Pure Review September 2021

First launched in October 2014, Pure has been deemed as strong competition for Tinder since its concept makes finding casual sex partners quicker and easier. To know all about Pure and see if it is the right app for you, read our review below.

8,000 Members
 34% ♀ 
 66% ♂ 
Good For:
5 / 5
4 / 5
3 / 5
Success Rate:
19257.53 / 4464834
4.7 / 10
3.2 / 10
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Age Distribution:
18-24
25-34
35-49
50+

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Pure in 10 seconds

  • A mobile hook up app that helps people find instant and anonymous casual sex partners
  • Uses Google and Apple's standard trial and subscription system. To learn more about Pure subscription, click here
  • Personal ads disappear within 24 hours to guarantee anonymity. Read more about Pure's contacting features
  • Success depends on location and the app does not use true matchmaking algorithm
  • Men can try out the app and see if it works for them during the three day free trial
  • Women can join and use the app for free
  • You can use Pure for free
  • Pricing starts at $14.99 / Week - More Information

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Who is Pure for and not for?

  • People looking for casual sex and no-strings-attached hookups
  • People who want to go on sex adventures and remain discreet
  • Singles who want to have fast and anonymous sex encounters
  • Tech-savvy singles who can adapt easily to the fast pace of this app
  • Serious daters uncomfortable with the idea of hooking up with anonymous strangers
  • Singles who want to go on serious dates and fall in love
  • People who want the traditional dating experience
  • People located in areas with not much Pure users
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What we like and don’t like on Pure

  • Women can use the app for free
  • Men can have a three-day free trial to check out the features
  • App has a modern minimalistic design that's aesthetically pleasing
  • Profiles completely disappear with no trace within 24 hours to ensure anonymity
  • Above-average level of data security
  • You will have limited matches if you're located in areas where there are only a few people who are using the app
  • Since profiles get deleted right away after 24 hours, there are limited number of active users daily
  • You can only upload one selfie per profile
  • Connecting with others can be a game of luck

Pricing

Can you try Pure for free?

  • You can use or try the service for free.
  • Only women are able to send free messages
  • You cannot read messages for free on Pure

Is Pure expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers Pure is in the upper midfield.

Duration / Credits / CoinsCostsTotal
Pure Membership
1 Week14.99 USD / Week14.99 USD
1 Month29.99 USD / Month29.99 USD
Pure Membership
Free Services
  • There is a 3-day free trial
  • Women can use this app freely
Fee-Based Services
  • Send georequests in your area
  • Instant messaging for an hour

Pure uses Google and Apple’s standard trial and subscription system. While female users can join Pure for free, male users have a three-day free trial. When the trial period is over, the monthly payment for the subscription will be automatically charged to your account. You can cancel the test at any time. You can also cancel the automatically-renewed subscription.

Although you can't cancel your subscription or trial through the actual app, you can cancel any subscription or trial through the App Store or Google Play Store. 

After canceling your subscription, you will be able to use the app for the remaining days that you have paid for. When your subscription expires, it will not be renewed. You can opt back in at any time.

Note that canceling your subscription will not retroactively refund subscription payments, and previously charged subscription fees cannot be refunded based on cancelation date. Deleting the app or your account does not cancel your subscription either.

How can I delete my Pure account and cancel my subscription?

Please find more information here

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Who is really signed up here?

Members
8,000 from USA
Members activity
3,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
63 %
37 %
  • Records over 40,000 monthly download globally
  • Top visitors are mostly from Russia and in the United States
  • Males slightly outnumber females
  • Most users are 25-34 years old
  • Majority of the members access the website via mobile

Most of the members hail from the United States but there are also members who are living in Russia, Canada, Ukraine, Brazil, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Poland, and Argentina.

There are more male members than females and most of them are straight singles who are on the younger age range of 25 to 34 who mostly access the website using their mobile phones.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

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Latest Pure Experiences

  • Aldr*** 24 years
    07.07.2020

    I like this

  • Jane*** 35 years
    17.04.2020

    good

  • Just*** 35 years
    11.03.2020

    Filled with scammers and escorts. I would guess there are less than 1% real women on this app in major cities like NY

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Pure in Detail

  • Reading time 16 minutes
  • Lots of insider information for more success

Signing Up at Pure

Pure Registration
  • Download the app on Google Play Store or Apple App Store first to get started
  • It takes 2-3 minutes to register
  • You should grant permission to let the app process your data
  • Payment information is asked right away before you can proceed
  • Need to create a new account every time you use the app
  • GPS must be turned on to be able to use this app

To get started, download the app on your mobile device first. The app is available on Google Play and the App Store. It is completely free to download, but there are in-app purchases. It would take approximately 2-3 minutes to register. Take note that profiles are temporary and deleted after the 1-hour time limit. Therefore, you'd have to create a new profile whenever you'd want to use Pure.

