Parents' Guide to

Hot or Not

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Invasive app focuses on objectification.

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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

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Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Data profiles are created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (4 ):

It's hard to know where to start when listing the problems with Hot or Not. Its focus on objectifying other people is hardly new -- the sister website has been around for years -- but it has gotten no less offensive. The signup process is especially invasive, requiring you to supply a valid email address or give the app access to your Facebook account -- and a working cell phone number to send you a validation code. The potential for trouble in unmoderated messages is immense. And, while the app might say teens can't interact with adults, there's no age verification.

There does seem to be some moderation of pictures -- as we were unable to find any nudity, though the app does warn it might appear infrequently. But even with that, it's still an inappropriate choice for kids.

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