The Scoop: SaucyDates is an adult dating site that was designed to maximize user satisfaction and minimize fake profiles, scammers, and dead-end conversations. Since its launch in 2007, SaucyDates has become a world leader in the casual dating space and sparked countless romantic connections around the world. Casual daters can trust SaucyDates to safeguard their privacy, support their fetishes, and turn sexual fantasies into sexual realities.

SaucyDates has a clean interface, streamlined features, and targeted marketing language, so it’s easy to imagine dozens of people collaborating behind the scenes on its design and implementation. However, this adult dating site is actually a one-man show.

David Minns started his career as a mechanical engineer, but his true passion lay in the promises and possibilities of the internet, which was still a largely unknown and untapped industry at that time.

“I have always had an interest in software development and was fortunate to be right at the start of home computing in the 1980s,” David said. “I also had my first home internet connection in 1992.”

The SaucyDates logo

Anyone over 18 years old can join SaucyDates for free.

In 1999, David launched his first website. Just like that, he became an online entrepreneur. The e-commerce website wasn’t to last, but it gave him the drive to keep coding, creating, and connecting people on the worldwide web.

After doing some research, David decided his next project would be a dating site for adults seeking sex. The SaucyDates website launched in 2007, the same year the world’s first iPhone was released. SaucyDates came before swiping and video dating, but David has kept pace with advancing technology to ensure his platform stays relevant and useful.

SaucyDates is currently available as a mobile-friendly website and iOS application. The casual dating network includes access to David’s other niche dating sites, including Butterfly for trans singles and ooOo® for local swiping. So there’s a little something for every type of online dater here.

David entered the online dating space with good intentions, and he has maintained a high-integrity approach to connecting sex-oriented singles and swinger couples across the globe.

“I would like SaucyDates to be instrumental in cleaning up the casual dating market, which is awash with fake sites and scams,” David said. “Enjoying a physical relationship first is a genuine requirement for some people, and it shouldn’t be a challenge to find a genuine product.”

Real Single People & Robust Security Features

SaucyDates is a casual dating site and app where users can be honest about their dating intentions, sexual interests, and relationship goals (or lack thereof). This platform supports the search for physical attraction and instant chemistry. Its online chats often last late into the night and cover some very intimate areas.

“Members are looking for both casual and serious relationships,” David said. “But they want to explore the physical side first.”

Screenshot of a SaucyDates profile

SaucyDates provides inclusive search tools to help all users find a match.

SaucyDates started in the U.K., but it has expanded worldwide. The adult dating platform is most popular in the U.S., the U.K., India, Canada, and Australia. David is working on expanding its reach in South America, particularly in Brazil and Mexico.

The typical SaucyDates user is a sexually active 20-something who has used online dating before and wants to swipe in an X-rated dating pool. SaucyDates is one of the most LGBTQ-friendly dating sites on the market. The registration process includes 25 gender options and nine sexual orientation options, including bisexual, pansexual, and queer.

“SaucyDates is clean, simple, and straightforward,” David told us. “Everything that you need to know with respect to dating is available on every profile. Users can then search for matches based on age, distance, gender and sexuality.”

Users can further filter the search results based on location, online activity, and profiles with pictures. The platform offers a Swipe Free matchmaking system, meaning free members can send an opening message without having to form a mutual match first.

Anonymity tends to be an intimate part of the casual dating experience, and David has implemented tools to respect user privacy. For one thing, the registration process only requires an email address and a nickname chosen from a preapproved list of the world’s most popular first names. SaucyDates does not require last names, social media logins, addresses, or phone numbers. It sticks to the basics and allows people to browse in peace.

“SaucyDates is all about real people,” David said. “People can join and look around for free, and if they choose to leave, all data is erased as if they had never joined in the first place. The combination of real and robust privacy is why people should join.”

Coming Soon: Video Dating & More International Users

SaucyDates may not have as many local dating profiles as other white-label sites do, but David stands behind the quality and the legitimacy of the profiles that make it into the database. He promises users, “You stand a good chance of arranging a date if you send high-quality, fun and exciting messages.”

David said he’s particularly proud of the SaucyDates platform’s speed and robustness. To search and filter over 1 million users takes less than 0.02 seconds on the platform. A lot of effort and know-how goes into ensuring the match listings and profile pictures load quickly on both desktop and mobile devices. Every feature has been thoroughly tested for functionality and user-friendliness.

Looking ahead, SaucyDates has a few major plans in the works, including the integration of video technology in dating profiles. Video dating has become a huge trend in this online world since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ability to send, create, and watch videos on an adult dating site can be hugely beneficial for online daters.

“SaucyDates will have one-to-one and one-to-many video implementation,” David promised. “I feel video is an excellent way to help members transition from online to offline dating as well as combat catfishes or users with heavily filtered photos.”

Screenshot of SaucyDates

SaucyDates connects singles and couples who are in a playful mood.

David is also working on a remote team structure for language translations of the app and site. The plan is to translate the app to several languages and grow its international user base outside of English-speaking members.

All these changes will be coming up in the next year or so. In the meantime, online daters can expect the same tried-and-true matchmaking features that have led to countless one-night stands, relationships, and even marriages over the last 14 years. David said he has received quite a few engagement announcements and wedding invitations from SaucyDates members, and each love story reminds him why he got into the industry.

“It’s wonderful when you know relationships have started as a result of millions of keystrokes of coding,” David said. “Thousands of people have started relationships thanks to SaucyDates. Maybe I’ve even passed some of those couples on the street, but they are unaware that I brought them together.”

SaucyDates is a Legit Service for Sex-Driven Singles

SaucyDates is among the few independently owned dating sites that have successfully stood the test of time and provided online daters with a legit way to flirt and hookup with strangers. David launched SaucyDates in 2007 before swiping apps became the norm, and he has managed to stay competitive in the online dating market by continuing to learn and adapt.

Over the last decade, David has created 17 niche dating sites and five iOS dating apps. The platforms have explored niches ranging from age-gap dating to gamer dating to big penis dating, and they have racked up millions of views collectively. What’s more, these dynamic dating platforms draw from the same core user database, so joining one of them means having access to them all.

“If you’re on the web or mobile web version of SaucyDates, you can switch to any of the other products I have created with just a few clicks,” David said. “Hopefully, over the entire network, there will be someone for you.”