To create an account, open the app and grant the app permission to process your data. This includes your email, phone number, and payment information. Since profiles are deleted after a certain amount of time, the app would need to collect your personal data to finetune the user experience for you.

After allowing Pure access, you'd have to choose if you'd want to register via phone or email. After that, you must select your gender, email address or phone number, verify your email or number, choose if you are creating a new account or an old one, and who you are looking for.

Once those are set, you would have to turn your location settings on. The app heavily relies on GPS to suggest nearby users in your area. You must upload a good photo of yourself. Being a visual app, the app only asks for your gender, sexual preference, photo, and nothing else. Therefore, you remain entirely anonymous. You'd only have your photo to attract possible interactions.

Making Contact on Pure

Pure Contact
  • There's no way of expressing your personality other than a selfie
  • Your profile becomes a meeting request which will be shown on anyone near your area using the app at the same time
  • Hit "Yes" on suggested profiles if they interest you
  • If the like is mutual, a chat window pops up
  • All your correspondence, along with your profile, is deleted after an hour
  • Connecting with others can be a game of luck
  • The time limit and location can restrict your activity
  • Sending messages to other users is free for women

Pure, like its minimalistic design, has very minimalistic features. Your profile turns into a meeting request which is broadcast to other users using the app near your location. This is when the luck favors those with the right timing and in the right location. You must be in an area where there are lots of Pure users. Also, with the time limit, there's considerably lower activity. Best time it during "peak hours," whenever that may be in your area.

While its concept is fresh and trendy, you can only contact others through basic chat. This app observes discretion with its temporary profiles. But to actually contact other users, you'd need to mutually like each other. That's the only way a chat box will be activated.

If you are in the area where there's not that many Pure users or low activity, it's best to skip this one since you'd have to fill in your credit card information right away upon signing up. However, if you are just plain old lucky to be in an area where there are loads of Pure users, and you wish to have easy and casual fun, this app is made just for you. 

Pure Profile Quality

Pure Profile
  • Uses personal ads instead of profiles
  • Personal ads are deleted as soon as the 24-hour time limit is up
  • There are no personal details on personal ads other than your selfie
  • You can still change your selfie if you like
  • You must keep on creating new personal ads to keep using Pure
  • Has very minimalistic design
  • Relies heavily on your selfie instead of personality
  • The profiles are not very detailed
  • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

The feature that makes Pure stand out from the rest is its self-destructing personal ads. After creating an account, you'd only have 24-hours to use it, locate other users near your area, like them, and if they like you back, chat with them and maybe, discuss a meeting arrangement. It works like an Instagram story where everything disappears after a certain period of time. Once the time limit is up, the personal ad, along with your messages, are deleted permanently, You'd have to create a new personal ad to use the app again.

Other than a selfie, your name and any other personal details will not be displayed on the site. Therefore, you'd have to make sure to have one heck of a display photo to get noticed. Remember, the chat window only pops up when the "like" is mutual. 

Having temporary profiles in the form of personal ads that display zero details can be both advantageous and disadvantageous. While it is one way of helping you remain almost anonymous, other users would also be anonymous as well. It is better to take precaution and thoroughly vet your matches well before you go meeting up with them in real life. 

Special Features

All of the features this platform has was reviewed in the upper sections.

How can I delete my Pure account and cancel my subscription?

Uninstalling the app will not cancel your subscription.

How can you cancel your Subscription?

  • You can cancel via profile settings

Will your subscription automatically renew?

  • Yes, your Pure subscription will automatically renew. The notice period for opting out of automatic renewal is 7 Days.

Is there a money back guarantee and do you get refunded the full amount?

  • Usually you will not get back the full amount, it will be reduced by the time or credits you used for Pure.

Editor's Conclusion

DatingScout.com Author Chris Pleines
Chris Pleines
Chief Dating Officer
If 100% no-strings-attached and discreet sexual encounters are what you are looking for, Pure would be the perfect app for you. Otherwise, you're better off checking out these other dating apps

Pure FAQ

General Information

What is Pure?

Pure is a hookup app that helps you spontaneously meet anonymous people in your area for casual sex. All you need is a selfie. Profiles are deleted in an hour, and there is no need to link any social media account.

How do I start on Pure?

To get started, download the app, open it, and select your gender. If you’re a female, the app is free. If you’re a male, you’ll be prompted to enter your payment information. You will have a free trial before your subscription begins. 

How does Pure work?

First, add a photo of yourself using your camera or saved photos. When you submit your photo, it becomes a meeting request, which appears in the app’s feed to people in your area. It will appear for one hour and then is automatically deleted along with any correspondence between you and other users. You can delete your photo at any time by hitting the “My Request” text at the bottom of your screen, and clicking “Delete Now”.

You will also see photos of people who want to meet in your area. If you’re interested in someone in the photo feed, you can hit "Yes" right away. That person will be instantly notified of your interest, and if it's mutual, a chat window will open up for the two of you. 

