rate people as much as you can.
Hot or Not is in someways a controversial application because you are giving people a number. Isn't beauty in the eye of a beholder? Maybe not. At the core, it really isn't that different than other dating applications. It's mostly about finding people quick, and becoming popular. If that sounds fun to you, give it a shot.