Vegas is called Sin City for a reason. People come to Las Vegas to drink, party, gamble, and, of course, hook up.
People from every age and gender flock to Sin City for the promise of boozy, consequence-free hookups. The chase and the mating grounds are different for everyone. Your Las Vegas hookup likely falls in one of the categories below.
The 20-Something Hookup
For as long as we can remember, 20-somethings have used nightclubs as a hunting ground for hookups. In Vegas, the game is stepped up with shortest of skirts, highest of heels, longest of hair extensions, and most liberal application of makeup. Add bottle service, and you have an instant recipe for a hookup. Whether you’re going to Hakkasan, Hyde, or Drai’s, there are plenty of spots to look for your lucky lady or guy.
During the summer, Vegas is notorious for the hookups at its dayclubs. The sun takes it toll while you’re drinking at the pool party, and all clothes are practically off already. Going straight from the pool to the hotel room is common. Daylight, Liquid, Encore Beach Club, Palms Pool & Dayclub, and Rehab at Hard Rock & Casino are favorites of both the wearers and admirers of teeny bikinis. Topless pools—like Bare and Naked, and Moorea Beach club—make the Las Vegas hookup even easier.
The Expensive Hookup
For most guys, a hookup in Vegas is an expensive proposition. Unlike the ladies, they have to pay cover for clubs, and bottle service is a must to lure girls in too-high heels to come sit. Conveniently, bottle service happens to provide enough liquor to facilitate a hookup.
The Shooting-Fish-In-A-Barrel Hookup
For women, the Las Vegas hookup is neither hard, nor expensive. Sure, they sex up their hair and makeup, but that’s more for their Instagram followers than anyone. Guys come to Vegas to hookup. It’s that simple. A woman only has to enter a club for the advances to start, and, often, it’s free for her to do so.
If every man in Vegas seems to be on the prowl, how do you stay out of the hunt? If you and your married girlfriends are coming to Vegas to have fun together—not to be hit on by sleazy, drunken guys—it can be tough. For starters, you should wear your ring if you want to ward off potential suitors. Of course, not all will be deterred.
Whether you are secretly enjoying the attention or trying to be overly polite, don’t lead the guy on. Be very clear that you are taken, and that you are not looking for a hookup. Do not do anything to encourage the attention.
The Mid-Life Hookup
Married cheaters love three things in life: Ashley Madison, the Cheesecake Factory, and Vegas. An actual study revealed that the Cheesecake Factory is the most frequented restaurant of married cheaters, because it enables them to hide in the open and write their companion of as a work colleague, which they couldn’t do in a more romantic restaurant. No study is needed to know that married cheaters love Vegas, whether they come a few times a year with the boys, or they come for conventions. When you start to feel like the oldest guy at the party, casino lounges can provide just as much action as the hottest nightclub in town.
The Tinder Hookup
Thanks to Tinder, people can easily hook up anywhere. In Vegas, Tinder-facilitated hookups are common, but there are a few words of caution.
In an article for Thought Catalog, Susan Jacobs recommend that guys take a closer look at a girl’s profile if she is wearing a bikini, “…read her profile. It may list her hourly price.” Reddit users recommend staying away from anyone with a local profile—they are over the only-in-town-for-one-night hookup. They also warn that competition is stiff. To avoid the competition, weeknights can be easier. On the weekends, many good-looking L.A. actors and actresses—even if many are “aspiring”—descend on Vegas for a weekend trip.
There is still hope for romantics, even in Sin City. Not everything is a drunken hookup. You can fall in love quickly, if you make a connection and do something romantic, like taking a gondola ride at the Venetian or going to the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris.
When you do fall in love, you can return to Vegas as a romantic getaway, as many couples do. Nothing is more romantic than celebrating an anniversary getting couples massages at The Qua Spa at Caesar’s Palace, seeing Cirque du Soleil’s Le Rêve, and clinking champagne glasses at The Top of the World restaurant, overlooking the lights of the entire Las Vegas Valley.
No matter what your style of lust or love, Vegas has an adventure in store for everyone!