Once you are matched, you are given one hour to chat, get to know each other better, and arrange a meeting. After an hour, the chat and it’s contents are automatically erased, as if nothing ever happened. 

Subscription and Cancelation

What is a Trial?

Pure uses Google and Apple’s standard trial and subscription system. While female users can join Pure for free, male users have a three-day free trial. 

When the trial period is over, the monthly payment for the subscription will be automatically charged to your account. You can cancel the trial at any time. You can also cancel the automatically-renewed subscription.

How can I cancel a subscription or trial on Pure?

You cannot cancel your subscription or trial through the actual app. You must cancel any subscription or trial through the App Store or Google Play Store. 

After canceling your subscription, you will be able to use the app for the remaining days that you have paid for. When your subscription expires, it will not be renewed. You can opt back in at any time.

Canceling your subscription will not retroactively refund subscription payments, and previously charged subscription fees cannot be refunded based on cancellation date. Deleting the app or your account does not cancel your subscription either. Subscriptions must be canceled directly through the store.

If I delete the Pure app, will my subscription/trial be canceled?

Deleting an application does not cancel the subscription or trial. You must cancel the subscription and trial on Google Play or App Store.

How do I change my payment information on Pure?

If you’re using an Apple device:

  • Go to your phone’s Settings
  • Tap iTunes & App Store
  • Tap your Apple ID
  • Select “View Apple ID”
  • Select “payment information”
  • Update your payment information and tap “Done”.

If you’re using an Android device:

  • Open the Google Play Store
  • Touch the Menu icon
  • Select “My Account”
  • Tap “Add Payment Method” or “Edit Payment Method”

If prompted, sign in to Google Wallet and follow the instructions.

Can I get a refund of the money I spent on Pure? How do I do it?

If you are using an Apple device, all refunds are handled by Apple. If you wish to request a refund, go to iTunes, click on your Apple ID, select “Purchase History," find the transaction, and hit “Report a Problem.”

If you are using an Android phone, send the receipt for your payment from Google Play to android@getpure.org with your order number, and the Pure team will process your request as soon as possible. You can find the order number in the order confirmation email or by logging in to Google Wallet.

Usability

How do I delete my Pure account?

The app does not create permanent accounts for the users. Your chats are removed from the servers after an hour and are not stored anywhere. The app only has your picture, information about your subscription, and your user ID which are all encrypted.

If you do not want to use the application anymore, simply remove Pure from your device, and unsubscribe from the App Store or Google Play Store

My Pure account is blocked, what should I do?

Being blocked on the app can occur because of a violation of its policies. The photo must be of your face. Violation of this rule, or others, may lead to a ban.

If you had been banned and hadn't violated any policy, you can email the app's moderators at feedback@getpure.org and they'll review your case. 

I submitted the wrong photo on Pure. How do I change it?

Hit the X at the top left of the photo to add a new picture. If you’ve already submitted a meeting request, click “My Request” and delete your request. You can then submit another photo.

I'm not getting notified when someone wants to meet me.

Pure needs permission to send you notifications. If you accidentally denied the app access to send you notifications, go to the phone settings, find 'notifications', and make sure the app is allowed access. If this doesn't solve the issue, you can try reinstalling the app.

Why is Pure stuck on "Looking for people nearby"?

Try restarting or force quitting the app. On your device, go to Settings and make sure the GPS (location services) is enabled. You can also try turning location services off and back on. You may have to open the Maps app for your GPS to pick up your current location. If the issue persists, just wait a few hours and try again.

Security

Why does Pure need access to my location?

It needs access to your location to submit a photo for a meeting request for people in your area. If you accidentally denied the app access to your location, go to the phone settings, find ‘Privacy’, select ‘Location Services’, and make sure the app is allowed access. 

Why does Pure need access to my camera or photos?

It needs permission to access your photos (or camera) to submit a photo for a meeting request. If you accidentally denied the app access to your photos, go to the phone settings, find 'Privacy', select 'Photos', and make sure the app is allowed access. 

Does Pure sell your data?

No, Pure does not sell your data.

Was Pure hacked in the past?

No, Pure was never hacked.

How precisely does Pure track your location?

Pure tracks your exact location.

Do your Pure profile pictures and/or profile information show up in Google Search Results?

No, your Pure photos and personal information won’t show up in Google Search Results.

Who can view your pictures on Pure?

Pictures need to be unlocked by you before others can view them.

Is your phone number required for signing up at Pure?

Yes, a phone number is required for signing up at Pure.

Can you erase your personal data on Pure?

Yes, you can erase your data on Pure.

How can I delete my Pure account and cancel my subscription?

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Final Results table

Signing Up: 3.0 / 5
Making Contact: 3.0 / 5
Profile Quality: 3.5 / 5
Real Life Review: 2.5 / 5

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E-Mail:feedback@getpure.org