This begs the question of whether this app is just an easy way for kids to be creeped on whenever they need an ego boost, or if it could be a good way to meet new people. Negatives aside, I just can’t ignore the small amount of satisfaction that comes with when saying yes or no (even though most people won’t admit it).
All in all, Hot or Not and other similar apps are good for people just looking for a quick “chat” with a stranger.
Your account will be closed unless you reply with your name, number and favorite cuisine haha :-P” You’ve got to give the lad credit for trying.
Four people were genuinely amusing to chat to, the other nine didn’t even get past small talk, which was hardly a shocker.
Hot or Not is an app similar to Tinder, but you get more of a chance of getting a match with someone near to you.
On July 31, 2008, Hot or Not launched Hot or Not Gossip and a Baresi rate box (a "hot meter") – a subdivision to expand their market, run by former radio DJ turned celebrity blogger Zack Taylor.
There’s always a downside to apps like Hot or Not, namely that you purely judge people on looks.
I am aware of how shallow this is, so using this app did made me feel like your stereotypical, self-elected and popular teen.
To keep up with rising costs Hong and Young added a matchmaking component to their website called "Meet Me at Hot or Not", i.e. The matchmaking service has been especially successful and the site continues to generate most of its revenue through subscriptions.
In the December 2006 issue of Time magazine, the founders of You Tube stated that they originally set out to make a version of Hot or Not with Video before developing their more inclusive site.