The music mogul tries to regain his composure before asking if he's "allowed to turn back around".The X Factor continues this Saturday and Sunday at 8pm on ITV1.But it is somewhat surprising that they'd flock to Reddit, a website that's been trying to shed its reputation as a bastion of But one reason why Ryan and other Redditors are flocking to subreddits is to escape some of the pomp and circumstance you'll find in places like Tinder and OKCupid, which have a tendency to dress up the stark reality of hookup culture into something a little more modest and demure.(Hell, even Tinder's own CEO on their profiles ("I'm looking for a good time, not a long time!"), Reddit gives people a way to bypass the bullshit and just get laid. People tend to lay their situation out a little more than on OKCupid and particularly Tinder," said a 22-year-old headhunter named Sarah who's used /r/dirtyr4r."There's a lot more anonymity, so if you're looking to screw someone who will pretend to be your sister, or someone who isn't your wife, you can just ask.Unlike other dating sites, everyone on Reddit admits they're there for the same thing: sex.
There's a strong pro-community spirit that mirrors that of Reddit itself. "I was used to interacting with people on Reddit, so to me, it seems totally natural to use it a hookup platform, almost the same way people in any existing highly social environment (school, workplace, activities, etc) will invariably start hooking up with each other."Ultimately, there's nothing explicitly different about hooking up on Reddit as opposed to using Craigslist, Adult Friend Finder or any other no-strings-attached hookup engine; after all, we've been using anonymous Internet forums to find hookups for decades now.If you go to /r/randomactsofblowjob, for instance, you'll find a ton of same-sex requests.Kelly, an older transgender woman, said she's also seen a number of posts from transgender users on various subreddits.But while dating apps and websites might help people find lasting connections in the digital world, there are those who are looking for less formal, less polite ways to hook up.That might be why we've seen the rise of the no-nonsense hookup forums on Reddit.